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Audeze LCD-GX Review

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While expensive, the Audeze LCD-GX has a wide, accurate frequency range and is very comfortable, making it a great option for serious gamers.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Audeze LCD-GX was released in 2019. It features a wired-only, open-back design and a 106mm/4 inch planar driver that delivers a wide soundstage, double the size of even the best gaming headsets. The frequency response itself is 10 Hz to 50,000 Hz. The detachable boom mic is directional and noise-attenuating. The headphone design is large, weighing 16.01 ounces. It lacks software for customization, EQ, or settings changes. We also have a guide to the best Sennheiser gaming headphones for those interested.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Audeze LCD-GX is a high-end pair of gaming headphones ideal for serious gamers seeking a high-end audio experience. The frequency of the speakers ranges from 10 Hz to 50,000 Hz, providing detailed mids, deep bass, and even clear highs. Even at high volume, the speakers only experience little distortion thanks to the planar driver. The attached boom mic is also high quality, allowing gamers to communicate clearly. Additionally, the headphones are comfortable, with wide, padded earcups and a sturdy build that is

However, the headphones have limitations. The wired-only connection means gamers have to stay within 8 ft of their consoles, and the headphones provide no customization controls, given they lack a software app.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great audio quality
    • These headphones are superb for gaming, given they have a broad and balanced frequency ratio ranging from 10 Hz to 50,000 Hz.

    • The sound itself is booming but not overpowering, capable of handling deep sound effects and bass-heavy genres of music. The open-back design results in excellent sound imaging.

  • Comfortable earcups
    • While heavy and bulky, the cups are comfortable and don’t wear out the ears, even during long listening sessions.

  • High-quality microphone
    • The attached boom mic is incredibly competent and great for high-quality streaming, recordings, and communicating with fellow gamers. However, its detailed quality means it can pick up outside noises. Mic quality is rated at 7.5 out of 10, placing it in the top 25% of gaming headset mics.

  • Low Latency
    • Gamers experience virtually no delay between audio and visual, given the wired connection leads to super-low latency.

Reason to Avoid

  • No wireless connectivity
    • The Audeze LCD-GX is a wired-only connection. While this is the most stable, the cord connection can’t connect to a phone for mobile gaming, and it limits users to the length of the chord, which is 8 ft long.

  • Limited controls
    • Outside of the mute/unmute button on the boom mic, the headphones have limited controls and no dedicated software app for adjusting the sound.

Audeze LCD-GX Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge TimeWired
Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsPC
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicYes
Driver SizeDriver Size100mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response50,000Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response10 Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingNo
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
Transparency Moden/a
True WirelessNo
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WeightWeight1.1 lbs
WirelessWirelessNo
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityNo

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Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)0
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)0
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Market Context

The Audeze LCD-GX was released in 2019. It features a wired-only, open-back design and a 106mm/4 inch planar driver that delivers a wide soundstage, double…

The Audeze LCD-GX was released in 2019. It features a wired-only, open-back design and a 106mm/4 inch planar driver that delivers a wide soundstage, double the size of even the best gaming headsets. The frequency response itself is 10 Hz to 50,000 Hz. The detachable boom mic is directional and noise-attenuating. The headphone design is large, weighing 16.01 ounces. It lacks software for customization, EQ, or settings changes. We also have a guide to the best Sennheiser gaming headphones for those interested.

The connection is the main difference between the Audeze LCD-GX and Audeze Maxwell Wireless. The LCD-GX is a wired-only connection with an 8ft chord, while…

The connection is the main difference between the Audeze LCD-GX and Audeze Maxwell Wireless. The LCD-GX is a wired-only connection with an 8ft chord, while the Maxells are wireless and connect up to 150 yards. While both have a 10Hz – 50KHz frequency range, the LCD-GX headset has an open-back design that makes the soundstage wider and more balanced. We also have a Beyerdynamic MMX 150 review for a more lightweight gaming headset.

Compared to the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE headphones, the Audeze LCD-GX has a much better sound performance for gaming and music. The Corsair headset…

Compared to the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE headphones, the Audeze LCD-GX has a much better sound performance for gaming and music. The Corsair headset has a 20Hz-40KHz frequency range, whereas the Audeze has a 10Hz – 50KHz, for a more dynamic and accurate soundstage with less distortion. The Corsair is a wireless option with a 60 ft connectivity range, while the Audeze is an analog wired connection that is limited to an 8 ft range. For the full review of another Corsair offering, we have a Corsair Virtuoso Pro review. If you want to see more wireless options, see our Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless review.

The Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless, compared to the Audeze LCD-GX, isn’t as good in terms of durability or sound quality. The Turtle Beach frequency…

The Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless, compared to the Audeze LCD-GX, isn’t as good in terms of durability or sound quality. The Turtle Beach frequency range is 10-Hz-22Khz, while the LCD-GX is much wider at 10Hz-50KHz. The build quality and comfort of the LCD-GX headset is also much better. The Turtle Beach headset clamps tight, while the Audeze has a suspension headband to reduce the effects of the heavyweight. For further consideration of competing offerings, check out our Turtle Beach Recon 50X review.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

No

No

Battery Charge Time

Wired

Battery Life

n/a

80 hrs

20 hrs

24 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Compatible Platforms

PC

Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm

3.5mm, USB Type-C

USB Type-C

Detachable Mic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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    Availability

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    Free Shipping

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

84

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

80

Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    66.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The $900 Audeze LCD-GX is the most expensive gaming headset we’ve tested, with the best… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    67
    The Audeze LCD-GX is a capable gaming headset geared toward the audiophile who also games… Read More

    By:

    Christian Thomas
  • Tom’s Hardware
    60.08

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The LCD-GX is a headset for audiophiles who happen to be gamers (or not). It’s… Read More

    By:

    Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
  • Moon Audio
    46.96

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    When it comes to being a gamer and an audiophile, there is no better product… Read More

    By:

    Ricky Kovacs

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