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post #961 of 4931

Yes X2 on that .....You would think that Ety would supply the ones they put in with when you buy the ER4......... If so yep I'll gladly do that.

Would also try and " dabble " with the different color filters. could be fun.

post #962 of 4931
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

I've got both and prefer the FS tips to the Klipsch tips (with the Etys, yes). But then, all of the Klipsch tips are too small for my ear canals, so I never got a proper seal. frown.gif

 

I can understand that having seen pictures of your customs.  The FS large biflange are much bigger than the Ety and Klipsh tips.  I equate Klipsch large to mediums in most other brands.

post #963 of 4931
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

 

I can understand that having seen pictures of your customs.  The FS large biflange are much bigger than the Ety and Klipsh tips.  I equate Klipsch large to mediums in most other brands.

 

The FS medium fits me; it's a good deal bigger than the Klipsh large.

 

The Ety triflange (even the normal one, the bigger one) is also too small for me.

post #964 of 4931
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

The FS medium fits me; it's a good deal bigger than the Klipsh large.

 

The Ety triflange (even the normal one, the bigger one) is also too small for me.

 

I am not sure which would be better for me but I also won't want to spend a fortune on eartips. The shipping fees that FS charges basically rules it out for me. I could get the Atrio M5 just to get its tips but that is dumb too. I can find Klipsch's tips on eBay but it runs to around USD24 shipped to Singapore just for 4 pairs of large biflange tips.

post #965 of 4931
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

I am not sure which would be better for me but I also won't want to spend a fortune on eartips. The shipping fees that FS charges basically rules it out for me. I could get the Atrio M5 just to get its tips but that is dumb too. I can find Klipsch's tips on eBay but it runs to around USD24 shipped to Singapore just for 4 pairs of large biflange tips.

 

Late last year, I sent an email to FS to complain about the cost of their spare tips, the additional shipping costs (that double the cost of said tips even within the States), and the fact that they don't let any of their retailers sell their spare tips at all.

 

They didn't explain their decision. Finally, I gave up on my order.

post #966 of 4931
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Late last year, I sent an email to FS to complain about the cost of their spare tips, the additional shipping costs (that double the cost of said tips even within the States), and the fact that they don't let any of their retailers sell their spare tips at all.

 

They didn't explain their decision. Finally, I gave up on my order.

 

It is just funny that buying a basic set of the tips direct from FS to Singapore costs me well over USD80.

 

TDK BA200's biflange works for me too but I can't seem to find it selling anywhere as well.

post #967 of 4931
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

It is just funny that buying a basic set of the tips direct from FS to Singapore costs me well over USD80.

 

angry_face.gif<AH AH AH!

 

*sigh*

post #968 of 4931

I purchased a ER4-Ps w/ a -S adaptor some 8 years ago when I purchased my 1st house and knew I'd be doing a lot of work in the yard with power equipment.  I started out using them with an iPod and a Total Bithead, and have used them in a number of situations, both high and low noise, with and without an external headphone amp.

 

Recently, they developed a short and I sent them off to Etymotic for repair and had to fork over $139 for a new pair (headphones only--no accessories).

 

Having said that, I think these are worlds above any commodity earbuds and the way they seal outside noise out is fantastic.  While I've not auditioned anything else (Shure, JH, etc.) I'm very happy with my Etymotics, so much so that I'm looking for a Fostex HP-P1 to accompany them.

post #969 of 4931

Another fan here.

 

The ER4Ps were my first serious IEMs (after piddling around with lower end Shures and such).  

 

In the years since then I've searched for my Holy Grail and acquired top end Shure, UE, Westone, and Grado.  Sometimes more than one generation per brand.  Those other guys have each had something seductively "better" than the Etys but all ended up lacking something at a fundamental level.  

 

I'm back on my 4Ps w/ the S cable and wondering why I ever strayed.  I'm amping them with a C421 with the bass circuit and high gain enabled.  One of the things that amazes me the most about them is when the program material is especially dynamic and there's a loud section, the headroom is seemingly limitless.  They stand up when I know that ever other pair I've had would collapse into a ball of distortion.  

