- Jul 23, 2010
Nice! Glad it's working for you too.
Yeah, I'll be sticking with it for the time being. It's pretty microphonic for sure but that's less of an issue now I can set it up over-ear without worrying about the connector coming loose. Sound seems good to me but personally I'm not one to expect much difference between cables on that score.. Unless there's really something wrong with one of them or it's unbalanced vs balanced or something, anyway.
The official cables are £70 in the UK ($95) and having had one that was faulty from the start and seeing other comments about them not lasting very well, buying another one would've been an absolute last resort really. I'm just glad I didn't order one yesterday after putting it in my cart!
You can get it cheaper on Amazon Japan, but if you're outside Japan I'm not sure about the shipping cost (or if it's possible to buy from Amazon Japan without an account with it). Anyway, yeah they are expensive. I'm not sure if yours was faulty right out of the box, but I've been using the ER4 for many years and the cords never last more than a year or two, the sound starts to cut out. Probably from it catching on something now and then and weakening the connection to one of the phones. I'd hoped that the cord would improve with the newest ER4 versions, and it has, but it's still fragile. If yours was faulty within a certain time frame I think Etymotic would replace it?
However, sometime you do need to push it with a bit more force to have it 'click' into the socket.
Thanks.. I used a bit of your language to help the seller edit a tip he/she has added the ebay ad about it.