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Subject: RE: Etitmotic

RE: Etitmotic

From: Rob Powell <>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 19:08:15 +0100

That's probably why I didn't like them. for a blinky Rocker, remember that
you have to take them out quite often to hear bus and train announcements,
possibly they do it on the subways over there?? I never obviously baring in
mind Tom's message, never got them fitted properly.


From: [] On
Behalf Of Tom Green
Sent: 04 May 2006 14:08
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Etitmotic


I use the ER-6's with my Archos and I think they sound GREAT. Bass response
is VERY dependent on proper fitment in your ears though. I find it takes me
a while and a bit of fiddling to get 'em "just right", which really sucks
when somebody wants to talk to you and you have to pull 'em out and start
all over again (like the wife!).

A few other things to be aware of: You CANNOT EAT while trying to listen to
these. Period. Forget using them at lunchtime. Stick you fingers in your
ears, make a tight seal, and chew something and you'll see what I mean.
Also, any physical contact with the wires is instantly transferred right to
your ears as "thudding" noise - can be very annoying. In a noisy
environment like a bus or plane, where you need to eliminate external noise,
AND you'll have 'em on for a while once you get 'em set in your ears the way
you want 'em, AND no one will be trying to talk to you, AND you won't be
eating... they're perfect. For everyday use I find them a bit problematic
and tend to use my Koss Porta-pros most of the time.

I've never tried the ER-4s, just too expensive.


On 5/4/06, Guy Davies <> wrote:

I use the ER6i's and they have a better sensitivity than the ER6's so
they require less driving (hence longer battery life). Unlike Rob, I
love the ER6i's but they do take a bit of getting used to. I use the
3 flange rubber ear tips and they need to be fitted pretty snugly. If
there's any gap, the sound is a bit lightweight.



On 04/05/06, Rob Powell <> wrote:
> HI rocker, the .I suffix to all the models indicate that they've been
> maximised for use in things like portable MP3 players, personal CD's etc.
> There's a .p suffix too, which I think means that they're for studio use.
> The Ir4's are the more expensive range, - I've tried both, and the IR6's
> aren't that much different to be honest. There is a difference though,
> I've not tried them with an iriver MP3 player, which in my humble opinion
> has much better sound reproduction than the Archos units. It's also worth

> looking at the B&O and Shore (excuse the spelling if not correct), before
> you buy. I bought a pair of IR6's, and didn't like them, and have settled
> on the Senheiser noise guard 'phones, (the number is 300 but I can't
> remember the suffix).
> Hope that lot helps,
> Rob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Behalf Of Rocker
> Sent: 04 May 2006 01:53
> To:
> Subject: Etitmotic
> Hi yall audio files out there!
> What is the difference between the ER 6, the ER 6I,
> and the ER 4?
> the specs don't seem to be much different between them all but the price
> between the two series is quite dramatic.
> I want something with good Bass and treble along with superior isolation.
> Thanks for your thoughts...rocker
> count
Received on 2006-05-04

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