Morning all. Short time lurker, first time poster here. This seems like a friendly place, so forgive my lack of knowledge ! Currently just using a set of JVC flats I bought for my daughter, but I need to move upwards...
I'm interested in wood over-ears myself. I guess there's a good reason why musical instruments are made out of wood not plastic - but then again that's all about resonance and I'd think that's something we'd like to minimise ? In the world of turntable/CD supports, wood is often seen as the material of choice. But if for no ther reason, then just for the look, as long as the sound isn't compromised.
Mrenard - I was also interested in Zardak's views on the ES-821EB, but am slightly worried because 1). he hasn't come back to you, 2). has also made another "the search is over" post and 3). more generally because these have the 40mm drivers, not the new improved 50mm one's that you mention.
But they are available for £40 including shipping on ebay and I'm inclined to give them a try for that. You can get them for $10 - $20 a unit from wholesaler website alibaba.com, but you need a 1000 minimum order !
Any thoughts ?