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post #3046 of 4222
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Has anyone tried the ER4S with the JDS Labs C5's bass boost before? It sounds great to me. It's great since the bass boost of the C5 has a centre frequency of 20Hz and pretty much focuses on the sub-bass. Also, the 6.5 dB boost as 20Hz pretty much flattens frequency response at the sub-bass area while slightly raising the upper bass frequencies (300Hz) by a 1dB or less. What do you guys who have tried it before think?

 

I have many times.  With the er4s properly fit deep and sealed I find the 6.5 db is excellent for the sub bass, but the rest of the boost, although still much better sounding than most earphones, affects the mid range too much.  It results in a very warm sounding er4s overall and takes away that very clinical (in a good way) precise treble.  Also, it is centered more around 80hz, so depending on the music, some songs can sound too bassy with the boost.  Things like electronic sound exaggerated.  All in all it's still very good.  But half the amount or a lower cutoff point would be better.  It's better used for movies and tv in my opinion where it doesn't affect transparency as much.

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Has anyone used the ER4S with an E11? I've always considered the ER4S, and since I don't think UE is going to make a universal UERM for sale, I think these guys are my next best bet, but I would prefer not having to purchase a new portable amp. Anyone know how they pair?

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Has anyone used the ER4S with an E11? I've always considered the ER4S, and since I don't think UE is going to make a universal UERM for sale, I think these guys are my next best bet, but I would prefer not having to purchase a new portable amp. Anyone know how they pair?


Quite well actually. Caveat here is I use Comply tips so the bass is good. You can play around with the gain and bass boost on the 11 but I find for most music it's fine with low gain and no boost.

post #3049 of 4222

Interesting. I would probably use Westone Star tips as the black ones fit my canals like a velvet-polymer glove :p

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Interesting. I would probably use Westone Star tips as the black ones fit my canals like a velvet-polymer glove :p


Then you're good to go. The 11 will drive em just fine. Now if only there was a high capacity battery for the sucker:confused:

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I know, right?

 

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Then you're good to go. The 11 will drive em just fine. Now if only there was a high capacity battery for the sucker:confused:

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Anyone have an opinion on a great complimentary iems to my er4s..one with lusher bass, same accuracy but also a more 3d soundstage.
Imo the er4s is amazing for air, detail and ok for width...its the depth and forgiveness of less than stellar recordings which Im after. Sofar
the ocharaku SUIs are where I find that. But any others?
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Anyone have an opinion on a great complimentary iems to my er4s..one with lusher bass, same accuracy but also a more 3d soundstage.\nImo the er4s is amazing for air, detail and ok for width...its the depth and forgiveness of less than stellar recordings which Im after. Sofar\nthe ocharaku SUIs are where I find that. But any others?
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No other IEM has better soundstage to my ears than the ER4S. I recommend the VSonic GR07 for lusher bass.

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Everything depends how one will define "better soundstage". For me soundstage of Ety ER4s is good and I like it. I would not call it 3D tough. But I can imagine that for others who like the sound coming from a far distance the soundstage of Ety can be a little bit to narrow and shallow.
post #3056 of 4222

If you like the HD650, you might like the Earsonics house sound. Very 3D although sometimes overly intimate. Very forgiving though, and excellent resolution, with very lush mids and full, punchy, un-bloated bass. Very pleasing sound IMO. Just have to be careful because they are a bit on the fragile side.

 

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Anyone have an opinion on a great complimentary iems to my er4s..one with lusher bass, same accuracy but also a more 3d soundstage.
Imo the er4s is amazing for air, detail and ok for width...its the depth and forgiveness of less than stellar recordings which Im after. Sofar
the ocharaku SUIs are where I find that. But any others?
post #3057 of 4222
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Then you're good to go. The 11 will drive em just fine. Now if only there was a high capacity battery for the sucker:confused:

I recommend the C&C BH2, it's $100, but you can turn the P to a B version and the battery life is an endless 80+ hours, and has gain, bass and soundfield switches to boot :)

post #3058 of 4222
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I recommend the C&C BH2, it's $100, but you can turn the P to a B version and the battery life is an endless 80+ hours, and has gain, bass and soundfield switches to boot :)


Except he already has the E11.

post #3059 of 4222
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Except he already has the E11.

Nothing wrong with getting both :)

post #3060 of 4222

Well, I grabbed a pair of sony mh1 for $20.  Oh my goodness.  I think I found a replacement for my pfe112.  They are surprisingly similar to the pfe112 but they sound like they have less distortion or something.  A little more sub bass, which isn't bad.  They are actually a lot better than I expected.  For the price I'd have to put them pretty high in terms of value.  I'll have to listen to them more before any real review or anything, but this might be my all around set while the er4s is my critical at home set.

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