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Hey

I want to know which in ear headphone is the best for me.
I've read a lot about different types of these in ear headphones.
I have found out that the best for me would be the Etymotic ER-4P, but the problem there is that after a while I have to order new tips all the way from the states to denmark (I live in denmark). So in the long run it would be very expencive.
Then i looked at shure but i dont now how good sound they are giving. Then there is ultimate ears, but they cost 900$.

Therefor I'm looking for something around 200-250$, in ear headhone that has great sound, but doesen't have the need to replace part every now an then.

I would really be glad for your help!!

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All the in-ear phones around that price have replaceable parts. They are easily obtainable in the UK so you should have no trouble getting them in Europe. Both Shure and Etymotic accessories can be bought from:

http://www.pjbox.co.uk/

They ship to Denmark cheaply too.
 
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thanks... then I think that I will get the Etymotic ER-4P.

But does anyone know where to get them cheap here in Europe, because ordering outside Europe ads 25% to the price (I know i can order the from the previous link)???
 
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just wanted to know how often I need to change my tips???
 
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Hi fido...

I have worn ety4s phones nearly four hours every weekday, for about a year and a half, using the Silicone tri-flange tips...I have just noticed that the inner flanges are cracking, and may soon open a path to the outside world just against the "barrel" of the silicone...

I clean them often, and keep my ears clean.

I never loan my tips to anyone.

I have trimmed the third (outermost) flange off for comfort, and I wear the phones "IN" my canals, to tune some resonances down.

When I loan the phones, I offer a loaner pair of silicone tips that I clean in warm detergent water after every use by friend or curious person.

So, I guess the three pair that I was given will last about Three Years, hard use, as I will not use the loaner pair in my ears.

Every time I am about to insert the phones, I wipe or flick the ends to make the flakes of earwax fly out of the hole.

I have replaced the filters twice in the same Year and a half. They are colored green, so whenever they look yellow, I replace them.

Be sure to buy the "S" adaptor for your Ps, then you can always enjoy your etys wherever and whth whatever input you want to monitor.

Happy Listening!

Guy
 
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thanks kytguy!!!

Now it's only a matter of time before I order them..
 
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How can it be that the it cost so much more in Europe tha in USA??
It's cheaper for me to order them from the states even though i have to an ekstra 25%


The cost in USA:250$ =205€!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cost in Europe:370€ = 451$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For me it's like stealing in the middle of the day
 
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Order them from Paul at Idealsound on e-bay and most likely you won't pay any import duty.

I haven't paid import duty on any of the items he sent me (Ety ER4, Shure E5, and accessories) in seperate packages.

Maybe you'll pay even less!!
 
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Hi,

Todd, a HeadFi sponsor ,will also ship them as a gift under $40. Mine took 4 days to arrive, excellent service.

John
 
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okay... then i will try that e-bay thing...

But sending as a gift, would I say is fraud
 
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Yeah.. well as long as you dont get catched right


where will I find this Todd???
 
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heh.... could do that
 
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