I think for the price these go for now that they are great.
I reviewed them with a chris_himself and jaben cable. Review can be found here:
My conclusion of the review:
This has been very fun to do and I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the SOME1 who lent me these. These are a great earphone and in my eyes have outlasted there years with ease and are still a great buy today and even more so at some of the prices that they go for. The stock cable is great sounding and how malleable they are to the effects of different cables is only a bonus. I prefer the Silver Ray cable personally as that sonic signature suits me the best out of the bunch and then the stock over ES8, but for a “basshead” you may take the ES8 over the rest and the Silver Ray would not please as much.
Great earphones overall and I will be buying a pair when I settle to a few pairs of earphones as these sound GREAT.