Stereophile & The Absolute Sound 2014 Product Of The Year Award Winner!
The LCD-X has improved phase response, greater frequency extension, smoother frequency response, and remarkable 3D holographic imaging!
"Through the LCD-X headphone, listening to this recording was like hearing the singer in three-dimensional... I could close my eyes and see the two performers executing their craft right in front of me... It is my opinion that the LCD-X can compete with all of the very best high-end loudspeakers." - Arnie Nudell, The Absolute Sound, October 2014 Click Here to read the entire review!
"When Arnie Nudell, one of the greatest loudspeaker designers of all time adn creator of the iconic Infinity Reference Standard (IRS), wrote in his review of the Audeze LCD-X, "Frankly, being an old speaker guy, I was really surprised that the level of realism from these headphones is sometimes better than that of some of the best speakers," we took notice. This planar-magnetic advances the art of headphone design, delivering very wide frequency response, low distortion, and superb transients. The LCD-X is capable of reproducing full orchestral music without strain or distrotion in a way that is in some respects better than any loudspeakers because there's no room interference. Arnie concluded that a system built around the LCD-X can deliver spectacular sound for a fraction of the cost of a loudspeaker based system. Recommendations don't come much higher than that, making the Audeze LCD-X our choice for TAS' Headphones of the Year Award." - The Absolute Sound, January 2014
The reference-level LCD-X is an exciting addition to Audeze's LCD planar magnetic headphone collection. The LCD-X features a newly-developed and processed transducer made of a thinner and lighter alternative material with new Fazor technology.
Their patent-pending Fazor elements are unique to the LCD-X and LCD-XC and help guide and manage the flow of sound in the headphone. The result is improved phase response, greater frequency extension, smoother frequency response, and remarkable 3D holographic imaging.
The LCD-X transducer is specifically designed to work with a wide variety of driving sources. From portable players to studio use, the LCD-X provides high volume without a headphone amplifier even though all LCD-series products benefit from a high-quality amp.
The LCD-X earcups are made from polished anodized aluminum with sloped ear pads of premium lambskin leather. The earpads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the proper firmness and acoustic balance.
The LCD-X is now my favorite headphone for recreational listening and studio monitoring. -Michael Mercer, Positive Feedback
High-end audio is all about the pursuit of excellence, and Audeze headphones exemplify that philosophy. -Steve Guttenberg, CNET
"The sense of space is enormous, sounding more like speakers in a room than drivers next to your ears." -Geoffrey Morrison, Forbes
Listening is very pleasurable and palpable, absolutely magic. -La société Renaissens
The smallest details, the shortest transients, were all as clear and well defined as I could imagine possible. Deep bass had no boominess or chestiness. There was not a hint of over-sibilance. -John E. Johnson, Secrets of Home Theater and HiFi
The LCD-X is proof that Audeze listens to its customers and respects their opinions ... Instrument separation and imaging are amazing ... X marks the spot! -Dan-Alexandru Gheorghe, Headmania.org
"The beautifully finished and equally beautiful sounding Audeze LCD-Xes have seduced me...highly recommended!" -John Atkinson, Stereophile
LCD-X Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones (Black Anodized Aluminum)
ADZ6SE Cable (single-ended 1/4"): 1/4" TRS to 2x4-pin mini XLR
ADZ6B4 Cable (balanced 4-pin): 4-pin XLR to 2x4-pin mini XLR
1/4" to 1/8" stereo adapter
Wood care kit
Black lambskin headband and earpads
Ruggedized travel case
Style: Circumaural - open
Transducer type: Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure: Proprietary self-closing design, acoustically transparent
Magnet type: High-grade Neodymium
Transducer active diaphragm area: 6.17 sq in
Sound pressure level (SPL): >130 db with 15 W
Ear pads: Specially designed acoustically shaped foam inserts with premium lambskin cover
Frequency response: 5 Hz - 20 KHz, usable high-frequency extension of 50 KHz
Total harmonic distortion (THD): Less than 1% throughout entire frequency range
Impedance: 22 Ohms, purely resistive
Efficiency: 96 dB/1 mW
Maximum power handling: 15 W (for 200 ms)
Optimal power requirement: 1-4 W
Weight: 1.3 lbs