Magnetic Magazine Reviews the Audeze LCD-XC

June 02, 2020

"If you are in the market for a high-end headphone that will serve as both an audiophile experience and a brilliant studio headphone, then the closed-back LCD-XC is worth your consideration. This is by no means the newest headphone in the lineup, but after hearing it at NAMM in January 2020 at the Audeze booth, we had to get our hands on a pair to test in the studio and at the home turntable lounge aka the sanctuary."
"Build Quality - For roughly two grand, you would expect these to be bulletproof and built like a Ferrari, which I can confidently say they are. The polished maple exterior and leather earcups just scream luxury and high design. They are heavier than most (720 grams) because of the metal and wood construction, but the headband helps to alleviate the girth to some degree, but don't think you are going to be traveling with these, at least not something we would recommend."
"Sound Quality - If you enjoy deep rich bass, then we are starting off on the right foot because the LCD-XC delivers big here. This is not dopey over tuned bass, this is the velvety smooth, luxurious kind that just feels right. It almost sneaks up on you if that makes any sense. The mids and highs are also vibrant and crisp and really shine when you are listening to complex electronic music like Autechre, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and even more ambient stuff like Brian Eno's Music for Airports."
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