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Audeze LCD-X Headphones

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The LCD-X Reference Level headphones feature a newly-developed and processed transducer made of a thinner and a lighter alternative material. Audeze's patent-pending Fazor elements are unique to the LCD-X and LCD-XC and help guide and manage the flow of sound. The result is improved phase response, greater frequency extension, smoother frequency response, and remarkable 3D holographic imaging.

Drew recommends the Black Dragon V2 Premium as his Top Choice for the LCD-X.

Features new steel and leather suspension headband.

Audeze LCD-X Headphone Sound Signature

LCD-X is the most neutral of all the LCD Collection, explaining its popularity with audiophiles, recording engineers and musicians alike, for its clarity and fast, accurate dynamics. The X is sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and smartphones but an external amplifier produces better results.

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 either premium lambskin leather or a leather-free super-suede microfiber fabric. The earpads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the proper firmness and acoustic balance.

What's in the box:

  • 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
  • Ruggedized travel case (if added)
  • Warranty documents

Why the Black Dragon V2 Premium over the Silver Dragon V3 Premium Cable for the Audeze LCD-X headphones?

The LCD-X and LXD-XC have more treble extension over the LCD-2 and LCD-3. Thus, the smoother characteristics of the Black Dragon V2 Premium makes more sense. The Silver Dragon V3 Premium cable is a great choice as well, but for Drew's genre preferences in music, it really comes down to the end result of the music that you are passionate and listen to most often and which cable provides the best compliment to your music.

The LCD-X is a planar magnetic design with an optimized diaphragm trace pattern that extracts the maximum volume from lower-powered amplifiers and portable devices. It’s been said the LCD-X is the most neutral of all our headphones; they’re used by sound engineers and musicians alike to create the most accurate productions. The X and XC are sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players like iPods, iPhones, and some of the better smartphones. You’ll enjoy a better sonic experience using an external amp, just as with the LCD-2 and LCD-3. Impedance is 20 ohms.

"The Black Dragon V2 Premium Headphone Cable really smooths out the high energy top end while tightening up and controlling the bottom end or bass and it also makes the mid-range more musical."
— Drew Baird, P.E., President of Moon Audio.

Feel free to contact us if more guidance is needed to make a decision.

Recommendations

Drew recommends the Black Dragon V2 Premium Headphone Cable for Audeze as the best upgrade option for the Audeze LCD-X headphones.

Moon Audio has also created the Silver Dragon V3 Headphone Cable or the Silver Dragon V3 Premium Audeze Headphone Cable as upgrade options for the Audeze LCD-X headphones.


Reviews

Absolute Sound Review
Absolute Sound

by Arnie Nudell
Oct 2014

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Absolute Sound

by Arnie Nudell
Oct 2014

Tone Audio Review
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Inner Fidelity Review
Inner Fidelity

by Tyll Hertsens
May 2014


Specifications

Style
Open circumaural
Transducer type
Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure
Proprietary push-pull design
Magnet type
Neodymium
Transducer active diaphragm area
39.8 cm2 (6.17 in2)
Maximum power handling
15W (for 200ms)
Sound pressure level
>130dB with 15W
Frequency response
5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion
<1% through entire frequency range
Impedance
20 ohms
Efficiency
103dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement
1 – 4W

Warranty is 1 year for parts, 3 years for drivers from date of purchase. Warranty is ONLY valid if product is purchased from an authorized dealer.

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April 19, 2018
Aural Realism
Enjoying the burn in time. Highly detailed, very fast and punchy upper mids and highs especially so with the Silver Dragon V3.

Amazingly tight in the upper bass, exactly what I was looking for after years with the Sennheiser HD650's. A little heavy, be warned, these are very serious headphones, but they are very comfortable.

I would also say these will go to the aural addicts who want the highest res dsf playback possible.
March 31, 2015
Music, music and more music!
First let me state Im not a golden ear, but I do know what I like in music and I get everything I was wanting from a pair of headphones from the Audeze LCD-X. These are the most natural musical sounding piece of stereo gear that I have ever heard...and I have heard some good stuff! With the Black Dragon V2 headphone cable really opening them up...I am a happy camper. I dont think I will be looking for gear for a long time to come!
February 4, 2014
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