Sounds very promising but I'm scared it might just be too much bass. I've never had a proper basshead IEM/HP before, so I'm not sure what to expect. The closest thing is the Fidelio X2 which is bassy but it feels like it still lacks that oomph. However, I did find the SE846 to be very disappointed when I demoed it. It was not significantly better than my SE535 except in bass heavy songs yet people say it's like they put a subwoofer in it. I also found the DN-1000's bass to be disappointing, it was tight but I felt like even my SE535 had a bit more punch and texture. I have to say the Forte is still at the top of my list but the IE800 is now behind the 2.5 in my considerations. For the majority of the time, I intend to listen to my new IEMs unamped and I hear the Bravo series is superior in this situation and if I buy the 2.5 I will not be able to afford a new DAP/phone which is mainly why I am considering the Forte so heavily.