Summary: These headphones sound great, as another person has noted, provided you can get a good seal. Try as I might, I could not get a good seal without causing myself physical pain by pushing the headphones into my ear canal and holding them there with my fingers.
Summary: This new type of cable for the ie4/5 comes with a volume controller about 12" below the left earpiece. It stops you from using the sliding chin-strap to keep the damned cables in-place. Not well thought out.
Summary: One of the previous reviewers mentioned the sound quality was great but only if you can get a decent seal. This is the same as I experienced. Perhaps I have non standard ear holes, but I struggled finding a comfortable and solid seal using the supplied ear buds.
Summary: the headphones' package was different from the official picture, i knew there are tones of fake ie8 headphones flowing around the market as i v got a fake pair before, i was kinda worried that these could be fakes.
Summary: Yes, they are expensive. Yes, they are worth it. As all the positive reviews say, these have to be one of the best IEM's out there. The only thing I have to add is fitting the right plugs for your ears is key. I ended up having to use different sized ones for each ear in-order to get the best fit.
Summary: Right, first off AMAZING PACKAGING. Second off, you DO get all the accessories: all ear buds, the little hooks, everything. Sound quality is good but they need a while to warm up, also make sure your using the right size ear buds as they need to be fitted properly to get the whole picture, push them...