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Are these worth the upgrade over the HF5?
I find the ER3SE's very similar sounding to the HF5 with similar eartips, however the build quality of the ER3 is superior. I always found the cable of the HFs to be tacky and they eventually wear at the entry point of the individual earphones. The ER3 cable seems to be a higher durometer plastic resulting in less tackiness and less likelihood of wearing at flex points, beyond the fact that they're also user replaceable.
If you like the HF5s these are the next logical step when it comes time to replace them. If you have HF5s in good condition these aren't an upgrade; they're a lateral move.