I've ordered the Phonak 232's but they have not shipped yet. I was able to get them for $450 delivered.
Now I am reconsidering, and your input would be appreciated.
The review you give the 1964-v3 makes them very tempting.
I chose the phonak's in part because they were your highest rated earphones with phone/mic/control capability (excluding the much much pricier AKG's). I've checked with 1964 and they say that their buds are compatible with some cables with that control such as this one:
(do you have experience with JHAudio buds and how they compare with 1964's?)
Now with impressions and that second cable the 1964's are likely to cost closer to $550 for me, where the Phonak's are $450.
So which should I go for?
Now I will say that I listen to a variety of music - not much electronic/dub type stuff that many other posters seem to enjoy. I listen to rock, classical, and jazz. And I have been using the "5" series shure's, mostly the 530's, for many years. I do really like their sound - cheaper phones when i try them seem to have way over extended bass that is very unrealistic.
That said, the "V" signature of the 232's may be less appealing to me than the 1964's. Absolute isolation is less of a priority to me than sound quality (I am a listener, not a stage musician!) and I do have some concern about the "maintenance" that would be required with customs - do I need to replace them every few years if my ears change? (I am 54 years old, if that matters.)
Anyway, any thoughts you have would be appreciated.