The world doesn't cater to audiophiles, it will cater to normal people in the future...most of which prefer earbuds. The technology will eventually get smaller and smaller as it should and large cumbersome sets like the LCD2 will stop being produced. There will be no need for large sets once that happens, if you can get that sound in a small set why the hell would you want it in a giant set that makes you look silly?
Also, i hate iems, but I love earbuds of the hanging style. Sticking something inside my ear canal is worse than wearing a giant satellite dish on my head like the He500 and LCD2...my earbuds vanish in my ear and sound every bit as good as some full size sets, especially the new M2C. Which is a major reason why I sold all my gear and plan to stick with them until something even better comes out.
Edited by swbf2cheater - 9/25/11 at 11:32am