Earlier in the thread people were mentioning complete cutoff and/or the right side earphone not connecting back, I have not experienced that that's why I say I have no dropouts. In any case, as mentioned, the right side earphone connects back and play music in less than half a second for me, and even that seldom happen to me anyway. Yeah sure, maybe you have a bad set and can consider yourself unlucky; I am just sharing my own experience with the earphone, it's just another data point for people to consider. I'm also waiting for the BeoPlay E8 to be available in my area as well, if they sound better I will switch. I'm more concerned with sound quality than ANC, I think IEM blocked out enough noise passively during the commute even without ANC IMO.