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Audeze LCD-X Planar Magnetic Headphones Creator Package (Leather-Free)

BH #AU100LX10161 • MFR #100-LX-1016-01
Audeze LCD-X Planar Magnetic Headphones Creator Package (Leather-Free)
Key Features
  • For Mixing, Mastering, Reference Hi-Fi
  • Neodymium Planar Magnetic Transducers
  • Open Circumaural Design
  • 10 Hz to 50 kHz Frequency Response
Professional engineers and audio aficionados will be thrilled by the leather-free Audeze LCD-X Headphones Creator Package, a pair of high-performance reference planar magnetic headphones, designed for professional mixing, mastering, and reference level personal Hi-Fi listening when connected to a low-powered external headphones amplifier or portable device. The Music Creator Package offers the same LCD-X headphones, but with only the standard single-ended 1/4" to dual 4-pin mini XLR cable and an economy travel case.
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Audeze LCD-X Creator Package Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Planar Magnetic Technology
  • 3Performance
  • 4Neodymium Magnets

Professional engineers and audio aficionados will be thrilled by the leather-free Audeze LCD-X Headphones Creator Package, a pair of high-performance reference planar magnetic headphones, designed for professional mixing, mastering, and reference level personal Hi-Fi listening when connected to a low-powered external headphones amplifier or portable device. The Music Creator Package offers the same LCD-X headphones, but with only the standard single-ended 1/4" to dual 4-pin mini XLR cable and an economy travel case.

The headphones are sensitive enough to be driven by portable music players such as iPods, iPhones, and other smartphones. Instead of utilizing traditional dynamic cone drivers, the headphones implement a neodymium planar magnetic transducer design to deliver a frequency response of 10 to 50 kHz with a THD of less than 1%, an impedance of 20 ohms, an efficiency of 103 dB per 1 mW, and a total output SPL of over 130 dB when driven by 5 watts. The headphone earcups are made of anodized aluminum with black, open-cell foam covered egg-based protein leather-free earpads. The Audeze LCD-X are handmade in the USA.

Planar Magnetic Technology
Planar magnetic technology differs from traditional dynamic cone designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel 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.
Performance
The benefits of a planar magnetic 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 for which cones are susceptible, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely restive load.
Neodymium Magnets
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.
UPC: 819343013840

Audeze LCD-X Creator Package Specs

Headphone
Earpiece DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural), Open-Back
Earpiece SwivelNot Specified by Manufacturer
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleHeadband
FoldableNo
Driver TypePlanar
Driver Size4.2" / 106 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
Impedance20 Ohms
Active Noise CancellationNo
Performance
Frequency Response10 Hz to 50 kHz (Wired)
Sensitivity103 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)130 dB
Maximum Power Handling5000 mW
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.1%
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/4" TRS Male Straight
Cable DesignY-Type, Braided
Audio Connector to Earpiece2 x Mini XLR 4-Pin
Cable Length6.2' / 1.9 m
Physical
ColorBlack
Water ResistanceNone
Weight1.3 lb / 612 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 11.25 x 9.5"

Audeze LCD-X Creator Package Reviews

Best headphone under $2,000.

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-06

Amazing clarity and texture, and easy to drive. Running it off a astonishingly capable Hiby R5S with an 8 wire copper Forzaworks cable and it sound fantastic. Need to burn in your planers for 200-250 hours before they sound there best.

Beautiful sound

By Tasos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-29

Beautiful sound when paired with the Audeze Deckard; takes a full week to break in.

Exceptionally neutral and fast.

By Robert B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-20

I am coming to these headphones from another excellent model, the Sendheiser 800x with Cardas Clear cable, the the new LCD-X hold there own, in fact becoming my new favorite reference headphone. These are incredibly well balanced at all frequencies, have much better bass than the 800X, yet retain exceptional clarity throughput the mids and highs. The 800x really only beats these in soundstaging. I strongly recommend using your savings from the Creator Package to purchase the Audeze top-line headphone cable that comes with the LCD-4. I found it offered more clarity and more open high end, coming closer to the openness and soundstage of the 800X. Highly recommended!

Best headphones for professionals and critical listening

By Gordon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-03

Impressively easy to drive, great sound that doesn't require EQ. Quite heavy but normal for this type of headphone.

Nearly perfect

By Nghi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

Clarity meets and exceeds HD800S levels of clarity, especially when it comes to instrument separation. Imaging is excellent as is the sound stage, granted the soundstage is not as expansive as the HD800S. Bass is tight and accurate. I find myself reaching for these cans over the HD800S and HD660S. 5/5 stars

On Point Sound!

By Tremayne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

With the ifi go blu & EQ these are absolutely fabulous!!

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Date published: 2022-06-07

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