Recently I tried a pair of my friend's open over-ear headphones that were custom modified with wood housing. As soon as I put them on I was absolutely blown away by the sound: ultra clear while being very warm at the same time. It just made for a very relaxing listening experience.
I knew I had to get a pair of headphones with wood housing right then and there. Of course, being a IEM man, I thought I would turn to Head-Fi first and ask for guidance:
- Do IEMs with wood housing have the same warm and clear sound as full-size headphones?
- Who are the big names in the IEM space w/ wood housing offerings?
- What do you recommend?
I've personally owned a few sets of high-end IEMs, including Shures, UEs, and most recently the Monster Turbine Pro Coppers. I love my MTPCs, but more recently I've felt that they are a little TOO detailed and rich for me at times (if that makes any sense) and that's really why I want to get a pair with wood housing.