- Sep 23, 2016
I will say that they were still pretty uncomfortable for me. I found that I could get them semi-comfortable with a much more shallow fit, but getting them a bit deeper seemed to even out some of those peaks we have discussed a little ways back in this thread. I also find deeper fit gives a more enjoyable bass response too. The deeper fit though was quite a bit less comfortable though, so the whole thing made my decision to go for customs for the first time a lot easier. My ears though are pretty picky and I have trouble getting comfortable fits that last longer than like 30 minutes with a lot of larger IEMs I have tried. And with all that said, the Jolene demo was FAR from being the most uncomfortable I have tried. That honor still goes to the IER-Z1R, and even the EE Valkyrie MKI was worse for me.Much better explained than me. It is no doubt the largest universal I've worn, but in a side-by-side comparison to the Layla and even Roxanne, the difference in length was definitely less than a centimeter. No noticeable difference in comfort between the three. I didn't have a chance to look in the mirror, in which I'm sure it would be sticking out oddly.
That wait is tough. I did go for the premium Jolene signature design, which is apparently listed as taking longer (well it is now). The process was a long one for me. I initially had scans that I sent and was told they would work fine, so I ordered, only to have them come back and say they werent adequate, then I got impressions done and sent, also not good, so I had to go for a second (third total) set of impressions. I was also originally told 10-14 days once they got the impressions, but then that turned into 14-17 days, and they ended up shipping on the 17th business day after the second set of impressions was received. It was just slightly over a full month from when I ordered to when I received them. Not complaining or anything, i realize that getting customs right is a long process, but it was a hard wait. I think they were certainly worth it though.Waiting on my CIEM's right now. 7 business days so far into my wait and I'm getting excited.