Etymotic Research mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

Etymotic Research mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

Etymotic Research mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

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Etymotic Research mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

Etymotic Research mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Highly Accurate Sound Reproduction
  • Noise-Isolating In-Ear Fit
  • Multiple Types of Eartips
  • Replaceable Filters
  • Kevlar-Reinforced Cable
  • 3.5mm Plug
  • Storage Pouch Included
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Etymotic Research mc5 overview

  • 1Description

The mc5 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, while 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.

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
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
In the Box
Etymotic Research mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)
  • 3 x Pairs of ACCU·Fit Eartips
  • Pair of ACCU·Filters
  • Clothing Clip
  • Storage Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Etymotic Research mc5 specs

    Earpiece
    Design In-Ear (Intra-Aural)
    Driver Size 0.31" / 8 mm
    Magnet Type Neodymium
    General
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 15 kHz
    Sensitivity 100 dB
    Impedance 16 Ohms
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 120 dB
    Microphone
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Cable
    Cable Length 3.9' /  m
    Physical
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.8 x 2.0"

    Etymotic Research mc5 reviews

    mc5 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clean sounding headphones I use these headphones everyday on the train and they are exactly what I was looking for. The sound is very clean, the cleanest I have heard from headphones. They provide excellent noise isolation, almost too good. I use these everyday and they seem durable up through now. The included case is nice too when it's time to stash them and get to work.
    Date published: 2011-02-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not So Good I purchased these because of a review I read in Wired. Now, it's possible I received a bad set, but they were horrible. No low end whatsoever, tinny, just horrible. I returned them immediately and bought the Shure SE215s. Those are fantastic. Great response across the entire range.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the benefit of Mr. Kite These are well-made alternatives to the pricier ER4P. No, they don't sound as good. Bass is a little more bloated, midrange recessed, and treble does not have as much detail. But they offer good isolation and very decent quality for the money. Very usable on the train or subway.
    Date published: 2011-01-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Isolation Heaven! I purchased these in order to make my 1 Room studio work. I need isolating headphones so I could stand in front of an amp or drum and move the mic around and hear only the mic pickup. These do the job great! If I need some more isolation, I simply add a pair of firing range ear muffs and even better. The sound quality is quite good. It's fairly flat, but not incredibly detailed. I certainly wouldn't do any mixing or critical listening with these, but for my purposes their perfect.
    Date published: 2012-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound for the price I primarily purchased these phones to experience great sound while exercising. They have great overall sound. A bit wimpy on the bass, but vocals and instrumentals come out crisp while still remaining warm. Very easy to listen to. The different ear adaptors are all pretty comfortable, and the 'default' ones have no trouble staying in while running. One complaint is that they isolate the environment so much it become difficult to hear if something important is happening.
    Date published: 2012-01-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from not satisfied with sound I use earbuds to workout,hike,bike etc....these are so tinny, it makes me suspect that they are defective and I am considering sending them back when I find the time...Absolutley no base or midrange
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid-tier IEM This is my first pair of what most people would consider to be expensive IEMs. Etymotic is famous for a more analytical sound, and these deliver. Great build quality and super comfortable with the included foam or tri-flange silicone tips. Noise isolation is also phenomenal, and made for a pleasant plane trip.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good for me This company has a good reputation, but all I heard was midrange. They supposedly sound better if you can achieve a tight seal, but I don't like them so tight in my ear. I replaced them with Sennheisers, which were more expensive, but worth it IMO.
    Date published: 2015-03-31
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