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.
THE LEGACY OF QUALITY AND TRUST
Etymotic is credited with the invention of noise isolating in-ear earphones 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 earphones. However, the Etymotic ER4 became the first noise-isolating, high fidelity in-ear earphones to be featuring this unique technology in a consumer earphone. That's not all, these in-ear earphones are known to be the world leader for response accuracy when compared to other earphones. Therefore even after years, these reference-quality headphones are preferred by audiophiles, musicians and audio engineers.
EXPERIENCE NOISE ISOLATION LIKE NEVER BEFORE
These are the first earphones to provide a completely sealed in-ear fit. They offer 98% (35dB - 42dB) noise isolation which is best when compared to any earphones available in the market. One of the benefits of the best-in-class noise isolation is that you don't have to listen to your music at extremely high volumes.
WITH STYLE, COMFORT, DURABILITY AND ASSURANCE
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 has 3.5 mm gold plated stereo jack as well as MMCX connectors. The Etymonic ER4 earphones feature a user-replaceable filter over the balanced armature drivers to protect it from ear wax. Moreover, these earphones have a 2-year replacement warranty.
RESULT OF YEARS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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 earphones to feature custom made balanced armature drivers with best-in-class output sensitivity.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz - 16 kHz|
|TRANSDUCERS||High performance, balanced armature micro-drivers|
|IMPEDANCE (@1 kHz)||4XR (45 Ohms) 4SR (45 Ohms)|
|SENSITIVITY (@1 kHz) SPL at 0.1v||4XR (98 dB) 4SR (98 dB)|
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT (SPL)||122 dB|
|CABLE||5 ft Detachable|
|USER REPLACEABLE ACCU-FILTERS||Yes|
1.Etymotic - ER4SR/ER4XR
|2.Filter removal tool and replacement filters|
|3.2 pairs standard 3-flange, 2 pairs large 3-flange, and 2 pairs large black foam eartips|
|5.¼" stereo phone adaptor|
|7.Deluxe zippered storage case|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
Etymotic: A Research-Driven Audio Company
Etymotic means “true to the ear”. This audio company was founded in the year 1983 by Mead Killion, PhD. At its core, Etymotic Research is an engineering-based research, development and manufacturing company. It was founded to develop products that assess hearing with precision, aids people with hearing challenges, protects hearing and improves music listening for both musicians as well as music lovers around the globe.
Pioneers of “In Ear” Earphones
With extensive experience in acoustic research and hearing aid industry, Etymotic is credited to be the inventor of in ear earphones. The initial design of Etymotic earphones consisted of balanced armature drivers which acted as a standard for high-grade in-ear earphones. The first Etymotic earphones were utilised for diagnostic testing and precision auditory research: the ER-1, ER-2, and the ER-3. After this, they came up with noise-isolating high fidelity in-ear earphone ER-4 in 1991 which formed the basis for in-ears around the world and resulted in the formation of a new category in consumer electronics.
Etymotic’s Mission: Innovation, Education and Hearing Conservation
The concepts of Innovation, Education and Hearing Conversation are at the centre of Etymotic's mission. Etymotic products aid various professionals and other consumers around the world including scientists, hearing practitioners, hearing-impaired consumers, musicians etc. The Etymotic team has audio engineers, audiologists and musicians who have worked collectively to create more than 100 patents (issued and pending). Around 60 members of the Etymotic team are successful musicians.
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"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."
"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."Read More
"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."Read More
"True neutral sound, strong performers. The Etymotic ER4 are reference-grade in-ears for folks who want the best sound quality on the planet."Read More
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.
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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.
This is my first audiophile set and its simply great.
Its refrence sound and you can hear all the details crystal clear with superb imaging.
Only con for me is the soundstage but its understood as its iem but not a deal breaker at all, far from it.
You guys are doing amazing work, and making all the international brands accessible in India. Also, the way you are making your mark is so subtle, which makes you stand in a premium row.
I loved the product, and the service is great. Looking forward to buy many more dreamy audio junk form you :)
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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!
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