jvc hp-dx1000Did we miss the memo announcing that this is wooden gear week? Must've, since we've seen the wood-cased iPod, the Siemens woody phone, and now JVC's ridiculously expensive wooden HP-DX1000 headphones. While JVC is quick to point out that this makes sense, since wood has great resonating capabilities and has been used in speakers for decades, we've gotta be even quicker to note that we really think a thin veneer isn't going to make a whole lot of difference in sound quality. But if you really, really need to complete that dead tree look, go for it; you've got nothing to lose but about a grand.

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