Oh, yes, I did try a Shure Olive pack. Forgot about those. Even those were a tad hot for me.
For the sound your looking for something like the SM3 or SE535 would be a good choice along with the W4, they all have a warmer non sibilant sound. The K3003 and FI-BA-SS are quite bright but if you have the money to spend on the 334's I'd say go for it because they are also on the warmer side from what I've read and if I had the money thoughs would be my choice. I still think the IEM's in the $400 range would be more than good enough and you'd save about a grand.
I am afraid of the brightness! hmmm...
So much love for the 334. I think they are at the top of my list. Just seeing how the ASG-2 rolls out - lots of love there too. I'd love to get my ears on both of them for a comparison.
With all the reported detail and transparency of the 334, is it still musical and engaging? I have heard it compared to a SR-009, which some believe lacks a bit of "euphony."