Damn, you got me. Yeap it's indeed a variation of the two. As for why? Well, I started using it in real life. My speech patterns are reflected in the way I type so naturally I started using it when talking to friends on FB or LoL and on head-fi too.
Urg, fluorescent pink. Sorry, but that's just not for me. Maybe if the leather were black. :3Personally, I like the ESS Mark 1 AMT headphones. There's just something about them that attracts me.EDIT: That's not my ESS Mark 1. I wish it was.