Etymotic - ER4

In-Ears With 1 BA Driver
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In case you receive the Etymotic - ER4 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

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This Etymotic - ER4 comes with a warranty from Etymotic that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Flat Sound Signature

A Flat sound signature offers an accurate presentation of sounds without adding colour to your music. Simply put, this sound signature presents audio without boosting any frequencies. As a result, it’s the most natural-sounding signature and provides the closest reproduction of how a track was recorded and produced. Due to their accurate sound reproduction, flat sound signature headphones are preferred by Music professionals, Sound Engineers and used in professional studios for mixing and mastering music tracks and are also loved by audiophiles for immersive listening sessions. You can listen to Classical, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk & possibly every genre in music.

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Ideal for Audiophiles

These earphones/IEMs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of earphones/IEMs like these. You can expect them to present a Hi-Fidelity listening experience.

The audio quality exhibited by these earphones/IEMs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These earphones/IEMs deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these earphones/IEMs!

Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of earphones/IEMs. These earphones/IEMs allow you to listen to your favourite track, make that important call on the go or even block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience.

You can expect these earphones/IEMs to offer a seamless connectivity experience. They are lightweight in design and provide noise isolation as an added functionality.

Ideal For Casual Music Listening

These earphones/IEMs are your go-to when you want to sit back and relax. If you’re someone who is looking to listen to music without worrying too much about the technicalities, then these are the perfect fit for you.

You can expect these earphones/IEMs to work conveniently and pair with most devices like smartphones and laptops without needing a DAC & Amp. These offer the ultimate convenience, but we believe that if you care about an immersive listening experience and audio quality, these are not for you!

Balanced Armature

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.

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Needs Amplification

If you plug your wired earphones/IEMs directly into your phone or laptop, you are probably not hearing them at their best. This usually happens because the amplifier in your phone or laptop is not capable enough; to drive your earphones/IEMs to their full potential.

A dedicated headphone amplifier is an elegant solution which can power your wired earphones/IEMs to their maximum capability. When you invest in a good pair of wired earphones/IEMs that are hard to drive, it is ideal to get a dedicated "amp" that will make your earphones/IEMs sound even better.

The ER4s have a lot of legacy and history. 'Ety heads', as they are called, swear by these as the greatest from the Etymotic lineup. It's still a single BA driver, but the ER4 sounds full-bodied. These are the flattest, reference sound that you can get. It's not for everyone, but only for those that want an uncoloured & neutral sound.


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


Etymotic is credited with the invention of noise-isolating in-ear in-ear monitors 30 years ago. The Etymotic design adopted balanced armature receivers and was used for auditory research and hearing tests. This served as the standard benchmark for high-definition in-ear in-ear monitors. However, the Etymotic ER4 became the first noise-isolating, high-fidelity in-ear in-ear monitors to be featuring this unique technology in a consumer earphone. That's not all, these in-ear in-ear monitors are known to be the world leader in accuracy; when compared to other in-ear monitors. Therefore even after years, these reference-quality headphones are preferred by audiophiles, musicians and audio engineers.



The Etymotic ER4 are the first in-ear monitors to provide a completely sealed in-ear fit. They offer 98% (35dB - 42dB) noise isolation which is best when compared to any in-ear monitors available in the market. One of the benefits of best-in-class noise isolation is that you don't have to listen to your music at extremely high volumes. The Etymotic ER4 comes in two models SR and XR. Both ER4 models, the ER4SR and ER4XR, use the same Balanced Armature (BA) drivers. The only difference is the tuning of the lower (bass) frequencies. The ER4SR, being the "reference" model, is tuned to be as precise and flat as possible. The ER4XR, being the "fun" model, is tuned with added bass.



The body of the ER4 is designed with high-grade metal and has an anodized finish. They are built to offer a perfect and comfortable in-ear fit. The reinforced 5ft cables that come with this earphone are detachable and have a 3.5 mm gold plated stereo jack and MMCX connectors. The Etymotic ER4 in-ear monitors feature a user-replaceable filter over the balanced armature drivers to protect them from ear wax. Moreover, these in-ear monitors have a 2-year replacement warranty.



Etymotic is known as the world leader in sound reproduction. They have unrivalled accuracy in frequency response and audio quality. The ER4 in-ear earphone has 92%+ response accuracy from 20Hz-16kHz. These are exclusive in-ear monitors to feature custom-made balanced armature drivers with best-in-class output sensitivity.

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Etymotic - ER4 comes with a 2 Year warranty from Etymotic that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Etymotic's warranty in India.


"The Etymotic ER4-XR and SR both sound incredibly good and looking at their price, they’re an absolute steal. I absolutely recommend everyone to get one."

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"What a positive surprise by Etymotic.The build quality is superb and the sonic performance is great. This is an easy recommendation for any aspiring audiophile."

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"These are easily my new favorite pair of in-ears. If you want to hear your music with little embellishment, these live up to the Etymotic legacy."

