Does A Bit Of Wood Improve Headphones' Performance?

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I’m no audiophile, but it’d be silly to deny that there’s a wide range of quality in the audio devices out there, and material and construction can be the difference between a perfectly good speaker and a buzzy piece of trash. I was delighted with the ceramic and cork construction of the speakers I reviewed a few months back, but I have to say I’m a bit skeptical of the effect of wood construction in an in-ear headphone. I mean, isn’t the whole point to avoid resonation by channeling the sound directly into the ear canal?

But I haven’t yet tried these headphones (the Rain from Thinkingsound), so I’ll hold off on the trash talk until I’ve got something to back it up. I do like their eco-packaging, though.

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