Already received the reply from 1964: 1. The universals are still handmade so the cost is only $25 cheaper than the customs. 2. You will be ordering using the designer so you can select colors for the shell and faceplate. 3. Yes 4. No, the universals don't have space for a recessed socket. 5. You can add a random earphone to your cart and enter your address for a shipping quote https://1964ears.com/iems/options.