Showing 1 of 9 conversations about:
View Full Discussion
At this price point why would anyone not go custom?
I'd avoid custom fit as it stops you from being able to sell it. Then there is the inconvenience of having to have it moulded, the fact that moulding doesn't always produce the best fit, and a universal fit might suit some people better. All that aside, there's no way I'd be involved in a drop for $1120 IEMs without trying them first.
On the plus side, shipping to Australia is free, but you're going to pay GST + duty.
I understand the resell factor but I wonder how big of a market there is for $1120 universal IEMs to begin with. I think if I were to spend that kind of money I would go the custom route anyway. I'm probably wrong as you see Head-Fiers buying IEMs like the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE-846.
I have a pair of JH16pro CIEM and I don't like the fit. Had to refit 3 times and finally just gave up. I have a Universal IEM Tralucent 1plus2 and like them over all better because of the fit. I can only listen to the CIEM for an hour before I have to take them out because of discomfort. Sound quality is right on par with each other but just like the fit of UIEM better. That's just me though.
That is rough that you have had so many issues with CIEM - they have given me nothing but a great experience - It has been my experience that it all boils down to the impressions - the shops usually do a great job with what they are given - Usually - sometimes there is no winning, so I feel for you - the 16 is a great phone. So is the 1p2 though.