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Extreme isolation with budget IEM?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I chucked my ER-6 in bin last week as they were really playing up. I need to buy sub-$100 IEM with extreme isolation. I never liked foam tips with ER-6 so I would prefer flange (is that the right word?) tips.

 

What do you guys think about Etymotic mc5?

 

Thanks.

 

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Anyone?

post #3 of 9

MC5, HJE900, ER4P and Custom3........

post #4 of 9


Whoa, just doing some price research and the ER4P's are way above the OP's price range.. They are about U$300 at amazon..

The MC5 seems to be affordable though..

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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

MC5, HJE900, ER4P and Custom3........

post #5 of 9

Doesn't the hje900 have pretty weak isolation?

post #6 of 9

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Originally Posted by Rufus_Truthfist View Post

Doesn't the hje900 have pretty weak isolation?



More like pretty average but I still don't understand the recommendation... or the one for the ER4P.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

So MC5 is the best choice?

post #8 of 9

The mc5 will isolate as much as your er6i's did, but they should sound better.  The tips you use will affect your isolation the most.  On universal iem's,  isolation really doesn't get any better than the etymotic tri-flanges.  Foam is probably next and then those standard silicone single flange tips.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice I will get MC5 smily_headphones1.gif

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