Then I went balanced. Holy hell! I didn't think it was possible, but it took the K10 to an even higher level, especially when it comes to imaging! The soundscape is suddenly even more 3-dimensional and everything just stands out clearly. Small details now have their own destinct place so nothing is drowned out. Very highly recommended with the K10!!
This is the kind of thing I keep telling people. With a really good CIEM (like K10 or 8C among others), the scaling is practically limitless. I don't know if people really believe me. But it's absolutely true! I'm listening to the 8C on a BMC PureDAC right now, through a Toxic Cables Silver Widow balanced cable, and the result is jaw-dropping.