You’re welcome, thanks for reading!
You’re right that these are the two main choices in the price range. I was hoping that the Studio 3 Wireless would make a dent, but I still think it’s behind in the features department.
Sounds like you made a good call all around. It’s still a bummer that people have to even consider this weird build issue in their purchase, but I can’t think of a better way to do it than the way you did. Hopefully yours will never crack and in the meantime you can just enjoy these great headphones!