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Replace d-jays by etymotic hf5, klpisch s4ii or something else?

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Hello,

 

My second pair of d-jays died a week ago. Overall I used my two pairs for a bit more than 4 and a half years so very used to it! I have realised they are no longer for sale. Now that I need to find a replacement I am not entirely what to pick... I don't want overpowering bass for my new IEM but it seems that is what is manufactured most of the times these days. I listen to rock, punk and alternative rock.

I have seen that:

- the Etymotic HF5 has great reviews. I think this type of sound is probably best for me (clear reflecting the sound wanted by the artist). These are pricey at $160 in Australia where I live. I am happy to pay this price but I am a bit concerned about the length of the device in the canal. Apparently something that people get used to after a while.

- the Klipsch S4ii has good reviews. It is more affordable than the Etymotic HF5 but a lot of people say the base is strong. So probably not the best for me.

- it seems it is the same for the Shure SE215 where the bass is heavy.

 

Can you please give me advise on which one would be best for me? Maybe there are other IEM I don't know about. 

 

Thanks.

J.

post #2 of 2

HF5 didn't particularly bother me with the foam ball tips, but not as comfortable as the simple Shure foams. Maybe they can be swapped. I was less than impressed with the construction compared to ER4P, but it's 1/3d the cost.

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