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I'm a guitar player, and my band is going to be recording an album at a friend's home studio.  We're going to be playing songs live, rather than doing overdubs, and there isn't a lot of separation.  We'll all be using headphones for monitors, and so I want to get a pair that will provide good isolation and not color the sound from the microphones too much.  

 

I use to own a pair of Etymotic ER-6 which broke, but I liked them a lot.

 

I'm considering the Etymotic HF5, but I'm curious about the MC5 too.  Reading through the threads on these, I'm not getting the picture that the HF5 is necessarily all better, just different.  Which one would suit my purposes better?

 

BTW, I do want to use these for recreational iphone listening on the subway after the recording, so I would like them to sound decent for that too.