I was listening to some Santana on my way home from work today. Wow wow wow! Santana's guitar just seemingly floated in air surrounded by its own black space. The soundstage was so wide - with percussion extending out of ear right and and left channels. I could hear the thump of the bass drum, yet it didn't obscure the upfront vocals. This hybrid keeps getting better! I'm still on the black/grey silicon tips with the red rings. I'm loving the DN-1000's sound. Nice job!