AUDEZE is a young technology company in the Fountain Valley, California. With its magnetostatic headphones LCD-2 and LCD-3, the enterprise founded in 2009, has almost instantaneously established itself as a manufacturer of high-end headphones.
The Audio-Technica corporation headquartered in Machida (Tokyo Prefecture/Japan) was founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita. The company, which has become known through the production of high-quality pickups, today also manufactures a number of other audio products (headphones, microphones, etc.) for both professional and consumer applications.