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Audeze LCD-XC

MSRP $1,799.00
Stock Status: 1 to 2 Weeks.
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Currently available in stealth black with bubinga earcups, the LCD-XC is a highly anticipated premiere headphone creating plenty of buzz in the world of high-end headphones.  Audeze's first ever closed back model, the LCD-XC is a completely redesigned planar magnetic technology housed in closed earcups for moderate sound-blocking applications.  These may be possibly the worlds best sealed headphone.  The LCD-XC also have hard-anodized, aluminum enclosures for added durability in travel and studio applications, and will be available with lambskin leather pads.  Ar leather-free microsuede pads are sold separately. 

Audeze also announces the new LCD-X, an open-design which also boasts completely new planar magnetic technology and new aluminum enclosures.

One currently available in B-stock with walnut earcups and vegan earpads. Please call to order.

Audeze Press Release- October 2013

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  • Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
  • Coupler Size: Large
  • Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
  • Acoustic Seal: Closed
  • Cord Length: 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
  • Detachable Cable: Yes
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 22 ohms
  • THD+N: Less than 1%
  • Weight: 650 g
  • Connector Type: 1/4
  • Headphone Type: Full Size
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited 3 Years
  • Sensitivity: 95 dB/1 mW
  • Noise Cancelling: No
  • Balanced: No
  • Microphone: No
  • Wireless: No
  • Bluetooth: No

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The Ultimate Headphone
Posted by slim8452 from Vancouver,B.C on 2013-11-27

Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Extremely well extend and Tight bass. Full, Rich, Juicy Mid range. Crystal clear, well extended High
Cons: Weight.

Overall Packing is better. Now they comes with 2 cables. One is 1/4' plug and the other is large XLR plug.

Audeze also gives you 1/4" to Mini plug converter just like Grado.

This is my first impression of LCD-XC

Extremely well extend and Tight bass. Bass is even deeper than LCD-2 rev.2 that I have. Well controlled and really have tightness.
I would say this headphone delvers the best quality of bass.

Full, Rich, Juicy Mid-range. One of the main differences between XC and any other LCD series is Mid-range.
I would say it is lightly forward where I felt X, 2, 3 was neutral but yet laid back around 3kHz.
However, XC delivers Mid-range amazingly accurate. It is very detailed and juicy!!

Crystal clear and well extended High. One of my main problems with LCD-2 was extension on high.
It was somewhat restrained. Now with XC high are Crystal clear and you can hear a fantastic extension without getting rough.
It is truly amazing how audeze delivers high frequency range with XC

Amazingly accurate Imaging and Wide stage. The other problem with LCD-2 was small Staging. Although imaging was accurate, sound stage was very
compressed. Yet XC has extremely wide stage. I would say a little bit smaller than Sennhieser HD800 but still bigger than most of open back headphone.
Imaging is even more acutate then LCD-2. Now when I listen to audio track, I can feel where the instrumentals are located

Even though LCD-XC has so many good modifications on sound, they have critical problem. It is extremely heavy..
It is 100g heavier than LCD-2 Rev.2 So it is total of 650g...
After wearing them for hour, I had to take it off and rest for few mins in order to maintain listening.

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