Yes. And can you then send them onto him below
I feel exactly the same about the pleather. The velour feel harder, the pleather softer. The pleather create a seal around my ears that I like which the velours don't. And I don't hear any difference in the sound at all. My only complaint that applies to both is that they're not deep enough. Another 1/2 inch would be perfect so that my ears don't make contact with the driver covers.
I really want to like the pleathers, they are more comfortable and look nice and don't collect fluff (that annoys me...!) but I've tried them 3 time now telling myself that they are'nt much different.... but no. Noooo no. They compress the sound too much, it becomes "boxy", the mids become congested and muddy....
I must have great ears!