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Advice on finding an upgrade or something similar to the R-50s

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Hi everyone

 

I'm a long time lurker and have found this site to be especially useful in helping me purchase my first pair of IEMs last year!

 

Currently I'm having trouble narrowing my search for a pair of IEMs that will suit me after experiencing the amazing sound of the rockitsound r-50

 

I purchased the R-50's over a year ago as my first set of IEMs and absolutely loved the sound.  I had a couple of gripes with the earbud and replaced them with some better fitting etymotic flanges which made wearing the R-50's extremely comfortable.  Sadly after all this time the left ear bud has died and I'm guessing it maybe due to the wire being damaged at the junction between the ear piece and memory wire as it seems to be under quite a bit of torque. 

 

I'm not sure whether the price justifies the poor build quality as I was really hoping for these to last me more than just a year (A trend I hated with 20$ headphones) and I was especially careful in handling these IEMs since as a poor student these are quite an investment, so I am torn on recommending it. 

 

That being said,  I've posted this question in a R-50 discussion but perhaps here in this forum I might get more varied opinions! I am looking to find an upgrade to the r-50 or at least something similar to it without downgrading to a cheaper sounding IEM.  From my research it seems like I've been spoiled with the amazing sound and price point of the R-50's but if anyone has some suggestions I'd love to hear it.

post #2 of 2
Etymotic ER4P. See joker's reviews of the ER4P and the R50 in this big review thread to get an idea how they compare: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-313-iems-compared-t-peos-tank-added-03-31-14-p-889

But the ER4P will cost you more.
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