Excerpt: Aluminium, kevlar, paper and plastic are all common materials used to make speaker cones. JVC is the only manufacturer we've ever come across to use actual wood. JVC's thinking isn't completely off the wall. The company believes using wood - and birch in particular - improves frequency response and helps to produce a more natural sound.
Pros: Decent looks and build quality, passable detail levels
Cons: Dynamics are absent, little bass weight on offer, sound lacks transparency, there’s no real sonic spark