That is certainly up there for a single DD, but not unheard of (I mean I do own the atlas, which is up there too). Will definitely be interesting to see what they come up with, and how it compares with other high end single dynamic IEMs. Oh and I forgot to add that periodic audio also makes some great single DD iems. They feel cheaper and have attached cables, but sound quality is good for the price. I have heard the carbon and its another bassy signature, but for the price, its quite good (again not counting the cheap-ish feeling plastic shell and non removable cable).