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Interesting find, a few months ago i moved from a set of klipsch x10`s to a set of etymotic er4p`s and whilst i thoroughly enjoyed the pristine clarity of the er4`s i missed the lush mids and present bass of the klipsch however in comparison when listening to the xx10`s, the klipsch just sound so muddy. So i was experimenting with the 75 ohm p to s adapter and decided to see what effect they would have on the klipsch and to my surprise, the muddy bass was gone, the klipsch now sound alot tighter, less boomy bass, but still lush and impactful, clarity as a reult is much better as mids are not overshadowed by bass, highs still roll off but its not nearly as prominent, so overall worth a try for anyone who owns x10`s and wants a taste of etymotic clarity:

 

clarity er4s > er4p roughly = x10+75 ohm adapter > x10

bass x10 > x10 + 75 ohm adapter > er4p > er4s

mids x10 + 75 ohm adapter > x10 > er4s > er4p
highs er4s > x10 + 75 ohm adapter > er4p > x10

post #2027 of 4934
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Originally Posted by zowki View Post

I got a fairly new ER4PT and have trouble removing the cable. It is incredibly stiff in comparison to my ER4S. I want to remove the cable so I can use my Westone adapter and Westone cables.

 

Perhaps I’m mistaken, but the resistance in the epic Westone cable in comparison with the Ety’s is different and maybe that could be translate into a different sound quality. Do you already test the sound quality using the epic cable with the ety’s? I need a cable replacement for my Ety’s, perhaps I could try the Westone cable.

 

I own both, the Westone 4r and the ER4PT, I prefer the sound of my Ety’s, for sure!

post #2028 of 4934
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Originally Posted by mauriciolguin View Post

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Originally Posted by zowki View Post

I got a fairly new ER4PT and have trouble removing the cable. It is incredibly stiff in comparison to my ER4S. I want to remove the cable so I can use my Westone adapter and Westone cables.

 

Perhaps I’m mistaken, but the resistance in the epic Westone cable in comparison with the Ety’s is different and maybe that could be translate into a different sound quality. Do you already test the sound quality using the epic cable with the ety’s? I need a cable replacement for my Ety’s, perhaps I could try the Westone cable.

 

I own both, the Westone 4r and the ER4PT, I prefer the sound of my Ety’s, for sure!


If I remember it was something like 3ohm at best. probably not a game changer on an ER4, but you're right to mention it.

 

@zowki I had a hard time removing the cable of my last pair (just couldn't do it with only my fingers) and I also didn't remember it to be so hard on my first pair back then.  in the end I went the Hulk way because I just can't stand the default cable but I understand your concern. (it was a little easier to change it after that first time)

post #2029 of 4934
I have removed the cable on my ER4S a few times. I do not recommend doing it though.

Yes it is tight, but the secret is to get something flat and push it lightly between the plug and housing both sides.

(I used my finger nail)




The plug will slowly come away from the housing as you push inbetween. Again do so at your own risk, if you do try and get what you want done right the first time. These cables are not made to be removable several times like other IEM's we have owned.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 8/3/13 at 3:07am
post #2030 of 4934

3 months only er4s .. now back on HD650s again. Not sure I like the slow sound of them anymore. 

Even LCD2 is faster imo. pretty happy with how well apex glacier drives my 650s. kinda makes me 

think about selling up my MDAC and Auditor to get some lcd2s 

post #2031 of 4934
If you like the Ety sound, the LCD-2 and HD650 may not fit the bill. Perhaps a HE-6 and/or HE-500 might serve you better.
post #2032 of 4934
Hey guys, my dad's got a pair of er6i at home, that I was listening to recently. I was wondering what differences I would note with the ER4p, having read that they both have similar Frequency responses albeit different build and tolerances.
post #2033 of 4934
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

Hey guys, my dad's got a pair of er6i at home, that I was listening to recently. I was wondering what differences I would note with the ER4p, having read that they both have similar Frequency responses albeit different build and tolerances.
Get the er4s or the s adapter. :-P red filters too. Mmmmm
post #2034 of 4934
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Get the er4s or the s adapter. :-P red filters too. Mmmmm


Are you talking filters direct from Etymotic or the ones from digikey?

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Get the er4s or the s adapter. :-P red filters too. Mmmmm

Uh, will that make them sound like the ER-4P? Or is that just how to make them sound good? I'm really trying to ascertain whether I should try and get ahold of some ER4Ps or whether the ER6i represents the ER4 close enough.

After reading through much of this thread and all the subjective descriptions and controversy I decided I kinda want to hear them myself.
post #2036 of 4934

Neither sound as good as the ER4S. There's really no substitute. 

post #2037 of 4934
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Neither sound as good as the ER4S. There's really no substitute. 
Will the er4p plus the adapter sound as good as the er4s?? Or is it better to just get the er4s?? Is there really a difference do you know ? Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
post #2038 of 4934

er4p(or pt)+impedance cable=er4s

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er4p(or pt)+impedance cable=er4s
Thank you. That's what I thought. So it's the same. Beautiful smily_headphones1.gif
post #2040 of 4934
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Neither sound as good as the ER4S. There's really no substitute. 
So does the er6 at least give me a decent idea of the er4 sound? Or is the er4 head and shoulders above it?

I'm only asking because the er4p has jumped in price on amazon, and I'm having one hell of a time finding a pair used at a decent price, even on eBay.
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