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post #3286 of 4656
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

The reason why I brought it up again, is because I thought there might be a chance that even the "p" version er4 had the 75ohm resistors in the cable already, but perhaps they were simply not connected at the jack

 

Go back a page or two.  The P has 18ohm resistors where the S has 91ohm.  The BA itself is ~9ohm.

post #3287 of 4656
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What do you guys think about my new er-4 cable? Should receive it on monday

 

Interested in hearing more about this... assume it is for the S and looks not to have the heavy splitter.  If so and it is lighter then stock I would be interested.

post #3288 of 4656
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:-P


Made me laugh!

post #3289 of 4656

The last time I had an etymotic I liked the Klispch gel tips with them and really liked them. What tips are you guys liking?

post #3290 of 4656

Comply

post #3291 of 4656
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Comply


+1 I use the P series, total isolation

post #3292 of 4656

P and then wear them like they were tri-flange?  Interesting.

post #3293 of 4656

I like the stock grey triple-flanges the best. They provide the best isolation for me and they are fairly comfortable too. I've tried other tips such as the Westone star tips but I find them too sibilant for me.

post #3294 of 4656

stock large triple flange for me too i find them comfortable even on long listening sessions and an excellent seal, tried several others and nothing quite matches up, i have considered custom fit more than once though i think its the only thing that will eventually beat the stock ones.

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What do you think about the best upgrade cable? smily_headphones1.gif
post #3296 of 4656

My first foray in Ety arrived this afternoon. ER4S.

 

Man. This level of detail is crazy! Granted sometimes I've considered the treble sparkle bordering on sibilant, I think it's really just mental burn in. I'm coming from TDK BA200s which are a touch rolled off. Can't wait to savor the new flavor some more! Will get back with further impressions.

post #3297 of 4656
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

My first foray in Ety arrived this afternoon. ER4S.

 

Man. This level of detail is crazy! Granted sometimes I've considered the treble sparkle bordering on sibilant, I think it's really just mental burn in. I'm coming from TDK BA200s which are a touch rolled off. Can't wait to savor the new flavor some more! Will get back with further impressions.

 

ER4S is a great ba200 upgrade.  The bass might seem lighter at first, but the er4s has some great modification through filters.  The red filters will eliminate the sibilant aspect and give the low end a more ba200 quality while keeping the treble extended and superb!!!!  Comply tips also soften the treble a tad which can actually be a good thing if you don't mind a slightly warmer treble.  Still more extended than the ba200, but the treble becomes less "offensive" comparatively speaking.  But you do lose a bit of that insane detail depth...  Again comparatively speaking.

 

I prefer eq with the er4s.  However, without it I definitely would go with triple flange tips and red filters.  If comfort is a problem you can cut the smallest flange off the tips to get them in deep without poking too much.


Edited by luisdent - 12/2/13 at 9:04pm
post #3298 of 4656

Are the red filters you mention the ones found here? http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er88-acc.html

post #3299 of 4656

Here: http://www.qsabean.com/buy-now/accessories/

 

Still haven't had a chance to officially A/B the P v S, ER4 v UM3X, ER4 v LCD-3 but... my preference so far is ER-4P config.   The S is a little hot in the 1-3KHz range.  It's good on some material, indifferent on others, tolerable on others and ugh on the rest.  

 

For all the talk of bass light or treble tilted I've not found that to be the case.  The P config is mid centric if anything though I don't find the bass missing at all and certainly not thin.  It's not a Westone basshead IEM but it is comparable to my LCD-3 minus that last drop of sub bass.  Very minor.  Still also trying to figure if I want to try white filters to make the 4P a little brighter and less inefficient.  These are very hard to drive.  The S taking more steps up the sweep than my LCD-3 to sound as loud.  dB matching an open can to an iem is shall we say interesting so the A/B results might be skewed.

post #3300 of 4656

Many thanks, red filters ordered!

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