The Audeze LCD-2 Closed-Back Headphones have been a long time coming. Audeze headphones, especially their LCD-2 models, have been popular among those serious about their audio largely because of their planar magnetic functionality. As entry level cans, they quickly became one of the company\u2019s best selling headphones. But it\u2019s been a decade since we\u2019ve seen anything new (not counting the LCD-2 Classic which was more of a variant of the original and consisted mainly of removing the handmade wooden accents so that the price could drop to $799). But the wait is over with the release of the Closed-Back.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDesign wise, there\u2019s not too much difference between the LCD-2 and the Closed-Backs. The biggest difference is listed in the name itself\u2014the Closed-Backs have a closed back. The headphones still use the same planar magnetic drivers that use a thin, vibrating diaphragm driven by magnetic fields to produce sound. The closed back allows you to more fully isolate the sound, which helps to keep it from irritating those around you.\r\n\r\nWith Audeze, you\u2019ll be making an investment. The only other version of a closed back that they have is the LCD-XC, which sells for $1,799. At $899, you\u2019ll be investing a fair chunk of change to get the LCD-2 Closed-Back, but it will be worth every cent.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.