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post #541 of 4929
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

ER-6i is just an ER-6 with more bass (filters). I have both ER-6i and HF5 and they sound very similar.

 

I believe the HF5 basically replaced the ER-6 series, since the ER-6 is long since discontinued.

 

So it's just a less ergonomic ER-6?! eek.gif

 

I thought the drivers were different. That the drivers in the HF5 were the same as in the ER4 models, only not hand-matched.

post #542 of 4929
I found an old pdf from Etymotic showing the Er6 to come within 3-4% of the ER4S in accuracy response. Is that the case with hf5?
post #543 of 4929
http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/epcomp.html

ER4S and ER4B: 92%

ER4P/PT: 86%

hf5 and mc5: 85%
post #544 of 4929
Here's the older pdf I found: http://qfs.mobi/f238674

Edit: Er6 looks to be at around 89% vs the 85% of the hf5.
Edited by gnarlsagan - 9/28/12 at 2:41pm
post #545 of 4929

Got an HF3 from the CowBoom sale -- I was shocked at how much I liked it! Very neutral, great sound. I'm using Sony Hybrids, so the fit is great too.

 

In fact, it was so good that I just bought an ER4-B from the For Sale forums here. I heard the B has a treble peak, but I'm not too treble sensitive, so hopefully they're good!

post #546 of 4929
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Got an HF3 from the CowBoom sale -- I was shocked at how much I liked it! Very neutral, great sound. I'm using Sony Hybrids, so the fit is great too.

 

In fact, it was so good that I just bought an ER4-B from the For Sale forums here. I heard the B has a treble peak, but I'm not too treble sensitive, so hopefully they're good!

 

 

Me, too. HF3 is edging out my MeElectronics A161P; partially due to HF3 build quality and isolation. Shure olives fit HF3, and that's another on its side of the balance sheet. I like them both, but one of them will probably have to go.

 

Prior to this I was testing my A161P and found it siimilar sounding, but cooler/ more precise as compared to RE-272. Once I listen again, then the match will be between the RE-272 and my Cowboom sale HF3. eek.gif

post #547 of 4929
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Got an HF3 from the CowBoom sale -- I was shocked at how much I liked it! Very neutral, great sound. I'm using Sony Hybrids, so the fit is great too.

 

In fact, it was so good that I just bought an ER4-B from the For Sale forums here. I heard the B has a treble peak, but I'm not too treble sensitive, so hopefully they're good!

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the ER4B. It's what I use daily and the sound is unbelievable. 

 

If you buy these adapters and one of these stock UERM cables to wear them over your ears, you will fall in love.

 

I personally couldn't stand the stock cable's microphonics, so this option was a no brainer at 60 bucks total. Recommend this to anyone not 100% satisfied with their ER4.

post #548 of 4929

So, if you turn your ER4B into an ER4P, you'll fall in love with the ER4B?

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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the ER4B. It's what I use daily and the sound is unbelievable. 

 

If you buy these adapters and one of these stock UERM cables to wear them over your ears, you will fall in love.

 

I personally couldn't stand the stock cable's microphonics, so this option was a no brainer at 60 bucks total. Recommend this to anyone not 100% satisfied with their ER4.

post #549 of 4929
No the impedance is also different on the ER6i it has more damping.

ER6i is based on the ER4P like the HF5, so they do sound similar.

ER6 is based on the ER4S.
post #550 of 4929

You mean the filters that don't actually change the impedance but are just passive sound filters?

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

No the impedance is also different on the ER6i it has more damping.
ER6i is based on the ER4P like the HF5, so they do sound similar.
ER6 is based on the ER4S.
post #551 of 4929
Biggest impedance difference a filter can make is up to ~5ohms. Whereas the mechanical difference of the 2 is 35ohns. ER6 also has a shorter nozzle made of metal.
post #552 of 4929
I've found that if I twist after insertion I get the best and quick seal.
post #553 of 4929
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Here's the older pdf I found: http://qfs.mobi/f238674
Edit: Er6 looks to be at around 89% vs the 85% of the hf5.

 

So why did they stop making the ER6? mad.gif

post #554 of 4929
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the ER4B. It's what I use daily and the sound is unbelievable. 

 

If you buy these adapters and one of these stock UERM cables to wear them over your ears, you will fall in love.

 

I personally couldn't stand the stock cable's microphonics, so this option was a no brainer at 60 bucks total. Recommend this to anyone not 100% satisfied with their ER4.

 

Hmm, are the stock cables really that bad? I do prefer over-ear, so this is definitely an option. And for the UE cables, did you choose the before or after 2010 cables?

post #555 of 4929
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Originally Posted by Selenium View Post

I've found that if I twist after insertion I get the best and quick seal.

that is how the etymotic recommend it. 

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