I'm sorry about the somewhat vague title, but my knowledge of chord notation is somewhat limited.
I've always had some issues when it comes to fretting this type of chord. If I leave the fifth out then no problem because I can just use one finger to fret each of the notes. Now, in this particular case I want to keep the fifth at the top but I can't seem to find a good way to fret the notes. Obviously, I can't use the same approach as before because I don't have enough fingers. I've seen blues and funk guitarists using their ring finger to bar the first three strings. I've tried doing that but no matter how I do it I always end up muting one of the strings. Usually the first or the fourth. If I really try I can get all the notes to ring out but I'm forced to put my fretting hand in a really awkward position which really gets in the way if I need to change chords even at moderate speeds.
The alternative is using my little finger to bar the strings, which seems to work a little better when I use my ring finger to put some extra pressure on the little finger. But that isn't good enough either because if I need to move the chord shape around (usually in a chromatic fashion) I start to mess up the sound because I don't have enough strength in my little finger.
My question then is, is there a 'proper' way to fret this chord shape other than one of the alternatives I mentioned above?