Since such a thread came up, might as well share my views.
I believe people went for CIEMS because it was the right upgrade to TOTL universals in the past.
But things are changing, we're seeing technology make things smaller, making drivers sound really fantastic yet small, the ie800
and also lots of other offering such as the latest shure to hit the market.
I've believed u still couldn't stuff in 6 or 8 drivers and make it a universal shell, it will probably drop out of your ears, then thats when
customs come in to give a better fit. But we all know technology is the way to go, instead of just plainly add on the number of drivers.
This technology will make iems even smaller, even lighter, ie800 seems to have accomplished that, im sure other few manufacturers will
While both ciems and uiems have their place, we should be seeing lesser ciems popularity among audiophiles very soon.
Edited by muscular - 6/11/13 at 9:48am