Summary: to the engineers: redesign your overpriced products and use some decent cabeling. do not ever attempt to charge a customer $50 for a $2 plastic wire replacement. your transducers also suck. they break within 2 years of normal use.
Pros: sound is good when new
Cons: poor dsomeyhiesign, poor overall quality. three pairs (6i & two er4s) all had the flimsy wiring break at the 'y' connector. all new pairs broke at the same spot! for this much money a product should last, nothing worse than a channel cutting in and out.....good luck with repairs. er does not stan...
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.
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...
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!
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.
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!
Summary: I'm not quite sure why anyone would criticize these phones - the complaint about bass reproduction stems from users not installing them correctly, the bass is great with either of the foam or rubber tips (I prefer the rubber tips as they are way more comfortable to use deep in the ear) and the...
Pros: I have owned and used these units for 5 years now. Taking into account cost AND performance these phones rank #1. You can spend 100's of dollars more for only slightly more gain but you will not find anything better engineered than the Etymotic ER4's. They fit perfectly (once you know how to fit ...
Cons: Only one - the cost of the replacement filters is RIDICULOUS!!
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.
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.