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post #61 of 69

That's just upholstery vinyl and it's only an oversized lip to attach it to the headphone.  More pics in the album.

 

Also, Hikaru chirped happily when I told her that someone said she looked awesome.

post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

That's just upholstery vinyl and it's only an oversized lip to attach it to the headphone.  More pics in the album.

Also, Hikaru chirped happily when I told her that someone said she looked awesome.

Very cool. I wish I could sew...-_-
post #63 of 69

It's not too hard.  It just takes an inordinate amount of time to do my hand since I don't have a sewing machine.

post #64 of 69

is Hikaru toilet trained...hope she doesnt take the pads for the pottie.

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this thread is interesting, guess i am not a good vegan,

i am guilty of chewing on my Jmoney lambs.

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post #65 of 69
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

is Hikaru toilet trained...hope she doesnt take the pads for the pottie.

tongue_smile.gif

 

 

Not really, but she will go on command if I hold her over a trash can so that will give me at least 10 minutes of not having to worry about it.

post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post



Yes, animal products can be considered renewable as long as the ranching/agriculture is done in a sustainable manner - this generally means no corporate farms. It's a grey area on a larger scale though; cows take LOTS of resources to raise and harvest, and produce relatively little biomass in return. Their cultivation also usually requires hydrocarbons, but it doesn't use hydrocarbons to directly produce (in other words steak-ums are not a clever re-arrangement of oil; like plastics can be/are).
 

 renewable but not planet friendly...

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/cow-emissions-more-damaging-to-planet-than-co2-from-cars-427843.html

post #67 of 69
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post

 renewable but not planet friendly...

Yeah, wow, that's like a very nice "short and sweet" way to say it. redface.gif

I mean, it's so elegant, and just perfectly captures the issue.
post #68 of 69

I guess you can also try sending a mail to the headphone companies, they should respond to this request, its pretty reasonable.

post #69 of 69
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

I guess you can also try sending a mail to the headphone companies, they should respond to this request, its pretty reasonable.

Honestly I think most headphones would meet the burden, if the question over plastics is removed. Looking at my current collection, all of them are "animal free" except for the leather case that the ESP/950 includes (but the earpads and headband are not leather) - but all of them (except the F1) are also plastic of some sort, so the question comes back to whether or not the plastics are "animal free" and I'm not sure if even the manufacturers could tell you that. So for most vegetarians/eco-conscious people, I think most headphones will work apart from the few models that explicitly use leather or non-renewable hardwoods (and basically I can only think of Audio-Technica and Headphile models that would really meet this burden, and I have no idea what the sustainability looks like for their chosen wood products; FWIR Grado actually has wood grown just for their use (or more generally for industrial uses and Grado is one of many buyers), instead of chopping down a natural forest, and I think Denon and JVC probably do the same).

But I agree, it's fairly reasonable with something like headphones to ensure they're vegetarian/vegan friendly - like Aude'z'e has done.
Edited by obobskivich - 6/3/12 at 10:10pm
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