After being in the UIEM erea for about 2 years im thinking about jumping into the CIEM level (yes i know you can get a better sound for less money in some cases, but i want to try custom)
I have 4 models in mind:
1.) Alclair referance
2.) Noble 3C
3.) Heir 3A
4.) CTM CT300
All are 3 BA driver CIEM's and all are +-450$, but not from the big companies as JH and UM..
i have searched about those models in the formus but there is not much, especialy about the CTM and Noble, but from what i read the only thing i got is that the Heir is for bass lovers.
Im using fischer audio DBA-02, which i like, and i had the Ety's HF5 which i loved the highs in but i think that the bass and mids arent wide enough. also had the RE252 and some shures, but the Etys and the DBA-02 are my favorite.
My taste in music is mainly rock of all kinds (metal, prog, indie..) and searching for punchy but not too full bass and for alot of agrressive highs.
BTW im from israel if it makes any difference..