Everytime i see anyone writing about the "looks" of a HP, i wonder why it matters.
I know a lot of people used to laught at me when i first got my first around-the-ear HPs and used them when on the streets.
Now, after beats, everyone thinks its cool, and many people use AKGs, Senns, etc.
People are full of BS so i dont think it matters that much what they think about my HPS (whenever they are nice or ugly) and i dont plan to be posing as a model with them on (not to mention i have a huge nose so i doubt ill get there).
For me the LCD-2/3 Looks cool (ugly but cool). That sort of retro from space style with a strange mesh format looks like its shouting "look at me, look at me" :D.
However it does bother me that they are heavy, or they clamping force, or that my ears sweat.... comfort issues basicly.
I guess icare about the sound quality and comfort so much that the looks become a pointless part.
I totally agree as I could care less how something looks as long as they sound good, I mean there could be a headphone that's only in pink but they sounds amazing and I'd rock the crap out of them on the streets no problem. I always laugh when I'm selling a pair of IEM's because I don't usually post pics unless they ask and some people wont buy a pair because they're not the color they want like the e-Q5 for instance they wanted black not the silver ones. There IEM's its not like you can see much of them when your wearing them anyways.
I've never cared about the looks of a pair of IEM's or headphones and all the people that buy stuff like Beats just for looks are just plain D-bags imo (I hope that doesn't offend anyone).