Looking for some advice from some 1964 fans. I have made the decision to finally get into the CIEM realm and from all the rave reviews about 1964 Ears, I think they are the way to go. I am really struggling with the decision between the V6 and V3. I have saved up more than enough to get the V6s but while I like getting the best when I can, I'm wondering just how much better the V6 is than the V3. After going blind reading through page after page of these threads I don't really feel that I have a good picture of what to expect between the two.
Part of the problem is that I have shunned IEMs for a long time. I have never been able to get a good fit even with trying an obscene amount of different types of tips. My ear canal is a little funny on my right side and nothing ever seems to stay put or not hurt if it does stay in place (I gave the Air Force audiologist fits trying to find good earplugs for the flightline). That isn't to say that I don't like the sound of IEMs, for the short time that I have actually gotten to appreciate them, I have liked several different models. For the last several years though I have stuck with over-ear models and been happy.
So now I would like a bit more portability since I will be traveling a lot over the next couple of years and wouldn't mind the noise attenuation as well. While I think the V6 would be a fabulous headphone, since I will just be using it on my portable rig (iPod Classic & Fiio E7K w/L9) I'm just wondering if it is overkill. I keep thinking it would be nice just to get the V3 and use some of the saved money to personalize them (wood faceplates, recessed plugs, etc.) and really make them mine. There is also the hesitation of being new to CIEMs and worried that even with custom molds I may be disappointed by fit and/or pain.
I know I threw a rather broad net out there looking for input but I would greatly appreciate any help you all could give.