I tried a few tribeca wood headphones. The 1st one I got- the "studio" impressed me enough to try the "performance" and the "aviator". These seem to be esmooth oems all the way.
I'll got from worst to best here:
1. The performance wood headphones is the smallest,-on ear type. The build is nice enough, wood cups, plastic headband, braided detachable cable. Sound is very bassy, slightly muddy, with recessed highs and mids. ok enough from a portable source, but thats it.
2. The aviator is also on-ear but larger, metal headband, wood cups, detachable, braided cable. very sharp looking. much better sound than the small performance headphone. highs and mids are clear but the mid bass is very strong, and can overpower on bassy songs. Pretty much like a Sony xb500 or vmoda m100. Sounds nice from a portable source and would make most peeps happy in that role.
3. The studio, much larger the the others, still on-ear due to pads design. Looks like an Audio Technica. Braided detachable cable with screw on adapter. very comfortable. Sound is very nice, clear highs and mids with no shrillness, bass is full and textured. Sounds like a wood headphone should. Sounds even better amped. My only gripe- driver flex occasionally when i put them on. If it wasnt for that, I would call these a home run, even at full price.
Please keep in mind, i got these for great prices, for full pop I would recommend the Studio, maybe the Aviator, not the Performance.
Edited by ourfpshero - 3/19/14 at 4:55pm