I have assorted circs I’ve bought over the years, but I still find myself buying a different brand in a different length every now and then. So I’m in the market for a set of interchangeable needles.
I know each person has their favourite, and personal preference varies. But from the reviews I’ve found, all of the sets seem to have at least one shortcoming:
Addis sound very nice, but I’m really struggling to justify the price no matter how good they may be. Are they really THAT good?
Hiya hiya appeal to me. Apparently a great cable & join. But I hear the tips are only 4" long and they look less pointy than KP Options, so I’m not so sure anymore. I think that would really bother me.
KP Options also seem to have a great cable & join. They have a longer pointier tip than hiya hiya, so it looks like they win. But it sounds like they need frequent re-tightening while in use and I’ll need to keep the customer service # handy (edited to add: for broken cables, detached connected ends). Are they worth these hassles?
(Harmony & Zephyr are just a different material with the same cable & join, right?)
Denise and/or Boye are described as adequate, but the cable/tip joins apparently don’t fit that well. I have a set of bamboo circs with a join that catches which really frustrates me, so those are out.
I was excited to think about getting a set. But it seems like I’ll be settling, no matter which set I choose. Not so exciting any more.