Maple finish has been Discontinued
The latest LCD-XC headphones feature the new steel and leather suspension headband and carbon fiber cups. The travel case is no longer included.
The LCD-XC headphones are Audeze's first closed-back headphone. Researched and developed for many years, it features exclusive Fazor technology. We recommend this classic headphone with Audeze-quality sound for a more exclusive experience in noisy environments. Drew recommends the Black Dragon Premium headphone cable V2 for Audeze as his Top Cable Choice for the LCD-XC.
Audeze's popular closed back headphone is now available in carbon fiber cups. The sleek weaved pattern creates a new, modern aesthetic in the classic headphone that you know and love.
LCD-XC is the most neutral of all the LCD Collection, making it a popular choice among with audiophiles, recording engineers and musicians alike, for its clarity and fast, accurate dynamics. The XC is sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and smartphones but an external amplifier produces better results. The closed-back design provides very good isolation and full and athoritative bottem end.
The LCD-XC transducer is specifically designed to work with a wide variety of driving sources. From portable players to studio use, the LCD-XC provides high volume without a headphone amplifier even though all LCD-series products benefit from a high-quality amp. The LCD-XC 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.
The LCD-XC headphone is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest, most luxurious materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology. The new LCD steel & leather suspension headband provides comfort for hours of listening pleasure. You can pair the LCD-XC with portable devices, but it sounds best driven by a quality amplifier.
Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers clear and accurate sound that reveals everything on the recording.
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.
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.
You’ll be proud of how the LCD-XC looks and sounds; it’s imbued with sophisticated looks and beautiful earcups that are manufactured at our facility. The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Our cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created a breathtakingly beautiful sounding headphone.
The LCD-X and LXD-XC headphones 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-XC 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-XC 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.
Drew recommends the Black Dragon V2 Premium Headphone Cable for Audeze as the best upgrade option for the Audeze LCD-X headphones.
"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
For best quality sound, Drew recommends: the Dragon Inspire IHA-1 Headphone Amplifier or the Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier.
*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 such as Moon Audio.