I wanna ask two things: someone answered my previous question about amping, but I feel that person meant was that these headphones are easy driven and I was asking more about if they are power hungry. Do they need lots of power to make it shine or better focus on quality amp?
Also I wanna ask about cups. Do wooden cups change the sound or is only for aestethics?
This headphones are meant to be used with professional audio gear, as they are studio monitors. I drive them with a Phonic Helix Board 12 Firewire MKII mixer and can't pass the 9 o'clock position in the volume pot. I also tried them with somewhat expensive audiophile gear (for expample Opera-Consonance Cyber-20 and Lehman Audio black cube linear USB, among others) a and wasn't able to tell any difference in performance.
If you make a wood enclosure, maybe it would need less dampening that the highly resonant plastic of the stock cups. This may also affect the sound in some way or another. Some people speak about the subtle differences of the dark oak, the wenge, etc...