Closed cup, coiled cord, the cord not upgradable w/o soldering.
The ear-pads cover your ears if they are of average or below average size.
Just received mine today and without burn-in they are making a very strong first impression.
They come in a music shipping style case, foam inserts, bullet-proof packaging for the price closer to what $250 cans come packaged in. Velour carry bag and the usual 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter. The band and cup holders are metal, the cups very good looking hard plastic. Good clean bass, very good extension on tympani and kick drums and bass guitar, a bit of a veil on the lower mids and upper bass, less treble detail and smaller sound-stage than the SuperLux house sound, not the ultimate in far treble extension.
Sound-stage for a closed-ear can is very good.
This all with no burn-in, first hour out of the case.
My customary burn-in and break-in shall commence and more notes to follow.
looking forward to read your comparisons with CAL