Way late to this party, for anyone doing there DD here's my .02.
I'm a singing drummer/bassist/guitarist that plays 3-6 nights a week. it's my livelihood and I'd been using Ultimate Ears/Westone IEM's for the last 16 years. They have served me well and have nothing but positive opinions of both Ultimate Ears and Westone.
I needed some new monitors and as I was doing my research a couple of fellow "road dogs" suggested Alien Ears as they were very pleased with theirs. These are guys that make their living playing music as well and even though it's a hard way to make an easy living, they are willing to spend more to get more, as am I. I checked out the Alien Ears site and decided to purchase the G16's, with the thought that the extra low end drivers would be good for bass and drums. I couldn't be happier with that decision.
I've never heard my bass sound so good in my ears. (Warwick custom shop basses, Eden amps and EBS compressors. I appreciate quality tools) It's always sounded good on stage but I had never heard it so well defined and accurate in my ears. I am very, VERY pleased with the quality and service that I've received from Andre and all at Alien Ears. So much so that after using the G16's for a few weeks I ordered a set of G12's to use when I play in my acoustic duo where I want a less bass heavy, more even reference. The G12's still have incredible low end and the fidelity for vocals is excellent.(I've been switching up the G12's and G16's when playing bass and find both exceptional).
The hardest part of ordering from Alien Ears was choosing the colors. As it's custom colors I had a difficult time expressing what I wanted. The G16's were easier as it turned out to be "clear with silver sparkle" ok that's not too tough. For the G12's I had put my faith in Andre and the crew so I messaged them and asked for something purple and sparkly, I called it "Fabulously Purple!" Yup they did it. My G12's are fabulous in every way. As are my G16's.
I personally couldn't be more pleased with my purchases. (The drummer in one of the bands I play in recently fired up a set of G16's as well and said he loves his). From the initial contact of ordering to receiving and using the monitors the experience has been nothing but positive. I will recommend Alien Ears to any who ask.
Ok that may have been .03 but I honestly love the products and have nothing but praise for Andre and all at Alien Ears.