Got the Phonak 232 yesterday from hifi headphones here in the uk, cost £400 but did get a free pair of PFE 022 which hopefully I can sell to recoup some of the cost.
Thought its not a bad package really, bit light on tips but the extra cable is a bit of a bonus.
Sound wise these have blown me away so far. The whole spectrum of sound is amazing to my ears. Did a quick a/b to my W4 and so far I think I prefer the overall sound from the 232's. I think although the bass is not as prominent as the W4 it has more detail. The mids sound similar but the 232's really shine on the highs, fast, fluid and precise without being shrill.
Going to do a bit more of a write up next week comparing them to the W4, Ie8 and the Minerva Mi-3 customs. Just waiting for my Mi-3 to come back from Minerva as they had a cable problem so having a reshell done on them.