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Returned Super.fi 5 Pro..need help on new pair

post #1 of 8
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I just returned a pair of Super.fi 5 Pro IEM due to the fit. They sounded great when I could get a good seal with the foam plugs, however I found them very uncomfortable and irritated my ear after about 15 - 20 minutes. They also felt like they would fall out if I did any significant movement even with the memory wire tucked tightly behind my ear. I tried all the plugs that came with them as well, nothing seemed to work. When it did seal I found the sound the be awesome, the bass good, mids and highs fine. I am not disappointed with the sound, only with the fit.

My other set of IEMs are the Future Sonics EM3's which I have had for a few years. I find these very comfortable and great sounding. I have relegated these to use to cut the grass, work around the house etc. I listen to all types of music such as Dave Mathews, Coldplay, Thirteen Senses, David Gray, alternative, rock, and acoustic, etc. Not much jazz or classical.

I need to reorder a new pair to replace the ones I just returned. My main criteria are the following:

-comfort and fit for working out when on the road, airplanes etc while not comprimising sound
-sound - good bass(does not have to be as powerful as my EM3, good mids, and highs that are crisp, but doesnot cause fatigue.
-My buget is no more than $250.

Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks for your help.
post #2 of 8
Sleek SA6, and if you order them before July 7th, they're only $200 from soundearphones with the code in their promo thread (SA6).
post #3 of 8
I have high hopes for the triple fis that should get here next wednesday, but I already have an alternate route in case I share the reported fit problems: Live Wires Custom Fit In-Ear Monitors / Headphones

AND

Custom Fit Earbuds - In Ear Monitors - Custom Fit Headphones - Running Headphones - The FreQ :: Tour De FreQ
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info and links.
post #5 of 8
you can get the westone um2 (dual drivers, same as the super.fi 5 pro) for $250 on ebay new. everywhere else it's $300 new. they're supposed to have a very good fit. just ordered me a pair of um1's, based on reviews of fit and sound. my budget unfortunately doesn't stretch far enough for the um2's yet. good luck on your search!
post #6 of 8
Westone UM2. They replaced my SF5Ps, and fit your requirements.
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Westone UM2. They replaced my SF5Ps, and fit your requirements.
I´ve read so many bad things about sound quality for that price that I wouldnt reccommend UM2. It seems they are extremely comfortable but so are the se530. At this point after doing some research I seriously think the best options @ $250 are livewires or superFreQs.
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Thread Starter 
I have narrowed it down to the Westone UM2 and the Sleek SA6. Thanks for the advice.
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