Yay! I finally received my pair today from Japan but they were stuck in customs since April 16th!!! I highly recommend using DHL from Japan from this point on since it would bypass that long wait at customs and not cost that much more.
They are definately quite impressive in terms of construction and appearance, especially compared to the finicky Denon mechanism. The frame feels very solid as do the large wood cups. The wooden finish is quite nice with a warmn honey colored wood. Beautiful, but not as much as the finish on the ESW10JPN.
The ear pads are pleather, but a very high quality kind which feels pretty close to the real thing. They do feel quite shallow though and the drivers seem to sit quite close to the ears.
I will give some impressions later tonight but I'm overwhelmed since I just received my SR-007s yesterday and don't know which to spend more time with
I must say that I'm really starting to have an affection for Japanese headphones though!