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Audeze LCD-2 High Performance Planar Magnetic Headphone - Shedua/Leather Pads

Designed and manufactured in California USA by one of the world's top audiophile headphone companies, the Audeze LCD-2 Shedua Wood edition is an open-back planar magnetic headphone offering a highly detailed, smooth acoustic accuracy. The buttery presentation and clean transparency of the LCD-2 Shedua is a sweet siren song to music freaks using good uncompressed audio sources and a nice headphone amp in their listening set-up.

The LCD-2 Shedua remains among Audeze's most affordable audiophile models. Really, it's a shameless gateway drug into their addictive uber high-end cans like the LCD-3 and the devastating Audeze LCD-4 headphones, which tops out around $4,000. Given its relatively accessible price, the LCD-2 Shedua is nothing short of simply irresistible audiophile headphone crack.

The Audeze LCD-2 Shedua doesn't quite have the expansive dimensional imaging and controlled intensity of the LCD-4's solar plexus gut-punch or the speedy dynamic quickness of the LCD-3. Instead, we hear a less demanding, more easily paced sound that is pleasantly rounded while being totally faithful to the music and the recording. The freshly updated 'Fazor' planar magnetic drivers generate slightly improved extension at the edges of the frequency range versus previous LCD-2 iterations with a clearly organized, richly rendered musicality that is thoroughly engaging, simple and unhyped.

It's this alluring combo of smoothness joined with a dead-accurate transient response and an uncluttered soundstage presentation that makes the Audeze LCD-2 Shedua among our top audiophile headphones at the 'under-1K' tier. The best thing for us is that the LCD-2 synergizes well with any recording or music style - its not picky about sounding good. We think the LCD-2 delivers a superlative bang-for-the-buck headphone value that belies its affordable cost of entry compared to other headphones even at twice its price. Our expert headphone.com review team uniformly thinks the Audeze LCD-2 Shedua is a wonderful listening experience and a very highly recommended headphone.

Size-wise, the Audeze LCD-2 Shedua headphone will nicely fit folks of medium and larger head dimensions without any comfort worries. If you're on the smaller noggin side of things, the LCD-2 is a big and slightly bulky full-size headphone, so there's a chance you might get a bit swallowed up by the deep-well earpads and large headband frame. The old adage, "try before you buy" may apply here for ergonomically sensitive listeners. Naturally, our world-famous headphone.com 'no-hassle' 30 day return policy makes that a totally easy thing!

The Audeze LCD-2 Shedua features luxuriously plush lambskin leather earpads, sustainable 100% Shedua wood earcups, a detachable headphone cable terminating to a beefy 1/4" stereo plug [3.5mm 'mini plug' adapter included] plus an excellent hard-sided travel case. A 2-year manufacturer's 'repair or replace' product warranty fully covers you in case of any eventuality only when the LCD-2 Shedua is proof-purchased from true authorized Audeze dealers - like us right here at headphone.com.


  • Product Features:

    • Planar magnetic transducers deliver richly detailed accurate sound
    • Custom designed sustainable Shedua 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 Southern California USA
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 70 ohms
    • Sensitivity: 101 dB SPL/V
    • THD+N: <1%
    • Connector Type: 1/4"
    • Cable Length: 8.2 ft. (2.5 m)
    • Cable Style: Straight Y
    • Weight: 1.08 lbs (490 grams) w/o cord
    • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited 3 Year (drivers), 1 Year (parts)

    What's In The Box:

    • Hard-sided ABS plastic travel case (flight approved)
    • Audeze LCD-2 Headphones
    • 1/4" terminated headphone cable
    • 1/4" to 3.5mm (1/8") adapter
  • 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 LCD2 Shedua comes with real shedua 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 Shedua 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 Shedua uses a proprietary thin-film diaphragm housed between a unique, highly efficient push-pull magnetic structure. The LCD-2 Shedua earcups are constructed with hand-selected, 100% sustainable Shedua wood for superior looks and minimal earcup resonance factor.  The gorgeous Shedua wood allows 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 Shedua 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 underwhelming flat-wound 'Y'-cord that extends about 8ft and terminates a full-size 1/4' stereo plug. We highly recommend upgrading to our superb Cardas or Corpse Cable headphone cabling for Audeze LCD headphones. The free 3 year manufacturer's warranty in effect only with your HeadRoom 'authorized Audeze dealer' purchase receipt.

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