Yeah i generally try to steer clear of hype trains but I still fall in them regularly, especially if they're easily audition-ed and i can ascertain whether the hype has some semblance of worthiness (Andromeda, Mojo, Empire Zeus, Noble X). I heard good things about the IT01 and bought it at a good deal (SGD$109 ~ USD$83). The IT01 has definitely sparked an interest of mine to search for other graphene DD iems, and I will most certainly look into your recommended favourites, esp the BW-ES1. For $12 and a couple of mods, it's worth a try. If I like the sound i might even do a mmcx mod to replace those fragile looking wires.