Thanks guys! That is what I thought... I ordered a pair of ER4S from BH Photo because it pictured the new cable, braided near the top but still w/ the red and blue color. But they sent me the old box...and I guess the old cable, too, w/ the thicker, straight cable near the earphone.
luisdent: why do you like the old cable? I do find the microphonics better on the ER4P-like braided cable.
Would anyone want to switch? Or if someone wanted, I could sell my ER4PT w/ the old ER4S cable and keep the ER4PT cable for my ER4S. I'd be happy with that. (See my listing if interested.)