I just finished my first ever woodies... they look like crap. made from palochina wood very similar to pine.
after several listening tests, i noticed the clarity... the sound doesnt come too crowdy anymore and...
i lost some treble and gained a thickness in the mids which makes some sibilant treble very listenable... but i think i lost some shimmer.
dont know if i will like this or im just too used to the old grado sound. will try mahogany next.
thanks to this thread!