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post #1261 of 4236
The ER4's are much tougher build than the other IEM's they make, also your getting something made in the US to much more exacting standards in terms of driver matching.
post #1262 of 4236
I have or should say the hf2 ..I by accident ran them over with a vacuum lol so they no longer work lol but when they did work they sounded great and I mmiss them now..I should maybe see if I can have them reshelled??
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Originally Posted by sheldonkreger View Post

I have a broken pair of HF5s. This is the second pair that has broken, a bit disappointed because I love the sound. However, I'm seriously considering sending them back and having them replaced with the ER4. I can get the ER4 for $180 that way!

http://www.etymotic.com/cs/outwarranty.html

"It is not necessary to re-purchase the same earphone or headset product you currently own."


Super excited!

-sheldon
post #1263 of 4236

Has anyone tried re cabling these ER4's ? Can it be done and how?

post #1264 of 4236

They have a removable cable and you can use an adapter like this one and fit any cable with a Westone type of plug to it. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ETYMOTIC-ER4-IN-EARPHONE-CABLE-ADAPTOR-S-/300592438512?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item45fcb49cf0

post #1265 of 4236

I've used this adapter (S vesion) with the Moon Audio iem Silver Dragon cables.

 

1st, The adapter had to be filed down quite a bit so that the sharp corners and edges did not poke my ear (my etys insert very deep).

 

2nd, The iem Silver Dragon cables that I mated with the adapters were just too bright with the oem (green) filter (for me).  I have experimented with all of the filter from green on down, and have found that my ideal combination is the Ety4, S cable adapter, iem Silver Dragon cable, Orange filter and Comply T-100 foamies.

 

Without the Silver Dragon cable, the Orange filter was too bassy and recessed treble.  The iem Silver Dragon restored the upper ranges to very pleasant and enjoyable levels, though, I have sacrificed some of the stock 4S airyness for the full and substantial bass that the Orange filter allows.

 

I also prefer to mate this combination with the ALO Continental V2 for it's added tubey midrange warmth.

post #1266 of 4236
Why not just use the stock cable and red filters? That set up just sounds like an excuse to spend money.
post #1267 of 4236

Simple.

It didn't sound as good.

I tried that combination first.

post #1268 of 4236

Thank you for your answers guys. It appears getting another aftermarket cable requires a rather tedious process of filter matching and filing...

How does one order a cable from Etymotic themselves, as they have not got anything on their website....That I can see anyway? Maybe I'm missing it somewhere?

post #1269 of 4236
Where do you get the different filters from? Straight from etymotic?? I only thought there was the green ones..I really like the sound of them..I myself don't or am not a bass head..but after listening to them for a bit and get a good seal... Which sometimes isn't all that easy with these lol I find them to have lots of bass or low end..I'm not sure I would want to boost up the bass anymore..but I had no idea that there was different filters..and as for the cables..I think that etymotic would or recommends that the owner send them to etymotic to put the cables on for ya..sometime to do with the balancing of the cables with would ulter the sq probably for the worst if you didn't know what you were doing..I have read that on here somewhere in the past...does anyone know this for sure cause I would like to put some different cables on these in the near future and don't want to wreck them..thank you for your help..smily_headphones1.gif
post #1270 of 4236

I cant see why I would have to ship them to the States just so as to put a new cable on?

Taking them off is tricky although  requiring a deal of patience. slowly prying them off reveals 2 pins one slightly larger than the other fitting the exact same on the holes on ER4. 

post #1271 of 4236
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post

I cant see why I would have to ship them to the States just so as to put a new cable on?
Taking them off is tricky although  requiring a deal of patience. slowly prying them off reveals 2 pins one slightly larger than the other fitting the exact same on the holes on ER4. 
I can't see it either..that's what I read a while ago..I tried looking for it but can't find it..maybe I read it somewhere else..I'm sorry but are you using the green filters or a different one??. I had no idea there was other color ones..I thought there was the only the green ones.
post #1272 of 4236
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post


I can't see it either..that's what I read a while ago..I tried looking for it but can't find it..maybe I read it somewhere else..I'm sorry but are you using the green filters or a different one??. I had no idea there was other color ones..I thought there was the only the green ones.

 

The info you need is here.

post #1273 of 4236
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

The info you need is here.
great thank you..from what I get from it the green ones that come with them is what I will like..ill just order more of them as I like the sound really..thanks for this info.smily_headphones1.gif
post #1274 of 4236

Classic head-fi...Different filters will just make the upper mids sucked out and jumpy. Try different tips or varying the series resistance instead.

post #1275 of 4236
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Originally Posted by markanini View Post

Classic head-fi...Different filters will just make the upper mids sucked out and jumpy. Try different tips or varying the series resistance instead.

Did you read the filter mod thread? The red filters attenuate the upper mids and treble by about 1dB, and the orange filters a bit more. The effect is slight, and most iems and even top tier customs have a much larger "suckout." Also, looking at the graphs of the different filters I don't see anything I could describe as "jumpy." What are you referring to?
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