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I listen to rockn roll.. Newer rock.. Classic rock.. Progressive rock.. No offence to anyone.. But I can't do classical music at all.. I had the p version and I really loved the sound.. So I read all about the s version and had to have it.. Of course lol anyways I found that the s was a little to.. I'll say lean for the lack of a better word.. For the music I listen to.. So I traded the s version and kept the p version.. I don't regret that decision at all.. The p has a little more bottom end that makes the music I listen to more pleasurable.. Now is the p version a bass lovers iem.. No not by any means.. But I'm not a bass head at all.. But with rock music it is there.. When it's needed is what I like and want.. And the details are also great.. I figure it like this... When you go to a rock concert.. What is almost the first thing you hear.. And feel?? The bass.. That's just my two cents. Lol on the p vs the s.. So I can imagine that the b version has even less bass.. :-)
post #3497 of 4929
^ I think you've made a good case where the "p" might be the better choice.

I'm a sucker for the resolution of the "s", but you do lose some bass weight compared to the "p".


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post #3498 of 4929

What is the general thoughts on the knowles dampers? do the er4's respond well to them? or are the green factory dampers where its at? just trying to get a idea.

 

also who are these members that create the caps for the sound like the B?

post #3499 of 4929

Etymotic has a pretty good range of choices.  Knowles are a tight fit I believe which is something to consider if you "enjoy" freezing temps in the winter where you are.

post #3500 of 4929
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i dont imagine the B adaptrers have the built in caps huh? prob just the 100ohm resistors.

 

is there a big difference in sound with the s  and b? as far as sound quality

No, it's very minor IMO. I think the design goal of the "B" was just to make it flat as possible, without taking into consideration the compensation curves for the general masses.

 

My subjective impression is that it's a little more clear, but too bright.

post #3501 of 4929

on ety's website they have white and grey, what are the differences in sound signatures between the 2 compared to the green filter.

post #3502 of 4929

Red too.

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Red too.

yes red too i just seen that.

 

 

sorry for all the questions, thanks for the help...im excited to give these a go.

 

i love bright or analytical headphones esp ones that are like true monitor referencing sound quality..ones that gives alot of detail

 

the rig i will be using these on are:

 

iriver IHP-140 optical out>custom sys concepts fiber optic cable>ibasso db2 boomslang W/Low pass Frequency Opamp optical in>ibasso cb08 balanced interconnect>ibasso pb2 pelican with LME49990 Opamps and HA5002 Buffers

 

then i also can change out the ibasso pb2 for my RSA SR-71B W/ RSA Male Balanced to Ibasso Hirose Toxic Silver Poison Interconnect.

 

so im eager to see how much detail the er4s can draw from my rig

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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

yes red too i just seen that.

 

 

sorry for all the questions, thanks for the help...im excited to give these a go.

 

i love bright or analytical headphones esp ones that are like true monitor referencing sound quality..ones that gives alot of detail

 

the rig i will be using these on are:

 

iriver IHP-140 optical out>custom sys concepts fiber optic cable>ibasso db2 boomslang W/Low pass Frequency Opamp optical in>ibasso cb08 balanced interconnect>ibasso pb2 pelican with LME49990 Opamps and HA5002 Buffers

 

then i also can change out the ibasso pb2 for my RSA SR-71B W/ RSA Male Balanced to Ibasso Hirose Toxic Silver Poison Interconnect.

 

so im eager to see how much detail the er4s can draw from my rig

 

If you love bright and analytical, just stay with the stock green filters.  I prefer the reds, as it tames the upper mid bump just enough for me, which in turn gives me a hair more perceived bass.  The stock green filters is brighter, leaner overall and has slightly better treble.  They are very small differences.

post #3505 of 4929
Be careful the red on etymotic's website is not for the er4 series. The correct red filter is absolutely where it's at if you're not using eq... Green is like the b, they made it flat, but there are some regions that are more noticeably "off" if you're going for a speakerlike sound. The red tame those areas and give a slight improvement to the bass.

