I still very much like this headphone as far as sound, but when it comes to looks, despite it obviously trying to be a selling point, it just doesn't last. The headband padding falling off, the wood scratching, the mesh paint being knicked, the headphone paint being chipped... This is all with *babying* the headphones. When they're set down, it's gentle. They don't fall off any desks, and I don't pick them up in any weird way.
They look good out of the box. Give them time and they fall apart cosmetically. Functionally, still good.
Can't say I've encountered any of these issues. I do not baby my headphones in the slightest. Dropped em a couple of times, toss em on the bed sometimes. Not only has nothing fallen off, but I haven't even encountered the cracking issue. (Granted that was fixed by my batch of cans.) Only issue I have is a bit of squeaking when I put em on. Sure the Sennheiser doesn't build tanks, but they are hardly made from glass.