Both of you stop it. Opinion is opinion, but don't be offending ones opinion because they do not match yours. I personally do not find my R1s enjoyable, in fact, I have to agree with lifebot, they are bassy, recessed, and I personally find them a bit distorting when using the comply tips. They are also a bit sibilant. The silicone tips work nicer, but they are not that much greater. Compared to my S2m which are considered poor headphones even for $30, I find the S2m's and the R1's to hold just about the same clarity and quality, with the R1s sounding more wide, yet more distant and recessed for rock music.
At the same time, they only cost $35, and I do not own many headphones in this area (or many headphones in general) so I may not know the expectations of a pair of headphones at that price, but I did expect it to be much better than the Image S4i's seeing that reviews say that the E30s perform just about the same, if not better than the S4's. I personally do not like them, but the Monoprice 8323s to me also sound like garbage, regardless of it's $20 price tag.
I personally purchased the R1s mainly due to your review dragon2knight. I'm not going to call you a liar, but I personally cannot categorize the R1's into balanced headphones. The bass is really strong; I actually thought that Monster bought Brainwavz and renamed the Beats by Dr. Dre Tours into Brainwavz R1. I am kind of disappointed in them, but many others find them great so unless I am expecting much too much from a pair of $35 IEMs, I am not going to approve of them. Perhaps it's my expectations, perhaps they weren't burned in properly, perhaps mines came with a different or defective driver, I have no idea. Once again, opinion is opinion, but it doesn't beat the S4's from when I listened to it. I'm receiving my B2's in a week from now, hopefully those will sound much much better, at the same time, I might check the M5's since they seem to perform really well for it's price from reviews.