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

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  1. chinmie
    yes. i also have the regular symbio with foams, but it fits too "full" in my ears. not uncomfortable, just a bit too snug
  2. Erik_C
    Try custom molds for the ER4s. My ER4SRs with customs molds are actually uncomfortably silent when inserted, until the music starts. You hear your pulse, your breathing, and nothing else. My phone can be ringing next to me and I don't hear it.
  3. HamsterJ
    Thanks for tip, now you tease me! :)
  4. Hadden
    How do you get a consistant seal and position in the ears for good sound? I seem to be doing it the same yet get a different effect every time. Earlier today a thin distant treble harsh sound, then later on seemingly putting them in the same way I get a round expansive realistic sound with great bass where it feels like standing in amongst the musicians. I don't know what I am doing differently when it works.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
  5. chinmie
    by observation and repetition. i personally would find the position that sound the best and most comfortable (which would be a compromise between the two), then i stopped the music and familiarize myself to the feeling of the earpiece inside my ears, and try to remember it. then it's just a matter of repetition of getting that same feeling
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  6. chinmie
    i want to share a new eartip finding:

    i recently bought a (really cheap) Yotaphone 2 earphone, because i was curious about the eartips. glad to say, using an adapter, it fits my ears like a glove. it can go deep like the triple flange, but because of the more bulbous tip, it hugs my ears much better, also the material is much softer and flexible, so it can conform and bend a little, following my inner ears.


    comparison to the Etymotic triple flange

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    and the bonus: the earphones itself is not bad/crappy sounding at all!

    i ended up buying two more, just for spares.

    it also comes in black:

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  7. Joe Bloggs Contributor
    You can try what I mentioned on page 900--up-adapting the etys to eartips for larger bore earphones
  8. Joe Bloggs Contributor
    And what can I say... If everyone had this store within travel distance, nobody here would be having fit problems with their Etys or any earphones or headphones for that matter... Even a dedicated trip to Hong Kong may be worth it for some of you :ksc75smile:


    1st floor in Sim City, Mong Kok
  9. panasonicst60
    Thanks to you I got Fiio's pure silver cable and did the quick mod as yours. Serious comparing these to the pure copper from Plussound it's definitely has more details. Sounds really good.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2019
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  10. Colors
    Odd enough, I actually find the ER4SR tuned and sounding the best with the stock cable.
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  11. ClieOS Contributor

    Shanling UP2 + short cable + ER4SR
  12. bobjane
    What cable is that? I prefer single strand cables over multi-strand braided ones but it's hard to find a single strand cable without memory effect.

    Also more info on the MMCX connector please, it looks like it's transparent smoked?
  13. ClieOS Contributor
    Silver plated copper, nothing particularly special about it. Sourced it from Taobao as an unfinished cable and put the Ety specific MMCX connector onto it myself. The MMCX connector is just the black version of the exact same transparent connector I used it the past. You can get it from eBay, Amazon, Aliexpress, etc. Black goes better with darker color cable where transparent goes better with silvery cable.
  14. bobjane

    I would be happy if Etymotic made a shorter (1-1.2m) cable.

    Right: Null Audio Arete MKIII using Lunashops connectors. Not a fan of these connectors as they make an already long IEM even longer and stick out too much. Also the cable itself is stiff with strong memory effect and quite microphonic.

    Left: plusSound X Series re-terminated with I believe the same Aliexpress connectors you used, soldering the tiny connectors isn't easy! The connector is shorter than the Lunashops connector but still not as streamline as the Etymotic connectors.

    Really want to try a Linum Super Bax.
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  15. episiarch Contributor
    I'm very curious how you like the sound. I see the UP2 is spec'd at 67mW into 32Ω, versus 25mW for the BTR3 and 80mW for the Hiby W5. To me the ER4-SR sounds underpowered from my BTR3, so I've been pondering getting a W5. But I'd prefer Shanling's control scheme (and the ability to use it as a connected DAC/amp). Do you have thoughts about how these three stack up for the ER4-SR?
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