Since this thread is mute for a while I decided topost some findings..
I really liked the form factor of these two over most if not all portables.
Only these two I prefered over the sony7520 and AKG which also are on top of pile for portable over ears.
the thing is,
The PM1 was very much like a sony 1r in signature.
Very nice and smooth just nice.
but the Sony7520 was more detailed and accurate yet it has a silibance that cannot be denied.
Yet the reason why I post my findings here is that of all the headphones owned that I listed here, as well as all the other portables I have ever owned, NONE have ever has the most resulute trebles as these ed8.
they are sometimes a bit too much, but the timbre(not plasticy or odd) and sound and palpable imaging of the trebles in a portable dynamic transducer are the best I herd on these ed8.
I also know at the time the signature on ed8 were not exactly the same on so many different models of the ed8, as mine seemed to have more of a V shape and I also have solid silver recabling..
But it stands to reason that this capability of the ed8 in treble resolution persists on all ed8.
Also I agree that the ed8 is overpriced (just like the PM1) but to me the ed8 is worth it and if knew better I would have not have purchased so many others.
The irony of it is that this picture shows why I sent back the PM1.
I was actually happy with the PM1 for portable use until I put the ed8 back on my head at was slapped with all that upper range realism..