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smallbit
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Jun 8, 2016
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Is that fake wood? It looks like a printed pattern in the pictures...
Jun 8, 2016
Yakov
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Jun 8, 2016
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Of course it's fake. Also for anyone wondering, those are plastic housings.
Jun 8, 2016
smallbit
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Jun 8, 2016
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But why the hell are they fake? It would take far less manufacturing effort to slap a small piece of cnc'ed wood on there and they would have a better product. Also the print is horrendous.
Jun 8, 2016
asigal
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Jun 8, 2016
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Then don't get the wood-print one. The others should be quite nice with some polishing.
Jun 8, 2016
RidevaDemocritus
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Jun 9, 2016
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My guess is that its a sticker or vinyl wrap that is put on the existing shell piece. It would be much more expensive to mill a ton of wood pieces that small when you consider how cheap the plastic mold process is per thousand pieces. I mean, these are some pretty nice looking IEMs for $37. You're not going to be getting mahogany.
Jun 9, 2016
smallbit
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Jun 9, 2016
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Yeah I suppose thats right. Upthumb for you.
Jun 9, 2016
Uzuzu
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Jun 11, 2016
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yeah because real wood is cheaper than plastic in 2016. Dunno if troll or not but it was a good laugh ;-)
Jun 11, 2016
smallbit
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Jun 11, 2016
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Yeah it actually IS cheaper in some cases which is why ganzo and other knife manufacturers use pakkawood and other cheap woods for the appearance of a higher quality product. In this case though I can see why it might not be since it is such a small area. Although it would probably help with the sound quality. I think it would be a minimal cost for a much better product. The cost of the abs plastic on this piece seems like it might take more in energy costs if it were a curved piece but it appears that it is pretty flat so it's probably the same process as it would be for wood to cut each piece. Really don't think my comment was as crazy as you are making it out to be. Do you always exaggerate like this? Is this a normal reaction for the MassDrop community? High score what does that mean? Did I break it? I'm new here so I don't know... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jun 11, 2016
RidevaDemocritus
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Jun 13, 2016
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I'm eating the flies, I'm eating more than you...
Jun 13, 2016
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