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Achieves highest output sensitivity in its class with 100 dB SPL sensitivity at 1 kHz at 0.1 mV. 85%+ response accuracy from 20 Hz - 15 kHz.
Etymotic's ACCUChamber technology makes dynamic drivers sound like high-end drivers by inserting a proprietary acoustic side-branch to redistribute energy, smooth the peaks and compensate for weak highs.
High degree of noise isolation enables lower-volume listening, protects hearing. 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation.
High-gloss polished aluminum finish. Kevlar®-reinforced cable for durability.
Includes an assortment of noise-isolating ACCUFit eartip options to ensure proper seal and comfort.
CUSTOMFIT option available. ACCU FilterTM User-replaceable filters that protect the moving coil driver.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought these very recently, but it doesn't take long to formulate a thorough review. Overall I would give these a 4.5/5 if I could, but you must also take into consideration I'm a bit of an Etymotic fan. I can't claim to be an audiophile, but I like my music to sound good. I'll try to do a normal review, and then compare them to the Etymotic ER-6i headphones because a lot of people have those or might be considering them seeing the similar price.
What you get: Etymotic MC5 headphones with 4ft cord and removable shirt clip 1 carrying case 2 large tri-flange ear tips 2 small tri-flange ear tips (already on the phones) 2 foam ear tips 2 easy glide ear tips 1 filter changing tool 2 filters
If all you're used to is the ipod headphones or something cheap you will absolutely be blown away by your music. Putting these in adds sounds you didn't know existed. This depends on the quality of your music though. If...
Even though I have been going to gyms for 20 years, it seems just recently (the last few years), all the gyms in our area have fallen into the irritating habit of blasting the overhead music excessively loud.
How loud ?
Conventional ear-buds and headphones are unable to drown out the gym's overhead music even with your MP3 player on 10.
From talking with dozens of other members, it seems despite numerous talks with management and letters to corporate offices, all the gyms in our area (Ballys, LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, etc..) continue this same bad habit.
Hey ..... these are supposed to be gyms, not night clubs or rave/dance clubs ....... right ?
Unfortunately the locally owned gyms have all been squeezed out of business, so there are few options available for joining elsewhere.
Making it worse, these gyms all tend to play hip-hop, rap, techno or some other form of overly simplistic, repetitive, bass heavy,...
I should start off by saying I'm a musician in a professional orchestra. Having studied and performed the repertoire for much of my life, I have a good idea of what an orchestra/chamber group sounds like in a good acoustical space. Because performing orchestral repertoire is my job, I often listen to popular music on earbuds, so I need an IEM that can both accurately reproduce an orchestral/acoustic sound and also deliver the punch and excitement of dance/rock music. I ultimately returned these, but they are not without merit.
Acoustic sound reproduction is fantastic. Listening to the recap of Mahler 3 1st mvt, I can accurately hear the warmth, body and burn of 9 Horns at fortissimo and then the woody buzz of the winds as the music fades. The ultimate test I normally put buds through is the opening and conclusion to Mahler's 8th (Symphony of 1000) to hear if it can deliver a sense of spatial awareness and reproduce all frequencies at maximum volume (organ, large...
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