Long time lurker, first time coming out of the shadows to post. Maybe just a brief intro? My name is Trevor, been into audio for a while, but its time to make that jump: Custom IEMs. I am now playing out enough that I am/can justify the cost of custom in ears. Honestly, I have been searching google and head.fi, but the more I look, the more options there are, and the more I feel like my head is going to explode; so I will try posting to see if anyone can help .
As I said, these will be mainly used for on stage performance with an Aviom system. I play Acoustic Guitar, sing, keys and bass at times. I would ideally prefer something that has a relatively flatish representation, and a broad soundstage, as instrument separation is important for me when I lead. Here's the trick, is I am looking in the $500 price range. I know I can buy some phenomenal ones like:
UE 4 Pro
In Earz IE p450 (on sale for March)
And so many more. I realize that having more drivers isnt always better, but I also had looked at picking up some used JH 11s or Westone ES5 and reshelling them. Any ideas on which Custom in ear would fit my criteria?