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Etymotic Research ER-4PT In-Ear Earphones Reviews

dxps26

Transparency, thy name is ER-4PT!

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Pros: Very clear, precise and flat sound, speed and response. excellent isolation, build quality and warranty.

Cons: ergonomics, cable microphonics

let's keep this short, simple and sweet-just like the earphones being reviewed.   Why are these things so good?? could it be the superb balance between lows, mids and highs? or the excellent isolation, that lets you enjoy your music at lower volumes while not skipping any of the details?? Are they deserving of the near-legendary status that has kept these phones relevant in today's $1000 dollar IEM world??   Let's talk about our worst fears regarding the ER-4PT - the alleged lack of bass, the lifted treble, the 'boring, analytic signature'. All of these assumptions are total bunk. Absolute nonsense. We've been misled by earphones that push up the lows and try to pass off as...
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Voyageur

Gold standard

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Pros: world class sound accuracy; detail fest; flat response; dynamic sound w/ good imaging; great isolation; build quality

Cons: comfort issues for some; not considered as "fun sounding"

Design/durability: The ER-4 have a robust feeling that reminds me of my old and faithful HD25. The earpiece is small and light, its housing is made of rugged plastic. The braided cable looks sturdy and is replaceable (with Westone cables for instance). The stock cable is a bit heavy and a tad long for portable use. Microphonics are low. Overall a very good and functional design. Besides there are plenty of accessories (adapters, tips, travelling cases, etc.) included in the bundle. Fit/comfort: These little buddies sit deep inside the ear canal. Might be bothersome for some people. No discomfort for me though. I use Comply foams and Shure olives most of the time, and they...
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