The HP-FX500 headphones from JVC are partly made of wood, which is supposed to make stuff sound better. Here’s to hoping that it makes stuff sound WAY better because these things are expensive.
They’re available in Japan for 15,000 Yen (about $132)and may or may not mark the resurgence of wood-paneled audio gear that the world fell in love with back in the late 70′s or whenever that was. I don’t remember it happening, I just remember being born in 1979 and being surrounded by wooden-looking speakers from February of that year to sometime in the mid-80′s.
New wooden earphones from JVC [Akihabara]