The sound is said to be warmer and richer than that of plastic and wire competitors. Thankfully the wood-fest stops with the earpieces, which are rubber, ensuring a tight, background noise-reducing fit.
The innards are coated in a jitter-preventing damping gel, and JVC claims an audible range of 8Hz to 25kHz.
Coming complete with their own case and a choice of three sizes of earpieces, the buds shouldn’t make too big a dent in your wallet. They’re launching in Japan in February with a price of ¥15,000 (£65).
US and European releases should follow soon after. We’ll be bagging some of these ultra-classy in-ear ’phones to go with our Denon AH-5000s.
Price: ¥15,000 (£65).
On sale: tba
Contact: JVC Japan