Summary: Do not buy any of ER's products unless you like to waste your hard earned cash on overpriced junk. Yes, junk. I owned ER6i and two pairs of ER4 headphones, they all sucked. Cable break at the 'y', a known problem with ER. The wires are so flimsy, no surprise. The real kicker is that this company has the nerve to charge $50 plus shipping to replace a $2 plastic wire.
Summary: I HAVE PURCHASED THESE EARPHONES (ER4)JULY 09 FOR MY NEW CHOPPER MOTORCYCLE DO TO RIDING IN THE OPEN WIND I HAVE KILLED TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE (WIND & TUNES)!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE MADE TO MAKE MY LONG DISTANCE RIDING AWSOME, EVEN THO THEY WERE EXPENSIVE, I FEEL YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GOT IN LIFE!!!!!! CANT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT SERVICE ASISTANCE YET?HOPE I DONT HAVE TO EVER HAVE TOO FIX THEM? BUT ALL AND ALL THERE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: It has taken me many years to finally give up using over the ear headphones. I just could not believe there was any "stick it in your ear" phone that had the quality I have grown used to. Well, how wrong I was! Maybe I shouldn't admit to this but I picked up a new set of Etymotics ER6i's on an internet auction for $3. I figured this would be a good time for me to try a pair and if they did not live up to my standards I could just give them to one of my kids.
Summary: Being a tight Yorkshireman I was alittle reluctant to pay nearly as much for my earphones as I did for my MP3 player, but...... Having read reviews of these little gems and borrowing a pair of ER6's I decided to break the bank. All I can say about the 'microphoning' of the cord is turn the volume up !!! Yes it is evident when listening to quiet pieces of material if your a bit of a shuffle butt.
Summary: Ok, this is what I think about the Etymotic ER4P headphones. I've owned them for 6 months now... this is a 100% unbiased review. I'm a qualified studio engineer, musician but not an audiophile! Overall I would say these are good headphones for listening to music, however I wouldn't recommend them to anyone other than a studio engineer. That's because the sound is flat and at times too bright for most peoples taste.
Summary: First, I'll give you some background.
I'm a student, a former music major (now Biomed engineer). I take my music and the quality of my experience very seriously. (I.e. - nothing under a 320 bit rate and no ipods)
now, it's not all classical music - but all sorts. you name it, i probably have it.
Here are my two cents about this piece. I myself am one of those people who need the foam piece to get a proper, comfortable fit.
Summary: great sound on highs and mids, just like everyone else here has stated. bass leaves something to be desired. i called etymotic and they sent me a bigger set of foam tips free of charge! would recommend to a friend.
Summary: Before I bought these, I did a LOT of research into the various headphones out there. I wanted something that offered great sound, provided complete noise isolation to the outside world, was portable, durable, and didn't cost $1000. I picked these, have had them over a year now, and am very happy with them. I listen to many types of music: rock, classical, rap, vocal, acoustic, etc. and they have been great.