Well AnakChan now you now how I felt regarding the EX1000 with daggers poking your ears. Some others though it was comical that I even made that comment. Just goes to show they've never had such pain from an IEM like that before (ignorance is bliss . I liken that pain to an audiologist sticking that ear probe too deep into your ear canal. Same pain :P.
I wanna meet up with V0 again to do a more proper test but I -think- my cable was slightly stiffer than his (yes I know gold is more malleable, but I'm also thinking thickness). But I think I may have an odd cable with more pure silver content than the standard 1Plus2. So whilst harsh for the ears, makes my 1Plus2 worth more than others out there ;-). I'll be damned selling these now!! May finally have that wedding band my wife always wanted me to wear.