Tiny comment (no comparative) IE8 VS VC1000:
What can I say?
VC1000 are fantastic. Mine keep working after using them no more than 1 and 1/2 half hour per day and after 3 weeks having them. I will keep praying to not have any problem with them. The only problem that I see now with the VC1000 is that I forgot that the volume is to loud and I play music , I feel that the sound is distorted with loud volume meanwhile the IE8 works better on this aspect. But do not worry because who want to get deaf listening music too loud.
One important think about the IE8 is that my think was that the day after received the VC1000 I would sell them. I even have all the accessories and boxes of the IE8 after 2 years but, .... I think I still will keep them for now. I am listening the IE8 now and what I can say is that they are still good mainly with electronic music, drum and bass, dumb step etc......
I will keep them because I do not trust on the VC1000 100% but maybe is the only reason. Because on my opinion the VC1000 are simply good to have them as the only earphone for everything, but you know, just in case Ill keep the IE8.
Also I use to listen music and switch the vc1000 and the IE8 and what I can say is that joker is making a excellent job and very precise comparative on his chart because the 8.9 points of the IE8 vs the 9.2 of the VC1000 are quite precise.
Right now I am listening the IE8 with the original foam bugs and I am not feeling the need of switching to the VC1000, but I suppose that I will switch to the VC1000 on a couple of minutes.