This is precisely why you won't see me rank IEMs or headphones - way, way too many variables to consider. Sure I've got my preferences depending on factors such as mood, specific activity, etcetera, but in my opinion, attaching exact rank/value numbers to products (no offense to those that do)...is harum-scarum. I will say the Andromeda is one of my favorites purely based on its sound. Form-factor is one-of-a-kind (the copiers should be ashamed), and fit could be better, but it's all good once tips are found that work out for listeners (Penon Audio gray/red tips are amazing for me). I'd take the current housing over there being a probable sound change if the housing was constructed in a more form-fitting manner (like the Vega/Dorado, etcetera, for examples).