Greater impressions cooperpwc, the ergonomic considerations (especially on the plane) are especially valuable. A little price-y for a sidegrade from the EX-1000, hmmm, logic tells me I should just jump for the ES5s, but there is something very slick about these... I think might there might be one or two in stock in Hong Kong XD
Thanks! Yes the plane was a surprise.
I still like the ES5 very much. My ears just don't do well with custom (or really any) BA IEMs.
AV2000 (in the Nelson Street audio mall) has a good price on the IE800 if they get another pair in.