That actually looks less comfortable to me then the etys... My last IEMs were the Meelctronic M9s, and those things felt like fire to my ears, maybe even worse. I'm thinking a deep insertion IEM would be less painful because they make much smaller tips for it, but I don't know.
never tried the Ety's but the PFE's are ridiculously comfortable as I have the PFE 232 and was planning to sell them but due to the openness of the soundstage and comfort, I'm really having a hard time letting them go.
That brings me to a question: I was originally planning to trade the 232 for the Westone 4 but because of some sonic differences, I can't bring myself to do it. I'm wondering if there's another universal that might give me what I'm looking for? I love the 4 for the rich mids/vocals, cable, fit and overall sound though I wish they were a bit more open and a little more bass. I love the PFE for the soundstage, fit and energy but sometimes the vocals are just a little thinner than I'd like - especially when talking about Adele, Amy Lee and other female vocals. I love both for classical though I'll admit that the 232 can be a tad fatiguing at times which is a problem I've never come across or even close to with the 4. Should I just hold onto the 232 as being discontinued, there's no guarantee of getting them back? Curious to get some thoughts - really don't have anywhere to audition iem's without driving about 2-ish hours but it is possible. Main genres are Rock, Classical/Opera, Jazz and acoustic.