Audeze LCD-X Open Back Headphone
Hi Fi, Low Impedance
Following the success of the LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones, Audeze set out to develop a planar magnetic that uses a thinner and lighter transducer. The result is the LCD-X, a headphone thatâs so smooth, so responsive, and so extended in its frequency response that they made Zeos Reviews proclaim: âeverything is garbage compared to these. You should drop everything and...figure out how to afford some LCD-Xs.â
The overall tonality of the LCD-X is neutral, making it a great option for producers and mastering engineers. However, itâs so easy to drive that it would make a great pair for everyday listening. Like other high-end planar magnetics, the LCD-X has a snappiness and punchiness, as well as tight, well-controlled bass.
Planar magnetic transducers are different from the dynamic drivers found in most headphones. A large, thin diaphragm is suspended between two sizable magnets. The magnets create a magnetic field that vibrates the diaphragm to generate sound. This results in low distortion and incredibly lifelike sound.
Fazor Phase Management
While planar magnetic headphones offer a lot of advantages over dynamic drivers, they also present their own problems. Diffraction of sound off the magnets can cause different frequencies to arrive at different times, resulting in changes of phase. And when sound waves created by multiple magnets collide, wave interference occurs (thatâs a bad thing).
Audeze has attempted to solve these problems with a proprietary technology called Fazor Phase Management. Fazors are triangular elements that cap each magnet. They act as guides for the sound, maneuvering waves from the drivers and preventing them from interfering with each other. The result is cleaner sound, greater resolution, and better imaging.
Fully assembled in Audezeâs Orange County factory, the LCD-X bears the fruit of hand-crafted attention in every stitch. The perforated leather headband and yoked ear cups accommodate a wide variety of head shapes and sizes. The memory foam ear pads are thick and deep for maximum comfort.
Style: Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type: Planar Magnetic
Magnetic structure: Proprietary magnet array
Phase management: Fazor
Magnet type: Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type: Ultra-thin
Transducer size: 106mm
Maximum power handling: 5W RMS
Maximum SPL: >130dB
Frequency response: 10 - 50,000Hz
THD: <0.1% @ 100dB
Sensitivity: 103 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement: >100mW
Recommended power level: >250mW
Weight: 1.39lbs (635g)
LCD-X planar magnetic headphone
1.9m 1/4'' to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
Professional travel case (not included with Creator Package)
User guide and warranty card