Audeze - LCD-X (Music Creator Special)

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Don't sweat it, this Audeze - LCD-X (Music Creator Special) comes with a 3 Year warranty on the driver and a 1 year on the rest of the parts from Audeze that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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The LCD-X from Audeze has been the choice for many audiophiles and professionals for years. With the new Music Creator Special, Audeze has refined the already technically capable headphone. The Music Creator Special LCD-X is an invaluable tool for music producers, mixing engineers and audiophiles alike.
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About RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW REFINED LCD-X MUSIC CREATOR SPECIAL EDITION PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONE

Audeze began in a garage in Orange County, Ca, like many other high-tech companies. Audeze is the brainchild of Sankar Thiagasamudram & Alexander Rosson and was founded in 2008. It did not take long for the founders to recognise that they had the potential to be one of the most influential companies in the headphone market. Audeze was born as a result of this. Audeze is known for making some of the best planar magnetic headphones. The latest and greatest LCD-X is an add-on to the most revered line-up of planar magnetic headphones from Audeze. The Audeze LCD-X is the gold standard in the professional audio world. It has low distortion, lightning-fast transient response, and accurate frequency response. The advancements in technology you will find in LCD-X make them truly special, and audiophiles and professionals have loved and adopted them. Audeze’s planar magnetic drivers do not suffer from variation in impedance. Because the voice coil is printed directly on the diaphragm, they produce a flat impedance curve. This design ensures no change in resistance regardless of the frequency, offering a boost in control and resolution.

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FEATURES 106MM PLANAR TRANSDUCER FUSED WITH FAZOR PHASE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR PRISTINE AUDIO

LCD-X leverages patented Audeze technologies, including Ultra-Thin Uniforce™ diaphragms, Fazor™ waveguides, and powerful neodymium N50 magnets to deliver accurate and detailed sound reproduction. The sophisticated planar magnetic drivers achieve high efficiency with low impedance, such that LCD-X can present great sound from nearly any device with a headphone output. These developments allow audio pros to quickly and accurately complete their mixes. The Audeze LCD-X offers outstanding bass extension, which adds depth and rumble to the sub-bass. The Audeze LCD-X has great mid-range tuning. It is linear throughout, has clear fundamental tones, and has an upper midrange presence. It has fantastic tonality, depth, and layering. Male and female vocals sound precise with body and weight to their presentation. The treble range is pretty good on the Audeze LCD-X. It’s not warm, but it’s not bright either, and overall it’s set at a level that will be comfortable for most listeners. The Audeze LCD-X does extend nicely into the upper treble with good holographic and airy representation, properly representing all the harmonics and overtones in that region.

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EXPERIENCE MUSIC LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH THE OPEN-BACK DESIGN PRESENTING EXCEPTIONAL SOUNDSTAGE AND IMAGING

The Audeze LCD-X has an open-back design that compliments its resolution capabilities and makes your music sound airy and open. It has one of the more spacious and open-sounding presentations. For soundstage width, it’s roughly on par with most open-back headphones and can convey a better sense of distance and precise instrument separation. Additionally, Audeze LCD-X delivers exceptional layering capabilities, with all instrument and vocal lines distinguished, allowing you to experience pure sonic tranquillity. The LCD-X performs at a high level in terms of detail retrieval. Over the whole frequency range, the LCD-X produces a consistent, well-textured image of music. It does convey a good sense of distance and width. The Audeze LCD-X are precise in its left-right channel representations as they excel in projecting directionality of sound which will satisfy most discerning audiophiles, gamers, and studio professionals alike. The Audeze LCD-X have good dynamics with low tones having precise impact and slam, while the upper region reproduces instruments with natural tonal balance like the crunch of the guitar string or the strike of the snare drum.

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TRUSTED BY AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS, LCD-X IS AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS

The Audeze LCD-X is engineered to suit the requirements of long daily listening sessions under almost any condition. They are world-class monitors for you to have quick referencing on the go. You're ready to start mixing with just a cable cord, laptop, and the Audeze LCD-X. It is an invaluable addition to your arsenal to get an unrivalled mixing experience. The challenges of mixing on headphones are addressed with the Audeze LCD-X and its full-range response. You will be amazed to get an accurate listening experience with the LCD-X. The LCD-X is trusted by award-winning artists and engineers like Brent Burge, Bill Schnee, Iain Cook of Chvrches, Scott Hansen of Tycho, Marc Daniel Nelson, William 'Wheeliemix' Robertson, and Carolina Anton. The Audeze LCD-X is a blend of transparency and reliability, ideal for any studio or audiophile system. The class-leading resolution and impressively low distortion make the LCD-X comparable to high-end speaker systems. When used with Audeze Reveal+ to create an AI-generated map of your hearing, the LCD-X puts you inside renowned studios, letting you mix consistently and efficiently from anywhere. Enjoy the most engaging audio experience with Audeze's highly advanced transducer design.

