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post #3541 of 4970
I don't know the answer to your question of how you date the Ety's in terms of when they were made. Mine are ER4S's and have the grey pod with circular ridges and the cable terminates in red and blue. The cable is not twisted anywhere. To the best of my memory, I bought them within the first two years of production.
post #3542 of 4970
Thanks for your thorough answers and those fantastic pictures. Now I understand what they will look like with an after market cable. I'm a big fan of Toxic Cables, so I may just order some if I can figure out how to remove the current cable. Is anyone who's done it willing to give step-by-step instructions in how to safely remove the cable without damaging it? As another option, does anyone know of a cable company or individual who I can pay to remove the Ety stock cable?
post #3543 of 4970

So I've been doing some recabling myself, of the mh1 of course. :-P  Now I'm wondering if I should try an er4s recable?  You can see my final (99% done) mh1 recable here:

 

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2014/01/ive-started-making-custom-cables.html

 

Now that I've done it and redone it and made some other cables, I think a 26 gauge cable like the toxic cables or btg audio cable (clear) would be pretty sweet with the er4s.  Black would be nice too thoguh.  Anyway, I even have an idea for a little resistor housing, although heatshrink alone might suffice.  I don't really have any issue with the er4s cable myself, but it is a tad long for normal use, microphonic (not sure if the other cable would help that anyway) and not "ideal" for over the ear wear.  Just theorizing here, but anyone else think that would be a good idea?  It seems easier than the mh1, since there are adapter you can get and whatnot.

 

Just an idea...

post #3544 of 4970
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

So I've been doing some recabling myself, of the mh1 of course. :-P  Now I'm wondering if I should try an er4s recable?  You can see my final (99% done) mh1 recable here:

 

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2014/01/ive-started-making-custom-cables.html

 

Now that I've done it and redone it and made some other cables, I think a 26 gauge cable like the toxic cables or btg audio cable (clear) would be pretty sweet with the er4s.  Black would be nice too thoguh.  Anyway, I even have an idea for a little resistor housing, although heatshrink alone might suffice.  I don't really have any issue with the er4s cable myself, but it is a tad long for normal use, microphonic (not sure if the other cable would help that anyway) and not "ideal" for over the ear wear.  Just theorizing here, but anyone else think that would be a good idea?  It seems easier than the mh1, since there are adapter you can get and whatnot.

 

Just an idea...

Well, I am going with the S adapter option that attaches to the Ety drivers that Awwan sells. It will allow me to effectively terminate them to TRRS without going through alot of hassle. I could be mistaken, but I also think they may reduce microphonics because the cable isn't coupled to the driver directly. 24-26 awg is a great choice to go with, maybe even consider Litz for its relatively tangle-free quality.

post #3545 of 4970
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

So I've been doing some recabling myself, of the mh1 of course. :-P  Now I'm wondering if I should try an er4s recable?  You can see my final (99% done) mh1 recable here:

 

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2014/01/ive-started-making-custom-cables.html

 

Now that I've done it and redone it and made some other cables, I think a 26 gauge cable like the toxic cables or btg audio cable (clear) would be pretty sweet with the er4s.  Black would be nice too thoguh.  Anyway, I even have an idea for a little resistor housing, although heatshrink alone might suffice.  I don't really have any issue with the er4s cable myself, but it is a tad long for normal use, microphonic (not sure if the other cable would help that anyway) and not "ideal" for over the ear wear.  Just theorizing here, but anyone else think that would be a good idea?  It seems easier than the mh1, since there are adapter you can get and whatnot.

 

Just an idea...

Well, I am going with the S adapter option that attaches to the Ety drivers that Awwan sells. It will allow me to effectively terminate them to TRRS without going through alot of hassle. I could be mistaken, but I also think they may reduce microphonics because the cable isn't coupled to the driver directly. 24-26 awg is a great choice to go with, maybe even consider Litz for its relatively tangle-free quality.

