This Amazing Bundle includes Audeze LCD X Headphones, & LH Labs Geek Out 450 mW DAC Headphone Amp.Audeze LCD X Open Back Headphones - Scan Pro Audio Recommmended
Imagine an unbelievably detailed pair of headphones that can get amazing results from your Laptop, Tablet or Phone without an additional headphone amp? Well, this is is. The low impedance makes these perfect for travelling producers and listeners alike, still with enough detail to attract top mastering engineers such as Erick Labson (Aerosmith, The Who, Souljah Boy) and Stuart Hawkes ("X" by Ed Sheeran's, Naughty Boy, Chase & Status, Example)
Audeze had one goal in mind when designing the LCD range of headphones "To recreate sound precisely as the artist intended". The LCD range produce incredibly accurate and detailed sound, which has won Audeze many awards in the Hi-Fi world and gained many professional studio users including Ken Andrews (Paramore, Nine Inch Nails), Rob Swire (Pendulum / Knife Party), Richie Hawtin, Andy C & Noisia, as well as many of the world's leading mastering engineers.
Audeze Headphpones utilise Planar Magnetic technology,which overcome many of the limitations of cone-based drivers.
Unlike conviention cones which are attached to a voice coil with a single magnet, Planar Magnetic drivers have two sets of magnets, with the diaphragm etched onto a wafer-thin film in between them with one set of magnets pushing as one set pulls. As the magnetic field is distributed across the entire diaphram, it can move faster, reproducing the waves much more accurately and also reduces distortion . Other headphones and speakers often have square waves that look more like sawtooths, due to the cone not being able to move as fast as required.
Planar magnetic drivers are also a lot more durable than dynamic drivers as only the diaphram actually moves in the headphones, so the drivers wont degrade as they get older.
Audeze made many chages to the basic planar magetic design, with them being renowned for thier extened low frequency response and exceptionally sharp transients. Audeze Diaphram Construction
These are the 2014 model that include the new "Fazor" waveguides in each earphone assembly. The Fazor elements improve clarity, focus and the already spectacular holographic imaging. The two Fazor elements are placed just outside the two magnet structures that surround the diaphragm in each capsule. They guide and manage the flow of sound around the magnets.
The reference-level LCD-X is an exciting addition to our LCD planar magnetic headphone collection. The LCD-X features a newly-developed and processed transducer made of a thinner and lighter alternative material with new Fazor technology.
Our patent-pending Fazor elements are unique to the LCD-X and LCD-XC and 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.
The LCD-X transducer is specifically designed to work with a wide variety of driving sources. From portable players to studio use, the LCD-X provides high volume without a headphone amplifier even though all LCD-series products benefit from a high-quality amp.
The LCD-X earcups are made from polished anodized aluminum with sloped ear pads of either premium lambskin leather or a leather-free super-suede microfiber fabric. The earpads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the proper firmness and acoustic balance.LH Labs Geek Out DAC Headphone Amp Scan Pro Audio recommended. This is an amazing DAC and headphone amp, which comes into its own driving large headphones like Audeze LCD-X and Sennheiser HD 600 / 700/ 800. We've never heard such good spearation and definition from such a small unit! It's low latency for electronic audio production and is USB powered, so perfect for laptop use... wherever you are. If you have very high impedance headphones, then try its big brother, the Geek Out 1000 for extra power.
It's based around the same ESS Sabre 9018 converter chip as many top audiophile DAC's, as well as Apogee & MOTU's top interfaces.
People have been compromising for way too long.
Geek Out is a high-resolution digital-to-analog converter and amplifier that is far superior to your computer's internal sound card.
It plays any audio file from MP3 to 384kHz/DSD128. Geek Out connects to your computer using a USB port, turning any USB 2.0 compatible Linux, Windows PC or MAc into a high-performance music listening station.Ultra-High-Resolution Audio
When LH Labs first considered making Geek Out, it had to do real 32 bit / 384 kHz PCM audio. It also had to do DSD 128. They're the makers of Da Vinci Dual DAC, after all. They couldn't chince out.Pure Class A Amplification
Geek Out has the most powerful pure Class A amplifier than any of its competitors. With several different models to choose from, you can use Geek Out with any headphone that's out there— from sensitive IEM's all the way up to large, esoteric cans.3D Awesomification
Headphones have a hard time sounding like the real deal. With Geek Out's 3D Awesomifier, you get closer to the music than ever before— experiencing it like it's in front of you, not inside your head.Asychronous USB 2.0
Geek Out's USB interface complies with USB 2.0's Audio Spec, making it fully asynchronous.Geek Out is:
A super high-end audio component. It decodes and amplifies your digital audio so your rad headphones can really sing. High performance isn't just for audiophiles anymore.Geek Out isn't:
Mumbo jumbo. Nor is it hocus pocus. Geek speaks audiophilese so you don't have to. It's simply the best sounding awesomifier you'll ever own. Features
Audeze LCD X Headphones
Each LCD-X comes with:
• ADZ6SE Cable (single-ended 1/4"): 1/4” TRS to 2x4-pin mini XLR
• ADZ6B4 Cable (balanced 4-pin): 4-pin XLR to 2x4-pin mini XLR
• 1/4" to 1/8" adapter
• Ruggedized travel case
• Warranty documents
• Style Open circumaural
• Transducer type Planar magnetic
• Magnetic structure Proprietary self-closing design
• Magnet type High-grade Neodymium
• Diaphragm area 39.8sq cm (6.17sq in)
• Maximum power 15W (for 200 ms)
• Optimal power 1-4W
• SPL > 130dB with 15W
• Freq Response 5Hz - 20kHz extension to 50kHz
• THD < 1%
• Impedance 20 ohms
• Efficiency 95dB / 1mW
• Weight 600g
• Cable length 2.5m (8.2 ft)LH Labs Geekout DAC Headphone AMP
• A high-res DAC and headphone amp that plugs into your computer’s USB port
• USB 2.0 compliant audio device
• 3D Spacialization technology for more natural sound
• Decodes PCM up to 384kHz/32bit and DSD 64/128 natively
• Patent-pending three layer buffer
• 384 kHz / 32 bit and DSD 2 decoding engines
• 64 bit volume control
• Quiet power technology
• Class A high current output
• Less than 1 ohm output impedance
• Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, 2.822 MHz, 3.072 MHz, 5.644 MHz, 6.144 MHz
• Supported bit depths:1 bit, 16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit
• Output Impedance: 0.47 ? (headphones) and 4.7 ? (line out)
• Maximum Output: 450mW (2.65vrms)