I've been on this site for a while but I haven't really made any posts. Just reading, soaking in all the knowledge from other Head-Fi'ers.
Now for the purpose of this thread; I am looking to purchase a new pair of IEM's, one's that will last forever (or as long as possible). I listen to pretty much everything, from house, rock, rap, r&b, hip-hop, dubstep, the list goes on...
I haven't heard any of the top tier IEM's but from what I've read, the sound sig of the Earsonics SM3 appeal to me most (but then again I still haven't heard it or anything like it). What I was wondering was what would be the better purchase; The Earsonics SM3 (v1, the v2's are more expensive) @ $299 or a pair of 1964 custom IEM's (either Dual or Triple driver models) @ $275 and $350 respectively. Do custom IEM's make difference in SQ (not talking about fit, isolation, etc.)?
Thank you for your time, all opinions will be greatly appreciated.