I simply hate plastic, on the long run it just gets destroyed and cracks. I am sick of these people, truly sick of them and their way to deal with people. They obviously know that if they build something with durable and solid materials (I know many materials lighter and stronger than plastic), their product is going to be around for half a century, which goes against their business obviously. So far it would be ok but for God sake they sell thousand of these headphones for three and four digits £ $!!!! They should use space-grade materials, instead brands like sennheiser apparently uses for this new model the same driver of the hd25 (totally in super cheap plastic) and then even the earcups, everything for just €250 or equivalent in $. I am not saying that sennheiser doesn't build wonderful sounding headphones but my point is that when they can make something cheap then they do it immediately, they know that we crazy people will buy it instead of laughing at them and their cheap materials. So they do it. Personally I'll stop to buy any headphones that doesn't have decent materials and technology at a fair price, I won't care how they sound.
Headphones like the HD800 or Denon D7000 are just ridicoulous for the materials they use in proportion with their stellar price, especially the D7000, it simply makes me laugh for how filmsy they are. Not talking about the ultra expensive edition 8 or 10 or whatever, super cheap plastic coated with palladium, honestly it just doesn't make sense, the only thing I can think of is that it is all a marketing ********, then after a while they don't even bother to ********ting us anymore, now they sell the plastic headphones signature pro for that ridicolous price, it is totally unacceptable, especially the little piece of "real glass" WOW real glass that they put on it... what the f..k for £800 you have to build a space-grade titanium headphones!!!.
I appreciate brands like Audeze for their quality material and manufacturing, they even look at leather free materials (plastic in this case does make sense) and the use of the fantastic bamboo, bravo Audeze, although they are starting also to follow the same marketing logic selling the LCD 3 for +$1000 the price of the LCD 2!! I hope they don't start to make the housing of the drivers in plastic for the next model or increasing another $1000.
Sorry probably I have been a bit harsh but as customer and music quality lover I am really frustrated with all this, it is getting worse and worse every day. I have nothing against plastic, but it is what it is, so please sennheiser don't sell the HD25 at more than £150, they should cost at most £50, or don't sell the MOMENTUM wow!!! at £250 and then put plastic cups and even worse, plastic joints for the earcups, and please upgrade your plastic transducers of the middle range series.
I am sure that there are a lot of people that don't agree with me, but I am also sure there are plenty of folks that have my same thoughts, for the latters please don't allow these people to fool you, buy good quality product and obviously good sounding for a fair price.
Where is the old Sony that built the wonderful R10!!!