A little off topic, but Panasonic seems to make some amazing products if you look through their lineup. Their high end TVs are best in category, their cameras especially the coveted LX3 and new LX5, their camcorders, their toughbook laptops, these buds. They make some very good products with outstanding build quality. I wish they would continue to put themselves out there and compete with the Sony's and LG's and Samsung's.
I am so excited for these headphones. They really look amazong in these pics (but dfkt can fool anyone with his photo skills) and I just can't wait to get them in my own hands and touch them. They really do look like polished little gemstones.