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Old 02-17-2011, 05:30 PM
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I was in Wal-Mart today and stopped by their headphone section. As usual, they don't have much of a selection. As I was looking something caught my eye. They were brown colored IEMs. As I looked closer the box said they were wood. I was surprised. I had never seen wooden headphones before in any style let alone IEMs. I don't remember the exact brand name, though. I think it was Timber or something. The box said it was mahogany wood. It also said because of the wood they give a warm sound (remains to be heard). The jack was gold plated. I thought they kind of looked like the Creative EP630s but wooden. I have to admit I kind of liked the look. My big question is are they any good? Has anyone here had any experience with them? The only other IEM I could possible compare them to are the EP630s. Are they as good as, better, or worse than EP630s?
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:59 PM
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I'd probably say, with my experience with guitars, wood would definitely give a warmer sound. Although, I'm sure their acoustic properties would differ a lot (depending on size).

I'd be interested in hearing them, though!
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:01 PM
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IIRC JVC was one of the first with the JVC HP-FX500 around 2008/09 and in 2010 released the HA-FX700 look here, thinksound has them look here, MEElectronics has the lowest cost ones I've seen the R1 look here and there's others ... If it's Wal-Mart, it's either the MEE or something even cheaper as the MEE's can be found for $25.00.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:19 PM
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After a bit of searching I think I found the ones I saw in Wal-Mart today. They were indeed Timbers. From my research they are Maxell brand. Wal-Mart had the mahogany ones, but I have found that there is also oak. Wal-Mart had them for $20. There aren't many reviews of these things around. I'm still not sure how good or bad they might be.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-190244-...7989307&sr=1-2

The picture on Amazon shows a standard jack. The ones in Wal-Mart definitely had a gold jack.

Does Maxell make good headphones?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:23 PM
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For that price they might be worth hearing but don’t fall for the “warm” marketing hype as the cheap one’s have low cost drivers with wooden housing for looks only. The more expensive one’s have wooden disk membrane which may actually produce a different sound.

Edit: they have the oak ones for $12.01 per the specs have the same drivers http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-190243-...ref=pd_sim_e_1 but I wouldn't expect much.
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One word comes to mind......splinters!
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I woodn't buy them.
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You never know they might be oak kay.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:51 PM
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Dunno....Maple yes, maple no...

Seriously, I am with WG on this - just not sure how much impact the wood housings will have unless the drivers are pretty decent inside. Though, I guess one could consider exactly what impact the Panasonic ultra-rigid Zirconium housings have on their sound signature.
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Maxell is only good with their blank CDs,DVDs,tapes and batteries.
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