Problem with spending money on top-tier IEM is that, for the same money I will just miss out on 2~4 other cheaper IEM / gears that interest me, Since I don't sell, I'll like to get more for the same money. It is also not helpful that some (well, most) of the top-tier are very expensive locally. I do audition some of these IEM in store I frequent and many times I just don't feel like spending money on them once I have a listen. On other occasion, I just wait for them to drop their price and that can be a year or more.
You've got a long test list. Unfortunately, SEVERAL popular and/or higher-end models are missing, so I don't visit your review thread as often as I'd like.
Would like to see these added:
Westone 4 - Haven't had the chance to try it yet. I love UM3X but am not impressed by W3 (as a follow up after UM2).
Senn IE-8 - There is a long story behinds it, but the simple version is: due to some events, I don't feel like I want to review IE8 anymore.
ES3 v2 - SM3 v2? I did listen to SM3 v1 before, too laid back to warrant my money.
JVC 700 - Can't be found locally without an insane price tag.
Sony EX1000 - Listened. Interested but way too expensive (locally) at the moment. Waiting for the price to drop as that always happens to Sony.
Grado GR10 - With e-Q5 and e-Q7 with me now, I don't see a big point on reviewing GR10. Plus, I personally think Grado can do better than what looks like rebadging job
beyer 101 - Haven't seen it locally yet, but I do like to review it sometime.
Add $USD for each unit, say after Pro/Con.