Thanks for the review. Too bad you did not have the LCD-3 or LCD-X to compare. Comparing Audeze's lowest priced headphone to its highest priced is interesting, but it makes me take your praise with caution. I mean, they cost more than 4 times as much, so they really better blow away the EL-8. The question is how much better are they (if at all) than headphones from Audeze or others that are closer to price point.