Before, i had an outdated pair of klipsch image s4 ear monitors, to me, (not being completely aware of the sound quality), sounded really nice compared to any other headphones i've gotten in store (im limited to in store ear monitors) and recently, my image s4's broke, this was due to the old s4's having a straight jack. The updated stock has an L jack, and i was planning on buying those, then i spotted the etymotic research hf5's, according to hear, they are pretty great sounding for the price of $120, now heres my question, how much of an improvement are the hf5's compared to the image s4s? are they worth the extra $40? How is the bass on the hf5's compared to the s4s? on the s4's, the bass wasn't overpowering like some known brand ear monitors, it was nice, detailed, and you could still feel it enough for it to sound amazing in contrast to the rest of the music, is the hf5 ear monitors similar to this?
Thanks for your opinions!
One thing i liked about the S4's, they were so light weight, i would forget they were in my ear, the cord was rather thin on them, but i plan on putting some type of material around the cord to make them more durable, so this would not be a problem in the future