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 our LCD line of planar magnetic headphones.
We spent time carefully designing and selecting materials for the assembly of our headband. At its core the headband is constructed with heat-treated spring steel that is powder coated to prevent corrosion. This base is then padded with foam and (as outlined in our earpad replacement) wrapped in your choice of either lambskin leather or leather-free microsuede to create the perfect, comfortable fit.
We worked with our leather supplier for three years to find the perfect material for our headbands. We 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 our headphones. Both leathers are imported from a remote region in Italy.
Microsuede (Leather Free)
A number of you have told us you’d like an alternative to our leather products and we’ve responded by offering 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.
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