"Though Audeze produces some of the most high-end planar magnetic headphones on the market, their high-end headphones can cost more than renting 40 hours of professional studio time. That’s why I have no qualms in saying that their entry-level Audeze LCD-1
headphones are more than accurate enough to serve as a reference tool for home recording artists."
The Audeze LCD-X
is a headphone that's been around for some time now, however I'm told there was a recent revision near the end of last year that makes it worth evaluating in 2020. For a long time, the LCD-X was considered the first step up into true flagship territory, taking notable steps forward in terms of technical performance over the LCD-2
. But now, with the HiFiMAN Ananda
regularly on sale at $700, the LCD-X
has some stiff competition at its $1200 price tag. I had considered the Ananda a bit of a benchmark at its lower price tag, so it's worth asking if the LCD-X
in 2020 is worth the price increase over the HiFiMAN Ananda
Trying to decide between the standard LCD-2 and the LCD-2 Classic? This comparative review of the two from Headphonesty from should help!