Why We Like It
Manufactured in the US, Audeze arguably ranks in the top of the world's best headphones currently available.
Our first foray into closed-back design, the LCD-XC has been in research and development for several years. Now featuring exclusive Fazor technology, we’re proud to release the XC, a fully-enclosed headphone with classic Audeze-quality sound for a more exclusive experience in noisy environments.
Our patent-pending Fazor elements are unique to the LCD-XC and LCD-X and help guide and manage the flow of sound in the headphone. The result is improved phase response, greater frequency extension, smoother frequency response, and remarkable 3D holographic imaging.
For the purest, most discerning audiophile listening sessions, open headphones remain the favored choice, but our closed-back LCD-XC is the best enclosed headphone experience you’ll find.
The LCD-XC is available in a hand-worked Bubinga wood. The enclosures are made from precision-crafted anodized aluminum with sloped earpads of either premium lambskin leather or a leather-free super-suede microfiber. The earpads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the proper firmness and the right acoustic balance.
Style: Circumaural - closed
Transducer type: Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure: Proprietary self-closing design, acoustically transparent
Magnet type: High-grade Neodymium
Transducer active diaphragm area: 39.8 sq cm (6.17 sq in)
Maximum power handling: 15 W (for 200 ms)
Sound pressure level (SPL): >130 db with 15 W
Frequency response: 5 Hz - 20 KHz, usable high-frequency extension of 50 KHz
Total harmonic distortion (THD): Less than 1% throughout entire frequency range
Impedance: 22 ohms, purely resistive
Efficiency: 95 dB/1 mW
Optimal power requirement: 1-4 W
Weight: 650 g
Cable length: 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
In the Box
- ADZ6SE Cable (single-ended 1/4"): 1/4” TRS to 2x4-pin mini XLR
- ADZ6B4 Cable (balanced 4-pin): 4-pin XLR to 2x4-pin mini XLR *
- 1/4" to 1/8" adapter
- Ruggedized travel case
- Wood care kit
- Warranty documents
- Personalized frequency response graph available through email@example.com
“I can't offer a higher headphone recommendation. Audeze has rewritten the rules of engagement again ”
– MICHAEL MERCER, POSITIVE FEEDBACK
“Having created a new driver for the LCD-XC, Audeze went on to apply the driver in a new open-back model, called the LCD-X ... The result is a closed-back ‘phone that offers plenty of noise isolation, yet that retains the open, energetic, and highly articulate sound of the LCD-3.”
– CHRIS MARTENS, HIFI+
“From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, they exude luxury in a way most headphones don’t ... The Audeze LCD-XC’s are exquisitely well built and offer incredible performance ... Those two things define a good luxury item.”
– GEOFFREY MORRISON, FORBES
“In our collective opinions, the LCD-X and LCD-XC are nothing short of the very best headphones from Audeze ... A fantastically large, holographic-like soundstage ... The LCD-XC captures the signature LCD sound in a pair of closed-back headphones.”
– MERCER, WARREN CHI, MICHAEL LLANG, AUDIO360.COM