Currently looking to get a pair of Custom IEMs. 1964ears and Alclair are the two companies I am looking at considering their price points.
I'm debating between the Alclair Reference or the 1964ears V3 or V6.
Obviously the V6 is in there as a reach, which leads to my question: How many drivers is too many? Assuming a dual set up on the 1964ears V6, its Dual Lows/Mids/Highs in each ear. I'm more partial to the 1964ears since I didn't see them charging tax on the purchase, but if there is tax I may end up with Alclair.
Basically, I know that there is a (huge) difference between 3 drivers and 6 drivers, but is it enough to warrant the higher price point?
Alclair Reference: $399 US + tax and shipping
1964ears V3: $449 US + shipping
1964ears V6: $649 US + shipping
I listen to pretty much everything, no heavy preference to anything which is why I prefer something like a reference, because I would like as close to neutral as possible. I currently use a Beyerdynamic DT 1350 as my daily driver, but looking to give it some rest for now. I also use a FiiO MontBlanc portable amp as well.
Any suggestions, advice, or alternatives would be greatly appreciated.