Audeze - LCD-XC (Music Creator Special)

Planar Magnetic Closed Backs

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Color: Music Creator Special (Carbon)

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DELIVERY

1. What is a Pre-Order product?
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2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
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3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
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5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the Audeze - LCD-XC (Music Creator Special) with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Audeze - LCD-XC (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.

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Why Audeze is Special

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Designed in USA

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!


This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.


If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

Revered by Audiophiles

Audiophiles can be really picky and tough to impress and if the audiophile community says something sounds good, you can bet it's great!


This headphone or gear has gained recognition and admiration from audiophiles, who are known for their discerning taste in high-fidelity audio. They appreciate its precision, attention to detail and its ability to deliver an immersive sonic experience.


If you see a product marked as "🙌🏻 Revered by Audiophiles", it means that it meets the highest standards of sound quality and performance, making it a top choice for anyone who values exceptional audio experiences.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

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Born in 2008

Why we love this Headphone

I Am Worth It

Only for the most passionate and discerning audiophiles who want the very best.


Audiophiles desire class-defining products that not only meet their needs but truly blows their expectation in quality and performance.


If you see a product marked with “👑 I Am Worth It," rest assured that it's a timeless investment. Its value cannot be measured with ordinary benchmarks and is an indulgence only for a select few.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.


If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.


If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

Audiophile Community Favourite

This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.


It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.


If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

Incredibly Popular

Some things deserve all the attention.


This headphone or gear is a crowd favourite, winning over fans everywhere with its undeniable audio quality.


If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

Our Team's Favourite

Cause after all, we are audiophiles first!


This headphone or gear has won the hearts of our team, standing out as a top pick among our gurus.


If you see products marked as “💙 Our Team’s Favourite”, you're choosing a product that’s been tested, loved, and enthusiastically recommended by our team, giving you confidence that it’s a standout choice!

Great for Studio & Professionals

When you need the best to deliver your best.


This headphone or gear meets the high standards and requirements of a professional and studio environments. Plug these in and focus on doing your best work.


If you see products marked as “🎙️ Great for Studio & Professionals”, you can trust that you're getting precision, reliability, and top-tier performance, perfect for bringing your creative and professional projects to life!

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!


If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.


If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing

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Planar Magnetic Drivers

Flat Sound Signature

For those on a quest to try and hear the “purest” audio possible.


This headphone or gear offers an neutral, uncoloured audio profile, perfect for purists who crave accuracy.


If you see products marked as “📏 Flat Sound Signature”, you’re in for a true-to-life listening experience, hearing your music exactly as it was recorded, without any artificial boosts or tweaks.

Bright & Sparkly Highs

Who says Treble can’t be done right.


This headphone or gear shines the best for its ability to deliver crisp, clear, and shimmering high frequencies that stands out.


If you see products marked as “✨ Bright & Sparkly Highs”, you’re in for an auditory treat, enjoying every cymbal, note, and melody with unparalleled clarity and brilliance.

Crisp Vocals & Instruments

Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.


This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.


If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

Sharp & Precise Details

Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?


This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.


If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

Perfect to Analyse Music

Delve deeper into the Bassline, Riffs and Harmonies.


This headphone or gear is designed for those who dive deep into the nuances of sound, offering precision for music analysis.


If you see products marked as “🔍 Perfect to Analyse Music”, get ready to dissect every beat, note, and harmony with exceptional clarity, making it an ideal tool for musicians, producers, and audiophiles who crave detailed insights into their music.

Layered and Nuanced Sound

Imagine sitting on the second row of a music hall. Instruments should sound like they are coming from different places on the stage - Layered and nuanced.


This headphone or gear is designed to deliver a rich, detailed audio experience, with every note and subtlety coming through crystal clear.


If you see a product marked with "🍰 Layered and Nuanced Sound," it means this device is crafted to provide an intricate soundscape, perfect for audiophiles who appreciate the depth and complexity in their music.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.


This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.


If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.

The Audeze LCD-XC is one of the sweetest sounding, most tonally perfect closed-back headphone. It presents audio with clarity and accuracy, making these headphones suitable for professionals and audiophiles alike.
RAGHAV SOMANI

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.

ENGINEERED TO PERFECTION

The LCD-XC (Music Creator's Special) is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest, most luxurious materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology in California, U.S.A. It features the very same drivers as the LCD-X (Music Creator's Special), but in a closed-back design. This allows for better noise isolation and minimal sound leakage.

