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The <$200 Custom

post #1 of 14
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So, I've been thinking lately about getting an entry level custom. My budget is ~$200 -- pref. less. Here are some options that I've been considering:

 

1) Kozee Infitinity XI (Executive Edition) --  http://kozeesolutions.com/product/1/infinity_x1

                

         I will wait on getting these until a couple of reviews come out, but the idea of free impression kits and the price is very tempting. Only problem is I'm not sure how well the single BA driver will be -- and if it will leave me wanting to upgrade quickly.

 

2) Triple Fi 10 (Used) and Reshell

         

         I have heard of many people getting this done, and, assuming I can find a used TF10 for $100 or so, I should be able to pull this off. But, is getting a used TripleFi too much risk? Once they have been re-shelled, wouldn't it be very difficult to repair if a driver was to go out?

 

3) Alien Ears C1000 Pro -- http://www.alienears.com/C1000.htm

        

        I have also been looking at Alien Ears, which is a direct competitor, price wise at least, to the Kozee one. I haven't seen many reviews of this particular model, but neither have I for the Kozee either. (Also, I find the website to be a little amateur looking? The product may be top notch, but I don't really care for the website. Just a personal opinion though. If they are great then I can look past them.)

 

 

I use a pair of Westone UM2's for stage monitoring, and I really love the sound of them. However, I don't want to have them reshelled because I don't want to lose the resell value should I choose to upgrade later on.

 

I'm mainly looking for something that has great sound and is super comfortable -- the whole reason that I am wanting to go custom. The UM2's are comfortable when I get a good seal, but that only happens with Comply Foam and I got through almost a 3-pack a month just using them a couple of times a week.

 

Thanks In Advance!

Drew

post #2 of 14
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Bump.

post #3 of 14

Look for a used JH-5 and re-shell them.

:)

 

CJ

post #4 of 14

$200 is a pretty tough budget for a custom esp once you factor in shipping and impressions..

post #5 of 14

I was in the same boat as you but decided it would be a better investment to purchase the JH5 Pro's. Also have't really heard good things about Alienears. That's my 2 cents!

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

$200 is a pretty tough budget for a custom esp once you factor in shipping and impressions..



Yeah, when you factor in all the costs it would be closer to $300. And a $300 universal would probably sound equally good as, if not better than a sub-$200 custom.

post #7 of 14

Many people have reshelled a Triplefi or even a superfi 5 eb and been very happy. Inearz probably will replace a driver if one malfunctions for a fee. E-mail them.

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

$200 is a pretty tough budget for a custom esp once you factor in shipping and impressions..



From what I see in the sales forums this is very true... GL

post #9 of 14

a used tf10 reshelled by kozee soundsolutions will only cost just under $200, minus the cost of impressions if you find a audiologist also assuming you can get the tf10 for around $110, probably a better bet than the single driver X1

post #10 of 14

reshell klipsch custom 3's

post #11 of 14

Check this out: http://youtu.be/lmk-y_9exJ8

 

Radians silicone mold ( $10 on ebay) around your favorite driver. I am about to do this with my Monster Turbines.

post #12 of 14

^ looks pretty gud , ill try it soon

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

reshell klipsch custom 3's

 

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Originally Posted by nightowlgk View Post

Check this out: http://youtu.be/lmk-y_9exJ8

 

Radians silicone mold ( $10 on ebay) around your favorite driver. I am about to do this with my Monster Turbines.

 

I think I'll do this.  My Custom 3's are very finnicky with placement, so some customs would do them good.
 

 

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by scannon18 View Post



 

 

I think I'll do this.  My Custom 3's are very finnicky with placement, so some customs would do them good.
 

 

Let me know how it turns out. 
 

 

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