 

That's cool.  I'm just getting carried away with diy geekiness... ha

post #3546 of 4970
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That's cool.  I'm just getting carried away with diy geekiness... ha

Yeah I hear ya lol. It's an addiction for sure, but atleast it's constructive and educational! :)

post #3547 of 4970

Well the adapter would farther allow for better sound quality with better quality cable pure silver ect......of course that is a can of worms...but 

post #3548 of 4970
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Well the adapter would farther allow for better sound quality with better quality cable pure silver ect......of course that is a can of worms...but 

That is a can of worms I'm not going to open up. ha.

Your 4r cable from btg is sexy though.  Brian does nice stuff...
Edited by luisdent - 1/10/14 at 11:10pm
post #3549 of 4970
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That is a can of worms I'm not going to open up. ha.

Your 4r cable from btg is sexy though.  Brian does nice stuff...

Yes he is Top notch quality, but it doesnt seem like alot of people know of him. i have since sold that cable, but it was of superb quality.

post #3550 of 4970

I'm sorry if I missed the description of those adapters, but does that include the 100 ohm resistors inside them so the heavy cable splitter is no longer necessary?  If so would someone please forward me a link to the best cable to pair these adapters with for the ER-4s?  I can't stand the weight of the stock cable with that splitter and would also like an over the ear setup.  Better quality of cable would be nice too if possible.

post #3551 of 4970
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

I'm sorry if I missed the description of those adapters, but does that include the 100 ohm resistors inside them so the heavy cable splitter is no longer necessary?  If so would someone please forward me a link to the best cable to pair these adapters with for the ER-4s?  I can't stand the weight of the stock cable with that splitter and would also like an over the ear setup.  Better quality of cable would be nice too if possible.

 

 

Yes, these adapters completely do away with the Splitter as the ''splitter'' or ''pod'' is where the stock resistors are.

 

in the adapters there are 100ohm resistors built in, so you can for instance use the stock westone w4r cable with them no problem,

 

so as a base platform, these adapters/ the earpieces themselves along with the westone w4r cable= ER4S if you opt for the P then same thing earpieces/westone cable w4r cable= ER4P

 

how much money do you wanna spend on a cable. if you get the adapters this allows for ALOT of benifits, one being comfort, you can adjust the guide wire to give you best placement of the iem, 2nd does away with the pod so potentially lighter set depending on the cables chosen. and 3rd better sound quality, you can get pure silver,silver plated copper, or copper.... you can also opt for the shure mmcx style pin, i personally would stay away from that. but thats me.

post #3552 of 4970
Hi -

I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post on but does anyone else use er-4p's with an iphone 5s? I'm struggling with a thinner sound compared to my iPhone 4S.

Does anyone out there have any tips for a headphone amp that would solve this?

Thanks!
post #3553 of 4970
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

 

 

Yes, these adapters completely do away with the Splitter as the ''splitter'' or ''pod'' is where the stock resistors are.

 

in the adapters there are 100ohm resistors built in, so you can for instance use the stock westone w4r cable with them no problem,

 

so as a base platform, these adapters/ the earpieces themselves along with the westone w4r cable= ER4S if you opt for the P then same thing earpieces/westone cable w4r cable= ER4P

 

how much money do you wanna spend on a cable. if you get the adapters this allows for ALOT of benifits, one being comfort, you can adjust the guide wire to give you best placement of the iem, 2nd does away with the pod so potentially lighter set depending on the cables chosen. and 3rd better sound quality, you can get pure silver,silver plated copper, or copper.... you can also opt for the shure mmcx style pin, i personally would stay away from that. but thats me.

I don't mind spending a bit of money for a nice setup.  I personally prefer light weight wire though to anything super-silver-whatever assuming the quality will be at least as good as the stock cables of course better quality and lighter would be preferred.  If you could link me to a few options would be great and thanks a bunch!  This is exciting to do away with that splitter and have over the ear all together.  Assuming any cable solution would not have the micro phonics issues since they would be over ear?

post #3554 of 4970
I can see why you guys don't feel the desire to leave this thread. These things are great, incredibly satisfying.

If only they weren't such a pita... or more appropriately a pite? tongue.gif
post #3555 of 4970
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

I can see why you guys don't feel the desire to leave this thread. These things are great, incredibly satisfying.

If only they weren't such a pita... or more appropriately a pite? tongue.gif


Comply's take a lot of the pain out of the equation.

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