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Announcing the Audeze LCD-GX, the First Audiophile Gaming Headphone

Discussion in 'Sponsor Announcements and Deals' started by Audeze, May 10, 2019.
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  1. Fegefeuer
    Attaching a headphone of this quality to gaming is a necessary move. (High End) Gaming needs to elevate from all those nasty looking and cheap sounding headphones that still cost hundreds of dollars. Sure the price of the GX is high in the context of gaming as it is perceived by now and of course for the reader who attaches gaming to a lesser experience than what he's spending time with but there has to be a start.

    Knowledge and experience will sooner or later trickle down to headphones in lower price ranges. I'm sure there is a possiblity of introducing a headphone in the lower than the Mobius pricerange without all the features (DAC, Waves etc.) and massively stomp over Steelseries, Razer and Co (I know the Mobius already does this but imagine lower price rangers).

    I'd rather have another big player next to BD and Sennheiser than none at all and people still whipping their RGB headsets like flaggellants.
    The battle needs to turn towards better experiences and people having a broader (affordable) choice of quality audio gear over gimmicky plasticky bad sound stuff.
     
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  2. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
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  3. GREQ
    This should be the only way anything is reviewed.
    I feel like there are too many reviewers still getting distracted by price tags, I mean it's only natural since we've all been guilty of feeling that way about 'expensive' things at some point in the past in one way or another.

    - RGB is literally my entire life, I am so offend.
    - Leave Britney alone :wink:
     
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  4. UtzY
    They still come with those unnecessary thick, LONG and uncomfortable cable connections... Damn.

    You know, gamers want to turn their head around. Streamers too...
    Audeze, thicker cables and large connectors do not imply that those products have better quality and durability...they just look and feel unnecessary. It's the main reason I still haven't got any Audeze till now. (except mobius.)
     
  5. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Dunno what you mean thick and large connectors. The cable with the mic is pretty standard, and not like the braided, non-micced cable.

    [​IMG]

    about the headphone side using the mini-xlr dual entry, well, that's a given. This is a standard LCD headphone, which unless they completely change their headphone design will never be single entry. The headband design just doesn't work for single entry, unless they dramatically change that as well.
     
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  6. Fegefeuer
    Audezes connectors or Mini XLR have a pretty good strain relief. No wonder others are also using that type of connection. Like Kennerton, Meze, ZMF etc..
     
  7. greenkiwi
    Oh, I might have to get the cable, assuming it's available... to turn my LCD-XC into a audiophile closed gaming headphone.
     
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  8. tradyblix
    I wasn't talking about whether planar diaphram size was valuable or not.

    I was just confused as to what exactly you were comparing it to. Because it didnt' seem like comparing it to dynamics was a fair comparison, and in it's price range (800 dollars or thereabouts) Most of the planar designs are around 100mm right ?

    Pretty sure all the LCD series is.

    That's what I meant.

    In any event it doesn't seem like arguing over marketing copy with a company rep is gonna be real fruitful, but thanks for addressing it
     
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  9. mixman
    What separates this headphone soundwise from the LCD2C?
     
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  10. KMann
    Fair enough, I did not understand your intial question. The message could have been clearer, but you need to look at it from the perspective of drivers typically found in gaming headphones, which are dynamic drivers.
     
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  11. KMann
    I will leave sound impressions to others, from a technical stand point, it images similar to LCD2C but, is less warm compared to LCD2C as it shares some DNA with MX4.
     
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  12. iPaintCode
    It's basically 1/2 of the internals of the MX4.

    GX vs MX4

    Single Fluxor magnet array vs Double Fluxor magnet array
    100dB1@mW vs 105dB@1mW
    No FAZOR vs Has FAZOR
    Steel Band Pleather Suspension
    vs Carbon Fiber Band Leather Suspension
    Pleather
    Ear Pads vs Leather Ear Pads
    2 Cables one with mic vs 2 Cables one with XLR
    Regular Thickness Uniforce Diaphragm
    vs Ultra-thin Uniforce Diaphragm

    If this sounds like the LCD2Classic, that would be a great value for the magnesium but, you have to like the red mesh. I'm guessing due to the specs the MX4 a big step up in most areas. IIRC, the MX4 is an LCD-X diaphragm with an LCD-4 magnetic array, the diaphragm makes a slight difference, but the MX4 to my ears is a turbo'd up LCD-X.
     
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  13. Hifiearspeakers
    Correction: the MX4 does not have Fazors either.
     
  14. iPaintCode
    That’s what I thought until I read it on the LCD-MX4 product page and called Audeze to inquire. The gentleman I talked to on the phone said things change and they keep the site up to date. I hope for Audeze sake that is a typo and mistaken information if you’re correct.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  15. mixman
    Ha, that would be funny if they added the Fazors without telling anyone!
     
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