So here's a mod for everybodey but dan. Take a beyer headband pad and attach to the topside of the leather comfort strap not the bottom. Will make the headphones feel light and airy and ubercomfy, supercheap as well. Dan just punished me for not returning his headphones to him within my fifteen day alloted time so if I see a premium leatther comfort strap out I'll be seenin ya in court dan. I also found your arguments with your $1400 headphone and the schiit asgard 2 example to be extremly smug an disrespectful. Like I've never had to return stuff or ask for an upgrade. 98% of the times whether it was walmart or joe schmo's headphone shop if I wasn't happy wit somthin it was taken care of. Sorry I gota be the jerk to treat you this lesson but the customer is always right even when they're wrong. You might be the world's best headphone builder right now but you could really use a seminar on how to take care of your customers.
You're upset because you missed a clear and fair 15-day deadline (which you agreed to by purchasing the product)? Sounds more like an issue on your part, not Dan's. And you're seriously mentioning a retailer like Wal-Mart for your comparisons? The two operations are not even comparable in the slightest.
What's wrong with demonstrating the value of a product relative to much more expensive products? If one is generally humble and honest about it, which Dan is (he even backs up claims with measurements), isn't that something that most consumers should praise?
I'm not so sure Dan is the smug and disrespectful one in this scenario.