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Etymotic Research ER7-MC2-BLACK MC2 Noise-Isolating In-ear Headset and Earphones, Black

4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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  • Made to work with smartphones and tablets from Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility, HP and Apple
  • Close-proximity high sensitivity microphone. 98% (35-42dB) noise isolation.
  • Kevlar-reinforced cable for durability.
  • High-gloss polished aluminum finish in black
  • 8mm neodymium moving coil drivers with ACCU-Chamber technology that acts as a 3-band equalizer to enhance response accuracy and refine mid-range and high frequency sound quality.
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Product Description

Product Description

The world's most accurate noise-isolating headset and earphones under $100! The mc2 delivers on this promise and provides you with the best-in-class performance benefit for your money. With the mc2, you get 85%+ response accuracy, meaning you will hear what you were meant to hear. The mc2 delivers tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high-frequency detail at all listening levels. You'll experience 35 dB- 42 dB of noise isolation, which is the documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today. The mc2's feature a close-proximity high sensitivity microphone and is made to work with smart phones and tablets from Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility, HP, and of course, Apple. Etymotic's mc2 looks and feels great, too. With a high-gloss polished black aluminum finish, the mc2 ships to you with an assortment of noise-isolating ACCU-Fit ear tips options to ensure proper seal and comfort. You even have the option of ordering CUSTOM-Fit earphones!

From the Manufacturer

The world's most accurate noise-isolating headset and earphones under $100, the mc2 from Etymotic Research provides you with the best-in-class performance for your money. With the mc2, you get 85%+ response accuracy, meaning you will hear what artists and recording engineers intended you to hear. The mc2 delivers tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high-frequency detail at all listening levels. You'll experience 35 dB- 42 dB of noise isolation, which computes to 98%, the highest documented noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today. The mc2 features a close-proximity microphone that works with many popular smartphones and tablets from Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility, HP, and of course, Apple.

Etymotic mc2
The world's most accurate noise isolation headset + earphones under $100

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3-band equalized audio performance.

Etymotic's mc2 looks and feels great, too. With a high-gloss polished black aluminum finish, the mc2 ships to you with an assortment of noise-isolating ACCU-Fit ear tips options to ensure proper seal and comfort. You also have the option of ordering custom molded eartips with Etymotic's CUSTOM-FIT program.

Best Sound Accuracy

Etymotic mc2 earphones deliver 85%+ response accuracy from 20 Hz - 15 kHz. mc2's high-output 8mm neodymium moving coil driver offers clean and accurate bass with crystal clear details at all listening levels.

Best Noise Isolation

Etymotic's specially-designed earphone tips create 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation, which computes to 98%, the highest documented noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today. This earphone headset comes with several types of eartips--3-flange, foam, and glider--to help you achieve a comfortable fit while retaining maximum noise isolation.

Etymotic mc2
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android Devices, and More

The Etymotic mc2 headset works with smartphones and tablets including, but not limited to, those running Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, HP WebOS, Symbian and Apple iOS. With feature-compatible devices, you can play or pause music, change tracks, and change volume in addition to answering and ending phone calls.

Functionality for send/end, play/pause, forward/back track varies with device manufacturers' software. Please verify that your phone or tablet supports a 3.5 mm/ 4-conductor stereo phone plug.

Integrated Cable Slider

An inline cable slider makes cable management easy. The mc2 headset can be worn with the cables in front or in back of the head. The cable slider can be adjusted by moving it up or down for a snug fit.

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Upgrade to a CUSTOM-FIT

Custom molds can be made for all Etymotic earphones and headsets. CUSTOM-FIT molds enhance your listening experience. They provide a comfortable, secure fit and do not alter the exceptional sound quality of the earphones. Register your Etymotic headset at etymotic.com/customfit and print out a voucher. Find a network provider on the CustomFit page who can make impressions of your ears and order custom molds for your Etymotic product.

What's in the Box

Etymotic mc2 earphone headset with 4 foot cable, assorted eartips, filter tool with replacement filters, storage pouch.

