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UE700's or HF5's?

post #1 of 3
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Hello All,

After reading way to much about these silly things I think I have narrowed my choice down to either the UE700's or the Etymotic HF5's and looking for some input.

 

A little History, my first pair of IEM's were the REO's and I am still listening to them and enjoy for the most part.  I then went on to the DBA-02's which I absolutely loved but they crapped out after 6 weeks.  I loved the DBA's for the speed and precision and their slightly fuller sound but did find them to be a bit simbiant (SP?).  I really liked how the bass was not muddy in the slightest but still packed some punch....this is something the REO's are really missing compared to the DBA's. 

 

I will, at some point, get another pair of DBA-02's but I am looking for something different, and quick, for the time being.  After spending way to much time reading reviews and comparisons I have come down to the UE700's or the HF5's.  The price on the two are within $25.00 of each and both are right around $100.00.  I listen to a very wide range of music and I think it is easier to say that I do not listen to Rap, Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, or Opera.  I am also a bit of a stickler for build quality so let that weigh in a bit as well.

 

Wanted to add that right now I am using a Fiio E1 amp on my IPhone 4 for mobile use and as soon as the E11 is available I will be picking up one of those.

 

Lets hear your thoughts.....I am going to order this afternoon so time is of the essence.

 

Cheers,

Jim


Edited by LJH01 - 6/13/11 at 10:33am
post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 

Well....I went ahead with the HF5's.  I find it amazing how different, different people think something sounds but I did some more reading at lunch and I think the HF5's were the way to go...not to mention it sounds like they are well built and come with a 2 year warranty.

 

Time will tell.

 

I guess if I hate them I can always return them.

 

 

Cheers,

Jim

post #3 of 3

You made a great choice. My HF3's (HF5's but with mic and volume control) were lacking in bass however after around 20+ hours of burn in they got noticeably boomier

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