November 10, 2021
Out there somewhere are folks that really do find themselves in the middle of the Venn diagram circles of 'videogame fans' and 'audiophiles' - for those such people I imagine the LCD-GX is already on their radar and is definitely worth some consideration. The value to those folks already attuned to such high-grade audio is definitely tangible here. Especially if the headset is used in quiet spaces and primarily for single-player games - this would be the perfect fit; even for its MSRP.
For those eyeing up a premium headset like the LCD-GX and hoping for a price cut this Black Friday? You may be disappointed. Audeze's headsets and headphones rarely get discounts - the cheapest we've seen the LCD-GX on Amazon is just over $800, and that really was a flash in the pan event. However, this would represent a 10% discount, which is pretty substantial for something of such high quality.
If you're looking for a premium set of cups but don't want to spend more than $300 / £300, we'd feel much more comfortable directing you to something like the Astro A50 for around $250 or the SteelSeries Arctis 9X for under $200. Discounts will never bring the LCD-GXs down to a competing price point (and they don't have to for the everyday gamer looking for a plush audio experience). However, if you are looking to invest, and have the audiophile ears to make good on your investment, we'd recommend keeping an eye out for any discount that hovers around the 10% mark.