"The Best Headphones in the World"
The closed-back Audeze LCD-XC was created to cater to customers' need of receiving all the benefits of the LCD-X while isolating the listener and reducing ambient noise for a private listening experience.
Fazors are special acoustical elements positioned on either side of the magnetic structure. They enhance transparency by affecting the sound waves generated by large planar diaphragms. A few of the benefits include extended frequency response, improved high-frequency extension, and lowered distortion, with better imaging.
Unique Magnetic Structure
The LCD-XC has an efficient push-pull magnetic structure that is specially designed and self-closing. This ensures an acoustically transparent music listening experience.
Planar Magnetic Transducer
Acoustically engineered for accuracy Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers clear and accurate sound that reveals everything on the recording.
Engineered to Sonic Perfection
Implementing unique designs and patented technologies, Audeze is widely recognized as the industry leader, offering planar magnetic headphones with unparalleled performance, visual appearance, and comfort in all price categories. They accomplish this by pushing the limits of technology, materials science and engineering, always striving for sonic perfection.
Ultra Thin Diaphragms
Unlike a dynamic driver with a cone or dome attached to a round voice coil, Audeze's flat, thin-film diaphragm has a printed circuit across most of its surface. When the circuit is energized with an audio signal it interacts with magnets that move the diaphragm back and forth, creating sound.
"Best in Class Audio Accuracy "
Audeze headphones’ best-in-class accuracy makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. Besides being first discovered by audiophiles, now professional engineers and music producers are using these headphones as their new reference.
Large Ultra Thin-Film Diaphragms
Unlike a dynamic driver with a cone or dome attached to a round voice coil, Audeze's flat, thin-film diaphragm has a printed circuit across most of its surface. When the circuit is energized with an audio signal it interacts with magnets that move the diaphragm back and forth, creating a larger than life sound. Further, the Double-sided magnet arrays delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for a near zero distortion.
Most Planar Magnetic speakers use Mylar (PET) diaphragm with aluminum traces. Audeze transducers use new materials that offer substantial improvements for both diaphragm and traces. Audeze's proprietary Lotus diaphragm is capable of handling maximum continuous operating temperatures of over 400° F. This gives the drivers a smooth, resonance-free frequency response, excellent internal damping, edge damping, very low distortion and extremely fast transient response.
"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.
5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
2.5m 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin
3.5mm to 1/4in
<1% through entire
15W (for 200ms)
- Audeze - LCD-XC Headphones
- 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
- 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
- Professional travel case
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Manufacturer's Warranty covers only manufacturing defects. To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone.
"he XC houses a tone that I absolutely adore and want to see more of in the future. I enjoy the musical experience, but I do have some gripes"
"The LCD-XC succeeds in offering much of the performance of the more expensive, and open-backed, LCD-3. The XC's have got a surprisingly big, open sound for closed-back headphones. They're an excellent alternative for those wanting something like the LCD-3, but with the added benefit of decent isolation from the world around you."
"The LCD-Xs use an open-backed design. This means they leak sound into the room. A lot. So they’re not really ideal when you’re sitting in the same room as someone else, unless you don’t mind annoying them."
"Words fail to describe the level of accuracy the LCD-X are capable of, or the absolutely jaw-dropping level of detail with which they extract every nuance contained within music."