THE BEST CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES - Your favorite music erupts from a silent background taking on a life of its own. The sense of space is enormous, the midrange and high frequencies offer fantastic detail. Get the benefits of planar magnetic headphones with increased isolation and greatly reduced ambient noise with this closed-back design. PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONES – Audeze’s 100mm Planar Magnetic drivers let you experience clear and accurate sound thanks to a near weightless diaphragm, plus you get the benefits of our Fazor Elements (sound wave guides) for more realistic imaging and phase response. AUDEZE QUALITY SOUND - The LCD-XC planar magnetic headphones accurately reveal everything on the recording with a dynamic, nimble, neutral and transparent quality. Meet the ultimate tool for recording engineers, musicians and audiophiles alike. HAND CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA: Every LCD-XC headphone is engineered and meticulously handcrafted then rigorously tested and calibrated before leaving our Southern California facility. NOTE: The only change from the previous Maple and Bubinga wood versions of this model is the substitution of the new carbon weave earcups. Everything else remains unchanged.