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post #856 of 4659
Figured out my issue with the adapters wasn't an adapter issue at all but a tip issue. Was using some foams and they weren't sitting right and the imaging was a bit off. So I cut the end flange off of the triple flanges and it is so perfect. The fit is so deep I changed back to the stock cable without the adapters, and over the ear works great.
post #857 of 4659
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Figured out my issue with the adapters wasn't an adapter issue at all but a tip issue. Was using some foams and they weren't sitting right and the imaging was a bit off. So I cut the end flange off of the triple flanges and it is so perfect. The fit is so deep I changed back to the stock cable without the adapters, and over the ear works great.

That's exactly what I did two days after I received my ER-4S (from you). But I even went as far as cut off the other protruding end. The result is the nozzle extends right through the entire tip! I'll take some pictures today. It allows for a fit so deep, and allows you to wrap the wire over the ear, which eliminates something like 90% of the microphonics. Also, the flangies slowly shapes to the contour of your inner and outer ear; the result - you get a seal without even trying!

post #858 of 4659
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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post

That's exactly what I did two days after I received my ER-4S (from you). But I even went as far as cut off the other protruding end. The result is the nozzle extends right through the entire tip! I'll take some pictures today. It allows for a fit so deep, and allows you to wrap the wire over the ear, which eliminates something like 90% of the microphonics. Also, the flangies slowly shapes to the contour of your inner and outer ear; the result - you get a seal without even trying!

 

Are you and gnarlsagan doing this with the large gray Etymotic tri-flange tips? I use these regularly but ever since they decreased the size I am having difficulty maintaining a good seal.

 

-sheldon

post #859 of 4659
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Originally Posted by sheldonkreger View Post

 

Are you and gnarlsagan doing this with the large gray Etymotic tri-flange tips? I use these regularly but ever since they decreased the size I am having difficulty maintaining a good seal.

 

-sheldon


Here.

 

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post #860 of 4659
Yeah tigon we're on the same page here. Mine look exactly like that. I did add one little tweak though. I'll upload a pic shortly.
post #861 of 4659

A little black twisty tie allows for an even better over-the-ear fit. Now I can wear these to the gym and pretty much wherever. For at home listening though, this is totally unnecessary. It's pretty apparent I struggled with the connectors a bit. 

 

 

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post #862 of 4659
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

A little black twisty tie allows for an even better over-the-ear fit. Now I can wear these to the gym and pretty much wherever. For at home listening though, this is totally unnecessary. It's pretty apparent I struggled with the connectors a bit. 

 

 

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That twisty tie mod is just genius! I'm going to steal it. beerchug.gif

post #863 of 4659
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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post

That twisty tie mod is just genius! I'm going to steal it. beerchug.gif

Thanks!

Also ADD if you're still following is thread, I finally listened to that classical piece you posted. I didn't hear any kind of distortion you were describing at any volume. You're right, it was probably a faulty pair.
post #864 of 4659

those er4 have been gnarled!biggrin.gif

 

 

funny how we all tend to go in the same direction. i also cut the triflange on my first pair ^_^. now i can't stand flange at all for some reason (getting old?)

anyway we all clearly see something about the cable that the etymotic dudes didn't.

 

here's mine atm:

700

 

but i'll have to try your clever modding with the original cable if only to see if the microphonics get any better.

post #865 of 4659
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post

those er4 have been gnarled!biggrin.gif


funny how we all tend to go in the same direction. i also cut the triflange on my first pair ^_^. now i can't stand flange at all for some reason (getting old?)
anyway we all clearly see something about the cable that the etymotic dudes didn't.

here's mine atm:
700


but i'll have to try your clever modding with the original cable if only to see if the microphonics get any better.

Is that a westone cable? I have the UE cable but ear guides + glasses don't mix. I'd have to cut it like yours.

Microphonics are very low on the stock cable with this mod.
post #866 of 4659

i bought the cable from earsonic but i'd be hard pressed to find any physical difference with the westone replacement cable.

i did the wire massacre with those small curved scissors for nails. in the end i did a mess but it's not hard.

 

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post #867 of 4659
Haha that's why I'm putting off that cable mod.
post #868 of 4659

I love er4s very much.I hope I will have one in 2013~^_*

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post #870 of 4659
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Dude, that seriously hurts my eyes. O_o

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