Get. A. Decent. Seal. With. Black. Foam. Tips And. Insert. Them. Deep.
As in, the 90° bend should be flush with the dent between your earlobe and the little cartilage bit in front of it. They don't thump, but they DO have a nice tight punch to them when used correctly. (Assuming I'm interpreting the phrase "punch" correctly)
Delladood, the Etys seem like exactly what you'd be looking for. I've owned them for ages and love them - only shopping around now because I lost the bastids and want to try something new.
Originally Posted by Selenium
No, they have NO PUNCH. NONE. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA.
But they really put the detail "in your face." They are remarkably detailed, and it isn't just the detail retrieval that impresses, but the way the detail is presented. I can often hear the same detail in other high-end phones(Sony EX1000). but the ER4 makes details obvious.
Originally Posted by Byakushiki
A reshelled ER4! No one's thought of/done that yet, right? Though this is based on your already *sorta decided* preference for the ER4.
The only downside other than an even higher cost would probably be less isolation but it's better to be safe and be able to hear the idiot red SUV barreling towards you.
Plus the fact that the size/style of the ER4s make them great for things that most IEMs are rubbish at (ie being invisible and using under motorcycle helmets))
Edited by Dragunov-21 - 4/9/12 at 3:26pm