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Etymotic-er4-p.1466498
6.1 out of 10

Etymotic ER4-P

The ER-4 MicroPro(tm) earphones from Etymotic are the next best Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Etymotic ER4-P

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Overall 6
5.6
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 4
4.0
Durability 4
4.0

User Review

TrevorNetwork, Headphone Reviews
4 December 2012
  • Summary: The ER-4P are a great deal. Offering great portability, and detail. They are unique in the headphone world. My issue comes from the odd midrange exhibited by the ER-4P. It would seem the frequency changes made by changing the impedence of the ER-4S to convert them to ER-4P are a negative change. Isolation is excellent, comfort is good, but could be considered below average when compared to other headphones. Bass impact and extension are lacking.
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Overall 5
5.4
Sound quality 3
3.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 4
4.0

User Review

null, Headphone Reviews
19 March 2009
  • Summary: The ER4Ps are very revealing 'phones and they may surprise you at first. They have weak bass extension, however the bass impact is pretty good and these things are very fun. The key to getting the best out of these little guys is how good you can get them in your ears. Microphonics hinder portability, but if you can subdue it then the ER4ps will delight you with their killer isolation; just be careful you dont crush 'em, because they are small and therefore not the most...
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Overall 6
6.4
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
19 March 2009
  • Summary: The 4P comes with a variety of tips - and good thing, too. A good fit is crucial, and that's why experimentation is mandatory. My middle ear is fairly big, and foamies transformed the sound completely; this also made for a comfortable fit. - While the Westone UM2 was bassy to an extreme, the 4P has a tight sound. Clear, but not punchy (quite unlike the Shure E4C). - The wide diameter of my middle ear made comfortable placement nearly impossible.
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Overall 6
6.4
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
12 November 2006
  • Summary: The 4P comes with a variety of tips - and good thing, too. A good fit is crucial, and that's why experimentation is mandatory. My middle ear is fairly big, and foamies transformed the sound completely; this also made for a comfortable fit. - While the Westone UM2 was bassy to an extreme, the 4P has a tight sound. Clear, but not punchy (quite unlike the Shure E4C). - The wide diameter of my middle ear made comfortable placement nearly impossible.
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Overall 5
5.4
Sound quality 3
3.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 4
4.0

User Review

null, Headphone Reviews
12 November 2006
  • Summary: The ER4Ps are very revealing 'phones and they may surprise you at first. They have weak bass extension, however the bass impact is pretty good and these things are very fun. The key to getting the best out of these little guys is how good you can get them in your ears. Microphonics hinder portability, but if you can subdue it then the ER4ps will delight you with their killer isolation; just be careful you dont crush 'em, because they are small and therefore not the most...
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Overall 6
5.6
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 4
4.0
Durability 4
4.0

User Review

TrevorNetwork, Headphone Reviews
16 December 2004
  • Summary: The ER-4P are a great deal. Offering great portability, and detail. They are unique in the headphone world. My issue comes from the odd midrange exhibited by the ER-4P. It would seem the frequency changes made by changing the impedence of the ER-4S to convert them to ER-4P are a negative change. Isolation is excellent, comfort is good, but could be considered below average when compared to other headphones. Bass impact and extension are lacking.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Brad a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
23 October 2003
  • Summary: I've used these earphones for two years now and I cannot recommend them to anyone who doesn't have an excess of money. Yes, they sound superb. But you must sit absolutely still with your head and body leaning forward so the wire does not touch any object except the device it plugs into. Otherwise, you will be miserable with the resonating booms in your head as the wire brushes against your chest with the motions of mere breathing.
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Overall 6
6.0

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bediff, epinions.com
16 September 2000
  • Excerpt: These 'phones sure are "accurate" but in order for them to work as advertised, they must f
  • Pros: Fancy looking, accurate.
  • Cons: Pricey, not a good buy.
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