Have you heard the Xelento? I'd be interested in your (and others) input. I haven't tried the T8ie but have read they are similar but with less bass. I only got to try the Xelento but thought it was pretty sweet (bassy with nice timbre). I do have the Blon 03 and they perform above their paygrade. I've seen reviews stating they compete with some TOTL iems. I have also read feedback on here calling them baby xelento. I really like the Blon but hesitate to call it TOTL. Maybe that's my subconscious bias.