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post #16 of 20
Well, in all fairness, Vert, you like your audio brighter than most people do, and the 4B are brighter than the 4S.

I know you know the deal, Vert, but for those who don't: the 4S are designed to most accurately represent how the human ear hears music, including some of the interactions with your head/ear/etc. that would naturally occur when listening to things that don't interface directly with your ear canal So the 4S have an intentional slight roll-off in the highs--because this slight roll-off exists in the real world. The 4B do not have such a roll-off, since binaural recordings are designed to be listened to only through headphones, and you would supposedly never hear such an "environmental" roll-off.

Here is where I (and Etymotic) disagree with Vert -- if you're going to be listening to non-binaural recordings, the 4S are more accurate in that the sound you hear will more closely reflect what you would be hearing in a live environment or from a recording played through speakers. However, if you tend to like your headphones a bit brighter, then you might enjoy the 4B for the different sonic signature they provide.
post #17 of 20
Ahh, but the kicker being I didn't decide to keep the 4Bs because they were "brighter" than the next Etymotic...my choice to keep them had absolutely nothing to do with their treble response in fact.
post #18 of 20
Hmm... I wonder if there's any way I could give these 4Bs a listen...

... and I think it's called the WoH Tour! Thank You Tyll!
post #19 of 20
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Originally posted by eric343
Hmm... I wonder if there's any way I could give these 4Bs a listen...

... and I think it's called the WoH Tour! Thank You Tyll!
I don't recall him having the Bs on the tour. He has the Ps and Ss for sure.
post #20 of 20
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Originally posted by Vertigo-1
Ahh, but the kicker being I didn't decide to keep the 4Bs because they were "brighter" than the next Etymotic...my choice to keep them had absolutely nothing to do with their treble response in fact.
So was it their alluring looks, or their charming personality?

(Seriously, what was it?)
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