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If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

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  1. FastAndClean
    well the SRH1840 measure very neutral in the DF target so i assume they will be probably close in tonality but still will sound different, you know one is in ear the other is over ear, one is BA driver the other dynamic driver, you get the point
     
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  2. udesign48
    Thanks. Does ER4SR have a wide sound stage?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  3. FastAndClean
    no, your Sony will have larger stage
     
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  4. udesign48
    Would you recommend ER4XR for wider sound stage and more bass?
     
  5. FastAndClean
    XR have more bass but is not that snappy and clean as the SR version, Etymotics have no large stage, it is normal, the imaging is very precise but they are not stage monsters
     
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  6. FastAndClean
    get the SR for different flavor, you already have the Sony for bass and stage, what is the point to search for something similar
     
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  7. udesign48
    I see...

    Here's a review from other user:

    "My beloved Etymotic, your ER4XR have defeated the SE846, W60, SE535, W40, iSine10, and SE425... and at a fraction of the price.

    God bless your perfectly balanced frequency response...
    "

    I can imagine ER4XR and ER4SR will sound great...
     
  8. FastAndClean
    they are very good, well worth the price
     
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  9. Max Choiral
    What you will hear is very dependent on how acoustic properties of your ears align with Etymotic diffuse field tuning along with achieved seal. Sounds biased? No, it's the same with speakers which are dependent on acoustic properties of a room.
    Just keep in mind that ER4 is not the best in terms of portraying stereo image(the so called "sound stage"), bass quantity(subjective preference) & its extension but in other aspects it has an ability to become end-of-the-game solution.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  10. WhatToChoose
    Also, for best SQ out of the Etymotics, make sure the pressure in your ears are normalized after insertion. I made the mistake of not normalizing at times, and the sound was (dare I say...congested?) and fatiguing.

    I recommend @ClieOS technique to prevent excess pressure in your canal after insertion
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  11. lesale08
    Srh1840 sound thicker than on er4sr. That is you'll hear more bass rumble on the 1840 regardless on where you plug them. The lower mids on the 1840 is also more forwars than on 4sr but the latter is more revealing in that it throws the details in front of your face than on the 1840.

    The 1840 will sound thick at times while the 4sr will sound thin most of the times specially when you have gears to rotate.

    Er4sr has never sounded thick in my experience of plugging it to different dap, dac and amps. Just cleaner, snappier and a bit fuller bass and a little more forward lower mids. Ymmv.
     
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  12. manthisis
    If I enjoy the ER4's bass, would I find the ER4P/PT's bass too light?
     
  13. chinmie
    not really...i happen to like the ER4PT bass. more on some songs than the ER4XR. the PT still reaches deep, but with lesser amount and lesser boom/midbass, so it would come across as colder and snappier on bass than the XR.
     
  14. manthisis
    That helps, thanks.

    Also, I've been wondering, what's the difference between the ER4P and PT?
     
  15. Raketen
    AFAIK PT is an ER4P that comes with an impedance adapter which turns it in to an ER4S (you can accomplish the same by replacing an ER4P's cable with an ER4S cable since both carry their resistors in the cable y-split).
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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