<$150 IEM: HF3/HF5 vs ?

What's the best IEM under $150 for my needs?

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Warm greetings and thanks in advance all. Experienced Etymotic HF3/HF5 listeners, can you recommend a better <$150 IEM for my needs?

USES
  1. communications: using Zello (a walkie talkie app) with my photo/video crew shooting weddings and sports
  2. mixing/mastering: for getting another perspective on mixes
  3. monitoring audio: backup to DT-1350 for monitoring cameras and field recorders
  4. music listening: 30% classical, 30% jazz, 15% alt/rock/metal, 15% hip-hop/electronic, 10% eclectic other

PREFERENCES
  • analytical vs musical: analytical—I want to hear details, including nasty ones that warrant fixing
  • flat vs fun: flat—preferably extending to [but not hyping] deep bass
  • open vs isolating: isolating—need clarity in loud environments
  • soundstage: unimportant to me

NOTES
  • will be used alongside Beyerdynamic DT-1350, Sennheiser HD558, and JBL LSR305/308 w/LSR310S (TBD pending room treatment)
  • I'd love to get DT-1350 sound in IEMs, but a different perspective would be useful too. I'm prepared to spend a lot of time ear training.
  • previously owned Etymotic ER-6i and found the bass lacking, but if experts judge that appropriate for my use so be it
  • if I get an IEM without a mic, I'll be using my Samsung Galaxy J3's built-in mic for communication

Sincere thanks! Pending feedback I'm heading for HF3.
 
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