Kind of takes the "open" phone concept to a new level. Check out those funky earpads-- there are gaps.
I say we dub this new design the "semi-circumaural" headphone.
Also potentially cool: it's a two-way design with two drivers-- one for highs, one for lows. Gurus-- is that a new concept in headphone design? Explains their expanded dynamic range to accomodate DVD Audio/SACD I imagine.
Very interesting. I look forward to an inmate review.