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Re-shell into customs - who is the best (in terms of speed and quality)?

post #1 of 8
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Hey guys.

 

I've been out of the IEM scene for a while, but might be after a re-shell.

 

Last time I did this, I went with Unique Melody. Amazing build quality, but took around 14 weeks, and I'm not really willing to go through that again.

 

Any ideas?

 

I'm based in Australia, if that helps.

 

Thanks guys. 

post #2 of 8

UM's customer service is pretty damn bad and it took me a few months to get mine reshelled like you. There is really no option other than UM in Australia though. It would be interesting to get these reshelled into silicone CIEMs at Custom Art though. 

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

There is really no option other than UM in Australia though.

 

It certainly feels that way - but even then, the UM lab is based in China anyway.

 

BUT! I've been doing some research this afternoon:

 

InearZ apparently have less than two week turn around. Doesn't seem too expensive, as well. 

 

Might be a winner?

post #4 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

It would be interesting to get these reshelled into silicone CIEMs at Custom Art though. 

 

Just got word back from Custom Art (good suggestion!), they told me their turnaround is 6-7 weeks at the moment.

 

They are based in Poland.

post #5 of 8

Apparently InEarz isn't as good as UM. Also, the venting may be a problem with some companies. UM will know what they are doing since it is after all, their product. They are the safe option, but if you are feeling adventurous, then Custom Art seems like a nice choice. 

post #6 of 8
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Not sure if I'm willing to wait 14 weeks though.. Hmm.

 

EDIT: Hold that thought! This quote is from the UM global FAQ. I've emailed them to double check.

 

Quote:
 What is the typical turnaround time?
Customers' package will be shipped (FedEx/EMS) around 4 weeks after UM lab has received your package. That being said, we will try our best to finish all orders as soon as possible with amazing quality.

Edited by White Lotus - 3/19/14 at 4:07am
post #7 of 8

Personally I would go for Custom Art because I've heard silicon doing good things with CIEMs, but the safer options are Inearz and UM. 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

The plot thickens!

 

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