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 The 7550 is going to be less mid-forward and less bright than the CK100. The soundstage is nice and large, though, and sibilance is never a problem. Isolation is mediocre and the fit is atypical, but not uncomfortable once you get used to it. If you want a somewhat similar signature with the comfort and isolation of a BA earphone, the TDK BA200 is a good option. I compared the 7550 and BA200 in the BA200 review: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/tdk-ba200/  On...
Posted a review of the OPPO PM-1 headphones here: http://theheadphonelist.com/oppo-pm-1-review-comparisons-lcd-2-hd600-560/  Thanks! I replied to your PM. Will see where the IS-1 falls, and maybe send them over the InnerFidelity for some measurements.   I hope so too! 
Wrote a review of the OPPO PM-1 for anyone interested: http://theheadphonelist.com/oppo-pm-1-review-comparisons-lcd-2-hd600-560/   Not exactly portable, but it is a headphone .
 I personally don't recommend them often because of the shaky availability in the US.   I wish the EP2 was a little less harsh in the upper midrange - that's the biggest gripe I had with it because overall it is a very solid earphone. That said, it's not neutral-sounding - certainly not as neutral as the A161P. It's a little too mid-bassy/bloated compared to the A161P and as a result a little more congested and less detailed.
 They're similar in the sense that both can be called v-shaped, but other than that they're pretty different. The FXT90 is more mid-bassy but also has warmer/thicker/fuller mids by a good margin. The FXD80 is more focused on deep bass vs mid-bass and has thinner/more withdrawn mids by a good margin. It also has a more "wide and flat" soundstage whereas the FXT90 is more forward and has better depth.  There's an app that lets you use reference headphones and pre-set EQ...
 Yeah, you would definitely notice the differences in sound signature, but not so much in performance (i.e. FXT90 might have a little more quantity of mid-bass and midrange, but with similar quality).  TDK BA200 or potentially Sony MDR-7550 if you're okay with crap isolation and the odd fit. These are not bass-heavy earphones, but if you're okay with the bass from the A161 they should work for you. They both have a warmer, less analytical sound compared to the A161P but...
 That just means you need to look in more often   If the JVCs were my top pick for your requirements a month or two back, they still are - I haven't come across a direct replacement.  The FXT90 is certainly not as recessed in the midrange but I can't put a dollar value on that.  Thank you   My pick would be the VSD1S from VSonic.  The IEMs I could recommend for that type of sound - HiFiMan and TDK primarily - lack the remote feature. It is also unclear how the...
 The FX40 is quite bright. The 3580 is a better match for what you want, except it doesn't have particularly forward mids. More so than the M9, but still not forward. The Dunu DN-12 Trident recommended above might be a pretty good option, too.  I don't have a Fiio E6 and phone audio quality varies quite a lot. iPhones are definitely comparable to a Clip+, for example, but my previous-generation HTC Android phone was pretty crap and my Clip+ was significantly better.
 Exaggerated, yes, but the mids are not overwhelmed. A lesser earphone would struggle with the bass quantity of the IE800 but for the Sennheisers its only a minor handicap, so to speak. 
Yea, I reviewed it here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-ie-800-dynamic-ear-monitor . Beware that it has a lot of bass - more than the EarSonics and others.   Just needs one of these for the ALO. Using only the green end will solve the problem.     The SHE3595 is based on the 3580/3590, which are well-regarded. I quite like them. The XBA-1iP might be too long (in terms of housing length) to sleep with if you sleep in your side. Two more options you might...
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