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Replacement for Etymotic Research HF5.... (~100 GBP)

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Heyah,

I have been using Etymotic Research HF5 for about a year. Alas, the cable died and - as the insurer has paid the money - the time has come to buy new earphones.

 

I like the sound signature of HF5. I wouldn't mind slightly more bass, but otherwise I enjoyed them. Alas, as I use the earphones on daily basis for a few hours (and that includes evening gym and morning jogging), the cable is always the weakest link - especially in the case of HF5 whose cable is really poor...

 

Thus, my questions:

1) Are there any earphones with replaceable cables at this price range?

2) Otherwise, are there any earphones which could be described as "HF5 with slightly more bass"?

 

HF5 costs £122 in the UK.

 

Having looked through this forum, I have noticed some good opinions about Shure SE315 (£130) and SE215 (£75) which both seem to have detachable cable. How is their sound and quality compared to HF5?  I have to admit, though, that SE315 costs probably more than I would be willing to pay...

 

Well, worst case scenario I can always just buy another pair of HF5 :).

 

Thank you for your help!


Edited by theriel - 1/13/13 at 1:16pm
post #2 of 2
Thread Starter 

Hmmmm could you at least maybe tell me: HF5 or Shure SE215? The replaceable cable on Shure seems really tempting...

 

Thank you!

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