"I heard about the Audeze LCD-X
from my son’s teacher at Berklee School of Music. The guy swears by these for rigorous studio listening that’s practically as good as any high-end speaker system. I had a chance to try them out, and the depth of sound and overall transparency creates an almost three-dimensional listening experience. The giant, rather heavy earcups won’t make you many friends on the subway (if you ever return
to the subway, they’ll probably think you’ve arrived from Planet Vlogosphere). But in the studio, the LCD-X helps isolate you from outside noise so you can focus on the minute details that demand your attention. The bass is what really distinguishes these, though the middle and high frequencies add warmth and a crisp snap, respectively. That translates to separation and richness unlike anything I’ve heard before with headphones. With an ordinary pair of buds or cans you might tap your foot and bounce your head. The second you slip on the LCD-X headphones, it’s impossible not to dance
. As befits the, yes, $1,600 price tag, the unit comes with a padded traveling case worthy of 007 and earpads lined with memory foam and shrouded in rich leather."
We can so easily picture George Martin wearing LCD-Xs back in the day at Abby Road. (He would have loved them.) Or Max Martin for that matter, who, BTW, now has more #1 Billboard singles than anyone in history, save for Lennon and McCartney. But we digress: Read More
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
These headphones sound unreal. Audeze has quite a few different models including in-ear monitoring, so research their line of products before buying. These are pretty much the best sounding headphones I’ve ever heard. Read More
Evan Cramer writing in AVS Forums gives the LCD-X the Top-Choice 2019 award and says "Hats off to the Audeze crew! This is a truly remarkable offering" Read More
The LCD-Xs blow Sound On Sound's Sam Inglis away!
"To call the LCD-Xs good would be an understatement on a par with describing the Beatles as popular, or Picasso as handy with a paintbrush. Because they’re not good. They’re amazing."
Tape Op's Geoff Stanfield reviews the LCD-X, LCD-3, iSINE20 and Deckard for pro audio use.
"The only issue I have with Audeze products is that they have made listening on pretty much any other headphone system a letdown. Like everything else in pro audio, high-quality comes at a price; and in this case, it is worth it."
Check out this LCD-X and LCD-XC review from Headphone Guru!
"Once again Audeze has raised the bar for other companies to follow."
Audio Advice reviews the Audeze LCD-X! Read More
Geoffrey Morrison of Forbes reviews the Audeze LCD-X!
Stereophile's John Atkinson provides an in-depth look at the Audeze LCD-X as a professional audio mixing tool in this review.