I think it's a result of a lot of misunderstandings about audio in general and consumer behavior more specifically. Differences between ears are overrated and sound isn't subjective. Preferences are subjective. Anyway, I realize I'm OT. I've just been surprised recently at how much difference some well-placed EQ can have on IEMs. Sometimes I think people write-off or sell pairs that might be satisfying if they were willing to use EQ, with the XE800 being a good example for me recently. I probably wouldn't have used them anymore without it. I'm surprised that people compare them to the VSonics that supposedly have the same driver because I'd always assumed the VSonics were bassier.