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Audeze LCD-2 Bamboo

$995.00
MSRP $995.00
Stock Status: 1 to 2 Weeks.
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Top Ten For AudiophilesManufactured in the USA by a specialty audiophile headphone company, the Audeze LCD-2 Bamboo is a planar-magnetic driver design (aka 'Orthodynamic') delivering richly detailed, full-toned accuracy that makes it highly attractive to audiophiles employing superb sources and headphone amps in their audio arsenal. Deep imaging, dead-accurate transients and a simple transparency that sounds great with any genre or recording makes the LCD-2 Bamboo one of our favorite headphones ever at HeadRoom. With leather pads, genuine bamboo wood earcups, sleek black metal connectors and travel case.

 


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Product Features:

  • Planar magnetic transducers deliver richly detailed accurate sound
  • Custom designed sustainable Bamboo wood earcups
  • Comfortable and supple lambskin leather headband
  • Specially designed premium lambskin leather earpads.
  • Durable hard-sided travel case included
  • Sleek black metal headphone plug connectors
  • Engineered & manufactured in the USA

What's In The Box:

  • Hard-sided ABS plastic travel case (flight approved)
  • Audeze LCD-2 Headphones
  • 1/4" terminated headphone cable

Applications:

The first Audeze LCD-2 headphones were introduced in late 2009 to an astonished headphone world. Manufactured by Alexander Rosson and his team in Southern California, Audeze has ascended meteorically through the headphone firmament to reign supreme as many dedicated audiophiles' reference headphone of choice. The LCD-2 Bamboo comes with real bamboo wood earcups and has a joyful sense of musical engagement and a gorgeous timbre entrancing to listeners gravitating towards round, clear bass buttressing focused vocal midranges and extremely detailed but not overly 'dry' or analytical highs. Although still presenting a similar overall signature sound as the first LCD-2, the newest Audeze LCD-2 Bamboo edition features improved driver transducers with thinner, more responsive diaphragm membranes capable of rendering a wider, more stably '3-dimensional' floating soundstage image. The new transducer engineering also allows low frequencies to stay flat down to 5 Hz (!) with a smoother tonal presence in the mids and very cleanly pronounced uppermost highs. It's a fantastically fun, extremely musical sound and one we recommend every serious headphone lover or deep music freak should get their ears on.

Audeze’s hand-tooled manufacturing process combined with the advanced materials and technology produce extremely accurate and incredible sounding headphones. The Audeze LCD-2 Bamboo uses a proprietary thin-film diaphragm housed between a unique, highly efficient push-pull magnetic structure. The LCD-2 Bamboo earcups are constructed with hand-selected, 100% sustainable Bamboo wood for superior looks and minimal earcup resonance factor. Sustainable quality Bamboo farming practices allow Audeze more consistency in design and manufacture and offer a stellar tone equal to the hard-to-get (and increasingly endangered!) Caribbean Rosewood offered on the LCD-2 as an option. The sloped, precisely angled earpad cushions are made of premium lambskin leather with a special foam density designed to offer just the right amount of firmness for many hours and years of comfortable listening joy. Another great improvement we've noticed with the most recent LCD-2 editions is the improved ergonomics and lighter headband pressure making these a much more comfortable wearing experience for long listening session when compared to the previous LCD-2 ergonomics. Awesome work, Audeze!

This Audeze LCD-2 Bamboo headphones feature the newest upgraded lambskin leather headband / earpads and comes with a hard-sided flight-approved travel case for safekeeping these miraculous cans. The provided headphone cable is a slightly underwhelmingflat-wound 'Y'-cord that extends about 8ft and terminates a full-size 1/4" stereo plug. We highly recommend upgrading to our superb HeadRoom Cardas 'Fat Pipe' headphone cabling for LCD-2. The free 1 year manufacturer's warranty in effect only with your HeadRoom 'authorized Audeze dealer' purchase receipt.

NOTE: LCD-2 Bamboo does NOT include the wooden Audeze storage box (sold separately).

