So a few months ago one side of my SF5pro decided to break (the part that the cable plugs in to pulled out of the housing, making them useless). Since then, I spent ages doing research and eventually settled on a pair of Westone 3s which are fantastic. But the problem is, now i've got my UEs just sitting there collecting dust. What on earth do I do with them?
Obviously I could reshell them (probably with UM since they have a local dealer with their own network of audiologists), but that is going to require an outlay of at least $300, but upwards of ~$450 once you add another driver and get artwork added. What else is there that I could do with them? Is having a custom pair of IEMs really worth that much? My Westone 3s are so incredibly comfy and fit well... once you put them in you can't feel that you're wearing anything and isolation is top notch, so obviously I don't have a problem there.
Do you reckon I would get much if I decided to sell my them? Is there really much demand for semi broken iems to replace similarly broken ones or to reshell the drivers?
I dunno, i'm just torn with that to do with them and its pointless them sitting there collecting dust in my cupboard..... Especially when I loved their sound signature so much... The W3s are pretty different sounding, the bass is crazy and the mids are a bit recessed.
Aaaahhh what do I do head-fi?