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post #4216 of 10027

Comply's are your friend in this case!!!

post #4217 of 10027

I have 4 extra unused pair of complys if anyone is interested, pm me:

 - 1 pair medium no wax filter

 - 1 pair medium with wax filter

 - 1 pair large no wax filter

 - 1 pair large with wax filter 

post #4218 of 10027
I still prefer er4s with comply over anything else stock. They do affect frequency response a little, but much more comfortable and still very good sound.
post #4219 of 10027

I've just re-bought some ER-4s. I got rid of them a few years ago because my ear canals were too narrow to wear them comfortably. But I've never found anything as good as them. I may not end up using them every day but want to keep them as a reference point I can come back to from time to time.

 

But I would like to experiment with tips. I want to try gliders and the small beige tips. But has anyone tried something more radical like cutting the smallest two sections of the triflanges back so it's just the bass flange and a rubber stem. That might allow deep insertion of the nozel without too much tip being jammed down the ear canal. Anyone tried that or have other suggestions?

post #4220 of 10027

I believe Gnarlsagan, may have already done this mod. Although I think he may have chopped the smallest tip only. Check the pics on the thread. Im sure he will ba able to give you some advise.

The only problem I can see by you cutting 2 sections is the tip on the Ety will not be stable, and eventually pretude out into your ear...But you did say shallow insertion though....

You have to ask yourself will they sound as good? Just try it & let us know the result Dr Frankenstein....:D

post #4221 of 10027
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
 

I've just re-bought some ER-4s. I got rid of them a few years ago because my ear canals were too narrow to wear them comfortably. But I've never found anything as good as them. I may not end up using them every day but want to keep them as a reference point I can come back to from time to time.

 

But I would like to experiment with tips. I want to try gliders and the small beige tips. But has anyone tried something more radical like cutting the smallest two sections of the triflanges back so it's just the bass flange and a rubber stem. That might allow deep insertion of the nozel without too much tip being jammed down the ear canal. Anyone tried that or have other suggestions?

 

 

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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

I believe Gnarlsagan, may have already done this mod. Although I think he may have chopped the smallest tip only. Check the pics on the thread. Im sure he will ba able to give you some advise.

The only problem I can see by you cutting 2 sections is the tip on the Ety will not be stable, and eventually pretude out into your ear...But you did say shallow insertion though....

You have to ask yourself will they sound as good? Just try it & let us know the result Dr Frankenstein....:D

 

Yes just cut off the smallest flange of the grey triflange, and comfort should be improved. I've since found even more comfortable tips from Amazon. I trim a little off of the inside barrel of the tip so it fits further down on the stem of the ER4S. Here's a pic.
 

 

post #4222 of 10027
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post
 

 

 

I was thinking something slightly different. I might cut off the top to flanges but leave the stem of the tip. The result will be the bottom flange, then the stem protruding. I thought this might allow a deeper insertion with less stress on the walls of the ear canal. But it might not work.

 

The head-fier I bought them from suggested the Westone star tips and a shallower insertion work well so I'm going to try them.

 

I had them on for about 20 mins last night and my ears a re still funny this morning. 

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post #4224 of 10027
Any ER-4 folks here got the new AT-IM02? I only just got ER-4S again and need to listen properly, but for me the IM02 is not dissimilar
post #4225 of 10027
I've read the IM02 is a good bit warmer. Interested in hearing your thoughts on the two.
post #4226 of 10027
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I've read the IM02 is a good bit warmer. Interested in hearing your thoughts on the two.

The IM02 has more base but it retains a very natural and balanced tone overall, which is what reminds me of the etys. Need more time for a more detailed assessment though. But the IM02 is very good.
post #4227 of 10027

So I've been butchering some tips. I cut the bottom flange off the clear tri-flange, that seals and looks like it's deep. But the barrel is still angled down, meaning they are not up and in the deeper part of the canal. I think the reality is I have very sensitive ear canals and can't really tolerate anything that deep. I apparently have bony ridges in there caused by swimming in cold water, I used to be a swimmer and surfer. SoI don't think there's going to be any miracle solution. I think the ER-4s will sadly be relegated to occasional reference use.

 

But in good news, it looks like I'm getting a set of RE-272. So the next few weeks will be a shoot-out between those, the IM02 and a shallow inserted ER-4. 


Edited by redrich2000 - 4/17/14 at 7:36pm
post #4228 of 10027
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post

So I've been butchering some tips. I cut the bottom flange off the clear tri-flange, that seals and looks like it's deep. But the barrel is still angled down, meaning they are not up and in the deeper part of the canal. I think the reality is I have very sensitive ear canals and can't really tolerate anything that deep. I apparently have bony ridges in there caused by swimming in cold water, I used to be a swimmer and surfer. SoI don't think there's going to be any miracle solution. I think the ER-4s will sadly be relegated to occasional reference use.

But in good news, it looks like I'm getting a set of RE-272. So the next few weeks will be a shoot-out between those and the IM02, with the ER-4 as a reference point. 
where did you find a 272?? I've been looking to try one'...
post #4229 of 10027
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

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where did you find a 272?? I've been looking to try one'...

The FS forum, I've had WTB add up for a while. It's in Australia too and barely used. It's a true Easter miracle!

There are a couple listed on AliExpress. They both said they definitely have them. But they're expensive and AliExpress is not the ideal place to buy from, so I baulked.

post #4230 of 10027

you will love the RE - 272, for me at least it is just as good as ER4...I still love mine. Bit of fiddling with insertion but I found over the ear the best that works for me.

Anyway this is the ER4 thread not the 272....But to my ears not much seperates them....But ofcourse I dont do EQ, or graphs etc etc just my ears tell me....:etysmile:

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