Essentially even after getting rid of my Livewire's, I will be running blind going for the next level of customs. I've done quick read-ups on both; however there is a great lack of good/detailed reviews on both of them. So before I go for it, I would like to know whether I would remotely like the sound or not. I only remembered hearing a demo set of the JH5's and couldn't tell any kind of astounding differences; except that the *few* random tracks I played on it was oddly musical. And for the EM1 iFI, of course I haven't heard of it before...in fact I came back to head-fi after months and was surprised to find so many new hypes. The good news for the EM1's of course is that you can upgrade to the top anytime.