Hello guys and gals, After reading 8 or 9 pages of the JH Audio Layla review thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/746964/jh-audio-layla-and-angie-head-fi-tv) I felt compelled to create a profile and share my thoughts. I work in music for a living and recently decided to ditch over the ear cans for tracking/mixing when I don’t have access to the near fields I prefer. Because I do a lot of tracking in live rooms (amps present) I have to wear cans and after hours of wearing them I get headaches. Plus I never bring my own and always end up using whatever is in the studio I’m working out of. I wanted a custom in ear that was flat but not sterile. That being said, I’m willing to compromise a little neutrality for listenability. If you’re familiar with the B&W 800, 802, or 805 diamond series speakers then you’ll know what I’m talking about. I reference off of the 805’s at home because I know the sound signature incredibly well. I know the EQ curve isn’t neutral but I also know how music is going to sound on other speakers based off of how they sound on the diamonds. And the 805’s make me want to make music and for me that’s what it’s all about. I know that the majority of you all have ears much better than mine so I’m not going to go into the detail that a golden ears type would. All I will say is last week I went down to JH Audio’s office in Burbank and went back and forth between the 13’s, the Roxanne and the Layla. The 13’s sounded great but after comparing all 3 they were the first to go. I didn’t know the price point of the Roxanne or the Layla nor did I know anything about the sound signatures or technology behind them so there was no bias on my part. I wanted to let all of you Roxanne owners out there know that you should feel no regrets. I don’t feel like the Roxanne and Layla are competitors (maybe I shouldn't have put vs. in the title). In fact, to my ears the Roxanne was much more fun to listen to. Huge soundstage, tons of detail, I loved it. The Layla was exactly as its been described. Flat but not sterile flat. I didn’t mess with the bass on it so I’d be curious to hear what it sounds like after some adjustments but if you’re buying IEM’s to listen to music and not work on music I’d personally go with the Roxanne’s every time. I ordered the custom fitted Layla’s only because they were more unforgiving. I know I’m contradicting my monitoring philosophy by saying this. Maybe I should have gone with the Roxanne’s. They were honestly more fun to listen to, but I had to tell myself that I’m buying these to put to work and the Layla’s will probably be a better fit for what I’m going to be using them for. If I can make music sound great on the Layla’s hopefully some people will have a blast listening to it on the Roxanne’s. Well those are my humble thoughts.I hope this helps ease the pain for some of you Roxanne’rs that feel like you got a bum deal. I’m sure many will disagree with me on my assessment but that’s what the forum is all about. If anyone else has compared these monitors side by side I’d love to hear your thoughts as well. My best to you all.