Unlike other earbuds that you just cram into your ears, rocking a pair of JH16 in-ear monitors requires some advance planning -- and no, we’re not talking about the overtime you’ll need to clock to be able to afford them. JH Audio custom-builds each pair to fit you and you alone, which requires a trip to an audiologist to take molds of your ear canals. The molding process only takes about 15 minutes, but it involves cold plasticky goo being stuffed deeply into your ears. It wasn’t painful, but “weird and uncomfortable” sums up the experience pretty well. At $1,149, the resulting earbuds are beyond pricey, but the audio results are, well…priceless.