Audeze LCD-X Creator's Edition vs Premium Package - What's The Difference?

Audeze LCD-X Creator's Edition vs Premium Package - What's The Difference?

Taron Lissimore
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Audeze LCD-X | Creator's Edition vs Premium Package

Audeze LCD-X Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Open-back headphones | Available on Headphones.com

Audeze has recently updated their entire LCD line-up from the LCD-2 Classic & up with new ear pads but those aren't the only changes they've made. The LCD-X has been available in two separate packages for quite some time but the differences were never too clear. Not only are we going to tell you about the differences between the Creator's Edition & Premium Package, we're going to break down the new updates for you to both packages! Giving our readers the most up to date information is our priority as we know the headphone landscape can be a confusing landscape at the best of times.

Read on for the Creator's Edition vs Premium Package breakdown!

Creator's Edition

Economy Travel Case

Audeze Economy travel case shipped with LCD-X creator's edition | Available on Headphones.com

The Audeze LCD-X Creator's Edition ships with Audeze's brand new "Economy Travel Case". Previously the Creator's Edition only shipped in a white, cardboard box with the LCD-X located inside the box. Now, you get the new economy travel case which is less robust in build than the LCD Pelican case. 

Single-Ended 1/4" Braided LCD Cable

Audeze LCD single-ended 1/4" braided cable | Available on Headphones.com

The LCD-X Creator's Edition ships with 1 x Single-Ended cable with a 1/4" termination on the amp side and mini-xlr on the headphone side. This cable is the standard 1/4" cable that ships with all LCD headphones (excluding the LCD-1 and Audeze's IEMs) The cable is 1.9m (6.2 ft).

Premium Package

LCD Travel Case

Audeze LCD Travel Case premium pelican case with LCD-X premium package | Available on Headphones.com

The LCD-X Premium Package ships with Audeze's regular LCD Premium Pelican travel case. This is the the same case that you would get with Audeze's LCD-2, LCD-3, LCD-4, LCD-MX4 & LCD-4z and the case that has basically become synonymous with Audeze headphones. Huge & rugged, the pelican case is guaranteed to keep any headphone safe.

Balanced 4-Pin XLR Braided LCD Cable

Audeze LCD 4-Pin XLR Balanced LCD Braided cable | Available on Headphones.com

The LCD-X Premium Package ships with the same single-ended 1/4" cable that the Creator's Package ships with but it also ships with Audeze's Balanced 4-Pin XLR LCD braided cable. Both the balanced and single-ended cables can be used with all of Audeze's LCD line-up (excluding the LCD-1 and Audeze's IEM line-up.)

Conclusion

Once it's all broken down like this, the differences between the Creator's Edition vs the Premium Package LCD-X become easy to understand.

Creator's Edition

  • Audeze LCD-X Planar Magnetic Headphones
  • 1/4" Single-Ended LCD Braided Cable
  • Audeze Economy Travel Case

Premium Package

  • Audeze LCD-X Planar Magnetic Headphones
  • 1/4" Single-Ended LCD Braided Cable
  • 4-Pin XLR Balanced LCD Braided Cable
  • Audeze LCD Travel Case (Premium Pelican Case)

If you're looking for the barebones package and have no need for a balanced cable, the LCD-X Creator's Edition is an easy recommendation at $1199.99.

If you value the addition of the balanced 4-pin XLR cable and the additional security of the more rugged LCD travel case, the LCD-X Premium Package is a no brainer.

Buy the LCD-X Creator's Edition for the best available price on Headphones.com (MSRP $1199.99)

Buy the LCD-X Premium Package for the best available price on Headphones.com (MSRP $1699.99)

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