The LCD-X is an extremely efficient headphone that extracts the maximum power out of low-powered amplifiers and portable devices. It's also 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 is incredibly dynamic, clean, neutral and transparent, accurately revealing everything on the recording. It quickly became the ultimate tool for recording engineers, musicians and audiophiles alike for its clean, accurate sound. The sense of space is enormous, the midrange and high frequencies offer fantastic detail so you can hear further into the recording with more air and separation between performers. The pace is fast, nimble and quick. Portable players can drive it but a headphone amplifier produces better results.
"To call the LCD-X good would be an understatement on a par with describing the Beatles as popular, because they’re not good. They’re amazing.
Nothing crunches, or honks, or sizzles; instead, the music is just delivered to your ears with more authority and power. In short, though, the Audeze LCD-Xs are the best headphones I have ever heard, and not by a small margin." Sound On Sound
"Even at very loud levels, the LCD-X has very low distortion. It also has the great quality called continuousness. The sound seems to be cut from a single cloth in that, from the lowest to the highest frequency, there is no difference in sonic quality." The Absolute Sound
Audeze Planar Magnetic Technology
- Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
- Large ultra-thin diaphragms
- Fazor elements
- Double-sided magnetic structure
- Uniforce Diaphragms
Unlike conventional headphones we use planar magnetic technology, a dramatic departure from traditional dynamic driver designs. Most headphones use traditional cone drivers but Audeze features proprietary planar magnetic technology employing ultra-thin-film driver materials and powerful magnets. Planars overcome many limitations inherent in typical cone drivers; Their planar diaphragms are, for example, faster and more responsive than heavier moving-coil or dome drivers.
Audeze drivers are 100mm+ in diameter, 4x the size of most conventional headphones, resulting in incredible and accurate bass response delivering a palpable quality that’s lacking in other headphones. The planar magnetic transducer, the heart of Audeze designs, has significant advantages over dynamic drivers. The flat, ultra-thin membranes – the diaphragms – create their enveloping acoustic due to the lowest THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of any headphone available. The matched drivers (within +/-1dB) and fast response time offer stunning dynamics and very real imaging on a wide, airy soundstage.
The voice-coil circuit is spread out across the diaphragm so it dissipates heat generated by the current passing through it very efficiently. Planar magnetic transducers have few moving parts and maintain their performance without degradation.
FLUXOR™ MAGNET ARRAYS
With new, patent-pending Fluxor Magnetic technology introduced in the EL-8, Audeze delivers nearly double the magnetic flux density of the highest-grade neodymium magnetic circuits that perfectly control the planar diaphragm. This remarkable achievement results in in superior sound, reduced weight and far greater efficiency to play well with mobile devices.
Patent-pending Fazor technology, introduced in the LCD Collection and featured in the EL-8, are special acoustical elements positioned on either side of the magnetic arrays that enhance transparency by influencing sound waves generated by Audeze’s large planar diaphragms. The result is improved high-frequency extension, better phase response (for better imaging), and again, lower distortion.
The patent-pending Uniforce diaphragm employs an industry first; variable trace widths on the voice-coil that effectively captures variations in the magnetic field in the magnetic gaps creating a uniform driving force across the diaphragm’s surface. What this means for you is dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
- Please Note: We are unable to ship this item outside the UK for International orders
- Style : Open circumaural
- Transducer type : Planar magnetic
- Magnetic structure : Proprietary push-pull design
- Magnet type : Neodymium
- Transducer size : 106 mm
- Max power handling : 15W (for 200ms)
- Sound pressure level : >130dB with 15W
- Frequency response : 5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
- THD : <1% through entire frequency range
- Impedance : 20 ohms
- Optimal power requirement : 1 – 4W
- Efficiency : 103dB / 1mW
- Package Contents : Professional travel case, 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable, 2.5m 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable, 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
At Audeze they remove the boundaries between artist and listener. Their products combine revolutionary acoustic engineering and beautiful craftsmanship to provide the finest listening experience. Their headphones’ best-in-class accuracy makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. First discovered by audiophiles, now professional engineers and music producers are using Their headphones as their new reference. The only way to truly appreciate Audeze headphones is listening to them.