Very informative. Always thought there was much more to it than what BAs were used... I wonder apart from durability and comfort, what benefits, if any, soft silicone brings to a custom IEM's sound, or is it just a different way to achieve a common goal?
Which leads me to think...
Originally Posted by scrypt
Your POV is much depreciated (and I'm talking to Bernanke about that), but I'm not sure you've ex-pained reactions like Jerry Harvey's. At this tincture, he has nothing to gain from insisting that a TF-10 should never be reshelled; UE isn't his company any more, yet he still says that reshells effectively destroy the original sound of the IEM he confected.
I'm more concerned that most 'reshellers' reshell pretty much any model of multidriver IEM. How can they possibly dedicate sufficient time to designing the best possible CIEM around the many principles mentioned in the interview if pretty much every reshelled IEM involves different BAs to start with? I can understand if one offers to reshell just a few very popular models, but that's not the case with most offerings. Even more worrying are those who offer to add additional drivers, or should I assume that for the relatively low cost of reshelling, one has to accept these obvious shortcomings? Like every good product, they're designed to function as a system as close to the sum of its individual parts as possible.