47points

Audeze LCD-3

46points

Focal Utopia

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Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia
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Audeze LCD-3 vs Focal Utopia

Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia
Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia
47
points
46
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Why is Audeze LCD-3 better than Focal Utopia?

  • 45 Ohms lower impedance
    45 Ohmsvs90 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Focal Utopia better than Audeze LCD-3?

  • 58g lighter
    490gvs548g
  • Has a straight plug
  • 1.5m longer cable
    4mvs2.5m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

548g

490g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.travel bag is included
Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has a straight plug
Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

6.cable length

2.5m

4m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

50000Hz

50000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.sound pressure level

130dB/mW

104dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

45 Ohms

90 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audeze LCD-3
Focal Utopia

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

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