The red can be bought at mouser, but etyomtic said the metal filters can crack the housing. A few of us haven't had any issues, but they're definitely tighter, so what they say makes sense. There is a link somewhere in the thread to the correct red filters from ety. It is a different site, but it does ultimately bring you to the ety site in a cart page. But the er4 red filters can't be found searching the ety site...
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Here is the link luisdent is referring to:

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

I ordered mine and a certain avian's from there.

 

This page is accessible from the etymotic site, if you can find the bean amplifier on it.  Kind of crazy.

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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

yes red too i just seen that.

 

 

sorry for all the questions, thanks for the help...im excited to give these a go.

 

i love bright or analytical headphones esp ones that are like true monitor referencing sound quality..ones that gives alot of detail

 

the rig i will be using these on are:

 

iriver IHP-140 optical out>custom sys concepts fiber optic cable>ibasso db2 boomslang W/Low pass Frequency Opamp optical in>ibasso cb08 balanced interconnect>ibasso pb2 pelican with LME49990 Opamps and HA5002 Buffers

 

then i also can change out the ibasso pb2 for my RSA SR-71B W/ RSA Male Balanced to Ibasso Hirose Toxic Silver Poison Interconnect.

 

so im eager to see how much detail the er4s can draw from my rig

 

If you love bright and analytical, just stay with the stock green filters.  I prefer the reds, as it tames the upper mid bump just enough for me, which in turn gives me a hair more perceived bass.  The stock green filters is brighter, leaner overall and has slightly better treble.  They are very small differences.


I'm jealous about the iriver. I wish inexpensive DAPs with digital line outs still existed.

The Etys should be right up your alley. They sound exactly like your ideal preference and your set up + the Etys should result in lots of detail.


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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

yes red too i just seen that.

 

 

sorry for all the questions, thanks for the help...im excited to give these a go.

 

i love bright or analytical headphones esp ones that are like true monitor referencing sound quality..ones that gives alot of detail

 

the rig i will be using these on are:

 

iriver IHP-140 optical out>custom sys concepts fiber optic cable>ibasso db2 boomslang W/Low pass Frequency Opamp optical in>ibasso cb08 balanced interconnect>ibasso pb2 pelican with LME49990 Opamps and HA5002 Buffers

 

then i also can change out the ibasso pb2 for my RSA SR-71B W/ RSA Male Balanced to Ibasso Hirose Toxic Silver Poison Interconnect.

 

so im eager to see how much detail the er4s can draw from my rig

 

If you love bright and analytical, just stay with the stock green filters.  I prefer the reds, as it tames the upper mid bump just enough for me, which in turn gives me a hair more perceived bass.  The stock green filters is brighter, leaner overall and has slightly better treble.  They are very small differences.


I'm jealous about the iriver. I wish inexpensive DAPs with digital line outs still existed.

The Etys should be right up your alley. They sound exactly like your ideal preference and your set up + the Etys should result in lots of detail.


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Detail?  The etymotic earphones are like listening to music under a thick layer of mud.  They have no treble detail and are way too bassy.  ;) ;)     (total sarcasm)

post #3509 of 4929

 

Finally getting a chance to hear the famed Ety (thanks to shotgunshane for the loan).. some impressions vs the N4 (pictured above) coming.  The Ety he sent me has the red filters.  I'll say this right off the bat... Ety ER4P/S lovers: you will most likely enjoy the Noble 4.. a lot.

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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

yes red too i just seen that.


sorry for all the questions, thanks for the help...im excited to give these a go.

i love bright or analytical headphones esp ones that are like true monitor referencing sound quality..ones that gives alot of detail

the rig i will be using these on are:

iriver IHP-140 optical out>custom sys concepts fiber optic cable>ibasso db2 boomslang W/Low pass Frequency Opamp optical in>ibasso cb08 balanced interconnect>ibasso pb2 pelican with LME49990 Opamps and HA5002 Buffers

then i also can change out the ibasso pb2 for my RSA SR-71B W/ RSA Male Balanced to Ibasso Hirose Toxic Silver Poison Interconnect.

so im eager to see how much detail the er4s can draw from my rig
hey how is the Iriver? Is the amp in it powerful? Like can I just use that and don't really need an amp? Sorry for all the questions lol I'm really curious about this thing and I think it is very cool looking! :-) thanks.
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