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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

I know. I was explaining that the erratic measurement shouldn't be from the horn, as it does the opposite to the treble:

 

"By gradually changing the diameter of a connecting tube, and hence its impedance, there is a more gradual transition from the high impedance receiver to the low impedance canal, and hence less power is reflected...Consequently, the response is less peaky, resulting in improved sound quality."

 

Less peaky = smoother treble.

 

"Such technique is extremely useful for taming high frequency peaks/amplifying the treble acoustically at the same time..."

Yup, he is talking about the diameter of horn taming the treble.


Edited by SilverEars - 7/20/14 at 10:08am
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I just sent my ASG-2's for repair, so now I have returned to my ER4S after 2 months, and as much as I'd hate to admit, I have I have to say that they're really, really good sounding IEMS - they do separation as well, if not better, than my ASG-2's, which costs nearly twice as much. The ER4S' bass is cleaner and faster than the ASG-2's and I think it does female vocals really well too (the ASG-2 is also as good, sounding more natural). I had many goosebumps during my half hour listening session with the ER4S. I'm glad I didn't sell my ER4S after getting my ASG-2. :etysmile: 

 

PS. I was using luisdent's flat EQ settings.

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Originally Posted by hikari50 View Post

I just sent my ASG-2's for repair, so now I have returned to my ER4S after 2 months, and as much as I'd hate to admit, I have I have to say that they're really, really good sounding IEMS - they do separation as well, if not better, than my ASG-2's, which costs nearly twice as much. The ER4S' bass is cleaner and faster than the ASG-2's and I think it does female vocals really well too (the ASG-2 is also as good, sounding more natural). I had many goosebumps during my half hour listening session with the ER4S. I'm glad I didn't sell my ER4S after getting my ASG-2. etysmile.gif  

PS. I was using luisdent's flat EQ settings.

I can agree for those with correct preferences the Ety can be more suited. However, last time I used ER4S I got a terrible ear ache deep in my left canal that lasted almost a week. Since then I've been reluctant to use them again.
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I can agree for those with correct preferences the Ety can be more suited. However, last time I used ER4S I got a terrible ear ache deep in my left canal that lasted almost a week. Since then I've been reluctant to use them again.

I hate to sound redundant, but I can't remember if I've asked. Did you try the Westone star tips? 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

I hate to sound redundant, but I can't remember if I've asked. Did you try the Westone star tips? 



When I tried Westone Star tips on W4 the largest in size were too small for my canals and slide out. O_O

I sold the tips with W4 before I bought the Ety. I can see in theory how it may work well from a comfort perspective.

 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/21/14 at 5:28pm
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I bought the Vmoda sport ear hooks for these iems. They add weight to the wire so they dont flop around like they usually do if I wear the er4s over ear. The wire still juts out between the wire relief and hook, but not by much. The wire may be a tad too thin and sometimes can come out of the slots when inserting my er4s into my ears. Definitely worth the buy though, especially since it reduces microphonics by ~15% to 20% compared to just er4s over ear wire.
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@luisdent, have you had any updated EQ settings for the ER4S recently? I'd like to try them if you have new settings; I tried your previous ones and they sound great.
post #4658 of 4786
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Originally Posted by hikari50 View Post

@luisdent, have you had any updated EQ settings for the ER4S recently? I'd like to try them if you have new settings; I tried your previous ones and they sound great.
I'd have to check my latest settings. I've been listening to the tenore lately :-) my er4s was starting to hurt my ears by actually giving me scabs of some sort from the silicon rubbing the skin over and over, because of doing a lot of comparisons...

What tips do you use and how deep?
post #4659 of 4786
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

I'd have to check my latest settings. I've been listening to the tenore lately :-) my er4s was starting to hurt my ears by actually giving me scabs of some sort from the silicon rubbing the skin over and over, because of doing a lot of comparisons...

What tips do you use and how deep?

Looking forward to your updated settings smily_headphones1.gif

I'm currently using the grey silicon tri-flanges. I'm thinking of going back to the smaller frosted tri-flanges since the grey ones are rather tight and hurt a little while inserting them into my ears. It's quite a dilema actually; the frosted ones are way more comfortable and easier to insert, but on the downside, I find them really difficult to get a good seal with for my right ear, and thus there is some imbalance and poorer isolation on my right ear.

As for depth, I insert them all the way in, to the deepest my ER4's can go. My ears aren't very large, so at maximum insertion depth the ER4's tips (grey and frosted) are just barely totally inside my ear canal.
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Just got my ER-4PTs this afternoon. Slightly used on eBay for $185.

 

I. Am. In. Love. With. These.

 

This is my first time in the audiophile world where I can ACTUALLY hear portions of songs that I never knew existed. Every little nuance is so balanced, and articulate. And the bass, which was my only worry, is so damn precise, and not at all lacking! This was worth every penny.

 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some Current 93 to get back to. :)

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I'm SO back on my er4s. After trying a bunch of excellent earphones, these persist in blowing my mind. So happy i own these. So awesome.
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

I'm SO back on my er4s. After trying a bunch of excellent earphones, these persist in blowing my mind. So happy i own these. So awesome.


No one leaves the Collective:veryevil:

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One of us. One of us.
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Good to be back here again....no....I haven't forgotten my ER4 yet :D

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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

I'm SO back on my er4s. After trying a bunch of excellent earphones, these persist in blowing my mind. So happy i own these. So awesome.

You said in this video that you prefer the Zero Audio Tenore over the ER4S:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbd1V_cOm2A

 

Have you changed your mind?

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