Best pics I could get; paint actually started to flake a little on one earstem as I rubbed it with my finger. I could tell something was up the minute I touched them...could feel the paint and the friction from it (and of course the color was off). This was an ebay buy and by the pictures (which look like maybe they were taken with flash), it appeared titanium but its not. Plus the frames feel lighter than they should-don't know if this is possibly a function of the underlying finish having been ground down slightly-but a pair of Carbon Juliets is heavier in hand than these. Going to try to get an amicable return/refund----we'll see. Only solace? I have an X Metal on the way but the downside is it ruined a trade I had set up for a Romeo Scelzi which I'll now have to go to the open market for.