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Ety HF5's sound muddy? + IEM clear and similar to Grados under $200?

post #1 of 6
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A while back I bought Grado RS2is. Love em. Love everything about them, crystal clear and airy.

 

Anyways,

 

My HF5s sound muddy now. I don't know if I just got used to my Grados or there is something wrong with them.

 

I got new filters, got new ear tips but it sounds muddy.

 

I've had them for over 2 years.

 

Am I out of luck? Do I need to upgrade my IEMS?

 

If so what would give me the most clarity and similar sound to my Grados for under $200?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 6

Have you tried to change the filters?

post #3 of 6

Muddy is possibly the last word i would use to describe HF5s.. You mentioned you changed the filters, perhaps that has something to do with it?

 

If you liked the HF5, go look at the PFE 121. I believe it's around $160 (could be wrong)


Edited by Peculier - 1/22/13 at 12:13am
post #4 of 6

$400 RS2i with boosted treble compared to $100 Etymotic HF5 with neutral treble...? I mean, apples and oranges...

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Originally Posted by soundstige View Post

$400 RS2i with boosted treble compared to $100 Etymotic HF5 with neutral treble...? I mean, apples and oranges...


Guess I better get something that's a little hot on the top end...Brainwavs B2?

post #6 of 6

The CK10, DBA-2, B2, GR01 are highly recommende because they are bright and highly resolving IEMs.

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