I actually think the woody is slightly more recessed sounding than the stock. Take a look at the later time slivers in the upper mids and lower treble. The woody CSD drops faster in those regions. Again, I don't know if it's the wood or simply product variances. I do want to emphasize that it's still very much an HE-500. In other words, the differences are much smaller than your Grade B pre-RMA LCD2r2 and your Grade A post-RMA LCD2r2.