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post #556 of 4677
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

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?

 

Not if you use the shirt clip

post #557 of 4677
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Hmm, are the stock cables really that bad? I do prefer over-ear, so this is definitely an option.

 

Not with the ER4, alas. The angle of the strain relief doesn't allow it:

 

 

Unless you go the "drastic" route of this mod.


Edited by Sinocelt - 9/28/12 at 11:26pm
post #558 of 4677

If they're the same cables as the hf5 then yes the ER4S cables are bad. Maybe a mod like the one on this eq5 could help reduce microphonics with an over-ear fit? 

 

post #559 of 4677
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

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?

The before version.

post #560 of 4677

The HF5/3 cables are different than all the ER4 cables, but they are shared with the MC series cables. I personally don't have a problem with this cable, maybe it's memory properties a bit. 

 

ER4P-PT cables are okay just a little long.

 

ER4S/B cable is horrible for portable use, far too long and bulky. 

 

Awman adapter plus the cable of your choice sounds like a very nice option, specially if you enjoy the benefits of an over the ear fit. 


Edited by Inks - 10/1/12 at 11:38am
post #561 of 4677
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Not with the ER4, alas. The angle of the strain relief doesn't allow it:

 

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I must disagree etysmile.gif   - using tri-flange

 

post #562 of 4677

Hi, I have a pair of ER4P's, and I was thinking of buying the adapters to convert them to ER4S's. My only concern is the increase in impedance will mean that my iPod will no longer be able to drive them to my normal levels. I have a decent portable head phone amp. But I only use it when I'm travelling, it's too cumbersome for being a daily driver.

 

I appreciate volume levels is a subjective thing, but does going to ER4S mean a 50% drop in volume level for the same power output?

 

Many thanks. Anil K Solanki
 

post #563 of 4677
IMO if you are not going to amp them, don't bother getting the "s". Just stick with the "p".
post #564 of 4677

Hi robm321, Thanks for your advice. I've only been a member 15 minutes and someone has answered my question. Impressive.

 

Thanks. Anil

post #565 of 4677

Get an adapter to experiment; it's only, what, $10-20? No problem -- but it will be harder to drive out of your iPod when using the adapter.

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Originally Posted by anilksolanki View Post

Hi, I have a pair of ER4P's, and I was thinking of buying the adapters to convert them to ER4S's. My only concern is the increase in impedance will mean that my iPod will no longer be able to drive them to my normal levels. I have a decent portable head phone amp. But I only use it when I'm travelling, it's too cumbersome for being a daily driver.

 

I appreciate volume levels is a subjective thing, but does going to ER4S mean a 50% drop in volume level for the same power output?

 

Many thanks. Anil K Solanki
 

post #566 of 4677

Hi soundstige, I live in Italy, and Etymotic want $30 for shipping plus the $49 for the adapter, so that's $70. Which is basically, a mini head phone extension with an in-line resistor, right?

 

The adapter would be ideal for me, because I could leave it connected to my amp. Where have you seen one for $10-20?

 

My apologies for the newbie questions. I have had my ER4P's nearly 10 years and never needed any help until now. And in the process I discovered this ER4P community. Cool.

 

Thanks. Anil
 

post #567 of 4677

Anil, I bought my 75-ohm adapter on eBay, shipped from Hong Kong, for $11 USD.  Not a cable adapter, just silver plug adapter.

 

Here's an active auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Etymotic-ER4P-to-ER4S-3-5MM-plug-resistor-adaptor-/280974324162?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item416b5ff1c2

post #568 of 4677

Hi kmhaynes, Many thanks, a plug adapter is much better for me. Again thanks.

 

Anil
 

post #569 of 4677

Yep, that's what I own and was referring to -- it's excellent quality to boot.

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Anil, I bought my 75-ohm adapter on eBay, shipped from Hong Kong, for $11 USD.  Not a cable adapter, just silver plug adapter.

 

Here's an active auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Etymotic-ER4P-to-ER4S-3-5MM-plug-resistor-adaptor-/280974324162?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item416b5ff1c2

post #570 of 4677
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I must disagree etysmile.gif   - using tri-flange

 

Thanks for the pic!

 

The cable goes in the opposite direction from your head, though: You have to bring it back more than 90 degrees to tuck it behind your ear. If that's what you consider an over-the-ear-friendly design, then there's no IEM that doesn't qualify. How secure can such a fit be? Doesn't the cable get dislodged easily when you're on the go?


Edited by Sinocelt - 10/1/12 at 10:11pm
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