Originally Posted by PiccoloNamek
If you only listened to it for one hour, you didn't give it a chance at all.
I gave them all the chance I needed for me to make a decision. Even if there was a burn in process with IEMs, which I've never heard of, they would have to change radically for me to want to keep them. If you taste a dish you don't like, do you force yourself to eat a whole meal of it in the hopes that you impression will change? I don't.
I demoed the Shure E500 briefly, much less that 1 hr, and liked them immediately. With the Shures out there why should I mess around with something that doesn't appeal to me? I picked these up because I'd read good reviews of them and the price/return policy was right to try IEMs. Most of those reviews mentioned the fact that they seem to lack bass, and I learned that was a deal-breaker for me.
I never said that they are "bad" IEMs. I didn't even comment on the resolution and detail of the mid-range and highs as I didn't pay these that much attention. I did comment on the bass which was very apparent and the cable. These I feel qualified to give my impressions of.
I don't care if anybody or everybody buys ER-4Ps. I made the right decision for me. We don't all have to have the same taste, and that is why there are so many choises in IEMs.