Originally Posted by Brooko
Here's the problem Bram - how do you do due diligence when everyone's anatomy is different, also their preferences, and the Trinity series is already heavily discounted? I mean look at the quality of shell and cable compared to anything else in the price bracket.
Bob's already suggested he'll be including the standard tips (shown in the review), some foams, and possibly a double flange. How far do you go to satisfy everyone? Personally, I find silicones rarely fit - and triple flanges are hugely uncomfortable. As long as the basics are covered (enough to start), many people will experiment with tips from other IEMs anyway
Yes, you're right, everyone's anatomy is different, and we do hear IEM differently. So, it is best to let the IEMs to be tested by more people, to find different opinions, before it gets to production.
To play safe, it is best to provide more variety of eartips to get optimum sound for wide variety of user anatomies. For example, even standard eartips come with various bore size; small, medium, and large bore. Different bore size sounds different, with similar standard eartips comfort. To some triple flange is uncomfortable, to some it is the holy grail for best sound quality. Other prefer foam eartips. So, it is make sense to provide more variety of eartips for every model.
No doubt the IEM construction is really well made, and price is very reasonable. Don't you think it is a pity for a very good IEM not sounding optimum just because of the eartips? Eartips are relatively inexpensive, but play major role to the sound of IEM. So, IMHO, don't save cost on eartips, provide more variety of eartips. Not all users have a drawer full of eartips like some of the reviewers here. Especially since the 40k goal has been reached.