 

Btw, I performed a really effective mod on my C421.  I gave it to a friend of mine and bought it back from him for $500.  The sound quality increased dramatically and now I feel that it can really stand up with the big boys.  If anyone wants the mod just send me your amp and $500.  You'll get the amp back and it'll be great!

post #970 of 4931

I got my Etymotic ER-4PT last Friday and I am getting the ER-4P -> 4S adapter tomorrow afternoon. I had the ER-4S years ago. These are the most accurate, neutral, transparent in-ear monitors with maximum resolution, clarity, and detail retrieval along with tonal balance and coherence. I have the Ultimate Ears Ue-18 pro and I still prefer my ER-4PT/S by a large margin because they tell me the honest truth about any piece of music or high fidelity audio component. They have a relaxed and laid back presentation that makes it easy to listen to the music for long periods of time. Depending upon the shape of your ears, they can be comfortable enough for extended listening sessions. I usually listen to mine at lower sound volumes. They provide between 35 - 42 decibels of passive sound isolation which is unrivaled in the entire industry. They are small, light weight, and highly portable. I would recommend that most people get the ER-4PT as it is much easier to drive with low powered portable digital audio components. Get the ER-4P -> 4S adapter if you have a dedicate headphone amplifier as it restores up to 92 percent accuracy.

 

These are a bit pricey, but they are worth the money. The sound quality is so fabulous that it makes the price justified.

 

I have heard a lot of universal and custom in-ear monitors and ear buds and the ER-4PT/S combination offers the best balance of maximum passive sound isolation and accurate sound fidelity especially for less than $330.

 

I don't find the bass to be anemic especially with the ER-4P -> 4S adapter and a very good headphone amplifier. I am using the HeadRoom Ultra Desktop Amp with DAC and Desktop Power Supply with my Meridian 808v5 CD player and some other audio and video components. I'm in heaven right now.

post #971 of 4931
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Originally Posted by Leslie Dorner View Post

I got my Etymotic ER-4PT last Friday and I am getting the ER-4P -> 4S adapter tomorrow afternoon. I had the ER-4S years ago. These are the most accurate, neutral, transparent in-ear monitors with maximum resolution, clarity, and detail retrieval along with tonal balance and coherence. I have the Ultimate Ears Ue-18 pro and I still prefer my ER-4PT/S by a large margin because they tell me the honest truth about any piece of music or high fidelity audio component. They have a relaxed and laid back presentation that makes it easy to listen to the music for long periods of time. Depending upon the shape of your ears, they can be comfortable enough for extended listening sessions. I usually listen to mine at lower sound volumes. They provide between 35 - 42 decibels of passive sound isolation which is unrivaled in the entire industry. They are small, light weight, and highly portable. I would recommend that most people get the ER-4PT as it is much easier to drive with low powered portable digital audio components. Get the ER-4P -> 4S adapter if you have a dedicate headphone amplifier as it restores up to 92 percent accuracy.

 

These are a bit pricey, but they are worth the money. The sound quality is so fabulous that it makes the price justified.

 

I have heard a lot of universal and custom in-ear monitors and ear buds and the ER-4PT/S combination offers the best balance of maximum passive sound isolation and accurate sound fidelity especially for less than $330.

 

I don't find the bass to be anemic especially with the ER-4P -> 4S adapter and a very good headphone amplifier. I am using the HeadRoom Ultra Desktop Amp with DAC and Desktop Power Supply with my Meridian 808v5 CD player and some other audio and video components. I'm in heaven right now.

 

Great impressions especially considering you have the UE-18 pro. Ever since I heard the UE-18 I've been suspecting that multiple drivers introduce more flaws than benefits.

 

Like you, the ER4S is the best thing I've ever heard by far. It surprises me every day that this thread doesn't have more traffic. 

post #972 of 4931

Love my Etys. Bought a ER4S back in 2006 but sold it because at the time, I was still jumping from earphone to earphone trying to find the kind of sound I liked. For some reason, my IE80s went missing and I missed the Ety house sound and bought a ER4PT recently. Went a little crazy with them and got the ER4S cable adapters, a Westone ES cable, and custom tips through the Ety program from ACS. It's used pretty frequently with my portable setup, Galaxy Note II -> Headstage DAC cable -> Headstage Arrow 4G and it sounds great! With the bass switch set on II, it has enough bass for my EDM as well.

 

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post #973 of 4931

nice setup .. I run them at the mo mainly from my apex glacier. that is a lovely up front amp which, with the etys, is superb for classical and well recorded rock. 

post #974 of 4931

glad I am not the only one who has good synergy with the arrow. I need to be honest that I only have 4 amp so my expreience is limited however till now that has given me the best match. I did not try their DAC however I just love the ODAC with Arrow4G. I do have two DAC which cost much more than the ODAC and I really love ODAC with arrow->ER4S more. 

 

post #975 of 4931
Does anyone have 1 pr of the er38-18 trips they'd be willing to part with and sell me?
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