just some additional stuff:
i tried comply tips on a number of earphones, and I don't like the sound. They definitely darken the sound, and it sounds suppressed slightly.
after a while, i've noticed that ive started listening to music at lower and lower volumes as well, because the e-q5 manages to hold its own at lower volumes (about only 25% on iphone volume bar, compared to when i used to listen up to around 50%)
its funny that my friends who listen to music frequently found immediate difference between the e-q5 and some 80-90 dollar earphones, but those who don't and use just crappy ibuds said they didn't really notice... fail...