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Theres also JHAudio. If you only want the isolation or other benefit of a custom but is perfectly fine sound-wise with what you have, you can also look into remolding services or custom sleeves. What those services does is basically turn your universals into a custom. Unique Melody's been getting good feedback on their remolding services, so you might want to check them out too.
JH5 with an amp is about as good as it gets. I'd take it over JH13 any day and it handidly beats everything I have used in my profile except for JH16. But it's 85% of what JH16 gives me and at 1/3 the cost...a complete no brainer economic decision.
I've dealt with Ultimate Ears on a couple occasions, both for refits and warranty work, and they have always been responsive and helpful. They have a UE4, which is a dual driver IEM, around the same price as the JH5.
I kinda like my Shure E3s but I also have a pair of Altec Lansing UHP 336s. They don't fit my ears very well and the detachable chords keep falling out (I almost lost one of the buds when it fell off my cable).
Would they be decent drivers to use for a custom remold?
Here are a few links to the earbuds that I am talking about:
If so, where should I get the remolds done? Lots of options.
If the OP is on a budget, I would advise against customs and go for a better sounding universal. On top of better SQ, he will be able to easily sell them at less of a loss, without eating the buyers cost to re-shell on an already depreciated "nothing-special" IEM. Moreover, buying customs and having to re-shell is limited to top of the line models pragmatically speaking. I am a Westone fan, but this applies to other brands with a "musicians line" as well. My dos centavos.