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post #511 of 4667
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Originally Posted by Bloody Ban View Post

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?

Yes, my avatar are the reshelled ER-4's.

 

My reshelled ER-4S has a different sonic signature compared to the normal ER-4S and it's because I changed the resistor from the stock ones to Vishay Z201's. At first, Rooth used a chip resistor which wasn't the stock one and the sound was dry, harsh and lacked 3-dimentionality so I sent it back and had the resistors replaced. Now they sound smooth and 3-dimentional. Personally, I think it sounds more smooth even compared to the stock ER-4S with the triple flange tip.

 

As for a reshelled ER-4S using the stock resistor, my friend on twitter has it and says that it sounds a bit brighter and thinner compared to the stock ER-4. He assumes that the hard material used for the shell contribute to the difference in tonality. However, if you like the sound of the ER-4, you'll probably like the sound of the reshelled ER-4 even if it does sound rather thin. My friend loves it.

 

The filters are placed quite deep inside the sound tube after reshelling so I have to send it to Rooth to have them replaced. I'm planning on asking them to put the filter at the end of the tube like the stock ER-4 so it can be replaced easily.

post #512 of 4667
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Originally Posted by Nailzs View Post

Shure olives work great for me.

 

 

Me too! So far, they have prevented me from wanting customs.

post #513 of 4667
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Originally Posted by Nailzs View Post

 

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

Never been a problem getting them off.

 

You have tools I don't have and can't find in the neighborhood. I tried, two or three (or four?) years ago, but the local B&Q doesn't have a big selection of files. I bought some sandpaper, hoping I could roll it into a makeshift tubular file, but it didn't work. And honestly, at that point, I was frustrated and realized that I was spending so much time and money on these HF5, I might as well go custom.

 

I only discovered that the Atrio tips worked perfectly with the ER4 very recently (long after my HF5 broke).

post #514 of 4667

How are the shure olives different than comply tips?

post #515 of 4667
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How are the shure olives different than comply tips?

Shure's material is more dense than Comply. If it were gum, Shures would be chewier.
post #516 of 4667
Thanks for the information, it was quite informative!
post #517 of 4667
Under redundant in the dictionary, does it say, "See redundant." That's how my last post came off sounding... Informative information... Eh!
post #518 of 4667
I'm currently inclined to see what 1964 can do for remolds since they are in Oregon.
post #519 of 4667

For the people that use Shure Olives with their ER4, are they these (PA910) or these (EABKF1-10)?

 

 

Merci

post #520 of 4667
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

For the people that use Shure Olives with their ER4, are they these (PA910) or these (EABKF1-10)?

 

 

Merci

 

I use on my HF3 the Shure olives that fit the SE-215; 315. They come in small, medium or large. Shure does not sell size assortment packs, which is too bad. Otherwise, buyers take a chance.

 

B&H has description that could be helpful.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/545716-REG/Shure_EABKF1_10S_EABKF1_10S_Replacement_Black_Foam.html

 

It says this is good for SE-Series, E3c, E4c, E5c, E500PTH, i3c, and i4c in-ear headphones. So maybe its the same as one of your Amazon selections.


Edited by FieldingMellish - 9/24/12 at 11:39am
post #521 of 4667

Well it looks like the ones you linked are the EABKF1. So those work with ER4?

post #522 of 4667

I've never looked into the coding of the olives but maybe it's a different coding for different markets. What I use now with my er4s is PA910 medium size

post #523 of 4667

I officially got my first pair of ER4S today. These mark my first time listening to ER4, after a long love affair with the HF5 and related models. I'm really shocked how big of a difference there is in quality between the HF5 and ER4. The higher price for the ER4 is totally warranted if you feel the HF5 is properly priced at around $100. Amazing quality.

post #524 of 4667

^ Congratulations! etysmile.gif Yes, there is a pretty significant difference between the two even though they share the same sound characteristics. Are you amping them? That will also take things up a level.

post #525 of 4667

Shure Tip Part Numbers...

 

Small: EABKF1-10S or PA910S
Medium: EABKF1-10M or PA910M
Large: EABKF1-10L or PA910L

 

Be very careful with the Shure Foam Tips. The barrel is very tacky and has cracked the Ety sound tube. This could happen with any IEM or Tip though. I use a twisting motion.

 

Enjoy, Jim

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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

For the people that use Shure Olives with their ER4, are they these (PA910) or these (EABKF1-10)?

 

 

Merci

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