Audeze - LCD-XC - Closed Planar Magnetic Headphones
The first closed back circumaural in the Audeze LCD line-up, the Audeze LCD-XC was created based on feedback from Audeze customers. It has all the features of the LCD-X at the same time maintaining the quality of sound that you have come to expect from the Audeze LCD series, despite being a closed back headphone. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing sound quality while getting the isolation you want. Audeze has made it possible for you to have your headphones and listen to them too.
The Audeze LCD-XC utilises all the familiar Audeze technology including the planar magnetic drivers with the ultra-thin large diaphragms and the double-sided magnetic structure enclosing them. These are incredible to hear, & ensure that the sound you hear is crystal clear sound with the lowest distortion levels possible. All of this happens while the ambient noise has been reduced and you, the listener, have been isolated to give you the most private aural experience.
In addition, the LCD-XC also retains the patent-pending Fazor elements. These elements are arranged on either side of the double-sided magnetic structure. They steer the flow of sound that comes from the structure and in doing so, improve the sound quality a hundredfold. By directing the flow around the magnetic structure, the elements give frequency extension, highly improved focus, stunning clarity and a stereo imaging that makes you feel like you're in the room with the artist. All in all, you can enjoy a subtle treble, good bass, and well-balanced sound, even at higher volumes.
As is now expected from the Audeze range, the Audeze LCD-XC is remarkably stylish. It has been hand-crafted using African Bubinga wood which gives it a very warm tone. The headband and the ear cups are both made from sheepskin leather with the alternative microsuede available for those who want to go leather-free. The ear pads are made of comfortable yet firm foam padding that gives your ears the perfect distance from the sound.
The packaging for the Audeze LCD-XC includes a 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable and a 2.5m 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable. The former is perfect for use with a home stereo while the latter can be used to connect with compatible amplifiers. The packaging also includes a 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter for connecting to portable amps or mobile devices. Last but not the least; the travel case also comes as part of the packaging. It is sturdy, made of hardshell and has an interior which is padded and comes with a handle, making it easy for you to carry it to around while transporting your headphones.
While the LCD-XC can be used directly with mobile devices, it is recommended that you use an amp to ensure efficacy.