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post #3526 of 4929

I recently bought a high quality CD player and have been listening to recordings through my ER-4P. WOw is all I have to say, I've always enjoyed these in the past 5 years I've had them! I've tried several other IEMs, but keep on going back to these.

post #3527 of 4929
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Originally Posted by KUNFUCHOPSTICKS View Post
 

I recently bought a high quality CD player and have been listening to recordings through my ER-4P. WOw is all I have to say, I've always enjoyed these in the past 5 years I've had them! I've tried several other IEMs, but keep on going back to these.

im with you these are phenomenal, i have the se535,westone w4r, the etymotics are just effortless sound quality is phenomenal, esp when you take into consideration 1 balanced driver and no crossover, etymotic was definitly out to say less is more.

post #3528 of 4929

It's pretty amazing that such a small piece of plastic can produce sound like this. I think there might have been some help from extraterrestrial entities involved when they were designing the ER4.

 

Maybe all the multi-driver IEMs are human attempts at matching the sound of the ER4.


Edited by Aizura - 1/9/14 at 2:00pm
post #3529 of 4929

Are there Westone replacement cables for sale somewhere, or do I need to buy the adapters and roll my own cable? I'm in the process of making a TRRS ER4S. 


Edited by brunk - 1/9/14 at 2:31pm
post #3530 of 4929
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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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The Ibasso DX50 ($249) has digital line out

post #3531 of 4929

how can you tell the age of the iem? i see the newer looking iems have a BLACK ER4P pod, then there are the grey and then the green. how can you tell the age of them?

post #3532 of 4929
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post


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.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

The Ibasso DX50 ($249) has digital line out


Thanks
post #3533 of 4929
Guys, how is the bass ER4-B vs ER4-S?
They have the same 100 ohm impedance but how's the bass in regards to each other?

Thanks
post #3534 of 4929
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Originally Posted by lescanadiens View Post

Guys, how is the bass ER4-B vs ER4-S?
They have the same 100 ohm impedance but how's the bass in regards to each other?

Thanks

I think they are about the same in both amplitude and presentation, but overall the B version has a brighter signature which can affect your perception of the bass.

post #3535 of 4929
Thanks Brunk!
post #3536 of 4929
I have a very old pair of ER4S's, bought within the first two years they started being made. I recently snapped one of the stems so I paid to have both drivers replaced. Essentially, I have a new pair of ER4S's. I was wondering, what is the current feeling about APureSound replacement cables for the ER4S's? Is it a subtle or noticeable difference, and how is the sound different? I'm a die-hard audiophile who takes the quality of sound very seriously. I want a violin to sound like a violin, and I want my 2000 electronica CD's to image and soundstage from ear-to-ear and from the top of my head to..........well, you get the idea. Will the APureSound cable get me much closer to that goal, or is there another cable to consider that would work even better? Really curious to hear from those who have bought/heard the APureSound cable with your ER4S's. Thanks for your help in advance.
post #3537 of 4929
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Originally Posted by jacofman View Post

I have a very old pair of ER4S's, bought within the first two years they started being made. I recently snapped one of the stems so I paid to have both drivers replaced. Essentially, I have a new pair of ER4S's. I was wondering, what is the current feeling about APureSound replacement cables for the ER4S's? Is it a subtle or noticeable difference, and how is the sound different? I'm a die-hard audiophile who takes the quality of sound very seriously. I want a violin to sound like a violin, and I want my 2000 electronica CD's to image and soundstage from ear-to-ear and from the top of my head to..........well, you get the idea. Will the APureSound cable get me much closer to that goal, or is there another cable to consider that would work even better? Really curious to hear from those who have bought/heard the APureSound cable with your ER4S's. Thanks for your help in advance.

Why not get the adapters and  go for the over the ear? out of curiosity what color is your pod?

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Thanks for your quick response, Mooses9. I've been "out of the loop" for quite a while concerning the ER4S's. I've read some of this thread and seen mention of various adapters bought on eBay.
1. Does that mean I would have to dismantle the original cable myself? I am terrible at stuff like that and am sure I would break something.
2. Can you give me a link to the right adapter for my needs?
3. Which other cables does this mod allow me to use?
4. Which one would you recommend given my sonic preferences?
5. Who does great work to install the adapters?
6. Are the main benefits of over-the-ear that you reduce microphonics and get more comfortable wear from your IEM's?
I realize that's a lot of questions, but dive in and answer the ones you can. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick response, Mooses9. I've been "out of the loop" for quite a while concerning the ER4S's. I've read some of this thread and seen mention of various adapters bought on eBay.
1. Does that mean I would have to dismantle the original cable myself? I am terrible at stuff like that and am sure I would break something. 
Yes that does mean you will have to take the Stock Cable Off in order to put the Adapter on.
2. Can you give me a link to the right adapter for my needs? Well it depeneds AW makes adapters for p and s so depending on if you want the S sound or P sound it would depend on the adapter you would want.
3. Which other cables does this mod allow me to use? The excellent thing about this cable is it uses Westone/jh style pins so you could use anything from Ted at headphonelounge,whiplash audio,toxic-cables, ebay cables that allow westone pins, or stock westone cable......this also allows you to use purer silver,silver plated copper,copper ect so you have a good deal of options.
4. Which one would you recommend given my sonic preferences? Adapter or Cable?
5. Who does great work to install the adapters? Honestly im not sure, i have some coming to me, but are yet to arrive. i have mixed reviews on taking the stock cable off, some say its really easy no problems other not so much. i dont know any one person who installs these adapters. etymotic charges $50.00 to remove the cable and put another on. i kinda read them saying that its non user removeable as more of a send us your iem and we will charge you $50.00 to do something you can do yourself.....i have also talked with other people who talked with etymotic techs that have said there isnt anything to removing the stock cable and you can do it yourself...i would take it all with a grain of salt......if you are careful and you use ease with removing the cable i dont see there being a problem. one of the biggest things about removing the cable with the er4 is that over time the ports can become loose, much like any other headphone, but if you remove the stock cable and put the adapter on, my guess is it will be every bit as tight and secure as stock.
6. Are the main benefits of over-the-ear that you reduce microphonics and get more comfortable wear from your IEM's?Again speculation becuase i have yet to use them, however i would say yes, comfort having the ability to position the earbud just right,more secure fit. ive read that the adapter gives you the same sound isolation and fit as with stock cable.
ealize that's a lot of questions, but dive in and answer the ones you can. Thanks!

 

post #3540 of 4929

Can someone tell me how you can tell the age of the er4's? 

 

you have the newer style with the black pod

then you have the ones with the grey pod and it has round ridges

then you have the ones with the green pod and it also has the round ridges.

 

then you have the ones than have the twisted cable to the iem  pins

then you have the ones that have the non twisted cable to the iem pins

 

then you have the hard case that says JUST ETYMOTIC on it

Then you have the ones that say ETYMOTIC RESEARCH on them.

 

what ones are older in age?

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