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baranwar
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May 9, 2018
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Having bought the EDC3 recently, I wonder whether to buy this, or wait for ER4XR to drop instead. Any suggestions? Also, is this drop coming with the 2 year warranty from Etymotic?
May 9, 2018
Pantomime
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May 9, 2018
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I read the ER3s are the same as the ER4s with the following exceptions:
- ER3 has plastic housing - ER3 are made in China and not the US - ER3 comes with less accessories / no hard case
Outside of that the sound is supposedly Identical. It comes down to if those differences are worth an extra $230 (I recently bought a pair on ER4XR on Amazon, $380 w/ tax. To me they were, no upgrade envy to deal with. Honestly I wish I would have chosen these first before buying my Andromeda's. The Andro's only edge out on width of the sound stage, the ER4XR has incredible detailing.
May 9, 2018
baranwar
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May 9, 2018
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Still leaves the question of warranty. Can someone from massdrop chime in please?
May 9, 2018
JanpuKantoku
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May 9, 2018
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After checking the warranty info on both massdrop and ety websites, I guess this might not be covered by the 2-year warranty... (apologize if I am wrong.)
May 9, 2018
JanpuKantoku
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May 9, 2018
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ER3 has aluminum housing as ER4
May 9, 2018
baranwar
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May 9, 2018
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Then this drop is not worth it, I think.
May 9, 2018
owtlaw333
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May 9, 2018
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It also appears the cables are different between the two, with the ER4 having twisted cables?
May 9, 2018
JanpuKantoku
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May 10, 2018
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And ER4 has a thicker cable (and 1 ftlonger) for the part that is not twisted. As a owner of both, I would say ER4 has more “clarity” than ER3 if you play music from your phone.
May 10, 2018
JanpuKantoku
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May 10, 2018
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Yep, I’d recommend either getting it from amazon (with a different authorized seller to avoid taxes and retain warranty - sorry IRS) or getting an ER4 the same way......
May 10, 2018
Der_Klaviermann
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May 10, 2018
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ER4s are not completely made in the US. They are assembled in the US. Etymotic is a reputable company. There's no reason to worry about the quality regardless of the manufacture location.
May 10, 2018
Caiz
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Aug 26, 2018
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i don't suppose anything in "clarity" changes if you put the ER4 cable on the ER3? Thanks for contributing your finding. =)
Aug 26, 2018
gemmoglock
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Nov 20, 2018
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@CEE_TEE anyone from Massdrop can clarify this?
Nov 20, 2018
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