My friend told me today that he wants to buy the best set of IEMs money can buy. He is using AKG K701s right now, but will be needing some small, noise isolating IEMs for his new office environment.
He said he is willing to pay for the JH Audio JH13 Pro because he thinks he will never need anything else after he gets them.
I think he is somewhat overly intrigued with audio and is not being practical. He currently only listens to 192kbps Pandora and I already told him that the sound quality will be limited to his file quality and his source/amp setup. He agreed to search for more expert advice first. Now I am neither an expert nor an audiophile. But I am also curious what the best IEMS are that make economical sense and can "last a lifetime" and retain their value.
He also insists on custom molds for whatever he gets. Is this done by third party services and is this ever recommended? He was considering the Shure SE530PTH for custom molding.
All suggestions appreciated. Thanks!