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Audeze - LCD-XC - Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Headphones

Audeze Audio - LCD-XC Headphone

Audeze - LCD-XC - Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Headphones

The closed-back LCD-XC was created based on our core customers’ feedback. It delivers all the benefits of the LCD-X while isolating the listener and reducing ambient noise for a private listening experience, a significant achievement due to the inherent challenges of enclosing our planar transducers. The LCD-XC is the finest closed-back planar available, sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and mobile devices, but an external amplifier produces better sonic results.

Legendary Audeze sound in a closed-back headphone
What do most of the best headphones in the world have in common? They usually feature an open-back design — favored for its spacious sound. But open headphones aren't practical if you're listening in noisy environments or don't want sound to leak out and disturb others. That's why Audeze developed the LCD-XC headphones. These headphones feature closed-back wood earcups, which ensure warm, natural sound while keeping out external noise. You can enjoy the fine detail, easy responsiveness, and extended frequency range of Audeze's planar magnetic headphones in environments that are ill-suited to open designs. Plus, the LCD-XC uses Audeze's Fazor technology for a lighter, thinner transducer that's more efficiently driven than other planar models. Their smooth, nimble performance and three-dimensional imaging make these among the best-sounding closed-back headphones available.

Audeze's Planar Magnetic technology offers lifelike sound
Audeze has been a leader in developing and improving planar magnetic technology in headphones. Their drivers are known for accuracy and extended frequency response. Unlike the dynamic drivers found in most headphones, planar magnetic drivers rely on a thin diaphragm with a large surface area to generate sound. The circuit is etched across the entire surface of an ultra-thin diaphragm, which is suspended between two large magnets. The LCD-XC headphones use a powerful and uniform magnetic field, which results in extremely low distortion even at high volume. When the circuit receives an audio signal, it interacts with the magnetic field, thus causing the diaphragm to move back and forth. The end result is breathtakingly lifelike sound with a spaciousness few closed-back headphones have ever reproduced.

Quality cables ensure accurate signal transmission
The LCD-XC comes with two high-quality headphone cables. One terminates in a balanced XLR connector for use with compatible high-performance headphone amplifiers. This preserves a balanced signal throughout the circuit for precise sound with minimal interference. The other cable terminates in a standard 1/4" plug for connection to a home stereo. Both cables feature 4-pin mini XLR connectors for each earcup for a secure connection. Also included is a 1/8" adapter for connecting the headphones to a mobile device or portable amplifier. While the LCD-XC can be driven by a mobile device, a headphone amplifier will ensure you get the best sound quality from these impressive headphones.

The meticulously crafted LCD-XC headphones are made in the USA. The headband and earcups are luxuriously appointed with soft padding covered with genuine sheepskin leather. To ensure a long lifespan for such fine headphones, Audeze offers an optional rugged travel case. Don't confuse this case with a soft zip-up case you might get with other headphones. This is a waterproof, hardshell case with a padded interior and a handle. It provides the ultimate protection for the LCD-XC, whether you're storing them at home or taking them to a friend's house to introduce him to their tantalizing sound.


  • Planar Magnetic Technology
  • 4-Pin Mini XLR Earcup connectors
  • 1/4" Stereo Connection
  • 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter


Manufacturer: Audeze
Model Number: LCD-XC
Style: Closed-back circumaural
Transducer Type: Planar magnetic
Magnetic Structure: Proprietary push-pull design
Magnet Type: Neodymium
Transducer Size: 106 mm
Maximum Handling Power: 15W (for 200ms)
Maximum SPL: >130dB with 15W
Frequency Response: 5Hz - 20kHz extended out to 50kHx
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Impedance: 20 Ohms
Efficiency: 100dB / 1mW
Dimensions: 13" x 13" x 8"
Weight: 7 lbs.
Shipping Weight: N/A
Warranty: 3 years (planar drivers), 1 year (earpads, enclosure, headband, and cable)


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