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post #496 of 4677
Either Comply Foam site will work.

Comply Foam . Com = Consumer Grade

Comply Foam Pro . Com = Industrial Grade

The P-Series foams are the same inner core diameter as the T100 Series. So any P-Series will work with current Etymotic IEMs.

Both sites will list foam dimensions.

Cheers, Jim
post #497 of 4677

The best tips I've found for the ER4 are the Atrios's biflange tips (bigger and more flexible than Ety's own triflange tips).

post #498 of 4677
Anybody consider having these reshelled? I was curious as to whether it was possible.

[=http://stage93.com/solo-reshell/][/]

Would like a cleaner over the ear fit and the price is relatively cheap considering...
post #499 of 4677

Ety sells custom tips, and I've seen the ER4 reshelled by other companies.


Edited by Sinocelt - 9/21/12 at 12:38am
post #500 of 4677

Shure olives work great for me.

 

post #501 of 4677

Shure olives are way too hard to remove from the nozzle, in my experience.

 

[Edit:] Precision added, in bold.


Edited by Sinocelt - 9/21/12 at 7:12am
post #502 of 4677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

Shure olives are way too hard to remove, in my experience.

 

 

From the nozzle or from the ear?

post #503 of 4677
Thanks. I've got the custom tips, was look for a better way to have the cables run over the ears and not have the barrels protrude ( in this case, eliminated by being reshelled).
post #504 of 4677
Quote:
Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

From the nozzle or from the ear?

 

From the nozzle, for cleaning purposes.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloody Ban View Post

Thanks. I've got the custom tips, was look for a better way to have the cables run over the ears and not have the barrels protrude ( in this case, eliminated by being reshelled).

 

If only Etymotic offered a version of their ER4 cable with 90° instead of 45° strain reliefs! Then wearing it over the ears would be very possible. From experience, the strain reliefs of the HF5 are better suited to this task, even if not quite ideal.

 

[Edit:] Oh, look what I've found here on Head-Fi! And then here!


Edited by Sinocelt - 9/21/12 at 7:33am
post #505 of 4677
I contacted "A Pure Sound" for recabling last February. They can do the 90 degree plug as well. Unfortunately, I never heard back from them after placing an order and several subsequent emails. For what it was going to cost, I wasn't about to beg them to take my business...

I love the sound signature of these IEMs, hate the ergonomics. The custom tips are great, but with the 45 degree plug, it's difficult to wear over the ear. I honestly don't know why ER doesn't offer a custom shell. Seems like they would realize a huge surge in product sales.

I was hoping that reshelling might be a good alternative.
post #506 of 4677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloody Ban View Post

Anybody consider having these reshelled? I was curious as to whether it was possible.
[=http://stage93.com/solo-reshell/][/]
Would like a cleaner over the ear fit and the price is relatively cheap considering...

I had mine reshelled at Rooth. Unique Melody also provides ER-4 reshelling.

Fit and build quality is pretty good, by the way.

post #507 of 4677
Is your avatar what your reshelled ER-4's look like?

Two questions:

Do you feel like the reshelled ER-4's have the same tonal qualities?

How do you replace the filter that is found on the stock ER-4's?
post #508 of 4677

Looks like I've almost worn out my current foam tips that came with my etys, which is unfortunate, because I'm residing in a place with the slowest postal service ever - Russia.

Surprisingly I got my hands on some tips for the ER4 in a local store. Actually they are supposed to be Etymotics own foam tips - labeled ER4-14F. I'm a bit worried - Etymotics website has got no notice of them (only ER38-14F), the foam is very soft and expands in a matter of seconds, which gives me a loose fit. And another thing: the canal is very stiff and small - I managed to force the IEM in, but I'm afraid to damage my earphones.


Can anyone tell me, if its ok to use them? Or should I use my old ones for a couple of weeks till my Complys arrive?

post #509 of 4677
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Originally Posted by Sera Verte View Post

Looks like I've almost worn out my current foam tips that came with my etys, which is unfortunate, because I'm residing in a place with the slowest postal service ever - Russia.

Surprisingly I got my hands on some tips for the ER4 in a local store. Actually they are supposed to be Etymotics own foam tips - labeled ER4-14F. I'm a bit worried - Etymotics website has got no notice of them (only ER38-14F), the foam is very soft and expands in a matter of seconds, which gives me a loose fit. And another thing: the canal is very stiff and small - I managed to force the IEM in, but I'm afraid to damage my earphones.


Can anyone tell me, if its ok to use them? Or should I use my old ones for a couple of weeks till my Complys arrive?


I bought some foam tips direct from Ety a while ago (a couple years) and on the ETY bag label is "ER4-14F: (14) Foam Eartips". They are dark gray foam tips.

 

They're the ones I use. Yes, the tubes fit really tight on my ER-4S's, but they do fit. They are also hard to get off, but I have been putting them on and taking them off a lot lately since I am experimenting with different dampers/filters.

 

So, I think you are good to go. Just be as gentle as you can taking the tips off.

post #510 of 4677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

Shure olives are way too hard to remove from the nozzle, in my experience.

 

[Edit:] Precision added, in bold.

 

The olives get internally massaged with a .1250 die makers round file before going on the nozzle.

Never been a problem getting them off.

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