Even the highest quality materials ultimately succumb to the loving wear and tear of everyday use. As such, Audeze offers hand-crafted leather and non-leather earpad replacements for their LCD line of planar magnetic headphones.
Audeze worked with their leather supplier for three years to find the perfect material for their headphone earpads. They finally found 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 headphones. Both leathers are imported from a remote region in Italy.
To ensure your headphones are comfortable even during long listening sessions, Audeze tried dozens of earpad foam material before choosing an open-cell polyurethane.
Their earpads arent just comfortable and luxurious, but they also isolate against noise with a tight seal that improves sound quality and helps supply Audeze's famous bass.
Audeze's 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.
Inspected by Hand
Audeze's 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.
Easy to Install
You can remove your old earpads and install new ones in under five minutes. All you need is a flathead screwdriver and a sharp blade knife. Detailed instructions arrive with every pair of earpads, or you can view the instructions online.
"[Audeze's] leather earpads are about the thickest and plushest I've encountered." -Michael Berk, Sound & Vision
Italian lambskin leather 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