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post #3451 of 6404
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


It's not really irritation. It's like when the IEM moves a bit, the suction pulls on my eardrum and it causes a lot of pain for the next day or so.

 

I get the same thing, except not quite as severe. Sliders and included foam won't fit in my ears, I had to get some of the small triple flanges.

post #3452 of 6404
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Originally Posted by lewisbot View Post

I get the same thing, except not quite as severe. Sliders and included foam won't fit in my ears, I had to get some of the small triple flanges.

Maybe that would be an idea if I ever got these. On the bright side, at that tightness of fit, I get very little microphonics actually.
post #3453 of 6404

Well, for anyone having issues with suction I recommend the comply p with the upper part of the foam trimmed down - great deep seal with zero suction. Otherwise the silicone tips I prefer all have some suction and that might annoy some people. I also tried the westone star tips but I'm not a fan - they work great with the brainwavz b2 though.

post #3454 of 6404
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

It's not really irritation. It's like when the IEM moves a bit, the suction pulls on my eardrum and it causes a lot of pain for the next day or so.
I'm still surprised. Maybe my seal and depth were great, but I had a poorly mastered 116kbps track that had new life breathed into it.
Foam tips usually don't work for me =(

Foams don't work for me either. I always end up with channel imbalance. Biflange works best for me. It allows for a deep fit and solid seal without too much invasion. You might experience a bit of suction, but when the fit is right, the tips tend to slide in without creating too much pressure in my experience.

Depending on a track's bass quantity, I too enjoy the ER4S with even poorly mastered material. It's just that some tracks can be a bit cold sounding if they're mastered towards that direction. In those cases the MH1 happily fills in.

Still, the ER4S does take bass boost eq quite well imo.
post #3455 of 6404
When I use foam (my main tip choice for ER4S) after I compress both tips i need to straight shoot from the highest part of my outer canal, so the very top of my canal and I find the second bend easily. I know where it is now on both sides. Before learning I was getting all sorts of channel imbalance to the point I thought one side was faulty, it took me about a week of trial an error. Tri flange don't give me as clear or detailed sound, like it adds warmth and I lose that edge in detail extension but the comfort increases.
post #3456 of 6404

i took the plunge and bought some ER4P's and i am curious about getting the adapter to use the westone pin cable ( i have a spare lying around) i an wondering, what else will i need, i know the stock cable has the resistor, do i need to buy a 3.5mm resistor to keep stock sound, or?

 

thanks for any help.

 

ps i have been very eager to try out the er4's with all the rave reviews i have read, cant wait

post #3457 of 6404
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

i took the plunge and bought some ER4P's and i am curious about getting the adapter to use the westone pin cable ( i have a spare lying around) i an wondering, what else will i need, i know the stock cable has the resistor, do i need to buy a 3.5mm resistor to keep stock sound, or?

thanks for any help.

ps i have been very eager to try out the er4's with all the rave reviews i have read, cant wait

If you're talking about the small adapters from eBay, make sure you get the P version if you want stock ER4P sound. You do have the option of getting the S version adapters if you want to change the sound to that of the ER4S. Other than that, you have everything you need. No extra adapters are required.
post #3458 of 6404
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


If you're talking about the small adapters from eBay, make sure you get the P version if you want stock ER4P sound. You do have the option of getting the S version adapters if you want to change the sound to that of the ER4S. Other than that, you have everything you need. No extra adapters are required.

i want to get the sound of the S i bought this one...should i have bought the S?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300592438250?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

and i bought this and requested 100ohms

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290372905689?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

post #3459 of 6404
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


If you're talking about the small adapters from eBay, make sure you get the P version if you want stock ER4P sound. You do have the option of getting the S version adapters if you want to change the sound to that of the ER4S. Other than that, you have everything you need. No extra adapters are required.

i want to get the sound of the S i bought this one...should i have bought the S?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300592438250?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

and i bought this and requested 100ohms

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290372905689?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

I might have missed something about what you're doing, but the impedance adapter should be 75-82ohm if you want to get the s sound from a p cable... 


Edited by luisdent - 1/3/14 at 3:54pm
post #3460 of 6404
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

I might have missed something about what you're doing, but the impedance adapter should be 75-82ohm if you want to get the s sound from a p cable... 

ok.

 

what i am trying to do is use the westone cable so i bought this adapter for over the ears 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ETYMOTIC-ER4-IN-EARPHONE-CABLE-ADAPTOR-P-/300592438250?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fcb49bea#ht_8247wt_806

 

then this resistor 3.5mm plug at 100ohms 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290372905689?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

is this right to get the p sound, it will be doing away with the stock cable all together

post #3461 of 6404

To get the P sound you need only the Westone adapter.

post #3462 of 6404
Even the P cable has a resistor in the Y split, no? Just a much smaller value?
post #3463 of 6404
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

To get the P sound you need only the Westone adapter.

i have the P stock cable, i want the S sound.

 

i dont want to use the P stock cable.

 

want the westone Adapters i presumed i needed the 3.5mm er4p to er4s 3.5mm adapter? @ 100ohm

 

is there some kind of circuitry inside those adapters to use the westone cable..

 

im completely lost

 

Goal im trying to achieve


Edited by Mooses9 - 1/3/14 at 4:27pm
post #3464 of 6404

If you want the S sound, get the S Westone adapter.  Want B, get the B.  See the trend ;)

post #3465 of 6404
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

If you want the S sound, get the S Westone adapter.  Want B, get the B.  See the trend ;)

so there is some kind of circuitry or resistors in the adapters?

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