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For those deciding between this ER4SR and the ER4XR, you can read a comparison here (summary: "SR stands for Studio Reference and XR for Extended Response...the only difference between the two lies in their frequency-response curves. The SR is close to Etymotic's original response curve for the ER4 while the XR has a subtle and intentional lift to its bass response"). -StrawMan86

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Last Edited by StrawMan86 September 9, 2020 at 03:07 PM
For those deciding between this ER4SR and the ER4XR, you can read a comparison here [theabsolutesound.com] (summary: "SR stands for Studio Reference and XR for Extended Response...the only difference between the two lies in their frequency-response curves. The SR is close to Etymotic's original response curve for the ER4 while the XR has a subtle and intentional lift to its bass response").

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good price... too bad it's not the XR... Frown
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good price... too bad it's not the XR... Frown

XR is here
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Do these have any noise isolation?

Like if i use these on my moterbike would the sound still come through?
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Do these have any noise isolation?

Like if i use these on my moterbike would the sound still come through?
no active noise isolation, but if you use proper tips, it should give you very good isolation. i prefer memory foam tips.
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Do these have any noise isolation?

Like if i use these on my moterbike would the sound still come through?
These are like earplugs. They do block out a lot of sound.
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Do these have any noise isolation?

Like if i use these on my moterbike would the sound still come through?
Yup, as mentioned by the comment above me, comparable to standard consumer earplugs. If I keep my Etys plugged in without music playing, they work as earplugs. YMMV depending on your solution though. You should have OEM and after market options with many types of silicone and foam tips. There should be compatibility with custom fitted (ie professional style) mouldings too.

My usual disclaimer: Always be careful with listening volume. Tinnitus sucks.
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I remember buying their ear plugs over a decade ago and hated them with a passion. They did not deliver any of their claims beyond reducing sound pressure levels. Very uncomfortable and their "high-fidelity" sound was worse than disposable ear plugs. Hopefully they have made some advances since then.
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Do these have any noise isolation?

Like if i use these on my moterbike would the sound still come through?
I've ridden many miles with my er4p's in my ears. I still prefer my er6's but they were so delicate but they didn't stick out as far and so they tended (past tense because they're kinda shot) to not hit my helmet. As was mentioned above, long rides seem to be better with the foam (eg Comply) tips but I have earplugs/IEM headphones in my ears a LOT so I'm kinda used to them. Not everyone handles hours and hours with them in.

Point is: I really like my ER4P's I first bought them in 2003 (with a 20GB ipod) and Etymotic did have to do some kind of service on them (I think they just sent me a new pair) in maybe 2006 or so? Otherwise, they've been well worth every penny I spent on them. My use case for them sounds like a bad movie, but I always have them in on planes, trains, and motorcycles.
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Am I the only one thinking how bad these would be for your ears?
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That is illegal and dangerous.
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Do these have any noise isolation?

Like if i use these on my moterbike would the sound still come through?
this brand has the best noise isolation you will find. Actually more insulation than regular earplugs if you use the right tips
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Am I the only one thinking how bad these would be for your ears?
Etymotic is a well respected ear research and science company. They have been in business for decades. They make hearing aids. These ER4SR earphones are practically the same as the original ER4S that came out in 1991 with some minor iterations. These are fine for your ears provided you're careful and conscious. These earphones are very good and accurate. They're almost like science tools.
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