Craft the perfect sound with custom in-ear monitors

Specially crafted for a specific user, custom earphones (left) have personalised shells that fit every nook and cranny of the user's ears.
Specially crafted for a specific user, custom earphones (above) have personalised shells that fit every nook and cranny of the user's ears.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Custom in-ear monitors can cost $400 to more than $2,000, but some audiophiles say the investment is worth it

Audiophile Aaron Ong, 30, has probably paid more for earphones than what some people have paid for their entire music collection.

He owns three custom-made in-ear monitors (IEMs), each individually crafted to fit his ears and costing more than $2,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Craft the perfect sound'. Print Edition | Subscribe