$1,699

LCD-X

Reference-level planar magnetic headphone

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The reference-level LCD-X is an exciting addition to our LCD planar magnetic headphone collection. The LCD-X features a newly-developed and processed transducer made of a thinner and lighter alternative material with new Fazor technology.

Our patent-pending Fazor elements are unique to the LCD-X and LCD-XC and help guide and manage the flow of sound in the headphone. The result is improved phase response, greater frequency extension, smoother frequency response, and remarkable 3D holographic imaging.

The LCD-X transducer is specifically designed to work with a wide variety of driving sources. From portable players to studio use, the LCD-X provides high volume without a headphone amplifier even though all LCD-series products benefit from a high-quality amp.

The LCD-X earcups are made from polished anodized aluminum with sloped ear pads of either premium lambskin leather or a leather-free super-suede microfiber fabric. The earpads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the proper firmness and acoustic balance.

‚ÄčEach LCD-X comes with:

The technical specifications of the LCD-X are as follows: 

  • Style:  Circumaural - open
  • Transducer type:  Planar magnetic
  • Magnetic structure:  Proprietary self-closing design, acoustically transparent
  • Magnet type:  High-grade Neodymium  
  • Transducer active diaphragm area:  39.8 sq cm (6.17 sq in)
  • Maximum power handling:  15 W (for 200 ms)
  • Sound pressure level (SPL):  >130 db with 15 W
  • Frequency response:  5 Hz - 20 KHz, usable high-frequency extension of 50 KHz
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD):  Less than 1% throughout entire frequency range
  • Impedance:  22 ohms, purely resistive
  • Efficiency:  96 dB/1 mW
  • Optimal power requirement:  1-4 W
  • Weight:  600 g 
  • Cable length:  2.5 m (8.2 ft)
“The LCD-X is now my favorite headphone for recreational listening and studio monitoring.”
–Michael Mercer, Positive Feedback
 
“Hgh-end audio is all about the pursuit of excellence, and Audeze headphones exemplify that philosophy.”
–Steve Guttenberg, CNET
 
“The sense of space is enormous, sounding more like speakers in a room than drivers next to your ears.”
–GEOFFREY MORRISON, FORBES
 
“Listening is very pleasurable and palpable, absolutely magic.”
–La société Renaissens
 
“The smallest details, the shortest transients, were all a clear and well defined as I could imagine possible. Deep bass had no boominess or chestiness. There was not a hint of over-sibilance.”
– John E. Johnson, Secrets of Home Theater and HiFi
 
“The LCD-X is proof that Audeze listens to it’s customers and respects their opinions ... Instrument separation and imaging are amazing ... X marks the spot!”
– Dan-Alexandru Gheorghe, Headmania.org