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EXQUISITELY CRAFTED WITH SUSPENSION HEADBAND FOR EVEN WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION AND OPTIMUM COMFORT AND BUNDLED WITH ACCESSORIES

Audeze has improved the LCD-X over the years, lowering the weight and increasing comfort. It features a suspension headband for even weight distribution and highly-cushioned premium earpads for support. The neutral tuning and low distortion prevent listening fatigue, so those late-night sessions never have to end. Due to its nearly metal construction, the LCD-X has a substantial, durable feel that, when combined with its expert craftsmanship, really raises the bar. If you favour simple, matte-black aesthetics, you'll appreciate the LCD-black X's metal rings that give it a more professional, industrial appearance. The suspension headband and the better-compressing pads evenly distribute the weight keeping the headphones stable when wearing. The Audeze LCD-X Music Creator Special Edition comes with a Braided 4-pin XLR combo cable with 1/4" single-ended adapter and a standard LCD travel case to keep your LCD-X protected when you are on the move.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Audeze - LCD-X (Music Creator Special) comes with a 3 Year warranty on the driver and a 1 year on the rest of the parts from Audeze that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Audeze's warranty in India.

Made in California, Used by Grammy Winning Record Engineers

Founded in 2008 by Sankar Thiagasamudram, Audeze stands at the forefront of audio excellence with its cutting-edge transducer design. Renowned for crafting some of the finest planar magnetic headphones, Audeze's planar technology ensures superior audio accuracy and an expansive soundstage. The journey began with the popular LCD series, featuring models like Audeze LCD2, Audeze LCD3, and the flagship Audeze LCD5, each offering a warm, detailed sound profile.

Quality reigns supreme for Audeze headphones, meticulously engineered in California with a focus on achieving unparalleled performance. Employing high-end planar magnetic technology, Audeze headphones deliver lifelike, detailed, and audiophile-grade sound, providing a concert-like experience. The commitment to precision, innovative technology, premium materials, and skilled craftsmanship positions Audeze as a premium audio manufacturer dedicated to the most accurate sound reproduction.

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"These made a mark on me, and I'll recommend them to anyone who asks. They offer remarkable build, comfort, and sound quality; everything you would expect for the money."

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Major Hifi

"Sound-wise, the LCD-X features a sweet, highly-detailed and squeaky-clean low end. Mids are simply okay, and the highs are mostly decent with some slight inconsistencies."

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Headfonia

"The pace is faster, snappier, more nimble, quicker. I don’t think anybody has ever said that the 2 or the 3 sounds slow, but the X makes them sound slow."

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Forbes

"I found the LCD-X headphones to be the perfect “final arbiter.” They were useful well after I had finished a mix to my satisfaction on monitor speakers."

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Android-Central

"With an outstanding bass performance combined with clear mids and a relaxed treble, the LCD-X elevates your listening sessions, and you will hear details in your favorite tracks that you've never noticed before."

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Julian (Bengaluru)
A nice alternative to LCD-3

I have this and the LCD-3, as well as the HD800. All are very different. Although I enjoy the LCD-3's sound a lot and it's in some respects (eg handling complex passages with clarity) better than the LCD-X, the LCD-X presents music in quite a different way and can be a more exciting listen. Bass often has more impact, treble more sparkle and the sound is a touch airier than the LCD-3. The LCD-X is still nowhere near the HD800 in terms of imaging, soundstage and sense of detail, but it's a nice half-way point between a relaxed sounding headphone (LCD-3) and a brighter more obviously detailed one (HD800). And they are leagues ahead of the EL-8 (open back) that they replaced.

