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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

 

I don't think there's any resistance added to that cable, one would need to use a 75ohm impedance adapter (at least for an ER4S)

 

And I agree, the price is a bit rich when they sell a similar cable with Shure plugs for around $34

 

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Interesting. Would be much more usable with resistors (+capacitor for B). Cable looks nice, and you could use an ER•4PT to ER•4S adapter to get an "S - 27Ω" Ety. But I would buy AWWAN's adapters (choose P, S or B) and then use whatever Shure-compatible cables you prefer. The same work/risk would be involved with swapping over to these resistorless cables.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/560401/etymotic-er-4-aftermarket-low-microphonics-cable#post_11353406

 

Well, there are these: (which you've probably seen) 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Etymotic-ER4P-to-ER4S-3-5MM-plug-resistor-adaptor-/281517313234?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item418bbd4cd2

 

I just find it interesting there's even an option on eBay, usually Ety cables are few and far between.

 

Exactly, so get AWWAN's adapters from him on eBay with S/P/B impedance (P version: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290630811020), and then whatever Shure-compatible cable you want. That way there's no need for a clunky adapter. AWWAN puts them inside the adapter on the PCB that holds the pins. Very tidy solution.

 

I chose these factory Shure cables with 1-button remote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131085473524

They feel really nice and it's great having the remote as I use a Note 3 as transport.

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Exactly, so get AWWAN's adapters from him on eBay with S/P/B impedance (P version: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290630811020), and then whatever Shure-compatible cable you want. That way there's no need for a clunky adapter. AWWAN puts them inside the adapter on the PCB that holds the pins. Very tidy solution.

 

I chose these factory Shure cables with 1-button remote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131085473524

They feel really nice and it's great having the remote as I use a Note 3 as transport.

 

So, what you're saying is your seller places the impedance required (for an ER4S for example) inside the actual adapter?

 

So, if I wanted to use a Shure cable and keep my Ety an ER4S I'd only need these?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-ETYMOTIC-ER4-IN-EARPHONE-CABLE-ADAPTOR-S-SHURE-CABLE-VERSION-/290630811178?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43aaf23e2a

 

If so, that's an awesome option.

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

So, what you're saying is your seller places the impedance required (for an ER4S for example) inside the actual adapter?

 

So, if I wanted to use a Shure cable and keep my Ety an ER4S I'd only need these?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-ETYMOTIC-ER4-IN-EARPHONE-CABLE-ADAPTOR-S-SHURE-CABLE-VERSION-/290630811178?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43aaf23e2a

 

If so, that's an awesome option.

 

That's Ed Zachary what I'm trying to say. I've tested them out with the P impedance adapters and am now able to achieve cable-noise-free Etymotic Nirvana on demand.

 

I did a pretty thorough walkthrough of the process in my tutorial that I linked to above, but here it is again.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/560401/etymotic-er-4-aftermarket-low-microphonics-cable#post_11353406

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That's Ed Zachary what I'm trying to say. I've tested them out with the P impedance adapters and am now able to achieve cable-noise-free Etymotic Nirvana on demand.

 

I did a pretty thorough walkthrough of the process in my tutorial that I linked to above, but here it is again.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/560401/etymotic-er-4-aftermarket-low-microphonics-cable#post_11353406

 

 

 

 

 

Looks pretty comfy too mate, well done! (and thanks for the info)

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Looks pretty comfy too mate, well done! (and thanks for the info)

No worries. AWWAN sent them out right away out of Hong Kong by registered letter (with tracking) . I got them a week later in Taipei.

 

I was a bit concerned about the curved Shure connectors (don't know why only the mobile cables w/ remote are curved), but it turns out to be a nice feature as I can quickly swap from over ear to hanging down with only minimal rotation of the earpiece.

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I use the adapters from EBAY on my ER4S to connect Moon Audio Silver Dragon cables terminated with a 3.5mm TRRS balanced connection. Works great from a HM-901 with balanced amp card.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-ETYMOTIC-ER4-IN-EARPHONE-CABLE-ADAPTOR-P-SHURE-CABLE-VERSION-/290630811020?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43aaf23d8c#

 

these kind of adapters right, not the particular mmcx but that kind no?


Sorry Moose, not sure who your question is directed at, or exactly what you're asking.

 

I used these 4P adapters with Shure connectors.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290630811020

FOR ETYMOTIC ER4 IN-EARPHONE CABLE ADAPTOR - P - SHURE CABLE VERSION

 

If you want 4S, get these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290630811178

FOR ETYMOTIC ER4 IN-EARPHONE CABLE ADAPTOR - S - SHURE CABLE VERSION

 

AFAIK, Shure connectors are MMCX connectors. As are the newer Westone connectors. So any MMCX connector should work.

http://shure.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5069/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDI1NTc0OTYyL3NpZC95eURkZHpnbQ%3D%3D


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Emphasis in red added by me.

 

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Those are the first replacement Shure cables I've see with an angled connector.

Is this a substantial improvement to the fit over the more common straight connector? It does look to follow the angle over the ear much better.

 

I've only worn the Shure cables when testing the SE425 and SE535. For the stock shells, I guess the straight connector comes out at a good angle to go up around the ear. But they sell these cables for use with all the SE series IEMs.

 

I really wanted the remote, and both the 1-button and 3-button versions of this cable both come with the curved connector. I don't know why they made these "mobile" cables this way, and was a bit worried about how they would work with the AW Audio adapters.

http://www.shure.com/americas/products/accessories/earphones-headphones/earphone-headphone-cables/m-mplus-cables

 

 

Turns out they work quite well for me. The 4Ps go in with the adapters pointing forwards and slight upwards, then the curve of the connectors take the cable up over the ear, as you can see in my photo. But I think it would be fine with a straight connector as well. I would just insert the 4Ps so the adapter is pointing about 15-20° from vertical and the straight connector would take the cable up and over the ear.

 

 

One advantage I can see to the swivelling curved connector is being able to quickly switch from wearing them over-ear to down, with only a slight twist of the Etys to align them. If the connector was straight, you'd have to twist the Etys about 150° to switch modes. Not a big deal either way.

 

I just found the answer to why the Shure mobile cables have a bend. It's for the exact reason that lets me alternate easily between over-ear and down modes.

http://shure.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5571/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDI1NTc0OTYyL3NpZC95eURkZHpnbQ%3D%3D

 

Quote: Shure Customer Help

QUESTION: Im interested in getting an accessory cable with iPad/ iPod buttons for my se215 headphones.  The question i have is the orginal cable that comes with the headphone has a stiff area that wraps around your ear.  Does the 3 button cable have that feature? If it doesn't why not how will it stay firmly on your ear without the stiff ends?

 

ANSWER: The CBL-M+ is a detachable earphone cable that allows any of our detachable earphones to have 3 button control functionality when paired with an Apple product such as the iPhone or iPad, etc.  As you mentioned, our standard earphone cable has a formable wire to help with secure earphone wearing, especially when being used on stage.  All of our earphones are designed to the standards that we have found to be required for use with our PSM stage monitor systems, and this over the ear with formable wire design is one of those features.

 

When we did our research about creating a cable for use with a mobile device, we learned that one of the desired market features was to be able to quickly install the earphone to be used with a phone call.  We designed the CBL-M+ Apple control cable without the form able wire as to make inserting the earphone as easy as possible.  This way, the end user can more quickly insert the earphone without having to fidget as much with the cable.  

 

The CBL-M+ cable does still have a design feature that allow it to be easily routed over the ear.  For instance, the CBLM+ cable exits the earphone with an elbow shaped flex relief that helps to keep the cable routed up and over the ear.


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