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Is that fake wood? It looks like a printed pattern in the pictures...
Of course it's fake.
Also for anyone wondering, those are plastic housings.
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.
Then don't get the wood-print one. The others should be quite nice with some polishing.
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.
Yeah I suppose thats right. Upthumb for you.
yeah because real wood is cheaper than plastic in 2016.
Dunno if troll or not but it was a good laugh ;-)
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)_/¯
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