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Not only paid for them twice, bought him a set of £60 TF10 and got them reshelled. He'd be deaf by now if it wasn't for me doing that though so I figure it's worth it (he fronts a very loud alternative rock band and he's a student so he needs a few quid). smily_headphones1.gif

Incidentally since I came on here the only earphones I've bought new have been the SuperFreq customs and my ACS T1s. Oh and a set of Ety MC5 in Gatwick airport once when I forgot my T1s. Every other set I've either bought on here or on eBay - it's a lot of fun but thank God there's a secondary market or I'd be bankrupt.
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Does that explain it? It's the barrel itself I've wrapped - it's kind of rendered them a Koss plug type shape.

I cut one set (leaving only the tube shape) and wrapped it round the cable end, then I pushed a second set on from the tip end, so it sits beneath the tri flange. It's creating a hell of a seal.

So comfy though, that's the main goal I had.

Are those filters on eBay or...?
I did something similar using Sennheiser double-flange. It added another couple dB to the isolation. Not sure it helped with comfort, though. In what way do you think better comfort can be achieved?
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Since then I've pruned off the 'flap' off the sonys so the barrell just has a nice surrounding of silicon and I can wear them all day now (well most of the day).
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I've always preferred the Westone STAR tips. They are a little more dense I guess while still being soft than the Shure Olive's. Stock flanges bother my ears. If there is a size between the small and medium flanges I'd like to try those but the flanges come with are either too big or too small. Something about the flanges just rub my ear the wrong way.

 

But going back to the Westone STAR's, I had been using the smallest green tips but I found while at the gym I kept having to adjust them to get better sound. It never lost it's seal but sound kept pulling away some. I switched to the same size but longer/deeper blue's and they are perfect. A little bit of irritation getting used to their different shape but so far it's much more secure in my ears. Not to mention the STAR's being a little more dense have a noticeable isolation increase. 

 

For anyone having issues with fit I'd suggest trying a multipack of STAR's. For regular IEM's I find their medium (red?) tips perfect so I bought a 10 pack and haven't even opened them. Need to grab some blues if they hold up for fit for the next month or so so I'll have spares. 

 

 

On a side subject, has anyone compared the ER4P's to the LCD2F's? I just did some swapping and found the sound sig is similar. The LCD2F's have better extension in the bass and treble and a wider soundstage but sound is similar to my ears. Am I crazy or are they similar enough to draw that comparison?

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So guys, I want to say thank you. Not two months ago I sold a pair of Etys (package including the S adapter and a little adapter I didn't recognise but now do - the one that you use to plug in another cable). The reason, ironically, was that the stock cable was crackling and I was losing sound to the left monitor. 

 

Little did I know and you've coached me through a special realisation - I've purchased an Estron cable second hand from here and a new adaptor (the S version because I like it better for electronica and hip hop), and they've both now arrived. The result is wonderful - a comfortable, microphonics free version of the ER4S. The red filters are ordered and on their way, but this is another moment when I've arrived at a solution that meets all my needs. I had the same experience with the ACS T1s, and I dare say had I realised this before I would never have pulled the trigger on those, or on customs full stop. 

 

Comfort, freedom from microphonics, total unsurpassed isolation/attentuation, and sound that is close to my preference, hopefully very close with the red filters. And not only that, durable, with replaceable parts, and capable of use on long runs, at the office, wherever. Superb. 


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So guys, I want to say thank you. Not two months ago I sold a pair of Etys (package including the S adapter and a little adapter I didn't recognise but now do - the one that you use to plug in another cable). The reason, ironically, was that the stock cable was crackling and I was losing sound to the left monitor. 

 

Little did I know and you've coached me through a special realisation - I've purchased an Estron cable second hand from here and a new adaptor (the S version because I like it better for electronica and hip hop), and they've both now arrived. The result is wonderful - a comfortable, microphonics free version of the ER4S. The red filters are ordered and on their way, but this is another moment when I've arrived at a solution that meets all my needs. I had the same experience with the ACS T1s, and I dare say had I realised this before I would never have pulled the trigger on those, or on customs full stop. 

 

Comfort, freedom from microphonics, total unsurpassed isolation/attentuation, and sound that is close to my preference, hopefully very close with the red filters. And not only that, durable, with replaceable parts, and capable of use on long runs, at the office, wherever. Superb. 

Looks very clean...congrats.

Just a short question, are those 2pin cables?

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Yes mate standard 2 pin version. The adapter was sold as a Westone adapter. 

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Yes mate standard 2 pin version. The adapter was sold as a Westone adapter. 

Do UE 2pins fit? They are the same / similar right?

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Do UE 2pins fit? They are the same / similar right?

 



Yes I think so mate - there seem to be informal standards in play, such as the one Shure uses, the one UE/Westone uses, and the one Aston have used with ACS on their new universals. The Aston cable is a little short but the whole things wraps down into a tiny package, which was always a key goal for me (a long time ago I was using Bose QC2s, which took up half the space in my travel luggage).

They're bloody lovely. If there was a little visceral bass impact in there they'd be perfect.
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