For some reason nobody mention about the non-circular stitching between the velour and the pleather.
In many of the photos taken by those who got the test sample, I noticed that the stitching is just unacceptable for a 900$ headphone.
May be that's why they delay the shipping (just speculation xD)...
And btw, hi head-fiers, this is my first post here, even though I spent lots of times reading this site. (Can't believe I read that STX thread for 3 times... Lol)
I was looking at the stitching too but since Jerg did not comment on it, I deemed it unimportant for comfort. As long as the pads are more or less the same everywhere else [I am looking at you HM5 pads!] and comfy, I'll be happy ^_^