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post #16 of 23
Yes It's the MicroZOTL or the "new big blue tube thingie". Don't you just love my technical descriptions these days?
Anyway the "big blue tube thingie" is treated with indifference in his description of it's sound too. "It's oh ,,, well,,, uh ,, Different" Not something it seems that will redefine the audio kingdom, but as yet I don't know myself as I saw it but didn't hear it. It is big though.
Dan
post #17 of 23
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Originally posted by Vertigo-1


out of your soundcard, you're gonna hear a lotta electronics grunge, namely pops and clicks and hiss.
Yeah, Vertigo makes a very good point. My old panasonic pcdp has some hum, and it is very intrusive with the ety 4p--much less with the 4s.
post #18 of 23
I certainly wouldn't slag off the performance of the Ety ER4S out of a portable, I've been using them like this for 3 years and I'm very very happy.

I tried Headroom's least expensive amp - the Airhead - and sent it back, it did nothing positive for the sound.

YMMV, of course.

-j
post #19 of 23
I dunno now, the MicroZOTL is in Red and Black now
post #20 of 23
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I certainly wouldn't slag off the performance of the Ety ER4S out of a portable, I've been using them like this for 3 years and I'm very very happy.
But the thing is, the 4P sounds *better* than the 4S out of a portable, so why get the 4S for that use? If you plan on eventually getting an amp, you can get the 4P -> 4S adapter, and have the best of both worlds.
post #21 of 23
1) When I bought my Etys, the 4P was not yet available. So that's one reason!

2) What I read about the comparison made me glad I made the choice I did - the consensus seemed to me to be that the 4P gave you MORE but the 4S gave you BETTER. I'll take better thankyouverymuch.

3) I actually didn't understand until I found this board that the 4P was simply the 4S with different resistances, I thought the actual drivers were different. I am looking forward to trying say 50 ohms with my 4S's and a homebrew cable, to see if I can get a little of everything.

-j
post #22 of 23
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1) When I bought my Etys, the 4P was not yet available. So that's one reason!
Right, but I'm talking about recommendations for Nugen, who is buying new.

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2) What I read about the comparison made me glad I made the choice I did - the consensus seemed to me to be that the 4P gave you MORE but the 4S gave you BETTER. I'll take better thankyouverymuch.
But with the 4P you get both. If you're buying new now, the 4P is the way to go.
post #23 of 23

HD-600 and ERs

Hi;

Some personal comments to add to the confusion, I have the HD 600s and the ER4P and ER4S. Also have a P to S adaptor.

All are excellent phones. If I could have only one set, it would probably be the ER4P, but mainly because they block out noise and are easy to travel with. The HD 600 is more comfy, and (to my ear and music) sounds warmer through my MG Head.

My 46 year old ears can't tell the difference between the S and the P with the adaptor through the amp. I bought mine at http://www.fixup.net/tips/ety/ety.htm
and am pleased.

One advantage of the P over the S is the cord seems to conduct less wind noise. The P sounds great from a portable CD or minidisc.

I started with the 600s, and use them in the studio. But I love the P when I'm out walking the dogs (they P too, on every bush), and the S/cosmic combo offers a crisp change from the Head/600. I'll use it late at night when I know the family won't be coming out for a chat. (It's easier to pull the HD 600s on and off to visit.

So, here's my bad advice-they're all wonderful-buy one of each! But start with the ER4P, get an adaptor and then the HD 600s.

Matthew
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