Based on your and sumflow's responses, I wonder if people are under the impression that I'm asking for Westone to stop making the ES5 as they have it and re-make it differently.
I'm not asking for that.
I think it'd be neat if they made another, related custom monitor (a different beast, if you will) with similar mids and highs but a little more bass--which is exactly what JHaudio has done with the JH 13 and JH16 and Ultimate Ears sorta did with their UE10 and UE11.
JH didn't stop producing the JH13 when it made the JH16. Is that more clear?