HIFIMAN on Wood

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  1. TeamHiFiMAN
    HIFIMAN gives you that time-honored material connoting quality and luxury. Wood. But not just any wood.
     
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    HIFIMAN has been working closely with the design team in Boston who have made numerous contributions to HIFMAN products for many years. We thought that we would give you a little insight snippet about the wood we use on our headphone systems.
     
    HIFIMAN uses plywood custom molded with 100% hardwood plies in our high-end headphone designs which is both visually captivating yet strong: This same technique has been utilized in the creation of the renowned furniture designs by Charles and Ray Eames, who some consider to be among the greatest American designers of all time.  Some of the products that make use of the same molded wood techniques are exampled below and we think they show it off rather well.
     
    Solid wood yields great acoustic sound but it's fragile and prone to cracking. We use custom molded plywood, which retains the acoustic advantages of solid wood without the drawbacks.  A critical benefit is our custom molded plywood can survive a free fall drop test from the height of 5 meters!
     
    Furthermore, our process is not just one layer of decoration, commonly known as veneer, with inferior, cheaper materials underneath. HIFIMAN uses custom molded plywood with 100% cherry plies in our high-end headphone designs which is visually captivating, strong, and lightweight.
     
     
     
    Here are some examples of molded wood techniques on furniture design:
     
    Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair Wood Base
     
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    Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
     
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    Capelli Stool, designed by HIFIMAN’s design team in Boston
     
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    Photo courtesy of Herman Miller for the chairs
     
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  2. goldendarko
    good wood
     
  3. interface95
    Why is this on the front page?
    I mean the wood is really nice, but this looks just like another advertisement on head-fi's front page.
     
  4. FastAndClean
    For recent pricing it better be gold
     
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  5. goldendarko
    It is. Ignore and move along
     
  6. DeeKay10
    Horray! Pay more money for the same sound! :D
     
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  7. Sarnia
    Well I am extremely happy with my He1000v2.

    Love the look and feel of them and find them the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. No doubt helped by the lightness of the plywood.

    Metal, wood and leather beats plastic in my book.

    Oh and the sound, amazing.
     
  8. Whitigir
    Why is it expensive ? Because it look good :D
     
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  9. FastAndClean
    Fang "I need your money" Bian
     
  10. Arthur Li
    I have the HE560. The wood on it looks and feels cheap.
     
  11. mike138
    I actually prefer the plastic of the HE-400i.
     
  12. Dino2000
    I am having a hard time imagining that someone at HiFiMAN thought this is a good idea for a thread.
     
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  13. criticalJenn
    This just seems like Hifiman trying to say "we do it better than Monoprice" after the recent M1060 debacle, but in a really, really odd way - yeah veneer won't crack, but what of it, we've known that already.
     
    No news, no anything really.
     
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  14. mysticstryk
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    You mean this wood?
     
  15. Arniesb
    Looks extremely cheap for 3k.
     
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