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post #121 of 464
Different nozzle size.
post #122 of 464
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Originally Posted by SactoMan101 View Post
Speaking of the HF2/HF5, has anyone tried them with the Comply Foam T-100 or Tx-100 ear tips? I know that with the T-500 eartips, I was finally able to get a decent ear fit with my Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3 Studio IEMs.
I tried them with the T100, but I found I preferred the stock triflange tips for deeper insertion.
post #123 of 464
Picked up a pair of the HF5s recently, and compared them to the Klipsch S4s, if anyone is interested.

MY TAKE: Etymotic HF5 vs Klipsch S4

Yip
post #124 of 464
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I tried them with the T100, but I found I preferred the stock triflange tips for deeper insertion.
You have to be careful because the Comply Foam T-100/Tx-100 ear tips comes in three different sizes. As such, the different size ear tips could dramatically affect the sound quality.
post #125 of 464
Can't decide between these or Westone 1...
post #126 of 464
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Can't decide between these or Westone 1...
Could you order both, compare, report back, and then return the less desirable option? That'd be very helpful for other folks around here
post #127 of 464
Just bought a pair of these can't wait
post #128 of 464
What tips are best for reducing sibilance? I'm using the large tri-flanges right now, but I'm guessing that Shure Olives would be better all-around??? Unfortunately, I ruined my old olives so that I could try 'em on another set of IEMs.

Thoughts?
post #129 of 464
guys, i really cant decide whether to take this hf5 or get some more money and buy er4p instead, help me!!!
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guys, i really cant decide whether to take this hf5 or get some more money and buy er4p instead, help me!!!
From what you read on Etymotic's website, the HF5s and the ER4Ps are very similar in sound signature, with the HF5s having a tad more low-end. The ER4Ps are "matched", but I don't know how discernible that is.

Don't think you will go wrong either way.
post #131 of 464
but then i saw some reviews saying the hf5 sound muddier than er4.. and some had durability issues, in my country, there's no warranty for etymotics so it'd be quite risky to invest on this earphone and i want something that last longer.. hv u guys had the chance to read this review?

Amazon.com: TAFB's review of Etymotic Research HF5 Portable In-Ear Earp...
post #132 of 464
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Originally Posted by yipcanjo View Post
What tips are best for reducing sibilance? I'm using the large tri-flanges right now, but I'm guessing that Shure Olives would be better all-around??? Unfortunately, I ruined my old olives so that I could try 'em on another set of IEMs.

Thoughts?
Shure Olives sucked for me, I went with the stock dark gray foamies, great comfort and smooth sound overall.
post #133 of 464
If you are going amped or using with more powerful sources, get ER4P/S.

If going unamped get HF5.
post #134 of 464
Morning all,

I bought some HF5s after spending all day yesterday deliberating, and I'm very impressed so far. Much more dynamic and detailed than my Shure SE102s, with much less harshness.

I couldn't get either of the pointy flanged end bits (for want of a better description) to seal properly in my ears so I used the included foam ones, with success I think! Can spares be bought?

Will give them a proper listen later after work, but I believe my portable arsenal is complete
post #135 of 464
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Morning all,

I bought some HF5s after spending all day yesterday deliberating, and I'm very impressed so far. Much more dynamic and detailed than my Shure SE102s, with much less harshness.

I couldn't get either of the pointy flanged end bits (for want of a better description) to seal properly in my ears so I used the included foam ones, with success I think! Can spares be bought?

Will give them a proper listen later after work, but I believe my portable arsenal is complete
I've said before too

I see your over 'ere - spares can be bought from hifiheadphones.co.uk - very good service and sell ety and many other accessories.
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