Etymotic Research MC5 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones (Black)
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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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|Dimensions||6.5 inches x 3.75 inches x 2 inches||1.18 inches x 1.18 inches x 1.18 inches||2 inches x 3 inches x 7 inches||6.75 inches x 3.6 inches x 3.25 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.15 pounds||1.7 pounds||0.35 pounds||0.05 pounds|
|Special Features||lightweight||Noise Isolating||lightweight||lightweight|
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From the Manufacturer
The MC5 features 3 band equalized audio performance for the world’s most accurate noise-isolating earphone. Click here to learn more.
MC Series “Best in Class” Performance Benefits
Best sound accuracy in its class
Best noise isolation in its class
Best fit and comfort in class
MC5 accessories include mc5 earphones, zipper storage pouch, shirt clip, an assortment of eartips, filter removal tool and extra filters.
- High-gloss polished aluminum finish in
- 4 chromatic color options
Best durability and warranty in its class
- 2-year replacement warranty
- Kevlar®-reinforced cable for durability
- User-replaceable filters that protect the moving coil driver from ear wax contamination
The technology that created the world’s most accurate noise-isolating earphone under $100
A patent-pending, highly advanced ACCU-Acoustic Control Chamber™ (ACC)
The ACC acts as a 3-band equalizer to enhance response accuracy and to refine mid-range and high-frequency sound quality. The ACC consists of Acoustic side branch, Resonant control gate and 2 acoustic dampers.
Custom-designed 8 mm, neodymium moving coil driver with 3-dB higher output than anything in its class.
Increases overall sensitivity to 100 dB at 1kHz @ 0.1mV with maximum output at 120 dB SPL. Allows use of a smaller driver for a more compact size, which provides a better fit in all ears without sacrificing sound levels
Top Customer Reviews
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
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 you have music files at low bit rates it's still going to sound bad. Personally most of my music is 192, but varies between 128 and 320 kbps, and while there is a difference, it's not too bad. Just know that if all your songs already sound muffled and off they probably will continue to do so, but if it's CD quality or itunes quality it should sound just fine.
If you're new to in ear monitors these things go inside you ear rather than just sitting on top of the ear. I mean way inside. For some people this is painful and awkward, and it definitely takes some getting used to. When I first tried it with my old Etymotics it hurt and I couldn't figure out why people liked them.Read more ›
The review makes numerous references to a similar earphone, the obscure but excellent Head-Direct RE0 found here:
I purchased the MC3's from Etymotic directly. Shipping was extremely fast (express international courier to Australia.)
What's in the Box- Spacer Laser Headset Pew Pew Pew!
The Etymotics come in a nice, easy to open and classy though understated cardboard box with a flip up cover that shows off the little space lasers inside. I haven't posted pictures of the unboxing, because I think the whole fascination with the unboxing process is a little unhealthy, but rest assured the unboxing inspires confidence considering the price of the product.
The accessory selection is relativey generous - you get a bag, filter changer and a pair of replacement filters, a pair of foam tips, the strange mushroom `glider' tips, and small and large silicone bi-flanges. The small tri-flanges come attached to the nozzle, which is surprising given how small they are. It does seem to be Etymotic's suggestion of how deep these are supposed to go in.
Build Quality, Cables and Microphonics - Bulletproof
This is probably the best part of the Ety's. The earphones are well built, and inspire a lot of confidence. The strain reliefs are meaty and thick, as are the cables which are supple with a nice texture, fairly tangle free and little memory effect.Read more ›
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, mind-numbing noise that barely qualifies as music.
More like an audio version of Chinese Water Torture.
So we were searching for a set of noise isolating headphones that would be effective at shutting out the gym's noise and allow us to focus on our workout with a music of our own choice ... played at a reasonable volume.
I heard these earphones have the highest noise cancelling factor in the industry
(up to -42 db with the foam inserts , - 35 db with the plastic inserts)
This is even better than the - 33db of sound isolation/protection offers with the earplugs often used at gun ranges.
Let me simply say this .......
The first time my wife wore them to the gym, she looked at me smiling and mouthed the words ...... "I don't hear anything".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use the MC5 inside my motorcycle helmet and am very pleased. I wore these for up to 13 hours per day and for multiple days in a row on a recent 6000 mile motorcycle tour of the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought these to drown out yuk music played at local YMCA. Doesn't actually help that much. Still can hear yuk music even though playing mine very loud. Oh well.Published 9 days ago by Tragic City
sound is not equal across the board ,,mids and highs overpowering so turn up the bass or install an equalizer app and problem solved I use bass player pro and sound much better... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dan
This is my second set of MC5's. I purchased my first about 10yrs ago and was extremely happy. They were very well used and abused including at least three trips through the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Hobbs_73
Can't seem to keep the left side from blowing out filters. Buds sound terrible w/out the filter in. Bad design in my opinion. Read morePublished 21 days ago by cliff
Product stopped working ONE day after it arrived. Paid two day shipping fee. Thanks!!!Published 27 days ago by Sondra B.