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Need to choose a Custom IEM - from Australia

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Hey guys

 

I currently have a pair of TripleFi 10s that I need for drumming and listening to rock and alternative.

 

I want to take the next step and get a pair of customs but just need a hand choosing the right one for a good price (either new custom and sell my TF10 or reshell).  Since I live in Australia, I'm assuming any delivery from the US will be about $50.  I've also assumed that professional impressions will cost about $50.  

 

From my research, here are my options (includes impressions and delivery):

 

1. UM Aero - about $500 (March special) or about $600 (normal price)

2. UM Reshell of TF10 - $290

3. 1964-T $450

4. 1964 reshell - $290

5. 1964 custom sleeve - $200

6. UE-4 $650

7. UE-7 $1169

8. UE Reference - $1400

9. Kozee reshell - $140 (DIY impressions) or $190 (professional impressions)

10. Westone ES3 - $1300

11. Westone ES5 - $1800

12. JH13 Pro - $1200

 

Realistically, I don't want to spend more than $300 on a reshell and $500 on a new set.  I just put the others in there to wish for.  Anyway, are there any others I should consider and which should I choose? 

 

Been speaking to the guys at UM and they've been really helpful and leaning towards the Aero at the moment or getting the TF10 reshelled through them.

 

 


Edited by Stix - 3/29/11 at 2:42am
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If your willing to take a risk you could get a jh 13 or 16 from the for sale forum, for about 600-700. I would assume 700-800$ total, including impressions + shipping, maybe a little above budget, but spending a few extra for the best available, is worth it. That's what I did, UE 18 Pro for 850$. I got them reshelled from kozee. 

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Isn't a UE18 Pro a custom though?  Did you buy it 2nd hand and get it reshelled?

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