Been listening a couple hours now with the T1, and comparing to my DT880/600ohm. one thing that immediately struck me is that there appears to be more bass with the T1. Other than that the differences are more subtle, the music to me sounds "fuller" with the T1, also the highs smoother (the DT880 could sometimes have "earpiercing" highs with some songs).
It's because of the lights in the room, I can assure you they are black . As for the stripe on top of the band, on pictures it always looked to me like it was smooth silvery shiny, but as can be seen on this photo, on this headband it's matt black and somewhat "furry".
Edited by Sesam - 6/9/11 at 4:15pm