Hi all. I'd love to get your advice.
I'm looking for a decent silicone custom IEM. I will be primarily using this for airplane travel. I travel A LOT (flying twice a week normally), and I find that wearing IEMs really reduces my fatigue. I'm currently using a few different IEMs including Klipsch X-10s and Westone 4's.
I had a pair of custom UE-11 Pros at one stage, but left them on a plane and couldn't find them after everyone got off I really enjoyed the sound, but I have to say the hard acrylic got uncomfortable after a while, particularly wearing them for over a couple of hours. I got them adjusted by UE, which definitely helped, but it was still somewhat uncomfortable. And definitely not wearable when eating!
So I'm figuring that silicone might be the answer for me.
I've come across a few - Spiral Ear, Sensaphonics, ACS. Any opinions?
Ideally I'd like to spend $500 or less. No point spending huge dollars when I'm just using them on a plane.
PS - why haven't people integrated noise canceling techniques with IEMs? I'm figuring that the 20+ dB isolation can be further improved by out-of-phase reproduction of repetitive noise from a microphone. You would think that's possible using technology from ACS, although they use that same technology to increase 'bleed' from surrounding noise (kinda the opposite)...
Thanks in advance!