I think the UEs are designed to stick out, so that would be why.
Well, they're supposed to be worn Frankenstein style but with the flip mod you can get them nearly flat (how you have illustrated).
Wearing the DBA how you wear them is perfectly fine, too. There may be more microphonics, but that's to be expected.
Yes I agree with the microphonics issue. I sometimes wear them over ear esp when I'm on the move but still in reverse fashion. Thanks for the input