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Personally, they fit me great and even give some of the most balanced response i've heard "overall", minus the issue mentioned. :/. Plus, complys have been the worst for me in terms of longevity... Mine last about 3 weeks.
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Do the shure olives affect the treble and bass like the comply? Sort of soaking it up a tad making it less distinct? Almost wish washy, but very slight?

 

I actually experience it is slightly less than the comply, by how much? Well, I haven't really measured it, just a personal feeling. Worth trying out for yourself and you will know..

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So all we know is its... Horses For Courses....Just keep trying diff tips until you find your nirvana...

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I'm going to experiment and try some options, however I have no issue with the current foam tips what so ever, we're all good here and loving my Ety's. If I can find a tip that offers the similar sound as foam in silicon that's what I'm really interested in. I think the triple flange tips have to small a bore for my tastes. Never been a fan of those small bore tips like Westone and Shure use, personally.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/19/13 at 9:23pm
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So all we know is its... Horses For Courses....Just keep trying diff tips until you find your nirvana...

 

Yeah, they all feel and sound a little different.  Find the one that works best and use it for a while.  Once you know you love it buy a bunch of those. :-P

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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Do the shure olives affect the treble and bass like the comply? Sort of soaking it up a tad making it less distinct? Almost wish washy, but very slight?

 

Yep, I think the Shure olives make the sound of the Etys a bit less clear. On the other hand, the sound seems to become a bit more open and dynamic.

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I'll have to give it some time and testing, but I popped in some red filters/dampers in my er4s to see how they sound.  So far they sound great.  I felt bad taking out perfectly good green filters though. :-P haha  But now I'll now what I'm missing ;)

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This song sounds amazing with ER4S / Studio V.

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This song sounds amazing with ER4S / Studio V.

 

I was expecting it to break into a metal song at any second. haha.  :-o  Nope. :-P

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I was expecting it to break into a metal song at any second. haha.  :-o  Nope. :-P

Haha, Maria Mena's Viktoria album is quite serious, her earlier album I have 'Apparently Unaffected' is a little more upbeat, lets her hair down.

You can imagine with the Ety's isolation laying down flat in a pitch black room listening to that song above can be quite the experience. wink.gif
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Guys so according to Rin the ety hf series should have the same or very similar decay to the ER4 series. If that's true then looking at the measurements the F111 definitely has more decay than the ER4 throughout the FR, including 10k. This is all totally audible imo, and really adds to the sound of the F111 comparatively. Bass notes, vocals and cymbals (and just about every sound) have more decay/sustain on the F111. Maybe Inks can back me up here since he's auditioning it.

 

Here's the hf3. Notice how 1-2k maxes out at ~8ms, and 2-6k looks to be around 5ms. At 10k it looks to last ~2.5ms. And look at the stuff under 500Hz; it completely stops before 10.5ms. 

 

 

 

Now check out the F111, 1-2k lasts up to 10ms, 2-3k last about 8ms, and even 10k goes to at least 4ms. And the notes under 500Hz continue well past 10.4ms, as does the rest of the bass. Interesting stuff! 

 

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H20Fidelity, just curious, what is "Studio V 2nd Edition?"

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H20Fidelity, just curious, what is "Studio V 2nd Edition?"

To my understanding there's been 3 versions of HisoundAudio's Studio.

1) Hisound Studio
2) Hisound Studio V (or 2nd edition)
3) Hisound Studio V 3rd Aniversary.


The down fall with my version is there's some hiss with low impedance IEM's which kills the dark background at lower volumes, this doesn't so much effect fullsize headphones. To get around this you can either amp Studio V which takes away the hiss away completely or use IEM's of higher impedance, that's where the 100ohm ER4S works perfectly, the player is dead silent with this pairing and you gain black background back. The Studio V 3RD ANV has just been re-released actually due to being so popular and much better with hiss, you can use most low impedance IEM without any concern, they improved it greatly. They synergize very well
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Guys so according to Rin the ety hf series should have the same or very similar decay to the ER4 series. If that's true then looking at the measurements the F111 definitely has more decay than the ER4 throughout the FR, including 10k. This is all totally audible imo, and really adds to the sound of the F111 comparatively. Bass notes, vocals and cymbals (and just about every sound) have more decay/sustain on the F111. Maybe Inks can back me up here since he's auditioning it.

 

Here's the hf3. Notice how 1-2k maxes out at ~8ms, and 2-6k looks to be around 5ms. At 10k it looks to last ~2.5ms. And look at the stuff under 500Hz; it completely stops before 10.5ms. 

 

 

 

Now check out the F111, 1-2k lasts up to 10ms, 2-3k last about 8ms, and even 10k goes to at least 4ms. And the notes under 500Hz continue well past 10.4ms, as does the rest of the bass. Interesting stuff! 

 

 

I would think that this short delay is what gives the ety its "tightness".  Especially in the bass region.  They aren't bass heavy, but the bass hit and impact is very tight and precise sounding.  If I had to guess, I assume the f111 sound fuller in the bass but just a little less tight?

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