Yea, I got it confirmed from Suyama-san. Basically a no go. So it pretty much falls in line with what everyone's been saying.
Paraphrasing, he said that they do not sell CIEMs to overseas customers because they cannot provide "after service". Their customs must be able to be "supported" by them after their creation. Therefore, they have a policy of not selling directly to people like us. And again, mentioned the FitEar resellers...
Unless you fly over to Japan and have a permanent residence (or just stay for the entire CIEM process) and then go through Fujiya/E-earphone, you won't be able to get the FitEar CIEMs. They're definitely tightening their policy.
I'll prob save my money on the trip and perhaps try again for the successor to the 334. A bit disgruntled...but what can you do?
Hope this helps any potential FitEar CIEM buyers or perhaps confirms some truths.
Edited by EveTan - 1/22/14 at 8:14pm