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Quite a funny story to tell from this afternoon.

Having received my ER4S back from a long loan period I'd placed some new foam tips on and of course wanting to enjoy them had been listening from Tralucents DacAmp One (which sounds amazing btw). There I was happily listening away to Andrea Bocelli, browsing Head-fi without a care in the world. Though on the outside not to far away my flatmate had arrived home to a locked door knocking and knocking to get inside, he started kicking the door which of course got him no-where.

After that failed he went out the front and started screaming on the front lawn to let him in. Obviously with ER4S deeply in my ears and level of isolation I couldn't hear a damn thing. He was locked outside for a good 45 minutes before I finally took them off and discovered him absolutely furious! it was quite a strange sensation seeing him so infuriated when I'd been switched off the whole time.

Took him a good hour or two to get over it too.


The pain of the double-edged sword.  The amazing isolation is what allows us to hear all the nuances of the music. But I've been away from home to take care of ailing parents, and realized that while enjoying music late at night to finally have some 'me time,' I might not hear a scream for help from across the house! Made we wonder if I'd hear a smoke detector go off either!!  I'm a bit paranoid/pessimistic by nature, so it's something I'm working to get over so I can still enjoy these.

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The pain of the double-edged sword.  The amazing isolation is what allows us to hear all the nuances of the music. But I've been away from home to take care of ailing parents, and realized that while enjoying music late at night to finally have some 'me time,' I might not hear a scream for help from across the house! Made we wonder if I'd hear a smoke detector go off either!!  I'm a bit paranoid/pessimistic by nature, so it's something I'm working to get over so I can still enjoy these.

Yes, the isolation is too good for its own boots at times, in one way it's excellent for hearing every minute detail and creating a pitch black background. On the other hand it's almost dangerous.
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

 
Quite a funny story to tell from this afternoon.


Having received my ER4S back from a long loan period I'd placed some new foam tips on and of course wanting to enjoy them had been listening from Tralucents DacAmp One (which sounds amazing btw). There I was happily listening away to Andrea Bocelli, browsing Head-fi without a care in the world. Though on the outside not to far away my flatmate had arrived home to a locked door knocking and knocking to get inside, he started kicking the door which of course got him no-where.


After that failed he went out the front and started screaming on the front lawn to let him in. Obviously with ER4S deeply in my ears and level of isolation I couldn't hear a damn thing. He was locked outside for a good 45 minutes before I finally took them off and discovered him absolutely furious! it was quite a strange sensation seeing him so infuriated when I'd been switched off the whole time.


Took him a good hour or two to get over it too.


The pain of the double-edged sword.  The amazing isolation is what allows us to hear all the nuances of the music. But I've been away from home to take care of ailing parents, and realized that while enjoying music late at night to finally have some 'me time,' I might not hear a scream for help from across the house! Made we wonder if I'd hear a smoke detector go off either!!  I'm a bit paranoid/pessimistic by nature, so it's something I'm working to get over so I can still enjoy these.
I posted a story a while back. I was at work and didn't hear the fire alarm go off. When i started noticing the hoards of people passing my cubicle i got an idea something was up. :-P

I've heard people describe treble as sounding "hot", but oh man, that could have turned out badly.
Edited by luisdent - 6/19/14 at 11:39am
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The pain of the double-edged sword.  The amazing isolation is what allows us to hear all the nuances of the music. But I've been away from home to take care of ailing parents, and realized that while enjoying music late at night to finally have some 'me time,' I might not hear a scream for help from across the house! Made we wonder if I'd hear a smoke detector go off either!!  I'm a bit paranoid/pessimistic by nature, so it's something I'm working to get over so I can still enjoy these.

 

I was once using my ER4s late at night in my dorm room, and couldn't hear the fire alarm until my roommate alerted me :rolleyes: False alarm, thankfully. But yes, the isolation is THAT good.

post #4565 of 4777
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Originally Posted by joed83 View Post

So, I need a new cable (sound cuts out if the cable is touched), since I'm in the UK If I return the drivers and cable (they refuse to just send a cable) to etymotic for replacement; cable + shipping + customs tax works out around £100-130, I've had several cables replaced over the years by them, there must be better options!

 

I know 5-6 years ago the Apuresound cables were considered a good option but I'm not sure they are still operating? (and they look quite weak, can anyone comment?), I've found two other options but I haven't found much info about them:

 

The "Silver Seagull" er4 upgrade cable (http://www.oyaide.com/zephone/ETYMOTIC/ee_4.html), anyone heard of these or even have one of these? 

 

Then aparantly Forz Audioworks will recable, i have only found this: http://www.soundbsessive.com/room/review-forza-audioworks-recable-for-etymotic-er4/ anyone else had them recable er4s?

 

I want to avoid the AWWAN adaptors, I had those on an old pair of er4s and I found them not to be very secure - I think this would be my last resort...


I need a new cable also. I'd be curious about opinions too.
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Point me to some adapters, and I'll make you a similar cable with silver wire and the same neutrik connector cheaper. :-P
u mean these ?http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.69.Ljg8iC&id=38262220300&ns=1

From a US store? Those also look a bit poorly made IMO.

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Yeah, I wouldn't get those. They look terribly made.

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Those are the only ones I could find though.
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post #4570 of 4777
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Found these on eBay
http://m.ebay.com/itm/300720155795

 

Those look nice, but I want to make my own cable. :-) Apparently there aren't many quality er4s adapters for the driver/housing to make your own cable... ?

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Those look nice, but I want to make my own cable. :-) Apparently there aren't many quality er4s adapters for the driver/housing to make your own cable... ?

Doesn't look like it. Spent a lot of time looking for one back in the day. Just seems to be a niche thing. Maybe someone could splice an impedance adapter into a normal cable...
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Those look nice, but I want to make my own cable. :-) Apparently there aren't many quality er4s adapters for the driver/housing to make your own cable... ?

Doesn't look like it. Spent a lot of time looking for one back in the day. Just seems to be a niche thing. Maybe someone could splice an impedance adapter into a normal cable...

 

That would be easy enough. But I'm not sure how you would easily attach a cable to the drivers if you don't have an adapter? Unless you just mean repairing a cable that has a failed resistor section or bottom half?

post #4573 of 4777

Has anyone tried the ER4S with the Audioquest Dragonfly?  Was curious if it the DF's amp section had enough power.

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Has anyone tried the Noble PR or FR in "R" mode?

 

It looks really similar to the ER4P:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/NoblePRRTuning.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/EtymoticER4PT.pdf

post #4575 of 4777
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Has anyone tried the Noble PR or FR in "R" mode?

It looks really similar to the ER4P:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/NoblePRRTuning.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/EtymoticER4PT.pdf

Yes actually. It sounded thinner to me than the ER4S, with hardly any bass and more treble tilt, kind of like the Tsar 350. It wasn't possible for me to get it anywhere near the reference plane though, due to its size. I'm not sure if that's required for the PR.
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