Member of the Trade: xMEMS
...is also a Hardcore Head-Fi'er.
- Jan 15, 2015
Are you using them connected directly to your laptop audio jack?I've had the ER4XR for a little over a week now. My plan was to try them for awhile (use case: strictly laptop Youtube & tv shows consumption) then move them on either to a friend or Classifieds. However......man, I really like these. I've never been able to stand Ety ear tips, and I despise foams with a passion (except for a recent trial of Tennmaks), but Final Audio type E's (using their included nozzle adapters) are working great. I have zero interest in parting with these now.
If so, I have a great recommendation for you: Audioquest Dragonfly Black. Amazon has it for $99 - see: https://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-D...eadphone/dp/B01DP5JHHI/ref=asc_df_B01DP5JHHI/
The improvement compared to laptop audio jack is unbelievable!! Just used it to watch Netflix with the ER4SR, and other than need to LOWER the volume (or it is WAY too loud) - the sound is so much cleaner, dialogue was super crisp, and sound effects were way more impressive. Also, much wider sound stage - almost like watching the movie in a little room (laptop jack) --> watching the movie in a theater (with the Dragonfly).
I am curious to try at some point the newer Dragonfly Cobalt (which costs $299...).