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    The left earbud on my current headphones has just crapped out (abot 12hrs before I'm on a 24hr flight as well ), so I'm on the market for some replacements. As per usual it seems to be the wire breaking inside the casing near the insertion into the the earbud itself.

    I've used the Etymotic er-6is (several times) and they broke in exactly the same fashion, so I was considering getting some where the cable is replaceable, to try and stop having to buy new headphones all the time.

    I've spotted that the westone UM2 have a removable cable, but are there any more models I should be looking at?
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    I did a lot of searching for IEMs and in my search I didn't happen to come across any other detachable monitors. I did however buy the UM2's and I LOVE em. Great sound quality (at least for someone who has not used high-end listening device before) thats not over bearing. The bass really loosened up after the wear in period (100hrs) and sometimes i'll mix just w/ the UM2's over my KRK's.
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    I use Shure SE425's and they have cables that detach right on the ear-bud themselves. They have a nice flat response, and I highly recommend them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarioJ View Post
    I did a lot of searching for IEMs and in my search I didn't happen to come across any other detachable monitors. I did however buy the UM2's and I LOVE em. Great sound quality (at least for someone who has not used high-end listening device before) thats not over bearing. The bass really loosened up after the wear in period (100hrs) and sometimes i'll mix just w/ the UM2's over my KRK's.
    The last pair of decent in ears I had are the Jays q-Jays - first double driver pair I've had, and I'm not going back to a single driver, as I'd miss the detail. As they're under a year old, Amazon are refunding me their price (as they're not sold anymore)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argos View Post
    I use Shure SE425's and they have cables that detach right on the ear-bud themselves. They have a nice flat response, and I highly recommend them.
    That's the kind of thing I'm after ...

    Any others? or just the Shures 425s/ Westone UM2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Ohms View Post
    That's the kind of thing I'm after ...

    Any others? or just the Shures 425s/ Westone UM2?

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    Shure sells a few different models at various price points, the only other manufacturer of good IEM with detachable cables is Ultimate Ears (TripleFi 10 have removable cables), though they are owned now by logitech (don't know how that will effect quality). Also, the MSRP on the triplefi's is $400 so they are a bit steep for most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argos View Post
    I use Shure SE425's and they have cables that detach right on the ear-bud themselves. They have a nice flat response, and I highly recommend them.
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    I love Shure more than anyone else really.
    Best sound around imo and I have tried a bunch of headphones

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    TripleFi 10's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimdrake View Post
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    Ouch - $750 customs? Bit rich for my blood
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