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!