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Poll Results: My next IEM among these...?

 
  • 2% (1)
    Triple Fi
  • 50% (20)
    Etymotic ER4P/S
  • 15% (6)
    Earsonics SM3 v2
  • 27% (11)
    Earsonics SM64
  • 5% (2)
    None
40 Total Votes  
post #16 of 26

kk good luck! smily_headphones1.gif

post #17 of 26
The tf10 for their price are hard to beat when it comes to sound quality imo.
post #18 of 26

Looks like ER4P/S won the poll. What will you get op?

post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 

I don't know what to choose now !!! since I have PFE 012 + Grey filters, I have searched many threads for PFE vs ER4 I got mixed results, since just using PFE I can confirm they have such clarity, I even got PFE232 but I can confirm PFE 012 + Grey filters is clearly superior to PFE232 in unamped situations. PFE 232 evidently has more bass quantity/quality but that no way justifies the price increase, I got PFE012 for $50 and PFE232 for $476. When it comes to TripleFi (the one I personally want to buy) I guess PFE232 could be superior to it, also the support from the thread Poll is poor.

post #20 of 26

Phonak Audeo PFE232 & Etymotic ER4PT which of course can be switched to a ER4S whenever the need arise simply by using the supplied adapter. However ER4PT is my goto IEM when it comes to audio production work. Phonak Audeo PFE232 is more fun to listen to on day to day basis because of it's slightly extended bass and very detailed smooth treble response but yet not strain my ears but can sound slightly peaky on badly mastered tracks. Aside from that Phonak Audeo PFE232 is the most comfortable IEM I've ever come across. Isolation on the PFE232 is good but can't beat the ER4PT. Mids on the ER4PT is slightly more prominent than the PFE232. Isolation on the ER4PT is so good that I'm afraid to use it when I drive because external warning traffic sounds can be almost completely blocked out and that can be very dangerous. Hope this helps.

post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Francisk View Post
 

Phonak Audeo PFE232 & Etymotic ER4PT which of course can be switched to a ER4S whenever the need arise simply by using the supplied adapter. However ER4PT is my goto IEM when it comes to audio production work. Phonak Audeo PFE232 is more fun to listen to on day to day basis because of it's slightly extended bass and very detailed smooth treble response but yet not strain my ears but can sound slightly peaky on badly mastered tracks. Aside from that Phonak Audeo PFE232 is the most comfortable IEM I've ever come across. Isolation on the PFE232 is good but can't beat the ER4PT. Mids on the ER4PT is slightly more prominent than the PFE232. Isolation on the ER4PT is so good that I'm afraid to use it when I drive because external warning traffic sounds can be almost completely blocked out and that can be very dangerous. Hope this helps.


What timing! A week back I got ER4P (and p-2-s adapter)! You are right, PFE232's smooth treble and increased bass along with incredible comfort is why still I did not sell my PFE232. But I have to say I'm completely astonished with ER4P presentation. Treble is my favorite part, coming from SE535, mids of ER4P even though very good compared to PFE232, not exactly wowed me like Shure mid-forward presentation but I have to say it is extremely good. But overall presentation, vocals, mids, treble is hard to beat with such clarity. I'm in love with ER4P just like others, though I hate the triple flange insertion, long microphonic cable, I have started using Klipsch gel tip, it alleviate the comfort problem, but I keep worrying about sonic decrease when not using triple flanges.


Edited by santhoshr - 1/14/14 at 6:31am
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by santhoshr View Post
 


What timing! A week back I got ER4P (and p-2-s adapter)! You are right, PFE232's smooth treble and increased bass along with incredible comfort is why still I did not sell my PFE232. But I have to say I'm completely astonished with ER4P presentation. Treble is my favorite part, coming from SE535, mids of ER4P even though very good compared to PFE232, not exactly wowed me like Shure mid-forward presentation but I have to say it is extremely good. But overall presentation, vocals, mids, treble is hard to beat with such clarity. I'm in love with ER4P just like others, though I hate the triple flange insertion, long microphonic cable, I have started using Klipsch gel tip, it alleviate the comfort problem, but I keep worrying about sonic decrease when not using triple flanges.

How do you like the adapters?

was it hard to get the stock cable off?

i imagine you are using the westone epic cable?

how is the fit with the pins in the adapter are they tight?

and are the adapter pins tight in the barrel?

 

i have the ER4P And i have the ER4S... AND before i bought the S's i had the P but had to send them off to get reterminated, so in the mean time i bought the S adapters....then couldnt wait and bought a pair of ER4S lol.

 

i was just curious as to the adapters and how you liked them

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

How do you like the adapters?

was it hard to get the stock cable off?

i imagine you are using the westone epic cable?

how is the fit with the pins in the adapter are they tight?

and are the adapter pins tight in the barrel?

 

i have the ER4P And i have the ER4S... AND before i bought the S's i had the P but had to send them off to get reterminated, so in the mean time i bought the S adapters....then couldnt wait and bought a pair of ER4S lol.

 

i was just curious as to the adapters and how you liked them


The adapter is not the original etymotic one, got it from ebay (here). I did not do any re cabling as well. When listening to ODAC/O2 I like to use the P-2-S adapter, these are the changes I find, sound is little more spacious and treble is increased, bass is tamed. But from portable sources using p-2-s makes songs more boring, I enjoy listening without the adapter most of the time.

post #24 of 26

Yes, the Ety ER4PT is astonishingly good for a single driver BA. Just make sure that you get a good fit or you lose the bass. I'm using stock triflanges (beige). It's bigger than the stock translucent triflanges and offers a much better fit to my ears.I honestly don't feel the ER4PT lacks bass (once you get a good fit) like many others complained about. 

post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 

Yes I too don't find Bass lacking.

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by santhoshr View Post
 

Yes I too don't find Bass lacking.

i three dont find the bass lacking either. the triple flange tips i find are the best, most isolating tips for the er4's, i find them to have excellent sub bass and thats pretty good for a flat frequency response iem.

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