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Abhijit Pradhan (Mumbai)
Music Joy 2.0

Though I have been tripping on & discovering new music almost all my life, I entered the world of “hi-end Headphone Audio” via the Audeze Sine 3+ years ago. Pairied with the Chord Mojo it was a new dimension of music experience for me. I had tasted blood and kept looking for the next “audio high”.
Because I was back into rediscovering Modern Jazz (especially ECM) combined with the Aha of MQA (Tidal Masters) with my first Open Back headphones - the Sennheiser HD650 2 years ago. I loved this new high. Then things changed again. Basically went deep into a genre I had never explored before. Techno. Not EDM. Not House. I was hooked. (It’s been 18 months since ) and I realized I needed a new Audio equipment partner on this fascinating journey. My gear didn’t seem to cut it and kept looking out. Finally I managed to head to HPZ for a product demo of the LCD-X which was recommended by Salim. I had gone to choose between some iEMS basis my online research but on listening to the Xs everything changed. It “introduced” me to Techno in ways I could not imagine. Deep Sharp clear Bass. Everything well arranged giving me the opportunity to enjoy tracks I had heard many times in whole new ways. I am glad I bit the bullet and ordered them. The biggest bonus : ALL other fav genres came to life. Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, DeutscheRap, Dancehall, Roots Rock Reggae, Grime, Hip Hop, AfroHouse. Classic Rock, Rock. Wow. I normally am not into music with vocals but I started loving them with these (eg Jazz). Reality check :
Just to test out the online reviews which said it’s Achille’s heel was Heavy Metal - especially the attacking Guitar sections. I too noticed that this was not the strength of these cans. But I was more than happy that it transformed my Metallica, GNR. So I got far far more than I asked for. As I “burn” through these (it’s been a week ) I am convinced that I have found my new partner & even my initial apprehension of their size and weight are non issues !

Thanks a ton for sharing your elaborate review with us.

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Rohan Ramanna (Mumbai)
Music producers/Mix engineers dream

Simply the best piece of gear I have bought in the last 3 years. Really reveals all the flaws in your productions! Dealing with SO much detail can move your mixing focus from macro to micro, but once you spend time with these headphones and pair it with something like Reference 4 from Sonarworks - your mixes will translate like never before! Essentially a near perfect mix room in your backpack!

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Lomash Dangwal
Value for money is not something you seek in this price range. But then I guess, you just seek ju...

To start with, the cans are huge and comfortably clasped my ears without causing any discomfort for the half an hour listening I subjected them to. A look at the cans and you know where they belong to...a sound studio!

The company has surely made them for indoor use and this is reiterated by the sheer quality of cables, jacks and oh boy, the size of each. The jacks are especially made of metal and give a heavy feel to the headphone, something you wouldn't want to lug around. In my opinion, they are meant to showcase that they are for professional use and nothing less. The cans are planar which means they move the air around your ears and are open back. A person sitting beside you will definitely enjoy the passive music experience, though they are experiencing only some 100 notches down perhaps.

The quality of segment they belong to is an uncharted territory to most of us Indians due to lack of availability of high end audio recording, use of pirated music encoded in MP3s, etc. These headphones are meant to be used with avant grade lossless music and gear and they do their job brilliantly. I would describe my bass experience as a woofer placed near my ear that was displacing real air to produce lowest of base the moment I bumped it up on the E17K. Needless to say, versatility is a virtue you would expect by default from a professional grade headphone and they deliver. For the mids and highs, they reproduced music well from the limited listening experience I had with them.

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Rahul (Bengaluru)
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Endgame upgrade

LCD X is heavy - let's get that out of the way. These are heavy planars and you will feel it. It caused some neck pain past the 2 hour mark for a couple of days and I guess it will take some time to get used to. I was used to Sundara's weight but this was a step up. Though these are heavy they get super comfortable and you can easily wear them for 4+ hours once you get used to it. The pads are really soft and form a great seal. The adjustment rods feel a bit loose but don't slip once adjusted and you wear it on the head. Overall these are well built with a good cable and I don't have many complaints apart from the weight.

The sound is great - exactly what you would have read in other reviews. I have EQ'd them with Oratory EQ and love the sound over the stock sound. It enhances the timbre, sound stage and bass greatly - highly recommend EQ'ing them. I have it running with a Zen stack and I almost use half volume in 3rd gain setting. They are easy to power per specs - I've tested with my Fiio K3 and Qudelix5k so I know they don't need a lot of power but feels like they respond well to more power and sound great with Zen Can. Don't have a better dac/amp than that - may consider upgrading there to see if sound quality improves.

Overall these are definitely an upgrade - I upgraded from Sennheiser HD660s and Hifiman Sundara - these feel like significant step ups with bass, detail retrieval, imaging and even soundstage. For music genres of EDM, rock, metal these will serve well as an endgame. I can't say that they're not great for vocals or classical as they seem better there too. Will have to listen to the competitors like Arya or Clear MG to know what these don't do well at but for now these are a great set of endgame planars.

Hi Rahul,
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.

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