Seems like the hype train never stops. Although I have benefited from the hype with the 8320s and am thankful to DSNuts. However, I have pretty much learned whats my preferred sound signature and now I can pretty much decipher what hyped headphone will interest me. Asking a lot of questions on the type of sound and if available a FR graph can really nail it for me. I definitely do not like a V shaped frequency response. Balanced is the way to go for me.
I agree completely, in fact they will not be used all that much. But, they can be had cheap and have a mic. I wanted some cheap, decent sounding IEMs to throw on my phone. My phone has a really high output impedance, so it rolls off bass anyway The result? Out of my ipod, I can barely listen to them, out of my phone? They're passable. They'll make and receive calls just fine, and if I don't have anything better, they're nice and relatively detailed, I can give them a listen.