Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather)

Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather)

Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather)

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Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather)

Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather)

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Product Highlights

  • Closed-Back Design Isolates from Noise
  • Smartphone and Mobile Device Compatible
  • Neodymium Planar Magnetic Transducers
  • Closed-Back Circumaural Design
  • 5 to 50,000 Hz Frequency Response
  • Lambskin Leather Earpads
  • Bubinga Wood Ear Cups
  • Includes 1/4" to Dual Mini XLR Cable
  • Includes 1/4" to 1/8" Stereo Adapter
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Audeze LCD-XC overview

  • 1Description

The Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special are a pair of high-performance closed-back planar magnetic headphones and are designed for professional tracking, mixing, mastering, and reference level personal Hi-Fi listening when connected to a low powered external headphone amplifier or portable device. The Music Creator Special offers the same high-quality LCD-XC headphones at a more affordable price, but does not include the professional travel case. The headphones are sensitive enough to be driven by portable music players such as iPods, iPhones, and other Smartphones. Their closed-back design helps block out external ambient noise making the headphones suitable for public listening such as when commuting on the train or working in an office environment.

Instead of utilizing traditional dynamic cone drivers, the headphones implement a neodymium magnetic planar transducer design to deliver a frequency response of 5 to 50,000 Hz with a THD of less than 1%, an impedance of 20 Ohms, an efficiency of 100 dB per 1 mW, and a total output SPL of over 130 dB when driven by 15 watts.

Magnetic planar technology differs from traditional dynamic cone designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel magnetic plane comprised of an array of magnets. The diaphragm is much lighter when compared to a traditional dynamic cone and has a printed circuit spread across a thin-film substrate on the surface of the diaphragm as opposed to a cone attached to a voice coil. When the audio signal from the amplifier reaches the circuit, it magnetizes the diaphragm within the field and produces sound.

The benefits of a magnetic planar design include faster transient response due to the lighter diaphragm, a wide frequency with low distortion, better heat dissipation, fewer moving parts for greater durability without the kind of sonic degradation that cones are susceptible to, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely restive load.

The magnetic structure creates a uniform magnetic field across the diaphragm without the need for additional ferromagnetic material traditionally found in other planar headphones to remove magnetic interference, reduce harmonic distortion, and lower overall weight. The headphones also feature Audeze's patent-pending Fazor elements that guide and manage the flow of sound through the earcups for a more enveloping sound stage and improved frequency extension.

The headphone earcups are made of Bubinga wood with black lambskin leather earpads. The Audeze LCD-XC are handmade in the USA and ship with a 1/4" to 4-pin mini-XLR cable and a 1/4" to 1/8" stereo adapter.

UPC: 819343011495
In the Box
Audeze LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather)
  • 1/4" to Dual 4-Pin Mini XLR Cable
  • 1/8" to 1/4" Stereo Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Audeze LCD-XC specs

    Headphone
    Driver Size 4.2" / 106 mm
    Driver Type Planar
    Magnet Type Neodymium
    Voice Coil Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Earpad Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    Earcup Style Closed-Back
    General
    Frequency Response 5 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 100 dB at 1 mW
    Impedance 20 Ohms
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 130 dB
    Maximum Power Handling 15,000 mW
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 1%
    Contact Pressure Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Connector Plating Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Adapter (Included) 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS
    Cable
    Design Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Detachable Yes
    In-Line Remote/Microphone Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cable Length 8.2' /  m
    Physical
    Material of Construction Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 22.9 oz / 650 g 
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 10.3 x 7.2"

    Audeze LCD-XC reviews

    LCD-XC - Music Creator Special - Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones (Lambskin Leather) is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s ok this headphone I like fast B&H shipping. But it took 5weeks to get it after order. I think Audeze didn’t ship it to the B&H for a while. Compare to sennheiser hd 800s: I own it, I like the hd 800s way better than this product with the sound quality. The reason I ordered this product was I don’t like open back for hd800s. This product is ok to listen to all music, but it’s not that surprised with the price.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s ok I like fast B&H shipping. But it took 5weeks to get it after order. I think Audeze didn’t ship it to the B&H for a while. Compare to sennheiser hd 800s: I own it, I like the hd 800s way better than this product with the sound quality. The reason I ordered this product was I don’t like open back for hd800s. This product is ok to listen to all music, but it’s not that surprised with the price.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning!!!!!!!! Used to have the best Stax phones, twice!, and the Audeze beats them hands down!
    Date published: 2018-02-14
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