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • Headphone Type: Full Size
  • Weight: 1.15 lbs (w/o cord)
  • Detachable Cable: Yes
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 50 Ohms
  • Cord Length: 2.5 meters
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited 3 Year
  • Cord Type: Straight Y
  • Coupler Size: Large
  • Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
  • Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
  • Acoustic Seal: Open

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Clear, linear, detailed, natural
Posted by Mike from Seattle, WA on 2014-04-04

Recommend Product: Yes


I've been listening to Magnepans and HD-600 headphones for the past 15 years. 90% of my listening is acoustic instruments in natural spaces: chamber music, ancient music, acoustic celtic & bluegrass, jazz, etc. The HD-600 has wonderful midrange but it rolls off the extreme low bass and high treble. I have been looking for a headphone that has the HD-600's wonderful midrange, but without its other limitations. Essentially, I want Magnepans to wear on my head.


I tried the HE-500 which was great in many ways but the midrange voicing didn't float my boat. It had wonderful bass and clarity but was unnatural sounding. I want all that goodness but with the natural sounding midrange I get from the Magnepans and HD-600. The Audeze LCD-2 is exactly that. It's the best headphone I've ever heard and the only one with overall fidelity on par with the Magnepans.


They're heavier than the HD-600 but despite that at least as comfortable. The earpads are super soft and cans are angled just right. Once they're on I forget they're there.


Listening to them on a 1999 Headroom Maxed out Home, which is still kicking out super clean natural sound running like new after 15 years. What a great product you guys (Headroom) made.


Full review with details here:
http://mclements.net/Mike/mrc-blog/blog-140403.html



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Brilliant
Posted by ilikebananafudge from New York, NY on 2014-01-19

Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Tonal balance, amazing bass, clear soundstage, simply beautiful
Cons: A little heavy (not as bad as I expected)

These are stunning. I had the Sennheiser HD650s before these, and the LCD-2s absolutely blow them out of the water in every way. I didn't think the difference would be so extreme, but these are truly top notch headphones. The most noticeable difference is the soundstage. The HD650s have a narrow presentation, making it sound like all the instruments are playing on top of each other, whereas the LCD-2s place every instrument in space beautifully.

The bass on these is totally mind blowing -- tight, clean, with remarkably deep extension. People say that these are dark headphones, which I don't really understand. The only 'bright' headphones I have are the K701s and the LCD-2s seem to have all the same treble information without the strange upper midrange spike and with a much more present lower end.

For reference, I'm listening out of an AMB M^3 amplifier fed by an old Parasound DAC 1500 using FLAC files off of my desktop computer.


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Nice for a Short Time
Posted by Ashle from Langley, BC on 2013-10-25

Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Some Recordings Are Simply Outstanding
Cons: A Nasty Clamp and Heavy

This is the first higher end headphone I have owned. I'm a bit envious of the other reviewers that are comparing this product to comparable Denons, Sennheisers and the like.

Having had them for almost a year, running through a Burson HA-160D Headphone amp/DAC, I can say they have brought many big smiles, even unbridled laughter, with the revelation of good sound.

Most of the music I listen to comes from my Macbook pro. In addition, most of my files are CD quality or better. I listen to many genres of music - rock, jazz, classical, world, etc. I feel it is hard to describe the sound of these headphones, as they reproduce what they are fed so well, they are going to change with each recording, often with different pressings of the same recording. Personally, I find the top to bottom balance just fine. I do find I am getting much more high end then I do from my speakers though.

The issue for me is the weight and pressure. These are heavy and the pressure they exert, can be difficult - indeed even intolerable, given the wrong day or time. In small doses they are fine, however, it is a real shame to me that I cannot enjoy wearing them longer. I wrote in to the Company, however, got a poor reply. Basically a waste of time.

I'm going to give these a " yes " rating, since the choice is yes or no, however, I would strongly suggest you find a pair of these and wear them for a few songs before springing for a purchase. I wish I had.


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