For the GR07 mk2, u say the treble is harsh? If I can't find any alternatives for the ie80, than yes I would try to save up to get them. At that price, I would consider some Cans though. Is Weston 3 in that price range too?
I forgot to mention I listen to a lot of modern music so mainly hip hop. I don't like overwhelming bass though. Vocals have to be clear.
Well all I can say is the IE80 excel at Hip-hop and bass heavy type genres. I had mentioned that tape mod as well if you found there to be too much bass. So basically the IEM is capable of 3 very different sound signatures which is something you won't get from other IEMs generally. That is without having to use EQ. Did you want me to PM you with the USA dealers information? I think you can get him down to $300 or maybe even less. Just mention the sale going on at amazon.germany and that you want him to compare to it. $270.00 is a steal to be honest.