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I am new here and dont quite get it... What is so fantastic about a universal version? Are 50$ for impressions such a drawback?
post #407 of 8278
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Originally Posted by Philipperus View Post

I am new here and dont quite get it... What is so fantastic about a universal version? Are 50$ for impressions such a drawback?

 

1. Resell value.

2. Avoid potential hassle of resending your pair due to imperfect fit the first time you get your pair. At worst you have to do it more than once.

3. Don't need a re-shell every 2-years or so to re-adjust the fit.

4. Shorter wait time on shipping (So far the long wait on JH16 is killing me). See 2 and 3


Edited by headwhacker - 10/29/13 at 7:44am
post #408 of 8278
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Originally Posted by Philipperus View Post

I am new here and dont quite get it... What is so fantastic about a universal version? Are 50$ for impressions such a drawback?

 

Should you not like them, universals are easier to sell without losing much value. Customs on the other hand, should one choose to sell (& assuming the maker allows transfer of ownership) will lose  more 'cos the buyer has to pay for impressions and re-molding.

post #409 of 8278

heir audio is the only transfer company I know, but there must be others. I am selling my hair 8a with the card and transfer time left....

 

Al D

post #410 of 8278
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

"The Roxanne will be available for $1,499 custom, $1,299 universal (yes!), and add $200 for a full carbon fiber body."

 

At that price, it challenges the TG!334.

post #411 of 8278

A universal version would be really nice and certainly something unexpected.

 

There is a huge risk for customs in general as many people are not able to demo before buying so it is a leap of blind faith. Also there could be refit issues and if this is between different countries shipping can get expensive. Also resale value goes to 50% or lower of what you paid should you not like it. Lastly your ciem may not fit a few years later and you can either reshell or sell at a loss.

post #412 of 8278
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At that price, it challenges the TG!334.


I'm sure it will outclass it easily quite frankly. That's what my friend said when he compared it with his TG334! at the show. He was ticked off to say the least :o

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Should you not like them, universals are easier to sell without losing much value. Customs on the other hand, should one choose to sell (& assuming the maker allows transfer of ownership) will lose  more 'cos the buyer has to pay for impressions and re-molding.

I can envision a second hand market where this is purchased as a pre-custom trial that gets resold.


Edited by goodvibes - 10/29/13 at 11:14am
post #414 of 8278
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Originally Posted by Philipperus View Post

I am new here and dont quite get it... What is so fantastic about a universal version? Are 50$ for impressions such a drawback?


After my experience with JH16. I have decided not to go with custom anymore. It is not about $50,- the hassle at least in my experience is way over $50 if you can assign a value to it.

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The problem with universals I have, all my life I could never get the seal and fit I am supposed to get, results in poor isolation, poor sound and lots of frustration. The moment I put my first customs into my ears (SE5way) I felt so good and I thought all those years I wasted time with universals and got mad for nothing.

 

So if you are a person like me, not really lucky with universals, customs can be a better choice.

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

The problem with universals I have, all my life I could never get the seal and fit I am supposed to get, results in poor isolation, poor sound and lots of frustration. The moment I put my first customs into my ears (SE5way) I felt so good and I thought all those years I wasted time with universals and got mad for nothing.

 

So if you are a person like me, not really lucky with universals, customs can be a better choice.


Then on the flipside there's me (loads of hassle) and others for whatever reason customs just aren't as simple.

post #417 of 8278
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Then on the flipside there's me (loads of hassle) and others for whatever reason customs just aren't as simple.


Of course there is you, how one can forget your problems with your customs :rolleyes: It was giving me nightmares before I purchase my SE5way "what if I end up like him" :D

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Then on the flipside there's me (loads of hassle) and others for whatever reason customs just aren't as simple.

Out of curiosity, can you please explain briefly what problems did you have with customs.

IMHO, from fit perspective customs are a way better than univerals. But the main drawback of the CIEMs is that you have to completely rely on someone's opinions/impressions, which differ a lot.
post #419 of 8278
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Then on the flipside there's me (loads of hassle) and others for whatever reason customs just aren't as simple.

 

+1, the waiting alone is a hassle. I'm praying that it's a perfect fit on day 1 otherwise it gonna be another long and agonizing wait. It better be worth it though soon as I get my hands on JH16. This could be my first and last.

 

As with universals, perfect fit is a challenge sometimes. There are a few times when a music sounded a bit different mainly because of the fit. I keep re-adjusting it on my ear. Good for me the comply tips are comfortable enough I can wear my iems for longer periods especially when I get a perfect fit I keep the IEM in my ear for as long as I can.

post #420 of 8278

I've grown to prefer the comfort of customs.  Universals can also be comfortable but it's very hit and miss depending on the design of the earphone, what tips it will fit etc...  The universal Roxanne will likely possess a larger than average housing and that could make it difficult to for those of us without huge (Mickey Mouse style) ears.  I'll hold off until a few of these are out in the wild before I seriously consider my options.

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