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post #16 of 18
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How's the MC5, the HF5's little brother? I hear it has much better durability...

While I haven't heard the other IEMs listed here, i've had the MC5 for aa bit over a year. They look nearly new. On this score, I always carry mine in a wallet-sized case so they stay nice.

They have a very pure sound and are lovely in revealing the subtle breathwork in cantata singing and give a very precise rendering of pitch. i don't think they give the most dramatic sound for the big symphonic works, so that's worth noting. For myself, I find this is balanced in part by their clarity and ability to give view into the orchestral parts and solo lines.

If the quartz-locked precision with pitch sounds appealing, then worth looking into these. If foundational support of bass is key, then maybe not. For my listening, if I buy more expensive IEMs in the future, etymotic willl definitely be on the list.
post #17 of 18
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Yup, I'll take a look into the MC5. Thanks! I'll probably get these.

 

Oh, I think I forgot to mention that my friend gave me his UE hard case (I think it's a TF10 case). It is metallic/gray/silver colored with the UE logo on it, and a rubber seal on the lid. 

post #18 of 18

I've become a fan of using a protective case for IEMs.

I feel it really extends the lifetime of the 'phones.

 

The hard case you have sounds like just the ticket.

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