I previously had a pair of Sony E888, however my bunnie ripped it apart (@#$#$@#$!!!!!)... anyhow, I really love the sound output from the E888, other then the fact that the mid-high could do a little improvement. Right now I'm looking for a new pair of earphones, that are comparable to E888 if not better. And hopefully the price is relatively around E888. Right now the only earphones that SEEM to compare to the E888 are the ATH-CM3 and CM7. But CM7 is almost like 2x the price.
So just asking for some suggestion for fellow Head-Fi members.
I have both the E888s and a set of ATH-CM5s (not on your list, but about the same price as the E888s when I bought them). I prefer the E888s in terms of comfort and convenience. In terms of sound, I'd rate them as similar in total quality, but that doesn't mean they sound the same--they're both good at slightly different things.