How would you compare these to customs?
At least in terms of sound quality.
I just find it kind of pointless to compare them with the ie8s or other company's high end offering given the price tag.
If it does perform on custom iem's level it might be worth getting considering higher resale value, and no time taken for mould and refittings.
I haven't heard any dynamic custom IEMs if that's what you're asking.
Compared to JH13s the IE800 has less perceived details, is slower, darker and warmer. But that's differences in sound signature, and pretty typical ones at that for BA vs dynamic.
I haven't compared soundstage and imaging but I did not get any impression that the soundstage of the IE800 is particularly narrow/shallow. I might be heading down to the retailer this weekend and if I do so, I'll take closer notice of these areas. I'm sorry I can't be of much help until then..
The general impression is that these wowed me.
Edited by LouisLoh - 12/24/12 at 2:01pm