For as long as I've been on head-fi, I've seen Head-Fi'ers totally disregard how any headphone looks. I on the other hand value a headphone that looks good, since I'd like to be able to sometimes share my interest in audio with others, and because I'd like to like how a can looks. They can even often skew the judgement of the sound. I'm also very interested in art (art, poetry, deep quotes, music), and the appearance of a headphone can reflect the creativity or time spent on it.
Now I'm not just going to trash a headphone simply because it doesn't look good enough- that'd be crazy. However, I will slightly prefer one headphone over another because of looks.
As for what style I like, I'm actually not quite sure how to describe it as a whole/ I can only do it indivisually:
My favorite looking cans include:
Sony MDR 1r
Philips Fidelio Series
Sennheiser Momentum On Ear/Over Ear (On Ear looks better)
Grado Prestige Series
My Ugly Cans Include:
tons of other open cans
all of Audio Technica Except A900x,A700x, ATH WS99, ATH M50 (wood looks ugly!)
MDR XB Series
Focal Spirit One
MDR 7500 series
AKG Kx67 series, K550
The new Beats studios look really good, as do the Monster DNA.
My favorite looking would be the UE6000, Momentum One Ear, MDR 1r, AKG K454 Orange/Blue.
Edited by Trunks159 - 12/2/13 at 3:31pm