Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you... - Page 256

post #3826 of 4659
I too like the red and blue cable. It's a nice touch I think
post #3827 of 4659
I have a pristine early 2000 ER4s coming in a a few weeks. Any differences to current versions?
Edited by pigmode - 2/4/14 at 6:47pm
post #3828 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

I have a pristine early 2000 ER4s coming in a a few weeks. Any differences to current versions?


The cable is stiffer and a bit more microphonic than the current version. The left and right connectors are red and blue as opposed to both being black. Those are the only differences.

post #3829 of 4659

^ Very good. 

post #3830 of 4659

One of the best stock cables i have come across is the V-Sonic GR-07BE cable. It's durable, resistant to tangles, soft, and no microphonics. If Etymotic could take a look at this cable and implement their own version that would be awesome.

post #3831 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by luisdent View Post


I do the finger test when i have a healing ear infection. :-P

luisdent,

 

This is a non-sequitor and one I don't understand!

 

How does having an ear infection relate to getting a good seal on the Ety's?

 

And what does doing the finger test do for you when you have an ear infection?  Are you trying to see if you've lost some of your hearing?  Or does doing this somehow help you heal?  or what?

post #3832 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by _js_ View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

I do the finger test when i have a healing ear infection. :-P
luisdent,

This is a non-sequitor and one I don't understand!

How does having an ear infection relate to getting a good seal on the Ety's?

And what does doing the finger test do for you when you have an ear infection?  Are you trying to see if you've lost some of your hearing?  Or does doing this somehow help you heal?  or what?
Haha it has nothing to do with it. I just thought i was the only person that did that. I test my seal that way sometimes too.

When i have an ear infection it tells me if my hearing has changed at all, that's all. It usually does change when i have one while it's present.
Edited by luisdent - 2/5/14 at 2:36pm
post #3833 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

I have a pristine early 2000 ER4s coming in a a few weeks. Any differences to current versions?



How did you acquire that? I really like the look of the old ER-4s. The newer ones lack soul.

post #3834 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

One of the best stock cables i have come across is the V-Sonic GR-07BE cable. It's durable, resistant to tangles, soft, and no microphonics. If Etymotic could take a look at this cable and implement their own version that would be awesome.

 

image... (Click to show)

 

 

 

I really liked the gr07 mkII cable when I had it.  It was very soft but felt durable.  I like the pfe112 cable about the same, although the gr07 cable seemed more durable and had a right angle jack I liked.  I haven't had any issues with the pfe112 and love the cable, but I feel it wouldn't last as much abuse as the er4s or gr07.  Luckily the er4s is pretty easy to recable with adapters.  Perhaps you can get a broken gr07 somewhere and combine the two? :-P

 

Here's my pfe112 all black setup.  I love this cable.  You can almost see in the photo how the cable stays smooth and has that rubbery-ness.  Similar to the gr07 but different.  The gr07 is thicker and almost softer in a way, but the pfe112 almost snaps straight when you let it.  In a good way.

 

AppleMark

 

And the pfe232 ear guides are absolutely perfect.  I forget i'm wearing them.  They're light, but hold the cable well and uber comfortable.

 

AppleMark

 

I just realized how funny my pfe setup is.  I have the pfe012 "perfect bass" housing (same exact earphone that comes stock with black bass filters... sending the 112 to a friend at the moment), with the pfe112 grey filters (flattest signature) and the pfe232 ear guides. ha.  It's like a pfe mr. potato head. :-P

 

I even use the pfe comply foam tips on my er4s. ;)


Edited by luisdent - 2/5/14 at 4:04pm
post #3835 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

I really liked the gr07 mkII cable when I had it.  It was very soft but felt durable.  I like the pfe112 cable about the same, although the gr07 cable seemed more durable and had a right angle jack I liked.  I haven't had any issues with the pfe112 and love the cable, but I feel it wouldn't last as much abuse as the er4s or gr07.  Luckily the er4s is pretty easy to recable with adapters.  Perhaps you can get a broken gr07 somewhere and combine the two? :-P

Yeah i really loved that cable. if v-sonic sold repair versions i would probably buy 20 of them and be happy for life :tongue:

post #3836 of 4659

From my own experience, I love ER4

post #3837 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlfredAtPlay View Post
 

From my own experience, I love ER4

Me too :)

post #3838 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlfredAtPlay View Post
 

From my own experience, I love ER4

Me too :)

Me three. :-P

post #3839 of 4659

A quick thank-you to the ER-4 thread dwellers for the great tips.  I recently decided to replace my beloved AKG 702s (w/ upgraded 65th anni. pads) because my listening room had too much ambient noise to fully enjoy them.  I'd enjoyed my HF-3s w/ my iPhone, so got a pair of ER-4Ps.  Very nice.  Already knew I needed to go with Comply tips, but here I learned to route the wires over my ears to kill the microphonics, get the $13 P>S adapter for my Benchmark Dac1-USB, and just tonight, add the red filters.   WOW.  I'm blessed with still above average hearing as I turn 54, but I'm hearing new details in recordings I've heard 100 times.  That's very groovy, as we used to say!

post #3840 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougr33 View Post
 

A quick thank-you to the ER-4 thread dwellers for the great tips.  I recently decided to replace my beloved AKG 702s (w/ upgraded 65th anni. pads) because my listening room had too much ambient noise to fully enjoy them.  I'd enjoyed my HF-3s w/ my iPhone, so got a pair of ER-4Ps.  Very nice.  Already knew I needed to go with Comply tips, but here I learned to route the wires over my ears to kill the microphonics, get the $13 P>S adapter for my Benchmark Dac1-USB, and just tonight, add the red filters.   WOW.  I'm blessed with still above average hearing as I turn 54, but I'm hearing new details in recordings I've heard 100 times.  That's very groovy, as we used to say!

I love these kind of stories. Cheers! :beerchug:

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...