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Etymotic ER4-P
6.7 out of 10

Etymotic ER4-P

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ZUSTOMAN a Casual Listener, Audio Review
27 May 2010
  • 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...
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Dave G. a AudioPhile, Audio Review
25 May 2010
  • 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!
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Paul Dodd a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
19 March 2010
  • 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.
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Only the best bang for the buck!

Anonymous, Newegg
24 December 2008
  • 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!!
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Etymotic ER-4P In-Ear Earphones

kobong, Rate it all!
27 November 2008
  • 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.
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Etymotic ER-4P In-Ear Earphones

Bre1581, Rate it all!
31 October 2008
  • 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.
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Etymotic ER-4P In-Ear Earphones

GeraldL.BrownI II, Rate it all!
28 October 2008
  • Summary: I recently thought I had lost my ER-4Ps, so went through the process of looking at the Shure 530s and the Ultimate Ear Triple.fi 10vi's. At first, the bass in these two competitors wowed me.
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Closest thing to a direct sonic connection to the brain

Mr. H., Newegg
26 June 2008
  • Summary: Use foam tips for much better seal and isolation. Without a proper seal and isolation, the bass will sound thin and weak, especially if you don't insert the phones deep enough. Make sure your source has plenty of drive for these phones too.
  • Pros: This is, as etymotic puts it, the closest thing to being a direct sonic connection to the brain. Probably the next closest thing would be getting artificial cochlea implants and having a minijack built into your head. But cyborgs aside, put on a live performance video or recording, and be sonical...
  • Cons: Since these canal phones are very detailed and analytic, many of the recordings out there that was done for cheap car stereos sound very bright and fatiguing, especially for metal or heavy rock music. I also owned the Shure SE530, and found the sound signature of those phones to be better matched...
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Worth every penny!

Daniel M., Newegg
20 June 2008
  • Summary: If you are disappointed by the bass, you did not do your research before purchasing these. It is a well known fact that Etys are very analytical and lack bass punch. However, there is no distortion from turning up your bass from the source.
  • Pros: Absolutely stunning highs and mids. Clarity and brilliance are stellar on these IEMs. The detail is also amazing. Very dynamic. There are some good options for these as well, like Impedance adapters to basically turn them into the ER-4S model. They can also be recabled for even better sound quali...
  • Cons: Bass is not very pronounced, but it's there. It is very analytical and precise in it's presence but lacks punch. This can be helped by using a portable amp between your source (DAP, PMP...) and the IEMs. It's not as bad as some other high end IEMs, but poor recordings and compressions will show t...
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Very-very good

George J., Newegg
19 February 2008
  • Summary: I love this headphone, love that it is not a "big-brand" name, and from the quality and finish you relize that it has been manufactured by people who really-really love music. Sound quality over flashy design! You get a lot of additional stuff in the box.
  • Pros: I owned a noise cancelling Sony and the Bose buds before. When the Sony broke I got the Bose two weeks ago. It is very good but if you're like me you will want to listen to your Ipod on the go (subway, airplane, etc). After having the Etymotic I can't believe that I wasted money on the Bose. Etym...
  • Cons: none. To the comment before me, just use the clip and you will have absolutely no cable slurring.
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