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post #691 of 4606

Changing the cable's the only thing - they're just very microphonic cables.

post #692 of 4606
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Originally Posted by Dragunov-21 View Post

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.

Thanks!

post #693 of 4606
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Originally Posted by Dragunov-21 View Post

Changing the cable's the only thing - they're just very microphonic cables.

 

and you cable of choice is ?????

post #694 of 4606

I love my ER4P, but I have no idea what the ER4S sounds like.

post #695 of 4606
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

 

and you cable of choice is ?????

 

"Teaspoon of Cement", by "HTFU Audio". :P

 

In seriousness, though they are very microphonic, I just use the shirt-clip and find it acceptable.  I haven't changed the cable.

post #696 of 4606
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

and you cable of choice is ?????

 

this guy sells adapters so you can use whatever cable you want (except the default one ofc)
http://www.ebay.com/sch/awwan/m.html?item=290630811020&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

with this you can put the cable behind the ear and forget microphonics.

only drawback is if you put them really really deep then the 90° angle can be a problem.

post #697 of 4606

Actually, that's something I forgot to mention - something that can improve microphonic isolation is to wrap the cable around the back of your ears, over to the front (opposite to most configs).

 

Whether or not that's comfortable for you might be different, but still ;)

post #698 of 4606

Anyone care to try these eq settings on an er4? Head-fier bias posted that link in the sound science forum. It calls for -5dB at 2.5kHz and -8dB at 7.5kHz to correct for both resonance and FR boost in the er4s. I'm trying this on the er-6 as I type this.

 

Edit (copied from SS forum): Initial impressions are that it sounds somehow flatter. I expected it to muffle the sound a lot more than it did, but the overall effect takes a bit of high frequency emphasis off of vocals and certain drums without impacting much else. I will experiment with more tracks, but so far it is a very impressive effect imo.


Edited by gnarlsagan - 11/2/12 at 5:17pm
post #699 of 4606

when i want an "easy listening er4" aka "don't hurt me when i push the volume a little"  i do lower around those frequencies, but -1 and -2. not -5 and -8 blink.gif

 

i tried for science and humanity, but it sounds very much like something i wouldn't want even for free.

post #700 of 4606
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post

when i want an "easy listening er4" aka "don't hurt me when i push the volume a little"  i do lower around those frequencies, but -1 and -2. not -5 and -8 blink.gif

i tried for science and humanity, but it sounds very much like something i wouldn't want even for free.

Awesome thanks for sharing your impressions. The theory is that everyone's preferences will be different. I'm still messing with the eq and I suspect that -5 and -8 is a bit much for me too.
post #701 of 4606

That kind of notch cutting is a bit much. Human hearing is less sensitive to cuts compared to peaks, and that might be why this person decided to cut it so steeply.

post #702 of 4606
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

That kind of notch cutting is a bit much. Human hearing is less sensitive to cuts compared to peaks, and that might be why this person decided to cut it so steeply.

 

Surprisingly less sensitive in my case. I mean definitely noticeable but not at all like adding dB. 

post #703 of 4606

I need a dealer in the EU who has the original "BLACK FOAM TIPS". Ordering from Etymotic directly is too expensive. Their shipping rates to Europe are just way too much.

 

So far I had no luck with either http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/ or any of my local dealers in Denmark. Any suggestions? 

post #704 of 4606

Try just eBay.com

post #705 of 4606
Just in case you dont know, the ety black foam plugs are not memory foam like the Comply or Shure foam. The black foam is more open cell type.
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