Reference stuff right there. Every nuance. So beautiful.
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.
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!
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..
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?
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.
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.
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.