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What worked out for me was slicing the first dome off of the large size tips. This keeps them from feeling like they're poking too far into your ears - if that was your issue.
First dome on the small end or the large end?
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I used the Etymotic Research 4P for years. Bought in 2005. Great earbud obviously, but hurt my ears after about an hour of use, even with the foam tips instead. This made me shop around casually for a different set. I eventually found something that sounded, to my ears, 90% as nice at a fraction of the price. Sold my 4Ps on eBay for the same amount I paid for them years before that.
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Wired earbuds are hard sell nowadays.... High-end phones do not have 3.5mm socket. If you use it with your computer, you have more options including over the head type.

Honestly, I am still holding on my old phone with 3.5mm socket for better audio. Bluetooth audio is still behind a simple wired earbuds except a few top models.
There's an easy and simple way to add a 3.5mm socket to "ANY"https://youtu.be/5tqH-Un9SFU?t=3 existing phone.
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Wired earbuds are hard sell nowadays.... High-end phones do not have 3.5mm socket. If you use it with your computer, you have more options including over the head type.

Honestly, I am still holding on my old phone with 3.5mm socket for better audio. Bluetooth audio is still behind a simple wired earbuds except a few top models.
i have i think 3-4 wired iem. 3 full size open backs, also wired. Not a single wireless. Thinking of getting another full size. But its true, for earphones, a lot don't have the 3.5mm, good thing my phone still does.
an for my iPad i got usb to 3.5
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FYI: There are much better sounding earbuds at this price point, but these are great at passive noise-isolation
Like what? I know that the er2xr is what many iem enthusiasts, along with T4s and Moondrop KXXs to be best sound per dollar under 200. Now that etymotic flagship is at that price point, what is better to you???
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FYI: There are much better sounding earbuds at this price point, but these are great at passive noise-isolation
Please share what you suggest
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Second this. I've also been using the predecessor ER-4 for 15yr. Still the best earbud I've found.
That's amazing yours can last 15yr. Unfortunately, mine only worked for about 4yr. However, the sound quality is unbeatable, especially clarity.
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how does this compare to the shure 425 or 525?
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If you are coming from the older etymotics like the ER-4S or P and want to see some comparison frequency graphs there is a good review at:https://web.archive.org/web/20170...4xr-page-2

The short of it is that these XRs will have a bit more bass and warmer sound than the older generation of Etymotic IEMs.

It will still have less bass than some of the multi-armature IEMs but will have more clariety and a smoother transition between frequencies. This is because the Ety line is single armature (one speaker that matches your ear drum movement) which limits the bass volume / fraction available without distortion but more accurately matches the sound across the transitions between armatures.
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I used the Etymotic Research 4P for years. Great earbud obviously, but hurt my ears after about an hour of use, even with the foam tips instead. This made me shop around casually for a different set. I eventually found something that sounded, to my ears, 90% as nice at a fraction of the price. Sold my 4Ps on eBay for the same amount I paid for them years before that.
Could you please share which one you ended up buying for fraction of price. TIA
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LDAC (which every Android phone supports) is virtually identical to wired. Take any number of LDAC BT receivers and add possibly the best $200-$300 headphones in these Etymotics and you stolen high end sound for a genuinely good price relative to MSRP.
got a suggestion for a ldac bluetooth receiver?
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I would NEVER buy Etymotic headphones again after I learned that you have to replace filters on their earphones. Those parts are very difficult to find and cost a lot. I ended up spending $50 to buy new filters and a filter tool out of England. i've never encountered another set of earphones that require a replacement part to function properly.
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got a suggestion for a ldac bluetooth receiver?
I haven't kept up with the field in years, so there may be a better option these days but the FiiO BTTR3 was pretty good years ago when LDAC was catching steam.
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