hi there this is tomo from HFI and rooth.
to answer some questions...
1) when we say its a limited run, we are talking like 15 and not 50.
2) the reason behind releasing an IEM like this was to show what the potential can be.
The sound is very neutral and will be fun to change cables, amps, etc.
we are saving a few slots for any head-fiers.
next stop will be in south korea for the demo.
While a technology demonstration is interesting the vast majority of us (notably those in North America and Europe) are going to miss out. Rooth could expand it's world wide presence by being first out of the gate with a great sounding 10 BA driven CIEM.
For a CIEM availability is an attractive quality.