Westone AC10/AC20 or Alclair Dual/Dual XB
Jun 26, 2015 at 1:08 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

alfonsothree

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Hey guys, I am a fairly experienced but amateur musician as well as a slight audiophile :) I am looking for my first "high quality" iems.  I would like to get customs because of their superior fit and all but they are very expensive so I have been looking at the low end of ciems.  I found the Westone AC10's as well as the Westone AC20's which seem to be Westone's bottom end of ciems and then I also found Alclair Duals and Dual XBs.
 
Westone seems to be a great and highly reputable brand whereas I have been having a hard time finding much info on Alclair.  It seems to be a legitimate brand but one that is not well established in the industry.
 
I would like to go as cheaply as possible so I am leaning towards the Westone AC10's but since these are only single driver I feel like it might be a better value to go with the dual driver Alclairs for the same price. Has anyone used either of these or has comments on the brand?  Should I just go for it and get the Westone AC20's since they are Westone and dual drivers?
 
Also, do I need a limiter for these? I've read that it is a good idea to have a limiter with iems in case of feedback or unplugging a jack or something... but I haven't found a good, inexpensive ($50 and under), portable limiter and most of the time I feel like I won't need it anyways... thoughts?  I plan to mostly use it with iPhone/Mac, as well as playing drums/guitar at home.  Very little to no stage use (at church/small gigs).
 
I'm new to Head-Fi and looked through the forum for related posts but I haven't found too much-hopefully you all can help! Thanks!
 
Jun 28, 2015 at 9:01 PM Post #2 of 2

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bump? Hope I can get an answer or else I'll probably just go with the Westone's... 
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