Audeze has announced its new LCD-i3 in-ear headphones, successor to the iSINE 20 and "little brother" to the LCD-i4.
The LCD-i3 features sonic improvements over the iSINE 20 by using the magnesium housing and grill design of the LCD-i4 which Audeze says reduces unwanted resonance, along with improvements to the original iSINE20 driver design. The grill looks identical to the LCDi4, but the grill mesh colour is silver instead of gold.
Included with each LCD-i3 are the Audeze CIPHER Lightning Cable, Bluetooth cable, and standard 3.5mm cable, providing connection versatility through a multitude of devices. Featuring a Bluetooth 5.0 chipset with integrated support for AptX and AptX HD, our CIPHER Bluetooth Module delivers low latency 24-bit wireless audio.
New Ear Fins are ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable and secure fit within the concha bowl of the ear. For those who prefer the traditional iSINE fit, the redesigned Ear Hooks now curve inward along the back of the ear to ensure superior fit for ears of all shapes and sizes. In addition to coming included with every LCD-i3, these new accessories are also fully compatible with all existing Audeze in-ear headphones. Current iSINE or LCD-i4 owners interested in purchasing the accessories separately can do so through the iSINE accessory kit.
Erikson Consumer, Audeze's Canadian distributor, is taking orders now, and inventory of the LCD-i3 will begin shipping in mid-September at a retail price of $1,300.