I need some help finding a replacement for my HF5- an iem I've grown really fond of in the past 2 years.
But I'm replacing them because 1. they're getting old, and there's quite a bit of wear on the housing and cable; and 2. the eartips keep losing their shape after about two weeks of use and become unable to maintain a seal. I've tried buying replacements from etymotic and other aftermarket ones but they all end up getting worn out from use. Only the rubber-dome type tips seem to keep their shape but those don't offer the amazing isolation that the triple-flange or roll-up tips provide.
So I've spent over $80 in replacement eartips in the past two years, and I feel it's not economical to do this every few months- rather just get a new iem with silicon tips that don't lose their shape.
What other iem in the same price range provide the clarity and detail as the HF5? Also isolation is a must, though I understand if it's not the level of the HF5, which is just mind-bogglingly good.
Edited by viralcow - 1/3/14 at 2:13pm