Yes you're right they should have made it out of lead steel and wood (total cost about $20 more maybe) to be "high tech."
Why not just use marble? Lol
Dood come on Sennheiser is the top most ethical most honest brand in audio today. Don't ding them for refusing to make a heavy headphone
I would hardly call the pricing of their new balanced cables "honest." A stock 1/4" HD650 cable from Sennheiser costs $12.32 from their own store and the new balanced cable costs $239. More than $200 for a terminator is a bit ridiculous and in no way honest. Both cables use the same copper conductor. You can buy pure silver or silver-copper cables for less than that.