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Back to square one, help buying customs IEMs

post #1 of 7
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I have bought, a couple months ago, a pair of Klipsch Image S4. Long story short, my right ear canal is "crooked" and doesn't seal well with any of the tips supplied. The pain was awful, I couldn't wear them more than 15 minutes. So I sold them to my sister.

 

Since I have a summer job, I decided to buy a pair of customs. I hesitate between UE 4 and JH 5. I listen mostly to progressive rock (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic). Which one of them has the best quality? I like the fact that the JH5 has 2 years warranty.

 

Now question two: is it even realistic to get molded IEMs? I wasn't able to wear the Klipsch because the first section of the canal is angled. I'll see with the audioprethesist, I guess, but I'd like to know if any of you have a similar condition.

 

Oh, and by the way, I have an iPod touch (2nd gen).

post #2 of 7

I would recommend going for the JH5. It was originally designed to compete with the UE5. Not only is the sound of the JH5 better, but the JH Audio is a better company in general than Logitech (Ultimate Ears was acquired by Logitech). Ultimate Ears had great customer service, but Logitech does not have the greatest CS.

post #3 of 7
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All right. Do you know how much is shipping to Canada? It's UPS, so I guess it must be pretty expensive, and I don't want to pay 100$ on this (and I'm saying this because I once saw a web shop where the only shipping option was FedEx priced at 103$).

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All right. Do you know how much is shipping to Canada? It's UPS, so I guess it must be pretty expensive, and I don't want to pay 100$ on this (and I'm saying this because I once saw a web shop where the only shipping option was FedEx priced at 103$).


No idea, but I am sure one of these guys knows the answer:

 

http://www.jhaudio.com/promusic/

post #5 of 7

When you are in the checkout on their website, after you fill out the shipping address, it will list all the available shipping options and the cost for each.
 

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Originally Posted by lewis82 View Post

All right. Do you know how much is shipping to Canada? It's UPS, so I guess it must be pretty expensive, and I don't want to pay 100$ on this (and I'm saying this because I once saw a web shop where the only shipping option was FedEx priced at 103$).

post #6 of 7

The only international shipping option that was available on JH Audio's website when I ordered my 13Pro's was $75 for UPS shipping into Canada, luckily I didn't have to pay any other charges.

 

Also factor in the possibility of having to send them back for a refit.

post #7 of 7
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Jaime emailed me back. They can ship mine with 15$ standard UPS :)

 

Now I just need to ask the audiologist if it is doable, because I can't get a refund in the case the IEM does not fit, even after multiple refits.

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