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post #3331 of 4775
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

That one looks pretty decent, though I personally prefer the actual ETY model because it's lightweight, small and has an angled connector. I picked mine up for $13 shipped, so I'm sure there are some lurking around on ebay for similar pricing.

I may have to go with the Amazon one, since the only one on Ebay I can find like that is this one which is $45 + shipping.

post #3332 of 4775
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post
 

I may have to go with the Amazon one, since the only one on Ebay I can find like that is this one which is $45 + shipping.

Well that's interesting. There was a huge batch of the genuine adapters on ebay not that long ago going for like $15 shipped. I guess they all got snatched up!

post #3333 of 4775
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Originally Posted by musicbased View Post

 
luisdent, just wondering, did you try a/b between the HO of ipod touch and line out to C5?
I remember you mentioned about something weird going on with the high frequencies from the ipod or something?-Was it easier to tell with the a/b switch?

I don't have another iPod touch to compare, but I know that the fuze sounds identical to my iPod touch with line out cable, so I compared the fuze to the iPod headphone output.  It was just a quick test and not a double blind.  I plugged them into the switch and volume matched them then I did a few song comparisons.  It is very very very slight, but after switching back an forth a few times I think I could hear the iPod is not as micro detailed in the guitars in the left channel of one song (a song that had crisp picking guitars mixed low to the left).  So I think it is in fact less micro detailed.  However, hearing them side by side the difference is very very very small.  I have to listen very critically to hear the difference.  Therefore, I can't be sure if it's my brain or not.  I'll have to do a double blind later, but I would say the difference is probably only audible to the most critical listeners if it's there at all...
Edited by luisdent - 12/5/13 at 3:21pm
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If anyone is interested, here is a song a did recently that I used the er4s for some of the mixing. :)  I always finalize mixes on my studio monitors, but a good portion of the background harmonies, etc. were done in the earphones and not changed much after...

 

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2013/12/new-alan-parsons-project-remix-song.html

post #3335 of 4775

Not sure who said it earlier in the thread but yes... ER-4P + Red Filter = WIN! :D

 

It's almost hard to wrap your head around but by dragging down the presence region, cymbal work despite also being lower in dB is easier to hear.  Balance is now very close to the LCD-3.  Keeping in mind I use a normal Comply fit where I just insert and twist into place, no crushing, just a nice seal that doesn't break but doesn't push into my skull either.

 

Hopefully my Zune can drive them well, dumping the UM3X and taking the ER-4P into the wild tomorrow for the first time.

post #3336 of 4775
Add 33ohms now

I think ER4P+33ohms+red or ER4B+orange are both better than ER4S
Edited by Inks - 12/8/13 at 7:30pm
post #3337 of 4775
You should try my er4s eq settings...
post #3338 of 4775

Hi guys:) I'm really interested in the er4pt, and I'm now kinda frustrated whether to get it from amazon.ca for 285cad. Is there any cases that it had dropped below 250? Or should I get an used one? Thanks:)

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Hi guys, in your opinion, would it be good to recable my ER4-S? In my case, I'm looking for a shorter and lighter cable since the stock cable is heavy and really long. If I were to buy a cable, what type of connectors should if have? Sorry for my lack of knowledge - I'm just not very knowledgeable about these types of stuff. Thanks!
post #3340 of 4775
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Originally Posted by hikari50 View Post

Hi guys, in your opinion, would it be good to recable my ER4-S? In my case, I'm looking for a shorter and lighter cable since the stock cable is heavy and really long. If I were to buy a cable, what type of connectors should if have? Sorry for my lack of knowledge - I'm just not very knowledgeable about these types of stuff. Thanks!
If you're not sure what to get you could ask to see if someone like BTG Audio to recable them for you. He does pretty affordable, high quality work.

Otherwise, you need to get cables that fit the specific er4 housing. You can buy some and do it yourself, it's easy. However, the connectors are tight and you want to be careful you don't damage anything.

Here's a company that has er4 cables, but they're pretty pricey. I think it will be hard to find cheap er4 cables . http://apuresound.com/er4.html
Edited by luisdent - 12/8/13 at 11:03pm
post #3341 of 4775
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post


If you're not sure what to get you could ask to see if someone like BTG Audio to recable them for you. He does pretty affordable, high quality work.

Otherwise, you need to get cables that fit the specific er4 housing. You can buy some and do it yourself, it's easy. However, the connectors are tight and you want to be careful you don't damage anything.

Here's a company that has er4 cables, but they're pretty pricey. I think it will be hard to find cheap er4 cables . http://apuresound.com/er4.html

Thank you :) I suppose the connectors for the ER4 are unique, so I'm guessing that most cables won't be suitable for the ER4, am I right?

post #3342 of 4775
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

If you're not sure what to get you could ask to see if someone like BTG Audio to recable them for you. He does pretty affordable, high quality work.


Otherwise, you need to get cables that fit the specific er4 housing. You can buy some and do it yourself, it's easy. However, the connectors are tight and you want to be careful you don't damage anything.


Here's a company that has er4 cables, but they're pretty pricey. I think it will be hard to find cheap er4 cables . http://apuresound.com/er4.html
Thank you smily_headphones1.gif I suppose the connectors for the ER4 are unique, so I'm guessing that most cables won't be suitable for the ER4, am I right?
Correct.
post #3343 of 4775
As far as I concern, if you buy special Etys adapters (around USD 30 on ebay) you can plug any aftermarket IEM/CIEM cable.
post #3344 of 4775
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Originally Posted by Krismarzyk View Post

As far as I concern, if you buy special Etys adapters (around USD 30 on ebay) you can plug any aftermarket IEM/CIEM cable.
Yep, I've heard of adapters on ebay that allows for over-the-ear wear, but I've also heard that it may affect comfort since the adapters may poke into your ears.
post #3345 of 4775
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Hopefully my Zune can drive them well, dumping the UM3X and taking the ER-4P into the wild tomorrow for the first time.

 

Zune != PWD/GS-X

 

Going to need another DAP or IEM for the commute that is still less scooped than the UM3X.

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