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"True neutral sound, strong performers. The Etymotic ER4 are reference-grade in-ears for folks who want the best sound quality on the planet."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Mohammed Wasif (Bengaluru)
Bought as reference to compare with loud speakers while calibrating

I was hearing few negative reviews online on the fit which said that the internal canal of the ears were hurting for long time listening , I should say to the contrary that it was quite comfortable for me. The primary purpose of this purchase was to get used to studio grade sound which certainly will improve my ability on critical listening. Since I’m a audio calibrator I’d try and match the pink noise of the loudspeaker to the ER4’s by tweaking it through positional and electronic Eq . I’m glad that I was able to buy these through Headphone Zone cos if not them I don’t think the rest of sellers in the industry would have even heard of such great brands. Thank you for bringing in this brand into our country.

We're so happy to hear that you've had a good experience with us. Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us.

Gurpreet (Mumbai)
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Etymotic Nails It !

I upgraded to ER4SR from an ER2SE. I wasn’t sure if the improvements were going to be significant. Also, internet forums do paint BA drivers as inferior to dynamic drivers.

Firstly, i was looking for a more accurate, but enjoyable sound signature. ER4SE delivers this well. The clarity is itself worth the upgrade. I heard this through the Qudelix 5K (on bluetooth) and the Chord Mojo. Bass is delivered as it is captured in the track, but it has no slam or won’t rattle the head. For complex tracks (Thundercat’s Uh Uh), what shines through is the instrument separation. BA signature was a non-issue for me.

In terms is isolation and comfort, it is an Etymotic. It does work for me. The triple flange stock tips actually fit me better than on ER2SE.

Overall, it sounds like a high end speaker that will work with most portable dac/amps. Its a real bargain!

Headphonezone service, as ever, was excellent.

Hey Gurpreet, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

Sunil (Mumbai)
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The Perfect Reference IEM

I finally purchased the legendary Etymotic - ER4SR after so many IEM's and headphones. It's a folklore amongst music enthusiasts at Head-fi.
I'll try to provide my brief analysis since I've tested it for 12 days.
The phone used was the Rog Phone 2. It's more than capable to power the Etymotic - ER4SR. Not to forget it also powered the Soundmagic E80C which is a 64 Ohms impedance budget IEM.
Design and Comfort: The IEM looks and feels premium. However, comfort wise it's a kind of a mixed bag specially if you are using the triple flange eartip. However, there are many eartips provided in the box so it wont be that difficult to get a secured fit and comfortable fit.

Sound Quality: This is where it really shines or may I say proves that it's the perfect reference IEM. The sound is completely flat, nothing is boosted. Newbies might not like it but if you're an audiophile or musician you will really appreciate it.
My previous headphone was the V-Moda M200 which was really good however it pales in front of the Etymotic - ER4SR. Also, its able to block out a lot of ambient sound. The best I have witnessed on an IEM so far.

Value for Money: For the characteristics of this IEM, the price is very low infact pretty reasonable. However, most Indians are really underpaid at work hence I would suggest you to first try out the Soundmagic E80C. It is an excellent IEM with a balanced soundstage.

Upon conclusion, I feel that one will truly appreciate the Etymotic - ER4SR once you've become a true connoisseur of music or let's just say flat sounding music.

Chander Mohan
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IEMs to beat for SQ

I have been in the IEM market for over 2 decades now. I have tried many things from many brands, flagship or otherwise. This IEM however comes close to the end game as far as SQ is concerned but with a few caveats.

See the SQ of this IEM is hard to beat - it is detailed, dynamic & accurate enough. However -
1 - If you are into IEMs with ethereal bass - this won't do. This has enough bass, really good bass too, but it won't tickle your spine on Fat Bottomed Girls.
2 - The fit, oh THE FIT. This takes a while to get used to (this is my 2nd pair of Etys). In the beginning they are uncomfortable - very uncomfortable. Once you get used to these though, they almost disappear - almost. HOWEVER, you give them a break for lets say a couple of weeks (if you have multiple IEMs) - the process starts again. It is cumbersome to say the least, the SQ is worth the pain though. YMMV.
3 - The cable. Not the worst - definitely not the best. More on the annoying side of things - microphonics + the weight. A big reason you never forget you are wearing these - that's why I said almost.

HOWEVER - if you can get over the issues above, these IEMs are hard to beat for the price or at any price. I personally love them and will always have a pair in my inventory.

We appreciate your honest & elaborative review as well as awesome ratings, Chander Mohan!

Deepak Sharma (New Delhi)
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Etymotic - ER4

Thank you for the awesome ratings!

A. (Noida)
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Can hear God with these !

Extraordinary value for money, BA driver but DD Timbre, every frequency is separated. It can be heard in a precise & distinguished manner, and the soundstage is average, I have bought the SR version but I don't miss the bass! Every other gear which is costlier than these now become redundant in my possession, HFZ should not sell these as it might be the end game for most of the audiophiles out there!
I am using these with Cayin N3 Pro, Earmen Sparrow & Fiio M11 Plus ESS with a Tidal subscription. I think I am going to stop spending on IEMs for a while!!

Hey Ashutosh, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

Chandrasekhar Giri (Bengaluru)
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Excellent sound very comfortable

Loved the sound and comfort.

Hey Chandrashekher, thanks a lot for your amazing review!

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