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MADE FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS

Audeze headphones are trusted by professional engineers and music producers as their new reference. The LCD-XC (Music Creator's Special's) best-in-class accuracy & microscopic clarity makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. The wide frequency range from 10Hz to 50kHz allows experts to easily pinpoint each element in a track, making mixing more accurate.

EXTENDED FREQUENCIES & LOWER DISTORTION WITH FAZORS

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.

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AUDEZE'S INNOVATIVE PLANAR MAGNETS

Acoustically engineered for accuracy Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers a clear and accurate sound that reveals everything on the recording. The LCD-XC (Music Creator's Special) has an efficient push-pull magnetic structure that is specially designed and self-closing. This ensures an acoustically transparent music listening experience. The double-sided Neodymium magnet arrays deliver a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for a near-zero distortion.

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PROPRIETARY LOTUS DIAPHRAGM FOR A SMOOTH SOUND

Audeze's proprietary Lotus diaphragm has a printed circuit across most of its surface and 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 an extremely fast transient response.

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MIX & MASTER ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE

Not everyone can listen to their headphones in an acoustically treated room. With the Audeze Reveal plugin, you can add custom filter presets to all Audeze flagships. Now, mix and master in virtually any location, be it the studio, your home or even on top of an active volcano.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Audeze - LCD-XC (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.

Explore Collection
Headfonics

"Ridiculous price aside, the 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."

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Major Hifi

"It’s a headphone that sounds great with anything, even though it’s dynamic sound signature might be especially suited to rock and roll, hip-hop, and other similar genres."

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Inner Fidelity

"The XC offers a transparent view through the window of recorded events that I could definitely see both mastering engineers and headphone cognoscenti appreciating."

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Headfi

"While it's not nearly as wide as the LCD XC it proves it self deeper and often more precise and at no time did any particular frequency range stand out at me."

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Sound Vision

“Dynamic impact is astonishing, and you never get the feeling you’re approaching the limits of what the LCD-XC can do.”

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Magnetic Mag

"For roughly two grand, you would expect these to be bulletproof and built like a Ferrari, which I can confidently say they are. These are tanks, built to last."

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Customer Reviews

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Harish d (Bengaluru)
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Post 2 months usage

I own the Audeze LCD GX and Mobius and am quite happy with them. So naturally i wanted to try another Audeze, this time one with closed back design.
I came across LCD XC. Researched it and prioritized this over Focal Radiance. I am partial to Planar magnetic tech.
Build quality is really good. These ear cups are big and slightly heavy. Not meant to be worn for hours on end. However, they have really good passive noise cancelling. The sound is more treble oriented and the bass is a bit muted.
This high frequency treble can hurt some ears. But a quick EQ solves all this, bringing life to these. Get a good DAC and AMP (check Schiit Magni and Modi) and these ear cups will glow. The packaging is solid, so was Headphone zone's delivery.
Buy these if you want to hear everything in whatever you are playing. Gaming, movies or just general music, everything sounds the way it was recorded. This might not appeal to some but for the purists, this is it.

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GR (New Delhi)
Excellent technical performance for a closed back but sound quality is problematic

First off this does not sound like it's (superb sounding) open-back counterpart 2021 LCD-X, even if it shares the same driver. The technical performance is amazing for a closed back (in terms of clarity even superior to the LCD-X). However, i found that at least for my preference it just did not sound right no matter what combination i tried for EQ, Amp/DAC and cables. The sound has a distinct thin and etched quality that never goes away. Timbre and tonality without EQ is bright, lean (bass light) and unnatural sounding. Anyone looking for a natural sounding closed-back can give this a hard pass (ZMF Eikon works well for me). The weight and size is also an issue. Other than that build quality, packing and warranty good/solid.

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Psysword Rizvi (Delhi)
Simply amazing

Happened upon these studio masters at a great hpz price and couldn't resist. Solid closed backed studio gems meant exclusively for electronic music. They sounded terrible for acoustic music and needed tons of eq'ing. But synths and synthetic beats sounded glorious. The bass and low end is the best you will ever hear in your life. Clean and defined. Very high class and these headphones are heavy bass canons on your ears. Highs, mids, and top end shine with synthetic glory. I would got use these cans for anything acoustic apart from vocals where they seal well. Best studio headphones and they defeat my Neumann 20 closed backs. End game for my electronic music production. Thanks hpz again!

Hey Psysword, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

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