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post #4066 of 6253
Wow. The new album from my favorite band/duo. Sounds amazing even on youtube. Wow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q__jfTFZGUk&sns=em

Reference stuff right there. Every nuance. So beautiful.
post #4067 of 6253

Yes luisdent, very nice indeed.

post #4068 of 6253
The way ER4S keep coming back to surprise me is quite rare amoung all the IEMs I've owned. This pair have paid for themselves 100 fold on an enjoyment level since I picked them up second hand. They aren't necessarily the best sounding IEM I own though certainly the most consistent.
post #4069 of 6253

I agree - I just got the JHA Roxanne. After sending it back for a refit, I started using the ER4S. I exepected to be let down, but I was still blown away by the detail and linearity. Its still the best bang for your buck out there. 

post #4070 of 6253

Got an email for the repair on Friday:

 

Evaluation Notes - Left pod(264) stem is broken at tip. 


Our Service Technician recommends replacing the transducers on this unit (new receivers, filters, and eartips).  All components are new.  The cost to complete this repair is $85+ shipping.

 

And they are already on there way back to me!

post #4071 of 6253
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

I agree - I just got the JHA Roxanne. After sending it back for a refit, I started using the ER4S. I exepected to be let down, but I was still blown away by the detail and linearity. Its still the best bang for your buck out there. 

Can the Roxanne, with bass turned down, get as close to neutral as the ER-4S? How does its treble sound in comparison?
post #4072 of 6253
Not really. The ER4S is more neutral. The Roxanne's have a "thicker", warmer sound overall. The treble is different. It's a bit laid back on the Roxanne's but also extended.
Edited by robm321 - 3/10/14 at 5:08pm
post #4073 of 6253
I've tried the JH13 Pro universal demo and it has a thicker sound too but has good high frequency extension. The bass frequency has a very good impact. ER4S seems to have a flatter response though, even with a lesser impact on the bass. It sounds less accentuated at the bottom end.
post #4074 of 6253

https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/introduction.html

 

Relatively easy test to pass, albeit spending some time and effort and then we will all know what "our" fundamental  base is or where we are coming from... weaknesses vs. strength, maybe none at all.. 


Edited by Jupiterknight - 3/10/14 at 9:53pm
post #4075 of 6253

Yes, I've completed the full test in one go about a month ago. Thank you :D

post #4076 of 6253

I'm so distraught that I hesitated on these for so long. Whoever says these don't have enough bass is crazy! It has an adequate amount when deep in enough, but it never bleeds into the mids. I can hear everything, it all sounds so crystalline! 

 

TL;DR: I'm in love.

 

 

Also, with a 75 ohm adapter, these things are little power hogs aren't they?

post #4077 of 6253

Yep, they need an amp in the "s" configuration IMO

post #4078 of 6253

would be nice if those ebay adapters came in various resistances.  I would choose 50ohm instead of 100 and get a bit of a compromise in linearity vs power output.  I really hate carrying around a portable amp.

post #4079 of 6253

Has anyone tried the E12DIY w/ the ER4S? I'm currently debating between that and the C5. Doesn't seen like there are a lot of options between 100-300 to consider that can match up the ER4S' ability to retrieve detail and their neutrality. 

post #4080 of 6253
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

would be nice if those ebay adapters came in various resistances.  I would choose 50ohm instead of 100 and get a bit of a compromise in linearity vs power output.  I really hate carrying around a portable amp.

You could always the ER4PT w/ adapter. For the occasional out and about, it really is quite good on its own, though different than the ER4S. 

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