Final Audio E4000/BK
and psychological research results. Delivers clear sound quality
across all bandwidths and a sense of real, true-to life sound.
With E4000, no particular sound ranges have been emphasized, and this, together with our commitment to detailed sound expression, results in realistic sound that sounds as if it were being played right in front of you. In addition, an MMCX connector that can be re-cabled has been employed, so that the cable can be replaced in the event of cable breakage.
We’ve carried out the sound design of this product based on the latest acoustic engineering and psychological research results. Using the usual method of sound creation whereby high frequencies are given a sharp peak and certain high frequencies are emphasized, you’re given to feel vivid sound when you first listen, but because of this peak, the anteroposterior ranges are masked and hard to hear. With the E series, making the arc of the frequency response smooth overall ensured that no bands were masked, and we achieved high resolution. Compared to E3000/E2000, a purer, subtler sound is achieved.
*To heighten the resolution across all ranges, acoustic pressure has been lowered. When you listen, the sound appears laid-back; turning the volume up gradually while assimilating this subtlety affords the user a comfortable listening experience. This product is one whose merits become more apparent the longer you use it.
Two types of silicon differing in rigidity are employed for the sound conduit and for the earbud that comes into contact with the user’s ear. The silicon used for the sound conduit is more rigid than that used for the earbud, and by having groove processing applied to it, combines both strength and flexibility. Soft silicon has been employed for the earbud, making for a comfortable fit and a high level of sound insulation. One of the bushes is gray, while the other is red; by pulling the earpiece back slightly to check the color of the bush, it is easy to distinguish between left and right, even in places with subdued lighting. Since the bush colors of neighboring sizes are different (the gray bushes alternate between dark and light gray; the red bushes alternate between red and pink), it is also easy to distinguish between sizes.
Comes in 5 sizes – SS/S/M/L/LL
Cable noise – the unpleasant noise that occurs when the cable touches the user’s body when they are walking – is dramatically reduced.
Aging refers to the phenomenon whereby sound changes with sustained use over a set period of time. With the driver unit, the extremely thin film that is heated and shaped vibrates to create sound. The reason for this is not clear, but the stress from the adhesive and the stress applied when shaping the film settles down as it is used, and it is thought that perhaps micro-signals move more freely.
With this product, because of the small apertures, an extended length of time is necessary for changes according to aging become hard to identify. Generally, 150 ~ 200 hours of regular use increases delicacy and sound quality follows the intent of the original design.
* Since the reason for sound quality improving through aging has not been clearly established, nothing could be clearly stated about aging until now.
We have been checking this phenomenon, and have decided to express our opinions so as to collect as many questions regarding aging from customers as possible.
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- Aluminum black alumite finish
- 6.4mmΦ dynamic driver
- OFC cable
- Cord length
Please check the L (left) and R (right) indicators at the back of the left and right housings. Holding the product, fit into the ears using a slight twisting motion. Since sound quality differs greatly according to the positioning of the ear piece, move each ear phone around while playing music until you find the position with the balance that suits you best. Once you have experienced this position, it will be easier to find subsequently.
* The L (left) bush has a left and right identification protuberance, so that it is possible to distinguish between left and right in the dark by feel.
* It is usual that a person’s ears differ in shape from left to right. As such, the optimum positioning of the product differs from left to right.