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post #3571 of 4773
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Originally Posted by JCYC5 View Post

Heh... was eyeing 1964 Ears IEMs for a long time.

 

Was going to buy, but then Heir posted their awesome 4.A deal for black friday.

 

Several people posted on 1964's facebook asking for a deal that never came... so I went with the Heir.

 

Now 1964 just posted that they are increasing the rush fee. So much for a deal :)

And so you came to this appreciation thread to gripe about that? 

post #3572 of 4773
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Originally Posted by JCYC5 View Post

Heh... was eyeing 1964 Ears IEMs for a long time.

 

Was going to buy, but then Heir posted their awesome 4.A deal for black friday.

 

Several people posted on 1964's facebook asking for a deal that never came... so I went with the Heir.

 

Now 1964 just posted that they are increasing the rush fee. So much for a deal :)

1964 Ears already undercharges for their products as it is.

post #3573 of 4773

I have a set of Quads available if anybody is interested...http://www.head-fi.org/t/638320/1964ears-quads-chris-himself-custom-iem-cable
 

My ears don't like the feeling of customs, so off they go...

post #3574 of 4773
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Originally Posted by JCYC5 View Post

Heh... was eyeing 1964 Ears IEMs for a long time.

 

Was going to buy, but then Heir posted their awesome 4.A deal for black friday.

 

Several people posted on 1964's facebook asking for a deal that never came... so I went with the Heir.

 

Now 1964 just posted that they are increasing the rush fee. So much for a deal :)

 

Even with the massive discount on the 4.A, its price is the same as the v3 and only a 100 bucks cheaper than the Q model. This itself speaks volume how well priced 1964 Ears products are. I see nothing to complain about. 

post #3575 of 4773
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Originally Posted by JCYC5 View Post

Heh... was eyeing 1964 Ears IEMs for a long time.

 

Was going to buy, but then Heir posted their awesome 4.A deal for black friday.

 

Several people posted on 1964's facebook asking for a deal that never came... so I went with the Heir.

 

Now 1964 just posted that they are increasing the rush fee. So much for a deal :)

 

I don't think there's a need for 1964 Ears to lower their prices to please bargain hunters. It took a massive 40% for the 4A to beat the 1964-Q in price. I see nothing to complain about well.

 

So do you buy a CIEM base on its sound signature and your preference or just the price?

post #3576 of 4773
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Originally Posted by Randius View Post

 

I don't think there's a need for 1964 Ears to lower their prices to please bargain hunters. It took a massive 40% for the 4A to beat the 1964-Q in price. I see nothing to complain about well.

 

So do you buy a CIEM base on its sound signature and your preference or just the price?


Exactly.

I noticed an awful lot of quality and slow build process complaints in a couple of the(I wont mention names)"cheap" CIEM threads...

I'm actually surprised 1964 ears can stay in business with their low prices.

There has to be hours and hours spent on hand crafting these gems and as the saying goes "time is money".

I would imagine 1964s margins are about as low as they can go and still to make a profit...


Edited by RingingEars - 11/28/12 at 10:39am
post #3577 of 4773
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post


Exactly.

I noticed an awful lot of quality and slow build process complaints in a couple of the(I wont mention names)"cheap" CIEM threads...

I'm actually surprised 1964 ears can stay in business with their low prices.

There has to be hours and hours spent on hand crafting these gems and as the saying goes "time is money".

I would imagine 1964s margins are about as low as they can go and still to make a profit...

Bargain hunting is a sad phenomenon generally because although no one intends to hurt their own hobby by finding the cheapest price, that is really the result. What I mean is that the enthusiasts are the target audience for these types of products, in this case a hand made IEM, but they are also the savviest shoppers so they tend to look for deals and find things second hand. The problem is that leads to a lack of demand which prevents prices from coming down and ultimately will drive these products from the market entirely. 

It is tough because we all want to pay as little as possible, myself included, but the other side of the coin is that if these businesses go unsupported they will disappear. Again, I am not judging anyone and am in no position to with the way I drool over the classifieds here, but it is still true that the hobby would be better off if we all supported the better products at retail. As I said, it is a tough issue.

 

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post #3578 of 4773
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Originally Posted by guerillaw View Post

Bargain hunting is a sad phenomenon generally because although no one intends to hurt their own hobby by finding the cheapest price, that is really the result. What I mean is that the enthusiasts are the target audience for these types of products, in this case a hand made IEM, but they are also the savviest shoppers so they tend to look for deals and find things second hand. The problem is that leads to a lack of demand which prevents prices from coming down and ultimately will drive these products from the market entirely. 

It is tough because we all want to pay as little as possible, myself included, but the other side of the coin is that if these businesses go unsupported they will disappear. Again, I am not judging anyone and am in no position to with the way I drool over the classifieds here, but it is still true that the hobby would be better off if we all supported the better products at retail. As I said, it is a tough issue.

 

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Yep. It's a double edged sword to say the least...

post #3579 of 4773
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Originally Posted by Randius View Post

 

I don't think there's a need for 1964 Ears to lower their prices to please bargain hunters. It took a massive 40% for the 4A to beat the 1964-Q in price. I see nothing to complain about well.

