Audeze LCD-XC is Audeze’s flagship closed-back over-ear headphone, aimed to deliver uncompromised sound for audiophiles. Audeze implements its planar magnetic technology perfectly with LCD-XC. We consider LCD-XC to be among the best closed-back headphones money can buy.
As you may expect, Audeze LCD-XC is pretty large and bulky, it is however very comfortable for long period of sit-down listening sessions. You can select between genuine soft lambskin earpads or microsuede (leather free) earpads.
We recommend to pair it with the company’s Deckard Headphone Amplifier & DAC or the fancier Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies for the best effect. Both are among the best headphone amplifiers / DACs in the under $1000 price range.
Audeze Audeze LCD-XC is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Audeze’s factory in California. The back cover of the car-cups are crafted from perfectly matched equatorial African Bubinga wood. The craftsmanship is impeccable – these are refinements that you will appreciate while getting yourself drown into the sea of music.
For audiophile caliber headphones, take a look at highly acclaimed Focal Utopia before making your final purchase decision. If you opt for more portability and still want that sound that produced by planar magnetic technology, then take a look at Audeze’s Sine On-Ear and iSine 20 In-Ear headphones.
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