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ER-4 for me too. They are right down my alley. I didn't get the 4S model so I bought 4PT and then added a 270 ohm resistor adapter and drive them through Just Audio AHA 120. They are awesome.

 

The only downside for adding a 270 ohm resistor is that the bass is almost completely gone. :-(

post #47 of 393
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What is a balanced armature driver? what is dynamic? how many different types of drivers are there that iem companies make? What's the difference between them all? Sorry for the newb questions, I am just curious, I have Klipsch x10i's, monoprice 8230's, klipsch s4's and I have some etymotic research hf3's coming in the mail soon, I used to love the Klipsch sound signature until I got my sennheiser hd558's now they sound like they have way too much bass and the highs don't sparkle like my sennheiser's do.

Have a lookie here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/basic-guide-to-in-ear-canalphones

 

Hope it helps, Jim

post #48 of 393
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ER-4 for me too. They are right down my alley. I didn't get the 4S model so I bought 4PT and then added a 270 ohm resistor adapter and drive them through Just Audio AHA 120. They are awesome.

 

The only downside for adding a 270 ohm resistor is that the bass is almost completely gone. :-(

NRB Mod...

post #49 of 393
Westone W4 & um3x are technically awesome but my favorite remains the SM3.
post #50 of 393

tf10>pfe122>=rock-it r50. These are the only BA's ive heard. But my favourite may change when i get my 4ai in the coming weeks.

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NRB Mod...

 

Thanks AstroTurf. I will read a bit more about the filters.

 

I do not mind the lack of bass much on the ER-4, however, extensive listening to them make my HD-800 sound like bass monsters and I have started to hate listening to them. Same goes for the awesome Denon AH-D7000. I created a resistor adapter for Denon's too to tame their bass and give them more clarity cause I just cannot listen to them the way I used to anymore.


Edited by sree - 9/12/12 at 3:02pm
post #52 of 393
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Thanks AstroTurf. I will read a bit more about the filters.

 

I do not mind the lack of bass much the only downside to listening it that way is they make my HD-800 sound like bass monsters and they make me hate them. I do not need to mention about the Denon AH-D7000. I am creating a resistor adapter for Denon's too to tame their bass and give them more clarity.

Kewl, By all means let us know how you like it.

 

Jim

post #53 of 393

heir audio 4.ai > shure se535

post #54 of 393

Tralucent Audio 1Plus2>AKG 3003>SE535>SE5300>TF10
 

post #55 of 393

Oh man...  This will be a long list...

 

Westone W4R == Phonak PFE232 > Logitech Ultimate Ears UE900 > Heir Audio 3.Ai > Nocs NS800 == Phonak PFE 1xx == Etymotic HFx >= Brainwavz B2 == MEE A161p > Dunu Ares > Dunu Crius

 

Note that all hybrid setups are ignored here although they have BAs...  They are not included in the list (I have 2 hybrids, Audiofly AF78 and AtomicFloyd SuperDarts).  My personal preference leans towards the UE900 and NS800.

post #56 of 393

Ety Er4s <  W4  <  Ue900 *( conditions apply ) lol..

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Oh man...  This will be a long list...

 

Westone W4R == Phonak PFE232 > Logitech Ultimate Ears UE900 > Heir Audio 3.Ai > Nocs NS800 == Phonak PFE 1xx == Etymotic HFx >= Brainwavz B2 == MEE A161p > Dunu Ares > Dunu Crius

 

Note that all hybrid setups are ignored here although they have BAs...  They are not included in the list (I have 2 hybrids, Audiofly AF78 and AtomicFloyd SuperDarts).  My personal preference leans towards the UE900 and NS800.

What do you think of the AF78 though? I'm just curious.

post #58 of 393
Why not just pick up a cheap 75 ohm resistor?
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ER-4 for me too. They are right down my alley. I didn't get the 4S model so I bought 4PT and then added a 270 ohm resistor adapter and drive them through Just Audio AHA 120. They are awesome.

The only downside for adding a 270 ohm resistor is that the bass is almost completely gone. :-(
post #59 of 393
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Ety ER-4P >> (old) Shure E3c > MEElec A151.  That's all the BA's I've heard.

 

Ahh heartwarming to see the E3c noticed... I liked it SO much that I re-shelled it into a CIEM as a Mid-driver 3 years ago... And I still love them

post #60 of 393

Musical Fidelity EB-50 > Earsonic SM3 > Etymotic ER4S > Etymotic ER4P > Etymotic HF5 > ATH-CK10 > Sony XBA-4ip > Klipsch Image X5 > Klipsch Image X10 > Samsung EHS-71

 

The EB-50s are new single BA kids on the block, and bloody amazing if you ask me - especially at the price.  They prove that it aint how many drivers you got, its what drivers you got and what you do with them.

 

My review is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/628570/review-simply-incredible-new-iems-musical-fidelity-eb-50nd


Edited by Biggerboat - 9/23/12 at 12:14am
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