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Etymotic Research ER6I-B Isolator Earphone ER6I-B Headphones & Earphones
The Etymotic Research ER-6i Isolator is a compact, earbud-style set of earphones that are ideal for travel and personal listening. If you've ever been a skeptic of earbud sound quality, the ER-6i will shatter the headphone myth that bigger is better.
The ER-6i features a noise isolation of 34-36 dB that far surpasses that of active noise-canceling earphones. This makes the ER-6i a perfect choice for travelers, because these earphones will actively cancel the white noise caused by traffic, trains, or airplanes. These tiny earbuds are perfect for CD, DVD, and MP3 players, as well as laptop computers. Plus, the ER-6i is designed to plug directly into most airline audio systems, so you'll never have to pay for those cheap, airline headphones again.
The quality of these earphones is outstanding. They deliver such rich sound quality that even the most finicky audiophile will be impressed. The ER-6i earphones have a flat, real-ear response for reproducing CD and MP3 recordings. The sound accuracy is comparable to professional earphones, and provides surprising performance considering that the ER-6i is so compact and weighs less than an ounce.
Etymotic Research delivers outstanding comfort with the ER-6i. The flanged eartips fit snugly into most ear canals, but Etymotic goes one step further by providing disposable foam eartips. The foam eartips provide extra comfort and may offer a better seal in the ear canal. The ER-6i is designed to deliver excellent sound reproduction and big, rich bass tones. A good seal in your ear canal will ensure that you hear every detail of your favorite tunes. The ER-6i flanged eartips are easy to remove and should be cleaned regularly for the best listening experience. Etymotic Research provides you with the tools you need to keep your ER-6i clean and working properly.
A perfect recording of a live performance played through earphones with 100% accuracy would produce the same sound at the eardrum as a live performance. A complicating factor is that the acoustic resonance and "horn effects" of the ear can distort a flat signal entering the open ear from a headphone. A perfect earphone will create that same frequency characteristic (called the "target curve") at the eardrum.
Target curves on Etymotic Research graphs indicate 100% accuracy. Commercial recordings often have a high-frequency boost that compensates for the high frequency roll-off in studio monitor loudspeakers and high-quality stereo loudspeakers and earphones. The ER-6i earphones compensate for the high frequency boost added to high-quality recordings. This modification (approximately 5 dB at 10 kHz) is necessary to avoid earphones sounding too bright on commercial recordings. In addition, the ER-6i adds 8dB sound output and increased bass for a slightly "beefier" response for those who like strong bass but still want 100% accuracy on the high end.
Other in-the-ear earphone manufacturers do not report accuracy scores, but Etymotic Research has tested all competitive products. The accuracy scores of Etymotic Research earphones are higher than those of most loudspeakers, and well above all competitive earphones, except electrostatic headphones that cost thousands of dollars.
ER-6i earphones, cord with stereo plug, one pair two-flange eartips, one pair foam eartips, two replacement filters, filter changing tool, shirt clip, and pouch.
|Design||Best in Class under $100||Best in Class under $100||Best in Class under $200||World leader in reference response accuracy|
|ACCU Technology||Neodymium moving coil driver with ACCU-Chamber Technology||High-performance balanced armature ACCU-Driver||High-performance balanced armature ACCU-Driver||Custom-tuned, balanced armature ACCU-Driver|
|Style||Polished aluminum finish in 4 chromatic colors: |
Black, Red, Blue, and Green
|Available in White or Black||3 Soft-Touch colors: |
Black, Ruby, Cobalt
|In-ear monitor of choice of musicians, monitor engineers and technicians|
Fantastic until the break. Second pair that has developed a short just after warrantee was up.Published 2 months ago by Kaale82
I had two sets and both sets experienced the failure of the speaker wire, nice sounding but very poor wiring and it breaks easily. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael B.
These have great sound and are light and comfortable.
Sadly, I eventually broke them by moving to far from the computer and pulling the wire loose from the inside of the... Read more
I wear these on the bike.
They keep out road noise and sound great! They don't interfere with wearing a helmet, whether half, 3/4 or full face. Read more
I got these to wear when I ride my motorcycle. The rubber tips block so much sound that I cannot hear the motorcycle engine. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr. Larry
Worked great for a couple of years then one side recently died. Going in for their excellent replacement purchase program. Nice sound. Nice isolation. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David J. Devoucoux