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post #76 of 101
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Originally Posted by vytman View Post

Thanks ClieOS.

 

I'll order the ER4P next week (that's when I have the money to buy them lol), do you think if i buy the P-to-S adapter, the ZO would do the job as an amplifier? 

 

If you are getting the ZO v. 2, you could use the P-to-S adapter because the v.2 has an amp section.  The ZO v.1 does not, and the P-to-S adapter might add too much impedence to the ER-4P, and without sufficient power, it won't sound its best. 

post #77 of 101
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Originally Posted by kmhaynes View Post

 

If you are getting the ZO v. 2, you could use the P-to-S adapter because the v.2 has an amp section.  The ZO v.1 does not, and the P-to-S adapter might add too much impedence to the ER-4P, and without sufficient power, it won't sound its best. 



That is no correct, at least not with ZO1 and ZO2.3, ZO1 does have an amp section, but with fixed gain (6dB IIRC) and no volume control. That is the only reason why you can't connect it to line-out directly as the volume will be too loud and has no way to control it. It has nothing to do with impedance. In fact, ZO1 has more power than ZO2.3.

post #78 of 101

^ Well, I must have read some of the ZO threads too quickly, and associated the volume addition to the v.2 with addition of a stronger amp section -- my bad.

post #79 of 101

That was exactly my idea, buy the P-to-S adapter and then an amp since my source (SGS with Voodoo Sound)  probably won't be able to drive with the S adapter. Also I need an amp to connect to headphones out since I don't have line out. The ZO does that right?

 

Where can I read more information about the ZO2.3?

 

Edit: nvm I found it

 

Thanks guys.


Edited by vytman - 1/24/12 at 1:51pm
post #80 of 101

Hi. Can somebody please compare with custom IEM's? I got my new Heir 4.A customs, which should be flat and neutral, but I find them muddy and with lack of heighs. I need something more airy... What should I do ? :( Would be ER4S or P good for me? thanks.

post #81 of 101

If you want a custom ER4S, get the UERM.  

post #82 of 101

Unique melody Reference monitors? $999? That's absolutely out of my budget.

post #83 of 101

DBA-02 mk1/mk2, B2, CK10, ER4S.  You will want a deep fit with those like a good deep custom would be.  If you can't then you'll get bright and lean.

post #84 of 101
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Originally Posted by LammerOutsider View Post

Unique melody Reference monitors? $999? That's absolutely out of my budget.

Ultimate Ears, not Unique Melody biggrin.gif
post #85 of 101

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Edited by tomscy2000 - 8/12/13 at 8:02pm
post #86 of 101

By now the P to S adapter is included with the 4PT.

post #87 of 101

Thanks for your great review! Just got my new ER4S, really amazing!
 

post #88 of 101

Excellent review. I've tried some AK R01 and would stick to the etymotics, may be because I like to the all round brighter sound and tighter bass of the etymotics. I was amazed by a pair of HifiMan 500s I just tried by how spacial the music sounded but the sound just didn't have the tightness the etys have. 

post #89 of 101

Very nice review!

 

I just traded in an old pair of damaged HF3 and got a new pair of ER-4pt for $180 with adapter and the sound is totally different than the HF 3 or 5.

I really enjoyed the HF3s but the ER-4PT are at a different level. Some folks feel they sound the same but this is not true from my perspective.

 

I have the Custom ear tips from the HF3 and put them on the ER-4PT and the sound is amazing! wow! 

post #90 of 101
I have the er4p and the s adapter cos I brought the er4pt and so the adapter was included. Listening without the adapter was quite a disappointment even though I am just using the fiio x3 and a bunch of 24 bit 96 khz flac files. IMO the er4s is a step up and I find it a fantastic upgrade from the gr07. To me, the gr07 was nothing more than a waste of money and time. Within 2 months I brought the er4s even after 500 hrs of play time on the gr07. It didn't sound any better, I got a perfect fit ironically.

So if anyone is going to get the er4p, my advice is don't. Just go for the s and get a amp or dap.
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