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Etymotic ER-4XR

In-Ear Headphones

  • Especially suitable for Hi-Fi use
  • Very detailed and clear sound with enhanced bass
  • High-Performance transformer
  • Balanced micro drivers
  • Frequency range: 20-17,000 Hz
  • Peak SPL: 122 dB
  • Impedance: 45 Ohm
  • 35 - 42 dB Ambient noise attenuation
  • Black metal body with anodized surface
  • Pluggable Kevlar cable with angled 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Includes: transport bag, case, jack adapter, foam and rubber ear pads in different sizes, replacement filters and tools to change the filter

Further information

Removeable Cable Yes
Colour Black
1-Way Phones Yes
2-Way Phones No
3-Way Phones No
Custom Made In-Ear No
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  • environmental noise-cancelling
  • sound
  • comfort
  • quality
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environmental noise-cancelling

Best in ear monitors you can buy.

I have been using er4pt for a year. They easily outperformed phonak?s audeo (which I still own and very much like but they are in completely different league), Triple fi 10, westone?s 4 and Sony?s EX1000. If anyone is interested here are my impressions of the new ER4XR.

As for build they look much nicer however for some reason they feel more fragile. Probably due to mmcx connector and one of the earphones has a bit of play between metal housing and the connector. I?ve received answer from customer service that some of them do have that and none has come apart because of it. Well, seems that I will have to get used to it. Cable is much softer and because of that it tangles much easier, microphonics are still there just reduced a bit. Mini jack is way better and now fits even if you have thick case for phone or player. Didn?t have problem with shirt clip but it does feel much cheaper and more fragile. I?m also not a fan of a new eartips. They are a little smaller which is still ok but they are stiffer then the old grey ones. They are not horrible but I prefer the old ones. Maybe they will soften after more use, will see. Metal housing looks and feels nice but will be a pain in winter when inserting in to the ear canals. It?s not pleasant right now and it?s middle of summer where I live.

Some hits and missed with ergonomics but there are only pro?s when we get to the sound.

Er4 with p to s adapter had adequate bass quanity for most of the music but you could only hear and not feel it. In XR you can not only hear it but also feel it and there?s enough quantity even for metal and electronic music. Bass is very tight and punchy, never bloated or anything like that. I also never feel there?s too much of it, the amount is just perfect for my taste and you can at last say er4 are a good allrounder for all types of music.

Treble goes higher and it?s still crystal clear and never harsh. Love it, only electrostatics have better treble. In comparison er4s treble feels rounded around the edges.

Probably due to more linear response er4s feel a little mid centric (maybe it?s just me or my source, Colorfly c10) and female vocals were more forward and in XR?s they blend in more with the rest of the music. They are still perfectly clear though and XR are far from being V shaped which I was afraid of. In contrary as I said now er4's feel mid centric and XR feel flat to me with both ends expanded.

Believe it or not the resolution is better and er4s already challenged my Stax 4170 and Beyerdymic T1?s in that regard so you can say resolution is as good as you can get even from top of the line stationary over the ear headphones. As for soundstage er4s had only mediocre soundstage, maybe not tiny but not big by any means, and it went only from left to right with poor depth. XR have both larger soundstage and has also depth. They are still not a benchmark in that regard but it?s not their weak spot anymore. Overall sound is more forward and er4s feel a little bit recessed and rounded. Er4s are still great headphones but new model raises the bar in every category in my opinion. A worthy upgrade.
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environmental noise-cancelling

An acoustic magnifying glass

Since the Shure SE535 came after the jogging only half from the auditory canal and with the seconds glue a little in the pants it was time for replacement.
About the Etymotic, I've read a lot in forums whose opinions I can now share.

The playback is stunningly detailed, I mean in particular the natural reproduction of the transients, of which the music is known to live. This means: A kickdrum kicks, a snare bangs and a guitar sounds as if one were sitting next to it (quality of the recording and the source decisive.Poor recordings mercilessly exposed). The width of the stage is, however, much narrower than the Shures, it's like you are in the music and every detail is snapped. Just in the height range my old in-ears do not come with.

The ER-4XR have an increase in the lower mid and bass range compared to the flat brother. With a portable device like my FiioX3 I am grateful, because the bass boost I do not hear there. In my stationary monster from the people of the lake, however, I have the feeling with electronic music sometimes I should have ordered the SR.

The ER-4XR is so accurate that some of the weaknesses of its MP3 collection is heard. They could be sterile to many. They are just monitors.

For bass monitoring from the DI, they are a dream!

Oh, I recommend nevertheless the Shure olives instead of the silicone props which nevertheless itch in the auditory canal. The gray foam stoppers sounded too flat for me, and they were also unpleasant.
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