So, at last, after all the self-indulgence, my questions: As you have evaluated CIEMs, have you noted any that are flush in the ear (or even recessed a bit) more than others? Can you remember any that have a more comfortable, softer or more pliable cord than others (particularly perhaps ones where the connection to the monitor is recessed so that it is only cord emerging)? Is there a particular company where you have a feeling they would work with me on further customizing their custom to accommodate my issues?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you all may have.
Not sure if the sound signature would suit you, but in terms of actual size of the CIEM, have you considered the Fabs, which average_joe reviewed a while ago?:
You can read Joe's full review at the above link, but here's a snippet:
The Fabs are not overly warm, but not thin and can pack some deep bass punch.
There is also balance between an analytical sound and smoothed out sound, with good detail and some analytical qualities, but also nice smoothness.