The HD50 headphones are extremely beautiful . The ear muffs are a plated silver color, with the padding on the headband and muffs a sleek black color. The padding is a synthetic leather material that is soft, flexible, does not make you sweat and feels great even after hours of wear. The HD50 headphones clearly follow the smartphone metal trend that is popular right now. The outsides of the ear muffs and the headband are made from powder metal alloy. The ear muffs have angled bearing hinges that allow for them to contour to the shape of your head. The HD50 are much lighter than they look and thanks to all the available adjustment and the very generously padding they are extremely comfortable to wear.