Time to make wooden cups... But for which phones?

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  1. MF_Kitten

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    i am working with a guitar manufacturer to produce my instruments for my company, and I suddenly realized We have what we need to make really nice wooden headphone cups... So I wanna do that!

    Now the question is "which phones would people buy wood cups for?"

    I am thinking Beyerdynamic phones first off, because I know they're good and comfortable, and readily available. They make for a good starting point. I am mainly thinking about the DT880 for this. Only one problem: is it possible to finely disassemble the cups on the DT880? I remember they have a black plastic cylinder with a metal cup mounted onto it, and then a metal grille mounted inside that metal part. I know the grille comes off, but does that black plastic come away from the metal?

    If so, I can make a nice large wooden cup that replaces the metal parts!

    If anyone could aid me in this adventure, I'd be very happy, and we could expand into other territories. Wooden T50RP enclosures anyone?!
     
  2. Maxx134

    Maxx134 no one will touch his boy parts without $$$

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    Depending on the popularity of the headphone,
    I personally would go for something ground breaking or in demand.....
    Would love to see a closed wooden HD800! !
    :)

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    Wooden T50RP enclosures are a done dime a dozen..
    Almost lol
     
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    Headphile has been making wooden cups for Beyers, Senns and Grados for probably at least a decade.
    Lawton Audio has been doing the Denon/Fostex cups.
    Martin Custom Audio does a little of everything on custom order.
    There's probably more, but take a look at these guys and think about what you can do that sets you apart from them.
     
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    The Headphile ones are awesome, but not where I want to go. Look at the Fischer Audio/Kennerton phones with wooden cups. That rounded smooth look is what I want for the exterior, and I want a slightly complex internal pattern on the inside, to act as a diffuser.

    I am leaning towards the Beyers still! The idea just looks too sexy to not do it!
     

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