Wasn't directed at me I know, hence I didnt quote you haha.
I picked up the mentor's (universal, soon to be customs) over the Roxannes purely on $$.
I know this isnt the best method to choose hifi gear, but the jump to $1700 was just too much for me.
I was quite excited about the Roxannes after hearing a reviewer say they share a similar sound character to the LCD2, which was previously my favourite phone, however I have since had a growing appreciation for a brighter sound.
After hearing reviews that the Miracle sounded fantastic and doing a little reading I decided the Mentor was for me. I love the thicker but not dark mids, ample bass and never fatigueing but still detailed and extended highs.
That being said, when i need my LCD2esque fix, I use foam tips, however generally speaking I prefer the sound of silicone...
I cant wait until I am well enough to get my impressions done again and get these bad boys made custom.
@haowai Fantastic choice of wood/colour and art.
I am currently trying to decide between a simple Smoke shell, black carbon face, or to go wood.
I was also tossing up putting a wine red faceplate behind the carbon, however Stephen informed me this can make the faceplate look muddy, so I am thinking perhaps not.