OK, I guess the title is misleading, because I really don't know how it happened, I just know it did. I guess it started when my Alessandro MS-2's arrived and they had bowls on them. I put them on, and for some reason my ears didn't hurt like they did before when my RS-1's first arrived. But man they sounded great! So that got me thinking, maybe I should give the bowls another chance on the RS-1's. It turns out, they really aren't nearly as uncomfortable as I originally thought they were, and the sound really is improved over the comfies I had been using. Go figure! So now it's bowls all around!