Audeze - LCD-XC (Music Creator Special)

Planar Magnetic Closed Backs

Sale price₹ 119,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 129,990

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Color: Music Creator Special (Carbon)
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- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
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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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Flat Sound Signature

A Flat sound signature offers an accurate presentation of sounds without adding colour to your music. Simply put, this sound signature presents audio without boosting any frequencies. As a result, it’s the most natural-sounding signature and provides the closest reproduction of how a track was recorded and produced. Due to their accurate sound reproduction, flat sound signature headphones are preferred by Music professionals, Sound Engineers and used in professional studios for mixing and mastering music tracks and are also loved by audiophiles for immersive listening sessions. You can listen to Classical, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk & possibly every genre in music.

3 Year Warranty
On Drivers

Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality "deeply," you'll want a pair of headphones like these.

You can expect them to present a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these headphones!

Ideal for
Desktop Use

For Studio & Professionals

As the name implies, anything branded as studio headphones is designed especially for a studio setting with a particular focus on accuracy and transparency for monitoring and mixing.

These headphones present an accurate image of your music than ordinary headphones, allowing you to hear every nuance and aspect of your music. Therefore, having a good set of studio headphones is just as important as any other gear in your studio.

These headphones provide a fresh perspective to that mix you’ve spent hours mastering and recording, essentially giving you another set of ears.

Planar Magnetic Drivers

Planar magnetic drivers combine characteristics of several driver types. They employ magnetic fields akin to dynamic and balanced armature drivers. However, planar magnetic drivers, like electrostatic drivers, use a flat, thin diaphragm in contrast to a coil. The planar drivers are known for their quick transient response.

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.

Closed-Back Design

Headphones with a Closed-Back design are completely sealed around the ear cup, allowing the sound to travel directly into your ears. This means that closed-back headphones block out outside noise, giving much better isolation, and minimising sound leakage to those around you.

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 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.


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.



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.


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.



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.



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.



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.

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

"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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"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

Based on 3 reviews
Harish d (Bengaluru)
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Bang On!
Not at all
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.

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.

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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