During the course of writing the Audeze LCD-3 headphone ($1,945) review I brought them to a recording session to use as monitors, and they blew my mind. As impressive as the LCD-3s were at home -- and they were exceptional -- it was great to have the opportunity to hear the sound of a blues band playing live in the studio, and then hear their music over the LCD-3s. I have never heard a set of headphones that got even remotely close to the sound of live music the way this one does. Audeze's LCD-2 headphone ($995) delivers 80 percent of the LCD-3's sound. Both models are made in the U.S.A.