I was actually going to get a pair of Westone W30s for use on my Sony ZX2, but that deal fell through. Despite the fact that I was kinda interested to hear a multi-BA design, and the W30 in particular, I came across what I consider a pretty good deal on the IE800s. I figured, "Ah, what the heck?". The ZX2 has illustrated quite clearly that a substantial difference can exist between $100 and $200 dollar UIEMs. I'd like to finally see what sort of difference exists between $200 dollar and $1,000-ish dollar UIEMs.
Given everything I've read in this thread, I don't expect to be disappointed, generally speaking. But, the IE800s will be the measuring stick by which I judge the world of four figure IEMs. Personally, I kinda hope they let me down just a little bit, so I don't get tempted into trying something even more extravagant, like the Roxannes, or the K10s.
That being said...this thread has me a little concerned about counterfeiting, as well as cord hardening and fitment.