I would suggest a few days with the Layla's at home. But again, we're having this debate...something I NEVER thought possible with IEMs before them. That is quite a feat. Don't get me wrong, I love the HD800s and mine ain't goin' anywhere! My top 5 headphones of all time now are the SR-009/SR-007Mk1/LCD-X/HD800/Layla's (in no particular order except for the SR-009). As I noted, it's gonna be really hard to send these Layla's back after my review.