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Unique Melody Mage
Seeing how custom moulds improved these IEMs, it's made me wonder whether buying ACS silicon moulds would be worth the outlay for me?
I would be using them with my Shure SE315s - I'm just wondering whether I would be better off sticking to my foamies, or whether it's only worth buying them for IEMs costing over £400 (like the Mage)?
I noticed that Unique Melody also offer a reshelling service for your standard IEMs - by the looks of it, you get all the advantages of customs without the high price. It might be worth looking into: http://uniquemelody.co.uk/products.php#reshelling
Difficult one to call actually. My gut instinct is to say not to bother as you'll get a much larger boost in performance buy simply buying a better set of IEMs. But then again you've already put down the cash for your 315s and you wouldn't recoup much of that back by selling them, in which case a custom shell would be a good upgrade. I'd be more encouraging were you getting the flush fit of the T2s, as you can literally sleep in those, but you're unlikely to find the 315s sit quite that comfortably.
@ryanw:Well, reshelling costs £175 so if you go and buy yourself a decent set of IEMs the total cost wont be dissimilar. Moreover, in the case of the SE315, the reshelling would actually cost more than the original headphone, and that really wouldn't be a sensible upgrade.
Thanks to both of you for your help. I was going to get the SE315s for my birthday, so haven't received them yet. From the sounds of it (thanks Ed) the sensible option would be to spend the extra I was going to spend on ACS moulds, towards an upgrade to the SE425s (which received a pretty decent review on TrustedReviews).
Yes, moving up to the 425s would definitely be a good move. They're a great set of IEMs.
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