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Audeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphone with New Suspension Headband and Travel case?

A total of 1 review of this product on Reddit.

17 points


8th Feb 2018

Open back headphones generally provide better sound quality for the price. Almost all really high-end headphones (ex. Audeze LCD-X, Stax SR-009, Sennheiser HD800s) are open back, although there are exceptions (ex. Audeze LCD-XC). This is because of the audio characteristics that being open back provides.

Open back headphones have the ability to provide a larger soundstage and better instrument separation than closed back headphones. Soundstage refers to the perceived distance a sound is from the listener. A headphone with a large soundstage has the ability for sounds to feel very far away from the listener. Instrument separation is the ability to hear each different piece of a song. A headphone with good instrument separation will allow the listener to separate the background bass guitar, lead guitar, strings, vocals, etc. easily. Simple recordings make this easy to do (ex. Yosi Horikawa – Bubbles) on almost any pair of headphones. More complicated tracks (ex. Foo Fighters – Everlong) will seem like a wall of sound on headphones with poor instrument seperation, but discrete parts on good ones.

Closed back headphones tend to have more punch in the bass than open back headphones due to the seal that they provide around the ear. That being said the best bass I have personally heard from a headphone comes from an open back set, the Beyerdynamic DT1990.