No this person used to sing praises about how fantastic the IE80 was...until he got his Heir. I was a bit baffled at the sudden change of heart but I guess horses for courses really. Anyway I am glad you appreciate both the Heir and the Senn for what they really are and not any other questionable reasons.
Guys, the tip issues with ie80 are driving me crazy. I had several universal iems before but never had any tip issues with any of them. I cannot believe how Sennheiser did such a poor job with tip's design. AUVIO tips are not bad but they seem to push back the mids and collapse the soundstage. I compared them to stock silicon tips and the difference in soundstage width and mids forwardness was significant. I ordered the JVC tips but I'm worried they will not sound as good as the stock tips as well. Any other tip recommendations will be greatly appreciated.