People have certain expectations from single DD iems, since many are V-shaped tuned. I'm EDM-head, and IE800S fits my taste perfectly (LOVE IT!). But it has less bass impact than, for example, VEGA or Xelento. My comments in sound description section were relative to those other iems, and I went into more details in my comparison section. The same with treble, it's smoother than VEGA and RE2000. In other words, IE800S hits the sweet spot for me (and will work great with many genres), and switching between 2.5mm, 3.5mm, and 4.4mm is a lifesaver when I go between my phone, and other daps with balanced HO.