@golov17: I posted this in the main VE thread, but I think it bears repeating here. My son also feel in love with Monk. I gave him Monk plus a high-end IEM. My son is a trained musician, playing piano and trombone in classical and jazz ensembles for many years. He said Monk sounded so much more natural to him - like when he was playing in a small jazz club. While I didn't agree with him that Monk were technically better than the high-end IEM, there's no way in hell I'd purchase the high-end IEM - BUT I'd certainly buy Monk. Much, much better price to performance ratio!!!