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Ety HF5 died after 3 years, same sound sig but with a little more deep bass?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

loved my hf 5, the left cable on the housing got a loose connection

 

im shure not the only one who loves the ety sound, so what iem do got now?

 

an ety er4 with 2 ba's would be perfect

 

is there any iem with ety soundsig with extended bass?

post #2 of 8

Do/did you use any EQ with the HF5?  I haven't spent loads of money searching alternatives, but my ER-4 with modest EQ bumps from my Cowon J3 gives me very good bass.  HF5 can do the same.

post #3 of 8
ACS T-15?
post #4 of 8

j-phonic k2 SP. Good luck finding one though :p

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

i used the hf5 without eq

 

every change on the ipod 6 120gb was terrible

post #6 of 8

I had a pair of HF5s that lasted about 18 months, then another that lasted a year, and a third pair that lasted another year. I kept going back even though the cable kept crapping out on me because I couldn't find anything that I liked as much. Last Black Friday I picked up a pair of Westone 4Rs, and have been really happy with them. It's quite a bump up in price (I think I paid $350) but at the replaceable cables mean I won't have to buy a new pair when the cable dies. I was always a little disappointed in the lack of bass and no amount of EQ would help.

 

Sounds as good as the HF5, but with a nice bump up in bass. Still very neutral and detailed. I haven't listened to an Etymotic since I got the Westones but I think there might be slightly less treble detail in the Westones. I really loved the Ety sound signature so I might remember them as better than they were, as I haven't got an Ety on hand to compare the two.


Edited by DBui - 2/8/13 at 2:05pm
post #7 of 8

The GR01 offers same.level of details in mids, highs with more bass and share same soundsignature as HF5 highly recommended. CK10, DBA_02, B2, R-50 offers almost same soundsignature with more bass but maybe little more brighter.

post #8 of 8

If you end up buying the HF5 or any other Ety product, they will give you a discount for out-of warranty products.

http://www.etymotic.com/cs/outwarranty.html

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