 

So do you buy a CIEM base on its sound signature and your preference or just the price?

 

I also went with Heir 4.a  in part due to the price reduction.   I would have gotten 1964 V3 (or possible a universal like 232, ue900, 4.ai) if that sale did not come up.

 

From what I read, the Heir 4.a was a closer match to my desired sound signature than the 1964 V3,  However at the 4.a's original price of several hundred more than I was comfortable spending, I would not have gotten them.  

 

I'm sure I would have been happy with the V3's even though the signature may not have been perfect for me.  And they are priced great, especially for a hand-made-in-USA product.  I am in the U.S., and like the idea of getting a made-in-USA item.  So it was a tough call, and I'm not sure I made the right decision!

post #3580 of 4773
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Originally Posted by Alan278 View Post

 

I also went with Heir 4.a  in part due to the price reduction.   I would have gotten 1964 V3 (or possible a universal like 232, ue900, 4.ai) if that sale did not come up.

 

From what I read, the Heir 4.a was a closer match to my desired sound signature than the 1964 V3,  However at the 4.a's original price of several hundred more than I was comfortable spending, I would not have gotten them.  

 

I'm sure I would have been happy with the V3's even though the signature may not have been perfect for me.  And they are priced great, especially for a hand-made-in-USA product.  I am in the U.S., and like the idea of getting a made-in-USA item.  So it was a tough call, and I'm not sure I made the right decision!

I hope you'll like your 4.A. However I still think that considering the quality of their products 1964 Ears offers one of the best values in the market today. I was given a $75 discount for being a previous customer and I used that to get my V6 with the rush order option. So I sent them an email with my order and within 5 work days I was already listening to my V6. Now that's something I could not have experienced with Heir, I believe (no matter how much I admire the work of Wizard). I've heard of people waiting over a month to get their customs back and I'm here listening to my new order in only 5 days. I just feel iffy about sending impressions to China, paying taxes and as it happened in one case, the carrier losing that expensive products and getting an empty case... 

 

Somewhat unrelated but I just gave my Quads to a friend of mine so that he can get them remolded. Wouldn't you like to have a friend like me? :) 

post #3581 of 4773
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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

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Originally Posted by Alan278 View Post

 

I also went with Heir 4.a  in part due to the price reduction.   I would have gotten 1964 V3 (or possible a universal like 232, ue900, 4.ai) if that sale did not come up.

 

From what I read, the Heir 4.a was a closer match to my desired sound signature than the 1964 V3,  However at the 4.a's original price of several hundred more than I was comfortable spending, I would not have gotten them.  

 

I'm sure I would have been happy with the V3's even though the signature may not have been perfect for me.  And they are priced great, especially for a hand-made-in-USA product.  I am in the U.S., and like the idea of getting a made-in-USA item.  So it was a tough call, and I'm not sure I made the right decision!

I hope you'll like your 4.A. However I still think that considering the quality of their products 1964 Ears offers one of the best values in the market today. I was given a $75 discount for being a previous customer and I used that to get my V6 with the rush order option. So I sent them an email with my order and within 5 work days I was already listening to my V6. Now that's something I could not have experienced with Heir, I believe (no matter how much I admire the work of Wizard). I've heard of people waiting over a month to get their customs back and I'm here listening to my new order in only 5 days. I just feel iffy about sending impressions to China, paying taxes and as it happened in one case, the carrier losing that expensive products and getting an empty case... 

 

Somewhat unrelated but I just gave my Quads to a friend of mine so that he can get them remolded. Wouldn't you like to have a friend like me? :) 

 

...Be my friend! :(

post #3582 of 4773

We'll paint you a big sign... "Will work for Custom IEM's"  very_evil_smiley.gif

post #3583 of 4773

Sorry if this has been stated before, but how much were the 4.A's at their discounted price?

1964 received my second set of impressions yesterday. Can't wait til they ship me my new pair and see how much better they fit! Or.... how they still don't fit perfect... frown.gif

Also, just wanted to comment that it's been a month with my V3 and the cables are now significantly green past the Y-junction, but there is absolutely ZERO greening in the memory wire section. I feel like this is some sort of initiation ritual for custom IEM users.



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post #3584 of 4773
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Originally Posted by briankeeeem View Post

Sorry if this has been stated before, but how much were the 4.A's at their discounted price?


1964 received my second set of impressions yesterday. Can't wait til they ship me my new pair and see how much better they fit! Or.... how they still don't fit perfect... frown.gif


Also, just wanted to comment that it's been a month with my V3 and the cables are now significantly green past the Y-junction, but there is absolutely ZERO greening in the memory wire section. I feel like this is some sort of initiation ritual for custom IEM users.



The 4As were $420 this black friday. And then theres $55 shipping + custom taxes to worry about. Cant wait til i order my first CIEMS.
post #3585 of 4773

Or if you were asking about the original discounted price, when they first came out - they were $450 before any customization or shipping. 

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