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Hi there guys and gals

I have owned the ER6i's for about 1 year approx and I have loved the detail /separation /clarity /comfort /isolation etc that they have given me. They seem to get better and better with more and more of a burn in and I use them a fair amount about 25 hours a week average.

I listen to mostly electronic music from chill out to heavy fast techno and use them mostly on the go
(ie to and from work and walking around on the weekends)

I have been researching the E4 for a while now but am still unsure whether this will be a worthwhile step up.

Tell me yes or no

Any comparisons between the ER6i's and E4's yet ?

or does anyone have both and will be shelving the ety's due to the new arrival of the Shures.

I have done a search but would like some more info before I push the button on a new pair of canalphones

Your response is greatly appreciated

Cheers
 
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Thanks for the feedback Jmmmmm

I have just got to convince myself that I need them and can justify the xtra cash
One of the driver casing for the phones has split and the other side seems to cut out alot too

Maybe I will win the lottery
 
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You just started out your post with, "I have the headphones and I love them... should I get something different?" Does that make sense to you?
 
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Hi, here's a question I have, as this is the ER4 vs. thread -- I already own the Etymotic ER-4P, which I'm generally happy with (for listening primarily to hard rock).

For those of you that own both -- think I should bother picking up the E4c? If you were on a desert island (and had an iPod with infinite battery life with you....) would you take the E4c or ER4p?
 
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I have not listened to the E4c yet, however I have listened to the ER4 and the E3. Considering that I prefer the sound of the E3s to that of the ER4, I would definatelly go for the E4c.
 
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Originally Posted by MRT-Man
Hi, here's a question I have, as this is the ER4 vs. thread -- I already own the Etymotic ER-4P, which I'm generally happy with (for listening primarily to hard rock).

For those of you that own both -- think I should bother picking up the E4c? If you were on a desert island (and had an iPod with infinite battery life with you....) would you take the E4c or ER4p?



I don't own both but I've heard both... E4c hands down for hard rock.
 
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Originally Posted by wildsponge
You just started out your post with, "I have the headphones and I love them... should I get something different?" Does that make sense to you?


wildsponge, you have to understand that this is Head-Fi.......comments like that make perfect sense to those of us who have been here awhile. Stick around long enough, and it will make sense to you, too.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by MRT-Man
Hi, here's a question I have, as this is the ER4 vs. thread -- I already own the Etymotic ER-4P, which I'm generally happy with (for listening primarily to hard rock).

For those of you that own both -- think I should bother picking up the E4c? If you were on a desert island (and had an iPod with infinite battery life with you....) would you take the E4c or ER4p?



I have both. The ER4P has more detail and a bigger sound stage on the high end. On certain peices the ER4P is much more enjoyable for me than the E4C. However on peices with more bass, the E4C has a fuller sound.

If you're 'generally happy' with the ER4P stick with it. I and a lot of us around here are always looking for something better. I was happy with the ER4P but couldn't resist trying something new. It sounds like you may have the same curiosity...
 
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I heard both ety ER6i and shure E4. It's clear the E4s are superior to ER6i. Actually I bought both of them at the same time. I'm not sure how much the E4C and E4 are going for nowdays. When I bought them they were only $100 apart from each other. To me $100 more is well spent upgrade for sure.
 
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Thanks for the info guys looks like I will be buying the E4's

Cheers for backing me up joelongwood

you can never have too much of sonic heaven
 
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