O.k. I'm sorry, but I'm too lazy to write these settings down. Here's a screenshot though using q-values. This is that same setting I use on my fuze, and as far as I can tell the values transfer almost identically. I have a low-shelf filter on the fuze from 30hz and down, to boost the very lowest bass a few db based on graphs, but the audible difference is negligible as it's so low.
I use these settings with my pfe small silicone tips (so awesome), but again, as far as I can tell they sound identical with the large triple flange. I think any tight, deep silicone tips should sound similar. I mean deep though. :-P As long as you get them deep and fully sealed you should be good, but the deeper the better. I swear every time i wear them they get deeper. It's insane. Ha! Look at this photo:
Soon I will become one with the er4s and never need to take them out. I'll just have them permanently embedded in my ear canal.
Anyway, I've never heard anything as good as the er4s with this eq personally. The second best is the sony mh1, yea, yeah, give me a break already, I know. But it's true. They might even have more perfect mids, but the treble of the er4s is just more smooth to me. Not overall per se, but in the general detailed sense. I find the mh1 is almost "airy" in a bad way sometimes, but it really seems to depend on my mood (not even the music). Sometimes they sound perfect. Whereas the er4s is a bit less "airy" sounding, but smoother to my ears. But after listening to the mh1, the "body" of the bass and mids seems slightly more "hollow" in comparison. So each has it's strengths. But with my eq the er4s is very very awesome to me. It's my top sound quality iem of all. My mh1 eq makes those more awesome as well by flattening out the bass, but I can never get the treble "perfectly smooth", at least as it sounds sometimes when I'm not in the right mood. It's a strange beast.
Anyway, try these eq settings. I think they are a must. :-P Please let me know what you think. Give them a while to get used to the difference and report back.
The great thing is that you can listen to a beautiful acoustic track like this:
and it sounds so beautiful and natural.
Then you can listen to something like this (youtube doesn't do it justice):
and it kicks butt and romps the bass with er4s goodness.
p.s. I haven't found a multi point parametric eq audio unit on the mac yet for a system wide setting. vst doesn't work with the audio routing app, so i need to use an eq insert for each point, but it's ultimately the same thing.
Edited by luisdent - 12/27/13 at 11:23pm