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Love the HF3 by Etymotic, but what about the same sound with a bit more bass? Suggestions?

  1. Merck
    I am not a basshead by any means as I realized upon listening to the Hippo VB.  I currently use a Klipsch Image S4 with my iPhone 4 and its enjoyable and I like the function of the 3 button strip on it.  Well I borrowed an Etymotic HF3 and fell in love with the clarity that it produced as well as the fact that it had the 3 button controls.  The only fault was that the lower frequencies just were lacking in amplitude.  I don't need bass that interferes with the other frequencies but a bit more amplitude would be nice.  I was wondering what are your suggestions for a solution to this problem that is in the $200 or so range.
     
  2. rangerid
    stick some shure olives on the hf3's, problem solved. I had the same problem as you earlier. You can also look at dba02, which has more body to the bass or the new fotm gr07. 
     
  3. Merck


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    Thanks for the advice.  I will give that a try.  Do the Shure Olives insert far into the ear canal.  I find that I prefer that.
     
  4. rangerid
    it's about the same as with the ety foams but they isolate even better if you can believe it (the olives are denser). Another option i just remembered is that the etys respond very well and cleanly to a gentle eq. on my roxbox fuze, i turned up the bass by +5db ish and it was perfect. That was with the ety foams. with the olives i didnt even need to eq. 
     

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