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post #676 of 5013

Mmmmm honey wine

post #677 of 5013

My ER4 sound like crap out of my clip. Or at least after listening through my ipod+arrow

post #678 of 5013
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

My ER4 sound like crap out of my clip. Or at least after listening through my ipod+arrow

Perhaps I am jaded but after many ipod, imod, cable, amp and headphone combinations (including those amps built around the ety. [xin]) I have found I prefer the clip+ 4S combination most of all (Rockboxed). It is balanced and very neutral and reveals poor mastering very quickly; admittedly I have never heard the classic as I stopped using them when they dropped the wolfson chip.

post #679 of 5013

flat out of a clip+, it looks like most of the bands i listen to, asked the bass player to go outside and close the door.

on some occasions, seems like the guy didn't like the joke, stopped playing and went for a beer.
 

post #680 of 5013

your use of commas, gives me a headache.

 

 

:)

post #681 of 5013

Well I just got my Heir 4.Ai, and I must say that I'm fairly unimpressed coming from ER-4B =/

 

They sound almost exactly the same to me right now. Maybe they just need some burn in time, or maybe the ER4 have just spoiled me. The only advantages I'd give to the Heir are aesthetics (they're stunning), better fit, and way easier to drive.

 

Might need to sell one of these and grab some 3.Ai instead. I need something for EDM and hip-hop!

post #682 of 5013
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Well I just got my Heir 4.Ai, and I must say that I'm fairly unimpressed coming from ER-4B =/

 

They sound almost exactly the same to me right now. Maybe they just need some burn in time, or maybe the ER4 have just spoiled me. The only advantages I'd give to the Heir are aesthetics (they're stunning), better fit, and way easier to drive.

 

Might need to sell one of these and grab some 3.Ai instead. I need something for EDM and hip-hop!


I felt the same way when I auditioned the 4.Ai's. I think I warned someone else on the Heir thread that if you are used to the Ety ER4 sound, the Heir's are not going to blow you away with the higher frequencies.

 

Everyone talks about how detailed and transparent the 4.Ai's are, but after having the ER4's for 15 years, I am just used to the ER4 sound whether it's accurate or exaggerated in the high end. When I auditioned the 4.Ai's twice, I just felt there was something missing in the highs when compared with the ER4's.

 

3.Ai's? Forget about it! The highs on the 3.Ai's are way worse than the ER4's. I couldn't even listen to the 3.Ai's. I am not the only one who feels this way. Other ER4 owners have said the same thing about the 3.Ai's. Yes, lots of bass, but the high end is harsh.

post #683 of 5013

Yeah, I think I'm the one you warned haha. But I ordered them anyway. The only reason I prefer them over my ER4B is because the build quality and fit is leaps and bounds superior. 

 

But this sucks now. I'm out 400 bucks with two pairs of Etys! If the 3.Ais will make my ears bleed, maybe my only option left is the PFE 232, but they are so damn overpriced!

 

Although I guess I could sell my headstage arrow if I kept the 4.Ai....and use that money hmmmm life of a hustler


Edited by anoxy - 10/22/12 at 10:29pm
post #684 of 5013
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post

flat out of a clip+, it looks like most of the bands i listen to, asked the bass player to go outside and close the door.

on some occasions, seems like the guy didn't like the joke, stopped playing and went for a beer.
 

 

I've found that when running them from a D-Zero and even my 260W speaker amp.  After listening to them for more than fifteen minutes, swapping to the UM3Xs makes me think "Yeuch, these are all bass, how do I turn this **** down".  I'm using Shure black foamies and the seal is perfect, so I really don't know if/how it's possible to get any bass from them.

 

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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Well I just got my Heir 4.Ai, and I must say that I'm fairly unimpressed coming from ER-4B =/

 

They sound almost exactly the same to me right now. Maybe they just need some burn in time, or maybe the ER4 have just spoiled me. The only advantages I'd give to the Heir are aesthetics (they're stunning), better fit, and way easier to drive.

 

Might need to sell one of these and grab some 3.Ai instead. I need something for EDM and hip-hop!

I think I dodged a bullet spending the money on full-size headphones instead...  I was expecting ER4s with a tasty, if understated bass presence (that the ER4s lack, about their only fault).  Did you not find any improvement in bass response in the 4.Ais over the ER4s?

post #685 of 5013

I think you guys are confusing the word love

post #686 of 5013
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Originally Posted by Dragunov-21 View Post
I think I dodged a bullet spending the money on full-size headphones instead...  I was expecting ER4s with a tasty, if understated bass presence (that the ER4s lack, about their only fault).  Did you not find any improvement in bass response in the 4.Ais over the ER4s?

While there is definitely more of a bass presence in the 4.Ai, some genres like classical piano begin to sound a bit muddy as a result. The clarity is sacrificed to bring you that bass. However, it's difficult for me to compare them because they both have such different impedances, I kept having to turn the volume way up when I plugged into the ER4 haha.

 

Also, keep in mind I've only compared them A/B style once for an hour or so. And I have only had the 4.Ai for like 2 days now, so they could probably use a lot more burn in time before making any judgements.


Edited by anoxy - 10/24/12 at 10:44am
post #687 of 5013

just saying the bass isn't the er4 forte. doesn't change the fact that i use them almost everyday.  

i m not into S&M i use them because there are a lot of good points to the er4. ( for those who are into bdsm you can use the big triflange tips and put the cable clip on your nose)

this is love. not blind love, but i love those almost as much as pizza. this should prove my commitment .

post #688 of 5013

Hello, guys!
Which ER-4 is right for me and why?
B / S / P /  or PT ?
My rig is Teclast T51 (line out) + CORDA 2STEPDANCE.
Thanks!

post #689 of 5013

ER-4S.

 

You have an amp, so you'd go the ER-4S for the "blacker" noise floor and (IMO) very slightly better sound over the 4P.

The 4B has a slight boost to treble around the 10kHz region, but I can't see why you'd want that in a phone that's already revealing and treble-centric.

 

The PT is just a P with some useless bits and a higher pricetag.

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Originally Posted by Harijs View Post

Hello, guys!
Which ER-4 is right for me and why?
B / S / P /  or PT ?
My rig is Teclast T51 (line out) + CORDA 2STEPDANCE.
Thanks!


Edited by Dragunov-21 - 10/27/12 at 2:49am
post #690 of 5013

So far I am very happy with Er4PT but the cable is too microphonic, thus, other than using the clip , anyway to resolve ? Else, changing the cable would be the alternate solution ? 

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