Interesting comments on the ED8s. I think it would help if you mentioned what music you were listening to when you tried any pair of headphones, as we often forget that makes a huge difference in how we perceive things.
I owned a pair of ED8s briefly and thought they were terrible. Mind you, I listen to a lot of jazz. If their drivers are as inconsistent as some measurements suggest, it could very well be luck of the draw whether we get a good pair of any of these headphones or not.