The LCD-XC Closed-Back Headphone is incredibly dynamic, nimble, neutral and transparent, accurately revealing everything on the recording. It quickly became the ultimate tool for recording engineers, musicians and audiophiles alike for its clean, accurate sound. The closed-back design offers all the benefits of a planar magnetic headphone with increased isolation and greatly reduced ambient noise for a private and powerful listening experience. Your favorite music erupts from a silent background taking on a life of its own. The sense of space is enormous, the midrange and high frequencies offer fantastic detail so you can hear further into the recording with more air and separation between performers.
"Dynamic impact is astonishing, you never get the feeling you’re approaching the limits of what it can do."
Exclusive LCD-XC planar magnetic technology
Acoustically engineered for accuracy
Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers clear and accurate sound that reveals everything on the recording.
Diaphragms thinner than a human hair
We use space-age materials in an ultra thin diaphragm four times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
Near zero distortion
Double-sided magnet arrays delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.
Patented Fazor Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance for a more accurate waveform.
Engineered and handcrafted in our California factory
The LCD-XC headphone is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest, most luxurious materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology. We closely match the transducers, then match the gorgeous equatorial African Bubinga wood earcups. Bubinga is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. We match earpads by leather texture and color. Choose real lambskin leather or microsuede headbands. The earpads are filled with carefully chosen acoustical foam. You can pair the LCD-XC with portable devices but it sounds best driven by a quality amplifier like our King Headphone Amplifier for best results.
Industrial Design by Audeze
You’ll be proud of how the LCD-XC looks and sounds; it’s imbued with sophisticated looks and beautiful earcups that are manufactured at our facility. The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Our cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created a breathtakingly beautiful sounding headphone.
Audeze has inspired and empowered music creators around the world. We’re glad to be a part of the creative community and thank everyone who uses our products for movie, video and music production as well as just enjoying music!
"A flagship headphone in its own right. Those looking for the best close-back on the market won’t have to look very far to find value in the XC. Highly recommended."
Brian Hunter, Audio-Head
"The best closed-backs I’ve heard ... as close as a closed-back model has ever gotten to the awesome spatiality of the best open-back headphones."
Brent Butterworth, SoundStage
"Highly recommended, exceptionally well-made, extremely comfortable, for those wanting an alternative to loudspeakers or the best from a desktop system."
Stewart and Linette Smith, HIFI PIG
"From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, they exude luxury in a way most headphones don’t."
Geoffrey Morrison, Forbes
"With the LCD-XC you’re an instant member of the luxo club and a posh headfi citizen ... Altogether serious and end-of-the-road headphones for those demanding the best."
Srajan Ebaen, Digital Audio Review
- Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
- Premium leather for style and durability
|Transducer type||Planar magnetic|
|Magnetic structure||Proprietary push-pull design|
|Transducer size||106 mm|
|Maximum power handling||15W (for 200ms)|
|Sound pressure level||>130dB with 15W|
|Frequency response||5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz|
|Total harmonic distortion||<1% through entire frequency range|
|Efficiency||100dB / 1mW|
|Optimal power requirement||1 – 4W|