So I've been reading some magnificient reviews on this iem these couple of days. I currently have the Earsonics SM3 which I bought after reading some extensive reviews done here at Head-fi and I pretty much love it. Compared to my previous IEMs, such as re-0, ie8, w3, pfe112, fx700, SM3 definitely stand out in almost all areas claiming the #1 spot amongst all the iems I've had the pleasure of owning.
Here comes the question. Recently I bought a ATH-W5000 and its on its way, however I haven't received it yet. From now on, it's likely that I won't be listening to SM3s that much besides outdoor usage so I was thinking about getting a cheaper iem (e.g dba-02) which is half the price but having a reputation to be in competition with top-tier phones. Anybody have any insights to this question? Please help!