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Some manufacturers are starting to wise up and tout their over-the-ear designed buds as a sales tool. But, you've not heard microphonics until you've heard some Ety's... It's the the point that breathing makes deafening noise if the cable happens to be touching your chest. I'd say it's their biggest flaw. And yeah, microphonics are the cable amplifying any noises from bumping into things, etc. It's because of the air-tight design of IEMs, though I've never researched exactly why it's caused.
Well ... one thing I can say about the Shures is that they have a really well constructed set of cords ... very thick ... very strong ...

I've snagged them on things many times and no problem.

I want to try some of the Ety's ... but will most likely wait until I can buy near the top-of-the-line mark ... ($$$$) ... ... may be a while.
    
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I still cannot believe how expensive cabling is...I'm still at Monster-Cable level
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I still cannot believe how expensive cabling is...I'm still at Monster-Cable level
FREE TIP: Stay at the monster cable level.

(but that's just me)

...

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Well ... one thing I can say about the Shures is that they have a really well constructed set of cords ... very thick ... very strong ...

I've snagged them on things many times and no problem.

I want to try some of the Ety's ... but will most likely wait until I can buy near the top-of-the-line mark ... ($$$$) ... ... may be a while.
They're more affordable than you might think - $159 at B&H Photo for the ER4P. I love Ety's sound signature, perhaps more than I should Now that I've got some decent amplification (headphone out from an HK AVR210) they're really singing.

Re the above posts: I believe that cables are more of a sound tweak than a drastic change. The icing on a well-baked cake, if you will. I'd hardly spend a ton of money on them until you've got a pretty much maxed setup to run them in and just want a slight change in color of sound. Again, IMO, connection quality and conductivity > exotic materials and styles.
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Nice, I'm glad you like them!

To satisfy my own curiosity, what tips are you using?

(don't know if you've figured this out yet; putting them in upside down and wrapping the cords over the tops of your ears drops microphonics to almost nothing, to the point I would feel comfortable running with them if I wasn't' concerned about sweat or, you know, traffic)
Im using the tri-flange's. Havent bothered to open up the foamies yet. Man, that turning them upside down thing really does work! I tried it at the YMCA today and I couldnt hear myself breathing or anything. I dont plan on working out or running with these because thats kinda dangerous with IEMS since they block out noise. Ill stick to my cruddy Sony S2's for that.
    
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try them both ways. My denon's are more comfortable and fit better right side up
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Darn it Newegg! So I ordered my new cans Tuesday, 3 business day shipping(UPS), and as of last night they were already in San Antonio. I check again this morning and they're not scheduled to be delivered until the 27th! Say what?!? Meanwhile the P182 I ordered from Provantage on Tuesday(3 day shipping too, via FedEx) is already on the truck for delivery today.
    
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Darn it Newegg! So I ordered my new cans Tuesday, 3 business day shipping(UPS), and as of last night they were already in San Antonio. I check again this morning and they're not scheduled to be delivered until the 27th! Say what?!? Meanwhile the P182 I ordered from Provantage on Tuesday(3 day shipping too, via FedEx) is already on the truck for delivery today.
I ordered from newegg on Sunday, 3 day shipping. I had tracking numbers Sunday evening, and scheduled deliveries of today and tomorrow (3 packages total) and all 3 showed up last night
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damn.... my a900 start acting up all of a sudden.... the right drivers sometimes won't sound
i squeeze the cup a bit to the right and now it sounds just fine.....
seems like a loose cable inside the cup....
dang....

actually my whole PC starting to giving me more problems these days...
i think my PSU is failing... the rail drops (vcore 1.325 detected at 1.29x-1.28x)
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Just found this thread.
Primary listening rig is Senn 650's with X-can V3 amp
Portable rig is Westone UM-2 IEM's and sometimes Sen PX100 (though rarely)
sources vary from my sound-card to iPod classic, iAudio X5 to cambridge audio Azur 640 v2.
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