Etymotics MC3 vs Shure se215 vs Klipsch S4i (II) vs JAYS a-JAYS Four
May 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

IEM hunter

New Head-Fier
May 25, 2013
I'm looking for new IEM.
My music preferences are fairly eclectic, from early NYC Punk (Television, Voidiods, Pati Smith and Ramones) to early Jazz (Parker, Monk, et al).
I want something fairly durable—leading to a leaning towards flat cables—as I use my earphones daily for commuting.
I need something with a mic as I use my IEM for work for Skyping with co-workers regularly.
I've narrowed it down to the following Single Dynamic MicroDriver IEMs: 
  1. Etymotics MC3
  2. Shure se215 (these may come off the list since they require a $50 cable to add a mic, and there are better head phones in the $150 price range)
  3. Klipsch S4i (II)
  4. JAYS a-JAYS Four (concerned about the company being in Sweden if I need a repair—I'm in the US).
Jul 16, 2013 at 10:59 AM Post #2 of 2


100+ Head-Fier
Mar 28, 2013
They are all good IEM for the price! It all depends on what type of music that you're listening to, all rounder I prefer SE215. However, S4i might be a great buy too! But the a-jays four might have a competitor such as Sennheiser CX-300-II which you might want to consider. Or Else etymotics will be the winner.

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