Originally Posted by gnarlsagan
I knew you'd come back around eventually.
I suppose you could say I was also feeling a bit too sorry for Mr gnarlsagan. ;)
The ER4S has more staying power than any other iem I've heard. Most other iems have a sonic flaw or two that makes itself known after a certain amount of time, and it becomes too distracting. I've only experienced this with the ER4S in a much milder form by wishing for slightly more sub-bass extension. EQ has squelched this desire for the most part. I'm not saying this same thing is happening to you sparrow, only that the ER4S makes fewer sonic compromises in my eyes (ears) than anything else I've heard
That's the K3003 for me.
I'm curious about those tips. I have that same clear color pair, and they came with the stock ER4S package. It included one pair of large grey tri-flange, and one pair of clear tri-flanges that are smaller than the stock grey tri-flange. If I understand you, you're saying that you didn't get any clear tri-flange tips in the stock ER4S package? Instead you got two grey tri-flanges? That's odd. The clear tri-flange that I have are too small for my ears, and I'd really like to try a larger pair. The material is similar to the stock ER-6 clear bi-flange, which worked very well for me for the reasons you stated.
I got the same (small) clear tri-flanges you have + 2 pairs of grey tri-flanges (my pair was brand-new and purchased from an authorised dealer). The clear tri-flanges I got are the same material as the small stock clear ones, they're just large (same size as the grey ones). There's only two sizes, btw; if you check the Eyt site, you'll see them all there (under accessories).
Also, I tried some p-series comply on the ER4S last night (due to lusident reminding me I had them lol). I trimmed the ends to sit flush with the end of the barrel. Fit is spectacular. The most comfortable I've had so far. Sound is nearly unchanged. I think there's a slight slight treble peak attenuation, but I didn't notice it today after trimming the ends a bit further. I highly recommend trying them if money is no object. They're absurdly expensive.
I refuse to get Comply tips for three reasons:
1. I remove my IEMs rather frequently
2. I find Comply's pricing far too abusive
3. I'd hate to please Mr luisdent.
* Reason #3 being more important than reasons 1 & 2
EDIT: I still think you don't know just how good the 7550s are. They do certain things the ER4S don't / can't do. The 4S is still my preference (by a pretty small margin), but I can well see some people easily preferring the Sonys—if only some of them got rid of the rather silly and kind of juvenile notion that the ER4S, like Stax, is it.
Edited by music_4321 - 9/18/13 at 4:09pm