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Audeze LCD-XC Closed Back Hedphones (Carbon)

by Audeze
Original price €1,449.00 - Original price €1,449.00
Original price €1,449.00
€1,449.00
€1,449.00 - €1,449.00
Current price €1,449.00

Package: Creator Promotion
Material: Leather
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The LCD-XC shares the same drivers as the LCD-X, meaning that it offers the same level of detail and transparency so integral to any music creator’s toolkit.

Key Features

  • Enhanced driver design with acoustically transparent magnetic structure
  • Unsurpassed bass extension, exceptional treble and the best mid-range
  • Closed solid maple earcups isolate effectively from external noise
  • Specifically designed, low impedance transducers
  • Soft lambskin leather earpads and headband
  • Engineered and manufactured in USA

The best of both worlds, Audeze have created the LCD-XC closed-back headphones based on their acclaimed LCD-X open planar magnetic studio headphones. They share the same drivers that offer the same level of detail and transparency integral to any music creator’s toolkit. With the isolating design the LCD-XC are ideal for those looking for a top-of-the-line mixing headphone with minimal sound leakage while retaining Audeze's renowned natural and balanced sound.

Audeze LCD-XC incorporates Fazor technology offering superior phase response, broad frequency extension, balanced frequency response and remarkable 3D holographic imaging. For the purest, most discerning audiophile listening sessions, open headphones remain the favoured choice, however, the Audeze LCD-XC is the unsurpassed champion of enclosed headphones available.

Ensuring that the LCD-XC will be the crown jewel in any headphone lover’s collection, Audeze's beautiful maple wood ear cups are hand-crafted to the highest aesthetic standards. The enclosures are made from precision-crafted anodized aluminium with sloped earpads of premium lambskin leather. To offer the right firmness and perfect acoustic balance, the earpads are crafted with special foam.

All the Benefits Plus Privacy

The closed-back LCD-XC offers all the benefits of the LCD Collection’s open designs and isolates the listener while reducing ambient noise. No sound escapes the earcups. Fast, dynamic and accurate sound using our proprietary technology that eliminates breakup modes found in other designs and improves focus and clarity.

Pinpoint Imaging

Audeze headphones are the preferred solution for audio professionals and can be found in some of the world's most prestigious production houses. The ultra-thin diaphragms and powerful neodymium magnets deliver some of the most accurate sound reproduction of any headphone in the world.

Microscopic Detail

Our Planar Magnetic drivers reproduce even the most intimate details with microscopic clarity, ensuring that your FINAL final mix is exactly as you intend it to be.

Proven and Trusted

Audeze headphones are the preferred solution for audio professionals and can be found in some of the world's most prestigious production houses.

Designed and Handcrafted in Southern California

Each LCD-XC driver is precision-crafted by hand in Audeze's Southern California facility. Using Audeze's patented engineering techniques and state of the art laser-etching technology, Audeze put great care into each step of the manufacturing process to ensure Audeze headphones meet the exacting audio and production quality standards.

Press Reviews

"Every now and then, a headphone comes along that truly advances the state of the art. Audeze LCD-XC is a game changer!"
- Sound&Vision


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


“In my experience, the LCD-XC is as close as a closed-back model has ever gotten to the awesome spatiality of the best open-back headphones."
- SoundStage!


"From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, they exude luxury..."
- Forbes

Style Over-ear, closed-back
Transducer type Planar Magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary magnet array
Phase management Fazor
Magnet type Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type Ultra-thin
Transducer size 106 mm
Maximum power handling 5W RMS
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 10Hz - 50kHz
THD <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 20 ohms
Sensitivity 100 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement >100mW
Recommended power level >250mW
Weight Maple: 690g / Carbon: 760g
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