Well with customs you have the additional costs of getting impressions which can vary greatly, then you have to ship them out to whoever you choose (in your case jh or unique melody who both have at least 4-6 week wait times atm if not more)then there's the possibilty of refits which means resending them back and waiting again. With regards to Heir they have a slightly iffy situation atm where the original designer has "left" so there could be changes to the design that doesn't match with what's been posted on headf with the older models. You may also notice now the distinct lack of Heir threads recently which should tell you something.
If it's any consolation I'm no better making decisions like this. Mind you since the announcement of the smaller size stagedivers I'm getting more interested again. It's the buying blind that I don't like and in europe there's really no way of trying unless you buy. Thomann at least allow you to return iems which is very unusual.
I'm thinking of changing my age old signature incidentally. Should be "I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure" :)
I have always had those doubt when I first read about CIEMs , your comment just confirms that I should steer clear of this stuff as of now , especially considering CIEMs are still the new thing in my country , audiologists are all ppl working with deaf ppl , not experienced with audio gear at all .
As a fellow indecisive head-fier in this audio world , also a blind-buy guy , if you don't mind , I suggest you tell your other considerations , hopefully the time I spent reading hundreds of reviews might give you some helpful thoughts .... wow 2 blind-buy guys exchange purchasing advices to eachother , feel dangerous ? :))
Do you ? :))
As for your signature , I strongly urge you to change it immediately , this is not the first time I read your idea of changing sig , if memory serves me right , you also use exactly those same words , same sentences LOL :)))
I have been planning on doing a pretty substantial writeup on the SD-2:s for quite some time now. The only thing that's putting me of is the simple fact that the only "proper" IEM I've ever tried is the Westone 4R (which didn't fit me for sh*t and plainly didn't work for me). If you would like i could post an "unofficial" writeup here in this thread and just unloading everything that i have found/know about the SD-2:s.
If it's any encouragement I'd be interested in the review as well.
No rush though , just take your time and write when you feel like
Also , a little encouragement , dont know if you like this kind of music , just want to say
Add better quality MP3
Edited by Music225 - 4/6/14 at 8:59am