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. The closed-back LCD-XC 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 planar transducers.
The Audeze LCD-XC is an efficient, closed-back design offering privacy and isolation from the environment. An improved, easier-to-drive transducer has the same awesome spatiality and exciting dynamics of our open-back models. It was an immediate success and called one of the sweetest sounding, most tonally perfect headphones available, “like walking into a world-class concert hall with close to zero noise level.
"From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, the LCD-XC exude luxury in a way most headphones don’t. There’s just something about it that drives you to want to listen more. The Audeze LCD-XC’s are exquisitely well built and offer incredible performance. Those two things define a good luxury item to me." Forbes
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 : Closed-back 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 : 100dB / 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.