I have the white and am so happy I went with those. Yes, the shields are satin/matte. I switched those out for midnight blue shield and WOW what a combo. I feel the white with silver where you can see the stainless of the hinges and wings really shows off the design and construction of these, just a gorgeous headphone.
Care to post some pictures of the white/midnight blue combo? That's the combo I'm awaiting. :)