Audeze – LCD-XC Headphones
Product Summary:Audeze headphones have revolutionized the recording industry. Many of today’s biggest hits are mixed and mastered with the LCD-X and XC. The XC model is particularly popular with studio engineers and certain audiophiles who prefer the closed-back to prevent room noise interfering with the music or noise from the headphones disturbing others.... Click To Read More
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Audeze – LCD-XC Headphones
Audeze headphones have revolutionized the recording industry. Many of today’s biggest hits are mixed and mastered with the LCD-X and XC. The XC model is particularly popular with studio engineers and certain audiophiles who prefer the closed-back to prevent room noise interfering with the music or noise from the headphones disturbing others.
The LCD-XC 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.”
…from Sound and Vision
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.
Patented Fazor™ elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonances for a more accurate waveform.
Engineered and handcrafted in California, USA
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.
Industrial Design by Audeze
You’ll be thrilled by how the LCD-XC looks and sounds; it’s imbued with sophisticated looks and beautiful earcups that are manufactured at their facility. The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created a breathtakingly beautiful sounding headphone.
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.
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.
- Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
- Premium leather for style and durability
- Fazor™ elements
- Large ultra thin-film diaphragms
- Double-sided magnetic structure
- 1.9m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
- 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
- Professional travel case (except Creator Package)
“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
“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
- Style : Over-ear, closed-back
- Transducer type : Planar magnetic
- Magnetic structure : Proprietary magnet array
- Phase management : FAZOR
- Magnet type : Neodymium N50
- MDiaphragm 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