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My Sennheiser CX6 broke today as I was walking and the cord got stuck to a door handle and the left earpiece snapped. Unfortunately, it's out of warranty and I need an IEM that is better than the CX6.
I've already have my eyes set for 3 IEM's right now.
The Shure SE425, Shure SE535 (but it might be way out of budget) and the Etymotic Research ER-4PT.
I know the SE535 is the holy grail of IEM's but what about the SE425 and the ER-4PT? How do they go against each others?
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'I know the SE535 is the holy grail of IEM' - mmmmmmmm...arguably no.

Budget?
How do you intend to use it?
current sound setup?

You have 30 points, allocate them:

Sub-bass:
Bass:
Mids:
Treble:
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Let's say I have a budget of around €300. No more, no less. I want some IEM's because they're more descreet than full size headphones e.g. HD650.
Where I live, they are the only options available. Westones aren't available here and I'm not interested in the Dr. Dre Beats.
I mainly listen to rock music (like Industrial Rock e.g. Nine Inch Nails), instrumental music (soundtrack) and some electronica. I don't want heavy bass but clarity and precision.
I will mostly listen through my Nokia N900 via a FiiO E11 Portable Amp that I will soon buy but also through an iPod or iPad and maybe also plugged to my Asus STX soundcard.
If I allocate 30 points, it will be:
Sub-Bass: 4
Low: 5
Mids:11
Highs:10
Hope that helps but I mainly want your opinions between the SE425 and the ER-4PT.
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I'll look into the Earsonics SM2 tbh for 279 Euro from their website. They're a French company and since you're in the EU, shipping should be cheap. Replaceable cable as well.

http://www.earsonics.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=1
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I'll look into the Earsonics SM2 tbh for 279 Euro from their website. They're a French company and since you're in the EU, shipping should be cheap. Replaceable cable as well.

http://www.earsonics.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=1
Seems to be that they're only available for purchase through their website and there's not much reviews around. Also, I'm not entirely confident for their detachable cable system. I had once, an Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro that has a quite similar detachable cable design to the SM2 v2 and the SM3 v2 and I wanted to replace the cable but it was extremely hard to do (I followed the instructions carefully) and it came off, not only the cable but all of the internals too.
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