I found the IE800's pretty good for rock music especially things that are classics. Rock's not my main genre but from what I threw at it, it handled it without any issues. They have a quality about them that can bring life to old tracks. It sounds live as if you were transported to the studio. I turned on some old remastered beatles albums and wow. Other IEM's even with the remastered versions still sounded lifeless and like old recordings. Not the IE800. You can always post up some photos to check if the IE800's are real or not.