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Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black)

B&H # ETMC3B Mfr # ER7-MC3-BLACK-I
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Price: $79.00
Product Highlights
  • Highly Accurate Sound Reproduction
  • Noise-Isolating In-Ear Fit
  • Multiple Types of Eartips
  • Inline Microphone and Remote
  • Replaceable Filters
  • Kevlar-Reinforced Cable
  • 3.5mm Plug
  • Storage Pouch Included

The mc3 in-ear headphones from Etymotic Research provide high-quality performance in a compact and affordable package. The headphones feature high-output neodymium moving coil drivers to provide a better than 85% response accuracy with tight bass and clear treble at all volume levels. User-replaceable ACCU·Filters protect the drivers from earwax and other debris to ensure lasting quality and clarity. The in-ear design and assortment of noise-isolating ACCU·Fit eartips provide a proper seal in the ear canal to reduce outside noise by 35-42dB. A CUSTOM·FIT option is also available that allows you to purchase custom-made eartips that are specifically designed for your ears.

The Kevlar-reinforced cable offers lasting durability and has an inline microphone and remote control for use with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The close-proximity high sensitivity microphone provides clear vocal pickup, while the remote lets you play and pause music, skip tracks, and answer phone calls on the iPhone. The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with a variety of MP3 players, CD players, and other devices. The headphones have a high-gloss polished aluminum finish that's available in 4 different colors, perfect for matching your iPod, mood, or outfit. A compact pouch is included for storage and travel.

Note! The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th, 5th, and 6th generation), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB only), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPad. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires latest iPod software.

High-output neodymium moving coil drivers to provide a better than 85% response accuracy with tight bass and clear treble at all volume levels
User-replaceable ACCU·Filters protect the drivers from earwax and other debris to ensure lasting quality and clarity
The in-ear design and assortment of noise-isolating ACCU·Fit eartips provide a proper seal in the ear canal to reduce outside noise by 35-42dB. A CUSTOM·FIT option is also available that allows you to purchase custom-made eartips that are specifically designed for your ears
The Kevlar-reinforced cable offers lasting durability
An inline microphone and remote control for use with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The close-proximity high sensitivity microphone provides clear vocal pickup, while the remote lets you play and pause music, skip tracks, and answer phone calls on the iPhone
The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with a variety of MP3 players, CD players, and other devices
The headphones have a high-gloss polished aluminum finish that's available in 4 different colors, perfect for matching your iPod, mood, or outfit
A compact pouch is included for storage and travel
Type In-Ear
Drivers 8mm Neodymium Moving Coils
Frequency Range 20Hz - 15kHz
Impedance 16 Ohms
Sensitivity 100dB
SPL 120dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Isolation 35-42dB
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 4' (1.2 m)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black)
  • 3 x Pairs of ACCU·Fit Eartips
  • Pair of ACCU·Filters
  • Clothing Clip
  • Storage Pouch
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Etymotic Researchmc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black)
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Simple controls (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Commuting (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (4), Business professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Best Headphones for Work Under $[$]

      By iHartsough

      from New York, NY

      About Me Business Professional, Music Enthusiast, Musician, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • at Work
        • Commuting
        • Long Talks
        • Phone Calls On Street
        • Travel

        Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

        I use these headphones every day at work and on my commute. They are perfect for blocking extra noise from subway cars and coworkers. The sound is crystal clear, and not nearly so bass-heavy by default. The combination of these features means I can listen to anything from Haydn quartets to house music without blowing my ears out.

        Some might find that the ear bud size options aren't for them. They also sit far in your ears (more so than most buds). I don't mind this, since it helps block noise without active sound canceling (battery-eating) tech.

        HIGHLY recommend.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        good sound uncomortable bass shy

        By Alanpiga

        from NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy Controls
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

          This earphones produce an honest sound with enough detail but they are uncomfortable because you have to have a very tight fit and I could get it only with the foam inserts. I didn't try the custom fittings but read somewhere they are hard therefore I am not sure they will add to comfort. They are not bass champs I would say they are bass shy even in a tight fit situation.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good isolating earbuds

          By Jeff in Cincy

          from Cincinnati, OH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy Controls
          • Good Isolation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

              Great for use where you really want total isolation from outside sound. I use them when cutting the grass, doing woodworking, and the like. They have an app that uses the mic to feed in outside sound, but I found it really drains the battery. In order to get the isolation, they do seat deep into your ear canal, so if you are sensitive to pressure in the ear, these may not be for you. Sound quality is great.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Crystal clear with ample range

              By Ross

              from Dallas

              About Me Business Professional, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

                If your used to apple headphones, these will feel awkward at first. Love them. The pfoam headset covers dampen external noise so well I could even hear what a friend said while wearing them

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent noise isolation

                By jwb

                from Jonesborough, TN

                About Me Gearhead, Practical

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

                  I recently purchased these in-ear headphones for my iPod touch. After reading bad reviews on the Apple in-ear headphones on other websites, I decided to try these instead. I wasn't sure what to except from this brand. Needless to say I was surprised at how great the noise isolation is with these headphones. The sound is clear and there isn't any added bass with this set.

                  The Apple earbuds with the remote and mic just can't stand up to these! They are pitiful compared to this set! I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants to actually hear their music free from background noise.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Excellent Isolation and Neutral Sound

                  By af13

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Gearhead, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Missing shirt clip

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

                  This is my second pair of Etymotics. I previously had the er-6i and the cord broke from the stress of wrapping it around my ipod. These have a much better cord that seems more durable. The isolation is excellent (as to be expected with this brand) and the sound is crisp, clear, and most important to me... neutral. These don't artificially boost the bass like some brands, so you actually hear the sound as it was meant to be played.

                  The only thing I miss with these is the clip on the cord which secures the cord to your shirt. Without it, the cord bounces around a lot and you get quite a bit of cord noise up through the headphones.

                  Also, it should be noted that the controls work perfect on the ipod (as adverised). On my Android phone however, the skip-back (3 presses of the button) did not work.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  great quality but weird button placement

                  By raf sanchez

                  from hong kong

                  About Me Business Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor button placement

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

                  I really like these headphones but I find the button placement very strange. The control buttons are located very close to the right earphone and it takes some time to get used to feeling your way around the buttons (as you cannot see them).

                  I have previously used Ultimate Ears iPhone headsets and found the button placement better (but the earphones larger and heavier and therefore they fell out of my ears more often).

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  High quality audio, good noise control

                  By bpmendoza

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Relaxing
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Etymotic Research mc3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black):

                    A good quality headset that seems to control ambient noise without the cost or bulk of the over the ear noise-cancelling headsets I was considering as alternatives.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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