Even the highest quality materials ultimately succumb to the loving wear and tear of everyday use. Audeze LCD Earpads are hand-crafted leather and non-leather earpad replacements.
They worked with their leather supplier for three years to find the perfect material for these headphone earpads. They settled on a luxurious, soft and supple black lambskin leather, and a slightly more expensive, lightly dyed and even more supple brown lambskin leather that were the perfect fit for their LCD headphones. Both leathers are imported from a remote region in Italy.
They also offer a leather-free microsuede (faux suede) option. The same care and diligence was applied to finding the perfect non-leather material fit for our headphones.
To ensure your headphones are comfortable even during long listening sessions they tried dozens of earpad foam materials before choosing an open-cell polyurethane. These earpads aren’t just comfortable and luxurious, they also isolate against noise with a tight seal that improves sound quality and helps supply our famous bass.
The earpads direct the planar magnetic drivers toward your ears for better imaging and an improved fit. Audeze tested dozens of earpad angles using their Neumann Head, a precision device used to measure headphone performance on a “dummy head,” before finding the ideal slope for great soundstaging and accurate frequency response.
Their material experts carefully inspect each piece by hand so they can examine each and every detail. This ensures every earpad is free from scratches, blemishes, uneven stitches, dots, or deformation common in lesser earpads.
- Italian lambskin leather or leather-free microsuede offers superior comfort and appearance
- Easy to install: Pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) rings attach earpads to earcups
- Die-cut and precision hand-stretched materials for ultimate luxury and quality
- All earpad materials are hypoallergenic and resistant to static electricity
- Earpad slope guarantees a proper seal, fit, and acoustics
Word on the Street:
“[Audeze’s] leather earpads are about the thickest and plushest I've encountered.”
Michael Berk - Sound & Vision