I know, right? It doe not matter how much or what form the gear is so long as it makes the listener the happiest. Consistently over the last week and a half, I really tried my best to justify keeping the Pioneers around but I keep finding myself inkling to listen with the Phonaks every single time because of their better openness, balance and detail. Price-wise, the Phonaks actually cost the same through a discount as the Pioneers. Adding the portability factor on top of it, I know the Pioneers have to go. I will not be listening to them much anymore and rather than see such an extraordinary pair like this collect dust in its box, I would like to sell them to someone who will sincerely appreciate them. To that end, I am selling them on Amazon right now and I am also willing to part with them locally for $40. But really, I didn't even see this coming--never from an IEM of all things. Pity Phonak had to exit the IEM market. Phonak should have seriously took the risk and paid extra cash for more marketing because, believe it or not, the Phonaks sound like they cost much more than even their full retail price.
Edited by Hifihedgehog - 2/11/15 at 1:14pm