"A few years back, Audeze rewrote the rules with there LCD-X Planar Magnetic headphones—a sublime model which offered a mixing environment only matched by monitors. The only problem with premium headphones? A premium price. This is a situation Audeze has sought to rectify with the LCD-1. Don’t expect all the luxurious bells and whistles that come with the LCD-X, but you can expect a much lower price for these premium mixing cans."