You know you can get the triples reshelled (not by acs) into customs don't you? Customs for mehave been a massive pita (three companies, mixed success) and wish I jadn't bothered in the long run! My experience seems to be in the minority though so don't let my experience put you off
When you say reshelled, is this diff from having a custom sleeve?
Interestingly the guy at acs said he would sooner custom sleeve the 10's than the etymotic. I found the 10's made Sinatra and Elvis a little muddy, wheras the custom sleeved etymotic don't, so happy i did it. Mind you, does make me wonder what yhe 10's would be like
My ACS sleeves turned up in the post today. bloody hell, its like having a new set of earphones
the ie80's are a good starting point, but with the custom molds they're definitely transformed into something special, the bass has been tightened up nicely, something which if you didn't get the seal right could be a bit bloomy, and I'm hearing background details I didn't notice before. The fit is absolutely perfect too, obviously.
Also, I'm able to listen at a much lower volume, which is a good thing.
not cheap at £120 but if you've got a set of the iem's they do sleeves for, I'd recommend it whole heartedly :^
I got my set of Cosmic Ears MA1's back today. The Ma models are a small half shell design and are more discrete than full customs. The 1 is a single ba (or balanced armature) model, but they also do a 2 (my ear shell was too small for that apparantley). Cost £100 without impression or postage.
I’ve got to agree with the general consensus here, getting ACS custom moulds for my ER-4p’s was the best £90 I've spent in a long time. I had ummed and ahed for years on whether to get some; I just wish I had bit the bullet earlier instead on wasting a lot of money buying different earphones trying to improve on my ER-4p’s :doh: