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I made a custom cord lock and right ear identifier. I'm on my ipod, but you should be able to see it in my last blog post. Handtokey.blogspot.com


that is also slick

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



They acquired me,lol! Actually they are a little used pair formerly belonging to my brother.

Any advice concerning portable equipment set ups? I could use some help in this area, as I also have a DBA 02MKII Coming in as well.


How did you acquire that? I really like the look of the old ER-4s. The newer ones lack soul.
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

I made a custom cord lock and right ear identifier. I'm on my ipod, but you should be able to see it in my last blog post. Handtokey.blogspot.com


that is also slick
It works amazingly well. I used heatshrink over my cordlock on my mh1 which looks nicer, but they work the same. It stays where you put it perfectly while also being easy to slide.
The right ear identifier is great, because i can put them in in the dark when i'm in bed. :-)
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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!
Red er4s is the best non eq'd earphone in the world. :-P. There i said it. wink.gif
Edited by luisdent - 2/5/14 at 7:03pm
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

It works amazingly well. I used heatshrink over my cordlock on my mh1 which looks nicer, but they work the same. It stays where you put it perfectly while also being easy to slide.
The right ear identifier is great, because i can put them in in the dark when i'm in bed. :-)
Red er4s is the best non eq'd earphone in the world. :-P. There i said it. wink.gif[/quote]

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Where can I get the red filters?

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Where can I get the red filters?

 

Etymotic or mouser.  But be very careful, the etymotic site has red filters that aren't for the er4s.  You need to make very sure you get the right model red filter.  There's a link somewhere in this thread for it.  Sorry, not sure where off the top of my head.  Maybe try the search at the top.

 

On another note, for anyone interested, I'm recording a cover song with some people and I'm doing the mixing/engineering completely in the er4s.  I'll check the mix on multiple speakers as I always do, but the entire mixing process is being done with my er4s. That's what you get when you live in an apartment. :-P  :-)  I'll post a link when I'm done.

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Thanks for the info on the red filters luisdent. I look forward to hear your cover song.

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Etymotic or mouser.  But be very careful, the etymotic site has red filters that aren't for the er4s.  You need to make very sure you get the right model red filter.  There's a link somewhere in this thread for it.  Sorry, not sure where off the top of my head.  Maybe try the search at the top.

 

On another note, for anyone interested, I'm recording a cover song with some people and I'm doing the mixing/engineering completely in the er4s.  I'll check the mix on multiple speakers as I always do, but the entire mixing process is being done with my er4s. That's what you get when you live in an apartment. :-P  :-)  I'll post a link when I'm done.

Link here, right ?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/538615/if-you-still-love-etymotic-er4-this-is-the-thread-for-you/3075

 

http://www.etymotic.com/shop/cart.aspx?session=y&session=y&action=ADD&item=492


Edited by Jupiterknight - 2/5/14 at 11:45pm
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Thanks for the link Jupiterknight. I will definitely look into these

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It's actually easy to get the old style red/blue er-4s. I purchased new from headroom thinking I would get the newer braided cable (as this is what was pictured) but they sent me the older one. And the microphonics are indeed terrible. But I love the look and the cable seems like it is more durable. And I rarely move much when listening to my etys.
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The correct red filters are on the bean quiet sound amplifier page NOT the ety page. From main ety site chose bean qsa then its in the accessories section
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I just want to say that as an audio engineer, I'm very impressed with how well the er4s has been working with mixing music.  I'm very happy to find that the mix I'm working on (mixed fully with the er4s) has been translating almost perfectly to my speakers.  The main difference being in the spacial sound and dynamics.  I insert the eq I posted here into the output of my logic session (making sure to disable it when bouncing the mix) to allow me to have the flattest possible sound.  With every other earphone I've ever tried mixing with, I've needed to go back and forth between my studio monitors and earphones to get the frequencies and levels just right.  The er4s has been spot on!

 

I feel like I can confidently mix my music without worrying that there will be a lot of adjustments needed later in a "real" mixing session on the studio monitors (as in the past).  Instead, I might just need very minor level changes due to the way sound is presented on speakers in general.  As often a change that will be obvious on any speaker might not make a noticeable difference in any earphones.  Again, this has a lot to do with how the sound is presented, spacial placement of things, etc.  Needless to say, I can honestly see why some musicians would use these in a studio.  Great isolation and accuracy overall.  I think you need a bass eq in place to get an accurate representation of the bass on a speaker, but even without it the rest of the mix would be great still.  :)  Just thought I'd post my findings...

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Glad to hear that luisdent, I'm actually in the transition to start doing my mixes on the ER4PT with the resistor adapter that turns it into ER4S. I look forward to hear your successful mixes through the ER4S in the near future.

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Forgot to add that i've had the er4s in for over 4 hours straight (still in now) and i'm using the comply foam. Zero discomfort. So awesome. :-)
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I personally find the comply foams to cut quite a bit of high frequencies which the triflange tips don't. 

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