If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...
Nov 26, 2012 at 3:43 PM Post #736 of 19,241
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I need help with the microphonic cable seriously .. I still can take it but it's really really annoying even though I use the clip ... 
Any cable recommendations ? 

 
loop the cable over your ear, this eliminates most of the microphonics (it really works).
 
Nov 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM Post #737 of 19,241
I really regret selling my ER4. I just bought my first customs, but if those don't give me Ety details I will have to break the bank and buy them again.
 
Nov 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM Post #738 of 19,241
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I really regret selling my ER4. I just bought my first customs, but if those don't give me Ety details I will have to break the bank and buy them again.

 
Which customs did you decide on?
 
I happen to have an ER4S on the way... Prepare for an in-depth ER-6 comparison!
 
Nov 26, 2012 at 6:53 PM Post #739 of 19,241
Dream Earz Aud-7X aka "ES5+"
 
Given that most people describe the ES5 as mid forward with slightly veiled highs, I highly doubt they will give me Ety sound, but maybe I'll be happy enough with the rest to hold onto my pennies for a while
 
Nov 28, 2012 at 5:11 PM Post #740 of 19,241
So I'm listening to the ER4S and a/b'ing between a rockboxed fuze and the UHA-6S from a laptop. I can't tell a difference. If the 4S needs additional power, shouldn't it be more obvious?
 
People always say that the ER4S benefits from "more juice." What is a specific example from one song that I can listen for? If I don't need the  Leckerton that would be awesome, and that seems to be the case as of now.
 
Nov 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM Post #741 of 19,241
The rockboxed sandisk players are actually pretty powerful. They drove my ER4B sufficiently. Apple products, on the other hand, struggled. 
 
Nov 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM Post #742 of 19,241
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The rockboxed sandisk players are actually pretty powerful. They drove my ER4B sufficiently. Apple products, on the other hand, struggled. 

 
Thanks anoxy. I'm going back and forth like a mad man and I keep thinking there may be a difference in sound stage but it's not big enough to be definitive. It disappears. 
 
Actually I've already decided to sell these because I'm buying a new pair for the warranty. I'm keeping these suckers forever haha. 
 
Nov 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM Post #743 of 19,241
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Hello, bit late but have you seen stoneaudio.co.uk?
Etymotic Research

Thanks again. Just wanted to say I received a pack of black foam eartips and some 3-flanged eartips. Now my ER-4S will be dressed up for another few years og frequent listening and traveling. 
 
I also want to add that after I got the Meier Quickstep I have never enjoyed my ER-4S more. It easily beats the iQube and the RSA P-51 Mustang with a better synergy and more power to drive the ER-4S. 
 
Nov 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM Post #744 of 19,241
Guys what's the best way to change the cable? Just pull it out from the housing? 
 
 
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Thanks again. Just wanted to say I received a pack of black foam eartips and some 3-flanged eartips. Now my ER-4S will be dressed up for another few years og frequent listening and traveling. 
 
I also want to add that after I got the Meier Quickstep I have never enjoyed my ER-4S more. It easily beats the iQube and the RSA P-51 Mustang with a better synergy and more power to drive the ER-4S. 

 
You notice a difference with more power? What does it sound like? I need to practice listening for attack and dynamics probably.
 
Nov 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM Post #745 of 19,241
without an amp, you should choose the HF-3 or ER4P - with an amp the ER4S. Amp makes a significant difference with the ER4S
 
Nov 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM Post #746 of 19,241
I will always love the way these guys present a piano and a woman's voice. Good stuff.
 
 
Nov 29, 2012 at 6:14 PM Post #750 of 19,241
I honestly didn't notice much difference amped vs. un-amped. Only that I didn't need to turn up the volume as loud, and I could add some slick bass with the bass boost switch on my Arrow 3G.
 

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