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Accuracy Score: 85%
  • Transducers: High-output 8-mm neodymium moving coil driver
  • Noise Isolation: 35-42 dB
  • Impedance (@1 kHz): 16 Ohms
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz) SPL at 0.1V: 100 dB
  • Maximum Output (SPL): 120 dB
  • Cable: 4 ft with 3.5 mm plug

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.8 x 2 x 6.5 inches
Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces
Manufacturer Etymotic Research
ASIN B0056YNDFY
Item model number mc2-BLK
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,325 in Electronics > Headphones > Earbud Headphones
#45,887 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#50,588 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater
Date first available at Amazon.com June 14, 2011

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Well designed product, this is my second from the Etymotic line of earphones. Sound isolation is key. Snug fit in ear canal provides excellent sound isolation, better than my active-noise-cancelling Bose headsets on flights. Was able to have my MP3 device on lowest sound setting even while in flight. HOWEVER, DO NOT WEAR THIS WHILE PLANE IS ASCENDING OR DESCENDING, as changes in cabin pressure can cause damage to your ear, due to the snug fit in the ear canal. This showed the fit creates an air chamber between ear plug and your tympanic membrane. This air chamber in some ways impede the low frequency response, since tympanic membrane movement is required to perceive low frequency response. Do not therefore expect the boomy bass response like other headphones or earphones.
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Seems like this product has been on the shelf for a long time. The rubberized cable is nearly dry-rotted, not at all slick or smooth. Likewise, the cables are very easy to get tangled. I own seven (7) other pairs of Etymotic earbuds, and I've never had this issue. However, besides that one problem, they work quite well -- except that Etymotic did NOT include SMALL earbud tips. So, if you have small ear canals, you'll need to go to Etymotic's website and spend another fifteen to twenty bucks on small ear tips. Worth it? Yes, but an unnecessary hassle.

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Love Etymotic everything. Friendly company via Email or phone. Recommend so-called "baby blue" small triple flange silicone tips for small ear canals. Several different types ship, but are all medium to large ear canal size. You'll pay twelve dollars for five pairs of smalls (blue or clear); definitely worth it. Mic works great. Love it.
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I originally had the etymotic headphones but upgraded to these so I could use it as a headset on my phone as well. Before ever trying any Etymotic product I was using sound canceling headphones that used batteries to actively cancel out noise. This product instead very effectively blocks out the noise. I often use them without even turning on my music to create a quieter work environment.

I live in NYC and ride the subway everyday. These headphones protect my ears from the loud noise of passing trains and also allow me to listen to music or podcasts at a normal volume.

be sure to get the cleaning kit and extra ear buds. the filters get clogged every 3-6 months but are easily replaced. The earbuds eventually wear out and aren't as effective at blocking noise and need to be replaced every 6 months or so.
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Plug these in ur ears & ur in ur own world. The units with a microphone are not as good if u r going to use them while riding ur motorcycle. I wish they were more durable - this is the third pair I've worn out. Excellent product. I find it hard to live without them.
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I've already got a pair of Etymotic ER4 earphones, but I needed a headset to make phone calls. The MC2 headset works perfectly with my Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone (I think Apple iPhone owners have to buy a different, more expensive headset -- it's the Apple tax!), and works well with Microsoft Lync and Skype on my computer. Noise isolation is good and the mic is crisp and clear. Would definitely recommend them.
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Remarkably good for a minimalist design...it delivers exactly what is promised. Only 'gadget' is accept and hangup button. The sound competes well with my older Etymotic microphone-less headphones and the earpieces, filters, and filter-tools are plug-compatible...a bonus
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Good sound. I didn't feel like it was quite as good as my old pair of Klipsch S4s, but then again, these didn't break after 6 months either. Durability is good. I used the silicone ridged ear-buds. They provided the best fit. Not as comfortable as the S4s (or as good sound-isolation, surprisingly), but not bad.
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Was looking for good sound isolation and at the same time phone use. Got custom molded ear inserts ($50) and am very happy. Had to have one insert adjusted and it took a minute to get used to having something like that in my ear but now love them. Great on airplanes too
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