There is something about the Final Audio E5000 I respond to on a deep and personal level. The signature is so correct, so right, my brain latched onto it upon first listen. Final talks about how this was tuned by studying the psychology of how people interpret sound. I’m here to tell you, Final gleaned important shit from this research; they sure Freudian-ed their way into my godforsaken heart. The E5000 makes other things, things I loved, seem inadequate in comparison. These are now my favorite earphones under $500.