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post #1951 of 4438
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

 

Pretty sure the only customs anywhere near that price would be reshells of normal IEMs, and in theory should sound very similar to the original IEM.

 

I meant from 200 to about 300. There are quite a few that I know of. Here are a few (Clear Tune Monitor has one around 200, but their site is currently down).

Alcair

http://www.alclair.com/products/monitors/alclair-duals/

 

Audio EARZ (Dream EARZ has a custom at 249 for almost every one of their lines, the Audio EARZ, Bass EAARZ, Guitar EARZ, etc)
http://audioearz.com/

 

Got Ears (R)
http://www.earplugstore.com/noname11.html

 

Livewires
http://www.mylivewires.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=75

 

Earsound Pla sd
https://earsound.com/products/custom-stage-monitors

All of these can be found on the list that average_joe provided on the first page of this thread, he just seems to neglect the lower end of the price spectrum.

post #1952 of 4438
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Originally Posted by potatoos View Post

 

I meant from 200 to about 300. There are quite a few that I know of. Here are a few (Clear Tune Monitor has one around 200, but their site is currently down).

Alcair

http://www.alclair.com/products/monitors/alclair-duals/

 

Audio EARZ (Dream EARZ has a custom at 249 for almost every one of their lines, the Audio EARZ, Bass EAARZ, Guitar EARZ, etc)
http://audioearz.com/

 

Got Ears (R)
http://www.earplugstore.com/noname11.html

 

Livewires
http://www.mylivewires.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=75

 

Earsound Pla sd
https://earsound.com/products/custom-stage-monitors

All of these can be found on the list that average_joe provided on the first page of this thread, he just seems to neglect the lower end of the price spectrum.

Well, in his defense, he has around a dozen sets of high end ciem's so I doubt he wants to subject his ears to the lesser models when he can sooth them with perfection. 

 

Here is a review of the Clear Tunes CTM-200. Its a tad more expensive than your $200-300 budget but should give you some idea about the CTM, their budget model.  I also considered the Aclair dual and then their reference (based in Average_joe's review) before deciding to go with the Heir Audio 4.A.  I got some great reviews and the Wizard produces some stunning customs.  Speaking of Heir Audio, their base model is a 3 driver for $350 (at least until October when the price goes up to $399).  Good luck. I know I am anxious for my 4.A's to arrive.

post #1953 of 4438

I understand that he wouldn't really want to listen to lower quality ciems when he has become acustomed to the higher end ones, but I just think that it would help out a wider audience if he did a few reviews of entry class ciems.
For the price of one of the more expensive ciems, one could buy a few of the entry models.
It is just a suggestion and a request.
No harm, or offense meant.

post #1954 of 4438
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Originally Posted by potatoos View Post

Great reviews.
I have one thing to ask though.
I am thinking about getting a budget level custom, and there don't seem to be any reviews of customs around the $200 mark.
Could you add some around there? I think it would help appeal to a wider crowd, as many people, like me, want the benefits of a custom without having to pay a very hefty sum.
 

 

Thanks for the question.  I would love to review entry level products, however I just don't have the time, and with my limited time my choice is the high end products.  I really want the new Spiral Ear 1-way and 3-way reference but don't have the time.  Plus, my reviews are based off comparisons so without several other competitors in the price range, I feel my reviews would be less beneficial.  

 

Unfortunately I don't have many lower cost IEMs/CIEMs.  For example I did a quick comparison of the new UE 900 with some other products, and the cheapest being in the upper $200s (a reshelled TF10).  |joker| does great work and you can find a few custom IEMs in that price range.  Sorry I couldn't be of more help.  I do think there are some great bargains in the $500 range if you can save for them.

post #1955 of 4438
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

Pretty sure the only customs anywhere near that price would be reshells of normal IEMs, and in theory should sound very similar to the original IEM.

 

The only CIEM under $200 is, as far as I know, the Kozee Infinity X1. And considering all the problems people have encountered with Kozee, I'd advise you to save a little more and make a safer investment.

post #1956 of 4438
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Originally Posted by potatoos View Post

 

I meant from 200 to about 300. There are quite a few that I know of. Here are a few (Clear Tune Monitor has one around 200, but their site is currently down).

Alcair

http://www.alclair.com/products/monitors/alclair-duals/

 

Audio EARZ (Dream EARZ has a custom at 249 for almost every one of their lines, the Audio EARZ, Bass EAARZ, Guitar EARZ, etc)
http://audioearz.com/

 

Got Ears (R)
http://www.earplugstore.com/noname11.html

 

Livewires
http://www.mylivewires.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=75

 

Earsound Pla sd
https://earsound.com/products/custom-stage-monitors

All of these can be found on the list that average_joe provided on the first page of this thread, he just seems to neglect the lower end of the price spectrum.

 

Ah, very informative, I suppose I've just revealed my ignorance of (relatively) low-priced CIEMs then smily_headphones1.gif

post #1957 of 4438
I've actually got some lower priced customs on the way for review, from a new company that I can't mention yet. Their top model is just barely within you price range and has potential to shake up the segment if it sounds as good as they seem to think.

I'll post details as soon as I can.
post #1958 of 4438
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

I've actually got some lower priced customs on the way for review, from a new company that I can't mention yet. Their top model is just barely within you price range and has potential to shake up the segment if it sounds as good as they seem to think.
I'll post details as soon as I can.

 

Very nice, I can't wait!  And thank you for adding to the knowledge pool :)

post #1959 of 4438
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

I've actually got some lower priced customs on the way for review, from a new company that I can't mention yet. Their top model is just barely within you price range and has potential to shake up the segment if it sounds as good as they seem to think.
I'll post details as soon as I can.


So how long will we have to wait for the delectable details?  I need something to pass the time while I wait for my 4.A's!

post #1960 of 4438
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Originally Posted by yancem View Post


So how long will we have to wait for the delectable details?  I need something to pass the time while I wait for my 4.A's!

 

I'm just waiting for a double check confirmation that I am allowed to give the details. I should be able to find out by tomorrow.

post #1961 of 4438
Thread Starter 

Nice.  Looking forward to the update.

post #1962 of 4438

Nice surprise for me today as my mi3's came back from a second refit today.  From very brief tryout it looks like the issues with fit might be solved.  Will know for sure during the week when I get to try them for longer periods.  Sound seems better to (asked them to tune for the bass setting as well) probably due to a better fit. The left earpiece goes in much easier now compared to before, it also doesn't pinch the top of the ear where it hooks under the flap either. If it has worked out (and I'm cautiously optimistic for once)I'm very tempted to send a couple of my universals in for some custom tips to save having to replace the complys.  Will probably be either a westone 3 or sennheiser ie7 (which I always liked the sound of but could never get the right ear to stay in).  The nice thing is that as minerva now have my impressions on file I a)don't need to get some more done and b)they knock £10 off.

 

Cheers

post #1963 of 4438
Thread Starter 

Great to hear you have them back and especially great that they now fit!  I am looking forward to your evaluation when you are ready!  Cheers

post #1964 of 4438

Joe, how long do you think ear impressions last?

post #1965 of 4438
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Originally Posted by Metalboy View Post

Joe, how long do you think ear impressions last?

at least 2-3 years? as long as the silicone doesn't get physical deformed.

 

sorry or u mean how long to take them? about 10 mins.


Edited by tupac0306 - 9/9/12 at 10:19am
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