Hello Head Fi,
i recently bought a pair of Etymotics HF5's and Klipsch X10's to see if i could tell any difference in sound quality.
Well, there obviously is, this is my first foray into the world of in ear headphones, in the past I've mostly used any old pair of cheap out ear, or more expensive full sized headphones for my home usage.
I'm amazed by the Klipsch X10's they are so small, yet put out such a smooth bassy sound and the mid range and high range seem to blend perfectly into deep bassy mixture.
Also they X10's are ridiculously comfortable compared to the HF5's, they only need these little single flange ear tips which don't need to burrow into your ear cavity to deliver thick bassy immersion.
So why not keep the X10's, well, firstly they are super expensive and i don't think I'd use them enough to justify the cost, secondly i would like some headphones that are metallic red (like my HF5's).
So are there any alternatives to the HF5's/X10's that can deliver a combination of the features i am looking for, which is deep bass and being metallic red(or black/metallic red)?
For now price is not of concern and ideally they would be in the same size range as the X10's/HF5's.
Edit: I have also read about different ear tips altering the bass response of some IEM's could this possibly be a solution to my bass problem with the HF5's?
Buy a Fiio E5 and use the bass boost feature for a simple solution or you can get the Westone 3.