You're going all professional musician on me I'm using mine strictly for listening to music. SpinFits or Comply, the nozzle on the ASG is just too big for me and hurts my ear canals. I actually tried to pay for some sort of nozzle swap but the Bravo nozzles don't fit. RE: NC - Asheville is a great vacation spot nearby but unfortunately no job possibilities for me. Charlotte is a great modern city that is close to a bit of everything. I've actually been seriously considering a headphone shop as the closest is Moon Audio in Cary. I think a city of a million would support it.