Originally Posted by Riggaberto
Just to be clear you're saying the bamboo model would be more durable than the rainforest wood model?
I don't mind wood in general, just not at the expense of deforestation in tropical climates, that's why I'm looking at the bamboo model instead...though I suppose I should contact them directly and ask where the bamboo comes from. I'm not an environmental zealot by any means, but when all it takes to do the right thing is a little research I don't have an excuse :)
Yep, a major complaint with the previous "rainforest" wood type is that they get a lot of cases with the wood housing cracking and having to be returned and replaced. Composite bamboo won't do that unless you intentionally try to do it.
The bamboo is probably farmed. But to be sure of that yeah you're best off contacting Audeze directly or perhaps scrounge around the internet a bit more regarding this design update.
Still though bamboo is EXTREMELY fast-growing, probably a few hundred times faster than most exotic hardwoods, I wouldn't worry about it even if it's from a wild forest - bamboo is 'green' as hell if you catch my drift lol.
Interesting wikipedia tidbit:
Bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world, as some species have been recorded as growing up to 100 cm (39 in) within a 24 hour period due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia, being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product.
Edited by jerg - 4/12/12 at 9:49pm