I don't know where you heard bad things about the CHT products. They had some issues way back when but from what I understand all of that has been resolved and they are putting out some fantastic products for the price point. JTR is a totally professional company. It's really unfortunate that eD's poor customer service and ability to deliver is tainting other companies out there. Personally I wouldn't worry about other ID companies. They have already built the product, they aren't waiting to get an order prior to manufacturing the product. Being in NY I would bet anything there is someone near you that has the SHO-10's. The guys here are really cool and I am sure they would be happy to have you over. Go have a listen. I think you'd be pleasantly surprised.
Having said that, the JBL's and the Adam Audio are both very nice products. If they are worth the money or not is up to you.
Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!