Audeze LCD-XC Creator 2021 version, have slowwww release memory foam pads - very plush - & suspended headband, for improved comfort. Also includes braided cable, which is more durable than the previous flat cable. These feature the latest 2023 production: Leather / Carbon finish with Economy Carry Case / Super soft pads / updated tuning.
These incorporate the LCD-X driver technology and higher efficiency into a design that provides good isolation, both of outside noise and for listening without disturbing those nearby. The headphones have a large ear opening and are fairly heavy, but the weight is well distributed, with plenty of contact area on the headband and on the plush, lambskin pads.
These are one of the best sounding closed headphones available. With high efficiency, they are an excellent reference you can use with a huge variety of sources.
*For a carbon headband or XLR cable, see our accessories and cables sections.
Headfonics.com 9.1 / 10: Overall, the LCD-XC 2021 is a unique tuning with a cleaner, vocal-centric performance for an Audeze LCD headphone, but also one very impressive closed-back planar headphone.
From Audeze: Our patent-pending Fazor elements help guide and manage the flow of sound in the headphone. The result is improved phase response, greater frequency extension, smoother frequency response, and remarkable 3D holographic imaging.
Specs: Planar magnetic: 39.8 sq cm (6.17 sq in)
Maximum power handling: 5 Watts
Frequency response: 10 Hz - 20 KHz, usable high-frequency extension of 50 KHz
THD: Less than 0.1% at 100dB
Impedance: 20 ohms
Efficiency: 100 dB/1 mW
Optimal power requirement: 250mW +
Cable length: 2.5m, new braided cable, 6.5mm plug
Audeze feature a 3 year warranty on the drivers, 1 year on the cable and headband.
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I never thought headphones could replicate the same sense of feeling and emotion that good speakers via a good amp can provide - I was wrong!
These LCD-XC headphones have a fantastic sonic signature with a great and very controlled Bass. I now listen through these headphones almost as much as through my $30,000 Floorstanders and Amp!
Exceptional headphones for the studio. A little heavy but so is a tank. The isolation is great when used with microphones. The low end is there all the way without being tubby or fabricated sounding. Worth the investment if you want to hear the truth.
"Overall Packing is better. Now they comes with 2 cables. One is 1/4' plug and the other is large XLR plug.
Audeze also gives you 1/4"" to Mini plug converter just like Grado.
This is my first impression of LCD-XC
Extremely well extend and Tight bass. Bass is even deeper than LCD-2 rev.2 that I have. Well controlled and really have tightness.
I would say this headphone delvers the best quality of bass.
Full, Rich, Juicy Mid-range. One of the main differences between XC and any other LCD series is Mid-range.
I would say it is lightly forward where I felt X, 2, 3 was neutral but yet laid back around 5kHz.
However, XC delivers Mid-range amazingly accurate. It is very detailed and juicy!!
Crystal clear and well extended High. One of my main problems with LCD-2 was extension on high.
It was somewhat restrained. Now with XC high are Crystal clear and you can hear a fantastic extension without getting rough.
It is truly amazing how audeze delivers high frequency range with XC
Amazingly accurate Imaging and Wide stage. The other problem with LCD-2 was small Staging. Although imaging was accurate, sound stage was very
compressed. Yet XC has extremely wide stage. I would say a little bit smaller than Sennhieser HD800 but still bigger than most of open back headphone.
Imaging is even more acutate then LCD-2. Now when I listen to audio track, I can feel where the instrumentals are located
Even though LCD-XC has so many good modifications on sound, they have critical problem. It is extremely heavy..
It is 100g heavier than LCD-2 Rev.2 So it is total of 650g...
After wearing them for hour, I had to take it off and rest for few mins in order to maintain listening.
But LCD-XC is Truly well built Headphone.
Of course Their Sound is Outstanding as well!"