"The first thing that grabs you about the Audeze' is the size of the sound, the second is that you are completely isolated from the outside world and all you hear is the music... The leather earpads are exceptionally soft and probably the most comfortable I have ever felt on a pair of 'phones... Well crafted, comfortable and incredibly engaging to listen to... The Audeze LCD-XC certainly live up to the hype." - Stuart & Linette Smith - HiFi Pig Magazine, Click Here to read the entire review!
Audeze's first foray into closed-back design, the LCD-XC has been in research and development for several years. Now featuring exclusive Fazor technology, they're proud to release the XC, a fully-enclosed headphone with classic Audeze-quality sound for a more exclusive experience in noisy environments.
Audeze's patent-pending Fazor elements are unique to the LCD-XC and LCD-X 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.
For the purest, most discerning audiophile listening sessions, open headphones remain the favored choice, but Audeze's closed-back LCD-XC is the best enclosed headphone experience youll find.
The LCD-XC is available in a hand-worked Bubinga wood. The enclosures are made from precision-crafted anodized aluminum with sloped earpads of premium lambskin leather. The earpads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the proper firmness and the right acoustic balance.
I can't offer a higher headphone recommendation. Audeze has rewritten the rules of engagement again. -Michael Mercer, Positive Feedback
From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, they exude luxury in a way most headphones dont ... The Audeze LCD-XCs are exquisitely well built and offer incredible performance ... Those two things define a good luxury item. -Geoffrey Morrison, Forbes
In our collective opinions, the LCD-X and LCD-XC are nothing short of the very best headphones from Audeze ... A fantastically large, holographic-like soundstage ... The LCD-XC captures the signature LCD sound in a pair of closed-back headphones. -Mercer, Warren Chi, Michael Llang, Audio360.com
Having created a new driver for the LCD-XC, Audeze went on to apply the driver in a new open-back model, called the LCD-X ... The result is a closed-back phone that offers plenty of noise isolation, yet that retains the open, energetic, and highly articulate sound of the LCD-3. -Chris Martens, HiFi+
LCD-XC High-Performance Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Black Anodized Aluminum with Bubinga Wood Cups)
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 - closed
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: 1.4 lbs