LCD-XC | Audeze

LCD-XC

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We offer a 30-day trial on all direct headphone sales (dealer sales not applicable). Free US shipping includes Hawaii and Alaska $1,799.00

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Music Creator Special

Limited-time offer of $1299

Audeze headphones have revolutionized the recording industry. Many of today’s biggest hits were mixed, mastered, and tested with our headphones. Amazingly, the engineers and producers behind these hits had never used headphones in their workflow until they heard Audeze!

For a limited time, we’re offering music creators and enthusiasts everywhere the opportunity to experience the award-winning sound of the LCD-XC at the price of $1299. This Creator Package gives you all the great music of the LCD-XC, but does not include the travel case (the headphones are otherwise exactly the same).

 
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LCD-XC Headphone

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."

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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 4X larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution, and improved imaging.

Near zero distortion
Double-sided magnet arrays deliver a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.

Internal soundguides
Patented Fazor™ elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonances for a more accurate waveform.

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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 within +/- 1dB (just like the other LCD series models), then match the gorgeous African Bubinga wood earcups. The new LCD steel & leather suspension headband provides comfort for hours of listening pleasure. Choose between genuine leather or leather-free earpads that are filled with carefully selected acoustical foam for best fit and sound. You can pair the LCD-XC with portable devices, but it sounds best driven by a quality amplifier.

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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 CREATORS

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!
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"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

 

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"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

 
 
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Enhance your music creation experience

Introducing Audeze REVEAL, a set of free plug-ins that can be used for mixing and mastering on your headphones with confidence. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAWs). Now available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac.

Check out Audeze Reveal Plugin

Features

  • Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
  • Premium leather for style and durability

Audeze Technology

  • Fazor elements
  • Large ultra thin-film diaphragms
  • Double-sided magnetic structure

Package Includes

  • 1.9m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
  • Professional travel case (except Creator Package)

 

Note: The tensioned set screws in the sides of the headband's adjustment blocks are pre-set and glued in our factory, and are not adjustable. Do not attempt to adjust these screws, as damage may result that is not covered by warranty.

Specifications

Style Over-ear, closed-back
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary magnet array
Phase management FAZOR
Magnet type Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type Ultra-thin
Transducer size 106 mm
Maximum power handling 15W
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 10Hz – 50kHz
THD <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 20 ohms
Sensitivity 100dB/1mw (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement >100mW
Recommended power level 1 - 4W

 

Listen Responsibly 

To avoid damage to your headphones and/or hearing, ensure the volume on your player is turned down before connecting your headphones. After placing headphones on your head, gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable listening level. Exposure to excessive sound levels can cause gradual hearing loss and damage your headphones.

Excessive power levels can damage your headphones. Be sure to stay within the rated power levels of 5W RMS / 15W PEAK to minimize the risk of damage, which is not covered under warranty.