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post #16 of 37
Come on! don't you want to compare the earbud that sounds most like an electrostatic in detail with the electrostatic earbud?
post #17 of 37
Gluegun
I would also be interested in a comparison,the oo1s sound
great but in my view the amps the weak part of that combo.
I find the stax oo1s a little intrusive but inserting a probocis
into my ear canal..............
I know they sound good but there is something rather sado masochistic about the process I feel
post #18 of 37
Awwww, come on!!
post #19 of 37
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Originally posted by Gluegun
Awwww, come on!!
This is some sort of cult ISN,T IT?
Once that little snout is in it,s just glazed eyes and its all
over ISN,T IT?

[and I think the sound quality thing is just a ruse a "siren song"]

Very
post #20 of 37
yessss.......joooooooiiiiinnnnn thee cullllllt offff eeeeeeettttyyyy....

(anyways, set, do you have any instant message ways we can talk? AIM, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, etc. etc.?you sound like an interesting person...)
post #21 of 37
Hm... i was just considering purchasing the er6, but all of a sudden, it seems like ety products have health hazzards.

Does ety have any warning labels or discretions on their products about the potential danger of imbalance air pressure. If not, they better take action fast or they will soon be sued for ear damages.

One other thing struck my mind when someone said how inserting the er4's or er6 would create a vacumm with no air. If there was no air in your ear, how would sound travel? Where is the medium for sound travelling without the presents of air. Unless these phones works by vibration, which translates by your brain as noise. I don't have a pair so I was just wondering. (Less air, sound looses quality?)
post #22 of 37
Etymotics are like earplugs...they have all the constraints of earplugs. I guess they can put more warnings...but I guess some people need to be told that hot coffee is hot.

Also I did not mean vacuum as in the perfect scientific sense of a vacuum. No inserting Ety's in your ears will not all of the sudden generate some graviton field and create a perfect vacuum in the pure scientific sense of the word. I meant vacuum as in suction or pressure differential.

If you really worry about any complications, than don't get Ety's. Honestly I don't consider Ety's too complicated...but I'm sure there are people that would.
post #23 of 37
What would a graviton field have to do with it?

post #24 of 37
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What would a graviton field have to do with it?
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I apologize for started asking a physics question. So scrap all the suction, vaccum, sound medium, and gravity stuff. We shall be left alone in the audio world. So lets just talk about mids, highs and bass ok?
post #25 of 37
A true vacuum has never been observed yet...a vacuum is a descriptive term that is based on relativity. A perfect vacuum requires a temperature of absolute zero, or 0 kelvin. I was using the term vacuum, to describe the relative state of lower energy density inside the Ety seal as opposed to outside. I was not implying that it was a vacuum equivalent to the energy density of outer space.

As for how manipulating graviton fields will ever create a true vacuum which is at present only a theoretical construct...well I already told you 50 years from now! See I just came back from my visit to the future from my time-machine and got a little space-time lag...but luckily my Ety's really seems to make time travel go by fast.

By the way, in the future, hot coffee has a new warning label...it says "Not a true vacuum" on the lid.
post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 
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but I guess some people need to be told that hot coffee is hot.
coffee is obviously hot. having an accident with a product that sucks the eardrum out of your head is a less clear danger. ok so maybe i shouldn't have been wearing them while working, but i think my accident was hardly in the same catagory as putting a cup of piping hot coffee in your crotch. sheesh.
post #27 of 37
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Tim D said...

A true vacuum has never been observed yet...
I've got a Dirt Devil in my closet that says you're wrong.
Quote:
redshifter said...

coffee is obviously hot. having an accident with a product that sucks the eardrum out of your head is a less clear danger.
It sucked your eardrum out?!? How'd you put it back in?

Oh, and just the other day I went to buy some coffee... think it was called an "iced latte" or something. So I took a sip, and it was cold... you people lied about coffee being hot! Man, they should put warning labels on those things!



Seriously, though, if it's not a good idea to shove the Etys in, why would it be any safer to yank them out?
post #28 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Seriously, though, if it's not a good idea to shove the Etys in, why would it be any safer to yank them out?
*sigh* did you even bother to read the first post? it was an ACCIDENT!

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It sucked your eardrum out?!? How'd you put it back in?
oh, the usual way. i pinched my nose shut and inhaled real hard with my mouth closed. sssllluuuuurrrrwwhhhaaaaap!!
post #29 of 37
Actually, I've read every post in this thread, so yeah I realize it was an accident. I'm just saying, I don't think it should be too surprising that having something yanked out that was securely in your ear could be dangerous, whether the yank was deliberate or not. Sorry if I offended you.
post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 
that's alright, i'm not offended. the holidays just rile me up!

this happened before with my ex70 so i know it is dangerous. it's just the er6 has such a TIGHT seal, pop goes the eardrum!

i was thinking that etymotic research should look into having a pressure release valve on their plugs. you insert them, open the valve to release the pressure, viola, a perfect seal. maybe they could include a tube of crazy glue so they can't be accidentally popped out.
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