Ex70's vs Ety's
Jun 3, 2002 at 5:52 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 38

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hi guys,

Just been havin a look at the er6's and they look pretty much like the ex70's. Just wondering if any one has a spec sheet for the ex70's so i can compare impedance etc.

Or even better yet a nice review ( including how easy they are to drive, as im stuck with the output from my MZ-N1)
 
Jun 3, 2002 at 9:12 AM Post #2 of 38

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EX70
Impedance 16 ohms
EDIT Efficiency 100 dB/mW
EDIT Frequency response 6-23000Hz (FWIW
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(last time I read it off the E837SP package instead of the EX70 package
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See here for the brochure for the ER6 from Etymotics, which details the crappiness of the frequency response graph of the EX70 relative to the ER6
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You DO know that the ER6 is supposed to be in another league from the EX70 don't you?
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Jun 3, 2002 at 9:27 AM Post #3 of 38

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The two really can't be compared. The Etymotics are put through way more quality control hell then the EX70s are, and the drivers are designed and built to much, much more rigid standards. The Etymotics as a result pull out much, much further ahead then the EX70s. I think I might've accidentally left my EX70s where the rabid dogs could find it.
 
Jun 3, 2002 at 12:56 PM Post #4 of 38

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ok cool
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yeah i know they are in a differnt league
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thats is why im tryng to convince my self to spend the money
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hmm the er6 doo look pretty sweet, how do they compare comfort wise ??


btw looks like they will be much easier to drive too
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Jun 4, 2002 at 5:39 AM Post #6 of 38

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Quote:

Originally posted by fbleagh
how do they compare comfort wise ??


btw looks like they will be much easier to drive too
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ANSWER: It depends. I found the ER-6 with silicone tips to be too uncomfortable overall, and I found the sound of the ER-6 to be flat and unenergetic. I returned them to Headroom. I have the ER-70, and though they are midly more comfortable, their screetchy treble and bloated bass make for an unpleasant listening experience.

I have not tried the ER-6 with the recently released foam tips, and adding my more patient listening ear, I think the ER-6 would be a good choice for me in the future. It may be the right choice for you too.
 
Jun 4, 2002 at 8:29 AM Post #7 of 38

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Quote:

Originally posted by fbleagh
hi guys,

Just been havin a look at the er6's and they look pretty much like the ex70's.


well...urine looks pretty much like lemonade, too...

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Jun 5, 2002 at 4:11 AM Post #9 of 38

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hmm another angle to my query
would it be worth the extra money to pickup some er-4p's nistead of the er6's ??



Unfortunatelyi donthave any way of auditioning the ety's first so thats a pain.
 
Jun 5, 2002 at 5:17 AM Post #10 of 38

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The ER6's have foam tips too...

Really, I have the EX70's, and I don't like them.. they dont go REMOTELY deep enough, don't have enough durability, don't have that really detailed sound that is natural, have harsh highs, and boomy bass, and dont isolate a lot, IMO.

ER6 would fix all of this, giving you blissful accuracy...

BTW, what is your source?

This helps you decide between the 4p and er6...

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...&threadid=6828
 
Jun 5, 2002 at 12:07 PM Post #11 of 38

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Im from australia
the sony EX70 cost $100
ety6 cost $330
ER4S cost $720

You get what you pay for and nothings changed here
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Jun 6, 2002 at 1:11 AM Post #12 of 38

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I bought the EX70 and ER6. Hands down, the ER6 is superior in construction. My EX70 developed imbalanced volumes between the left and right drivers after two months of use. The ER6 sounds overall more even to me. I had issues with the EX70's overemphasized bass and tinny treble.

Again, you get what you pay for in this case.
 
Jun 6, 2002 at 3:09 AM Post #13 of 38

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The ety's would be replacing my current ex70's
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my source is a Sony Mz-N1 MDR ( sounds great )

im sure i can get er4's cheaper than $700 AUD !!
-- around $550 if i bought them from headroom
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-- where else would i buy emm
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Jun 6, 2002 at 9:27 AM Post #14 of 38

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headroom charge $265 $US which is $530 $AUST
Then there is cost of paying Headroom $20 AUST
The headroom wont tick the "ITS A GIFT " Box , so you will have to pay Australian Duty which can be minimum $130

thats $530+$20+$130= $680

there was a post some months back probably when the dollar was bad I remember the guy saying that it cost all up $720 $AUST

If you want to know how to get around the tax and pay a lower price PM me
 
Jun 8, 2002 at 8:39 PM Post #15 of 38

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I don't consider the ex70's an audiophile headphone. I just use them for sound isolation in a gym for exercise, that is ALL they are good for. Bass is ok. But highs are very tinny and yechy. I would never listen to them for any other reason. If I was not so cheap and lazy, I would return them for ER6's.
 

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