If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...
Feb 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM Post #3,931 of 17,772

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The warranty (or lack of one) on the replaced item surprised me a bit too.  She said that the warranty was for two years from the date of original purchase.  I hope the replacement (that they still consider an out of warranty repair) works properly, but even if it doesn't I don't expect any difficulty getting any issue resolved with Etymotic.
 
Feb 13, 2014 at 5:29 PM Post #3,932 of 17,772

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A fair deal.  Likely no accessories, and definitely no warranty (I asked about it).  I'll report back about whatever arrives.


You could buy all the accessories for not much more. :) you must stll have yours too though anyway right? :-o
 
Feb 13, 2014 at 9:51 PM Post #3,933 of 17,772

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Yes, I have my original accessories. All I was saying was that it's not quite the same as getting a new pair at half price, as was suggested earlier. I also don't know if the replacement pair will be from new stock or refurbished. I am guessing the former, I don't know if it's practical to do many repairs on the transducers.
 
Feb 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM Post #3,935 of 17,772

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So would you notice the difference when playing 16bit and 24bit flac file with these or is that only for the more expensive iems?


Certianly hear a difference with ER4S between 16bit and 24bit, they're detail monsters.
 
Feb 14, 2014 at 8:20 AM Post #3,936 of 17,772

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plz not the 16 vs 24bit troll again. most of the differences are due to different masterings not to 8more bits of silence.
but yeah the er4 is a detail monster, that is very true.
 
Feb 14, 2014 at 8:48 AM Post #3,937 of 17,772

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plz not the 16 vs 24bit troll again. most of the differences are due to different masterings not to 8more bits of silence.
but yeah the er4 is a detail monster, that is very true.


Its difficult to get a picture in my mind about the level of detail these iems have, not being able to demo then myself. I wasn't intending my post as a troll. :)
 
Feb 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM Post #3,939 of 17,772

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Once my ears gets used to the er4s sound, every other iems/headphones sound so much coloured it is not even funny. I can almost visualize the peaks and valleys in their frequency response relative to the flat er4s.
 
I have tried/owned many iems so far and nothing can compete in terms of clarity/cohesiveness/resolution with er4s. The only iem which did better was the NT6 pro demo, but that's a different level of playing field altogether, right?
 
I also seem to be the odd one out in that I find the triple flange fit quite well fitting and comfortable enough for really long stretches of listening periods :)
 
Cheers!
 
Feb 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM Post #3,940 of 17,772

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plz not the 16 vs 24bit troll again. most of the differences are due to different masterings not to 8more bits of silence.
but yeah the er4 is a detail monster, that is very true.
Agree, most 24 bit cds are mastered for auidphiles. If the master is the same the difference is negligable if at all...

As reference i mix and master music. I've done a lot of resampling. The biggest improvement is during the recording process and even then it is small.

Regarding flatness once i'm used to my eq setting the er4s sounds colored :wink:. At least in that it lacks sub bass a bit and a bit of openness. I can't go back. Ha. But it's the flattest thing out there which is why eq works so well with it.,,
 
Feb 15, 2014 at 2:21 AM Post #3,941 of 17,772

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I decided to try the 'slim' comply P tips, since the medium where still a little uncomfortable after a while. Finally a comfortable fit with the best sound possible. With these tips they almost disappear (in sight and comfort).

slim comply P's, wearing down, using the shirt clip, a little EQ- finally satisfaction.
 

 

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