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IEMs with similar sound as the Etymotic hf5?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I have the hf5 for a year now, and I love the sound. The few downsides is that the cable has too much memory, and the fit is not so comfortable.

 

So do you guys know another IEM with a sound signature similar to the hf5?

 

If not, I think I'll just buy the hf3. 

post #2 of 8

How do you reduce your problems with the hf5 by getting the hf3? They're the same fit. Iem's with a similar sound to the hf5 is pretty much limited to other ety's, which have the same fit problems. I went to the w2 from the hf5 and it solved all my fit problems and gave a bit more bass. Maybe ck10 is one to look out for, though I haven't heard that one, it's just piquing my interest more every time I read about it.

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Originally Posted by Marcus_C View Post

How do you reduce your problems with the hf5 by getting the hf3? They're the same fit. Iem's with a similar sound to the hf5 is pretty much limited to other ety's, which have the same fit problems. I went to the w2 from the hf5 and it solved all my fit problems and gave a bit more bass. Maybe ck10 is one to look out for, though I haven't heard that one, it's just piquing my interest more every time I read about it.



Those problems are really minor, so what I meant that my want to get the hf3 for the controls, and just in case my hf5 fails.

post #4 of 8
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I am working hard to get the ck10s but I just can't find a retailer that has it.

post #5 of 8

I haven't tried too many other phones that rival or compete with the HF5 (maybe the Phonak PFE?), but if I lost/broke my HF5, I would immediately replace them with HF5. 

 

For comfort, the HF3/5 with Shure "Olive" tips (black foam) are an extremely comfortable fit in the ear -- doesn't require the deepest insertion possible to get good isolation and sound -- the foam fills all the weird shapes of the ear canal -- i can use them for hours.


Edited by kmhaynes - 3/14/11 at 10:54am
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Originally Posted by yliu View Post

I am working hard to get the ck10s but I just can't find a retailer that has it.

 

Where abouts are you?

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Central Europe...

post #8 of 8

I've been looking at them here recently: http://www.iheadphones.co.uk/audio-technica-ath-ck10.html and they do ship to europe, don't know how it compares to US prices but it's about the cheapest i've seen them in the UK.

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