Nice review B9! thanks for all the incisive listening observations! btw, when you can, upgrade that HTC 8 to the HTC 10. They totally nailed the sound system on the 10, which has way way better DAC performance and amp, and is quite listenable on low impedance headphones or most IEMs for many genres of music. sometimes i don't even use my MOJO with it, for sound is fine right out of the phone most of the time. I liked my 8 but the i adore the 10.