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It's mostly breaking at the same spot. It breaks on the joint of the left earphone. I wear these over the ears on my bed. I lay on my right side so it's not even the left side that's being pressed down. The 90 degree one seems like it'd work well for wearing over the ears, especially when laying down since there's less protruding out.
Hmmm I'm going to need one that's cheaper to replace or figure out how to use it so that it doesn't break in a couple of months. I'm not sure why it broke on my three times this past year. I've had the ER4 for 10 years now and aside from the three times past year, it's broken on me twice total in those 10 years.
What is the most durable cable for the ER4?
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I've had three Etymotic ER4 cables fray on the left earphone within a year.   I've had the ER4 for 10 years now, it's frayed one times before this. I'm not sure why it's all of the sudden going bad at such a high frequency this past year. I can say that I often use this in bed with me laying on my right side. The left ear is facing the ceiling. I always wear etymotic cables over the ears to reduce microphonics. Would anyone have a suggestion for a cable that's less...
 They look like those. Do yours have the white plastic mesh in the tube? When I used ones without the white mesh, they were the best tips I've used. But with the white mesh, I found them too fatiguing to listen to.
Interesting. Did you wear the earphones over your ear? 90deg seems better for over the ear while 45 deg seems better for inserting them normally.
I find the newer Shure Olives to be worse in sound. The newer ones have a plastic grille in the tubing and I think that's degrading sound quality. The instrument separation doesn't feel as clean with them.
I'm not sure what I'm doing, but I frayed three of my cables in the past year, all in the same place, the joint of the left cable. I bought one replacement cable and after that one broke, I soldered the good side of the old cable onto the new one. I listen to them a lot laying down, but I usually lay on my right side. The left side is floating in the air and not being pressed down against by my head. I wear the earphones behind my ears and I think that may have put the...
Yeah I've switched back and the ety magic seems to have returned. It's a shame since the Black Olives have superior comfort and isolation.
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