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IEM custom for classical music

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone!

I'm new here and about to buy my first IEM for mostly listening classical music. I've been reading the relevant threads for weeks,

but decided to join and hopefully get some recommendations. So:

- I've never had one before

- will use it for classical music 95%

- source is Sony xperia z1 ( is it good enough for the music source or is it better to get an iphone? - meaning any noticeable difference?)

  it has to be a phone, as I need internet connection - for Deezer - all the time. So ipod, ipad not an option for me

- unless if it's really necessary I don't want to use an amp

- what I understood so far reading through a lot of useful posts about it, the options are:

        - Etymotic ER 4-PT

        - Etymotic HF5

        - Sennheiser ie 80

        - Logitech UE 10

        - UE super.fi 5 pro

Any pros and cons for the above? Also any additional models to take into consideration?

Thank you for your answers in advance!

post #2 of 6
Between the two Etymotics, go for ER4PT mainly because the built quality is a lot better. Then have Ety make you a custom insert (silicon if possible).
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

What do you mean by custom silicon insert? Is it something different what I normally get along with the phones?

If so please specialize, also how can I get them?

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Originally Posted by tovaris View Post

What do you mean by custom silicon insert? Is it something different what I normally get along with the phones?
If so please specialize, also how can I get them?

They come with a universal insert. You can locate an audiologist through the Etymotic website who will take an impression of your ears, and Ety will make you a custom insert for $100(?). I don't know what their insert is made of. Some materials are more isolating and some more comfortable, though it's a matter of preference.
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They come with a universal insert. You can locate an audiologist through the Etymotic website who will take an impression of your ears, and Ety will make you a custom insert for $100(?). I don't know what their insert is made of. Some materials are more isolating and some more comfortable, though it's a matter of preference.


Thank you for that! I'm based in the UK though.

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Thank you for that! I'm based in the UK though.

You can simply call them and ask about it. I'd be surprised if they didn't do international orders.
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