If you don't have the constant sibilance problem like xxxfbsxxx ,you may change your mind after a couple of days of burn-in and listening to it (exclusively) for a couple of more days.
The bass will clean up even more, and the mids will step a little forward.
The only reason you think the soundstage is "unnaturally big", is because you are aware that this a 15$ earbud and not a 1500$ full-size headphone.
You would love this soundstage if it was coming from HD800.
TG-38S kills at classical and acoustic, hip-hop isn't a great match - it's usually badly mastered.
Also keep in mind, that the source is critical - TG-38S sounds decent out of HTC One X, but only reaches its full potential with a good DAC and amp.
It's easy to drive, but an amp still helps.
too bad....im happening to have a HD800 as well, and i think i know exactly what supposed to be "transparent" or "huge sound stage"
just to remind this, i tend to judge sound based on its price bracket and type, in this case im still comparing it with other dasetn earbuds, blox m2c and my biggest impressive experience the philips she 9800(also known as sharp KCM)
i had very high expectation before received it due to some peoples review and it turns out to be quite sour experience...
Edited by xxxfbsxxx - 5/23/14 at 4:07am