The IE8 is still my favourite IEM. Tried some other brands like Shure, but I can´t stand the deep insertion. IE8 is the only comfortable IEM I have found so far, and it sounds on par with the Shure 530 I had. Different, but I wouldn´t say worse. Both have their weaknesses. But IE8 is also the only IEM so far that´s managed to sound more like a full size can soundstage wise, which is a major plus.
Keep the IE80 impressions coming, I´ll probably join the party as soon as a new IE80 shipment arrives locally. Some IE80´s have already been sold here, so this isn´t a paper launch.