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post #3466 of 4934
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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?

post #3467 of 4934
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

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

If you want the S sound, all you need is the eBay S adapter linked above (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300592438512) and the Westone cable. The S adapter has all the needed impedance built in, so you don't need any additional impedance adapters. So to reiterate: you only need the S adapter (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300592438512) and the Westone cable to have the ER4S sound.

The drivers for the ER4S, ER4P, and ER4B are identical. The only difference between the models is the impedance built into the cable. The ER4P does have added impedance in the cable IIRC. I think it's only 15 ohms or so though.
post #3468 of 4934
Ah, that's pretty cool. I'll wait and see how mooses9 likes it. I might be interested in trying it sometime.
post #3469 of 4934
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


If you want the S sound, all you need is the eBay S adapter linked above (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300592438512) and the Westone cable. The S adapter has all the needed impedance built in, so you don't need any additional impedance adapters. So to reiterate: you only need the S adapter (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300592438512) and the Westone cable to have the ER4S sound.

The drivers for the ER4S, ER4P, and ER4B are identical. The only difference between the models is the impedance built into the cable. The ER4P does have added impedance in the cable IIRC. I think it's only 15 ohms or so though.

 

ok i get what you are saying, i think all the confusion came on looking at etymotics website and it says the S is 100ohms...AND the AW auction doesnt mention ANYTHING about there being built in resistors.

 

4S (100 Ohms)   4P (27 Ohms)

 

so i presume the 4s adapters have 100ohm adapters

post #3470 of 4934
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


If you want the S sound, all you need is the eBay S adapter linked above (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300592438512) and the Westone cable. The S adapter has all the needed impedance built in, so you don't need any additional impedance adapters. So to reiterate: you only need the S adapter (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300592438512) and the Westone cable to have the ER4S sound.

The drivers for the ER4S, ER4P, and ER4B are identical. The only difference between the models is the impedance built into the cable. The ER4P does have added impedance in the cable IIRC. I think it's only 15 ohms or so though.

 

I remember at one time that seller sold an adapter for all 3 that could be done with a small switch. That was many years ago however..

post #3471 of 4934

I remember the good old days when Altec Lansing IM716 was around, used the same Ety driver. They had a license to do so.

 

The IM716 had an impedance switch box build in the cable and many/some HF''s modified it by placing/changing different Ohm resistors in this little box.

 

Long time ago... 2006-2008... if my memory doesn't fail me completely. The box switched between, adding either 27 Ohm and 81 Ohm to the driver's own impedance. Many, some or maybe just a few really liked (the sound outcome, not the modifying job!) when adding/changing a 41-48 Ohm resistor or in that neighborhood..

 

Anyway, it was a very long time ago so I don't really know what I'm talking about but I remember it very well..

post #3472 of 4934

^ that's interesting. I had no idea that was around. 

post #3473 of 4934
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Originally Posted by Jupiterknight View Post
 

I remember the good old days when Altec Lansing IM716 was around, used the same Ety driver. They had a license to do so.

 

The IM716 had an impedance switch box build in the cable and many/some HF''s modified it by placing/changing different Ohm resistors in this little box.

 

Long time ago... 2006-2008... if my memory doesn't fail me completely. The box switched between, adding either 27 Ohm and 81 Ohm to the driver's own impedance. Many, some or maybe just a few really liked (the sound outcome, not the modifying job!) when adding/changing a 41-48 Ohm resistor or in that neighborhood..

 

Anyway, it was a very long time ago so I don't really know what I'm talking about but I remember it very well..

 

Ah, the good old im716 - I should still have 2-3 pairs in a box somewhere around.

post #3474 of 4934

ok, just to confirm.

 

i talked with AW and they said yes they have built in 100ohm resistors.

 

so you guys were correct. they should put something about the ohmage in the description, its kinda vauge

post #3475 of 4934
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

 

Ah, the good old im716 - I should still have 2-3 pairs in a box somewhere around.

 

Really.. I really wish that I had kept the pairs that I had. There was also the IM616.  I remember the IM716 were discounted way down to $40 or so and from that point after wards no where to be seen/found.

 

Get them out and see how sound vs.the Ety 4 s/p of present time!  I remember that I around that particular time didn't quite appreciate the Ety driver sound or any neutral/analytic sounding IEM and I was just pretty much pleased with hearing a constant, pounding bass inside of my head! Slightly exaggerating..

post #3476 of 4934
Hi All,

Wonder if anybody tried S / P / B versions?
Anybody know the impedance for B versions?
Would add more impedance / 100 ohm resistor add more bass to the B version?

Trying to improve with Apuresound cable to no avail hence the resistor solution :-(

Want to collect them all to get the full Ety experience :-)

Thanks
post #3477 of 4934

Resistance effects treble.  Lower resistance less treble, higher resistance more treble.  EQ would be the only way to increase bass directly.

post #3478 of 4934
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Originally Posted by lescanadiens View Post

Hi All,

Wonder if anybody tried S / P / B versions?
Anybody know the impedance for B versions?
Would add more impedance / 100 ohm resistor add more bass to the B version?

Trying to improve with Apuresound cable to no avail hence the resistor solution :-(

Want to collect them all to get the full Ety experience :-)

Thanks

Impedance for the b is identical to the s but it has an added capacitor as well...
post #3479 of 4934

I'm interested in those adapters Awwan sells, but I don't want to add any more bulk if i have to. So, has anyone just tried soldering the wires directly to the pins inside and apply a hot glue or something for stress relief? If not, where can I buy the Westone adapters?

post #3480 of 4934
Wish that I could find that resistor box to vary the impedance like IM716
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