Summary: I HAVE PURCHASED THESE EARPHONES (ER4)JULY 09 FOR MY NEW CHOPPER MOTORCYCLE DO TO RIDING IN THE OPEN WIND I HAVE KILLED TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE (WIND & TUNES)!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE MADE TO MAKE MY LONG DISTANCE RIDING AWSOME, EVEN THO THEY WERE EXPENSIVE, I FEEL YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GOT IN LIFE!!!!!! CANT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT SERVICE ASISTANCE YET?HOPE I DONT HAVE TO EVER HAVE TOO FIX THEM? BUT ALL AND ALL THERE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: It has taken me many years to finally give up using over the ear headphones. I just could not believe there was any "stick it in your ear" phone that had the quality I have grown used to. Well, how wrong I was! Maybe I shouldn't admit to this but I picked up a new set of Etymotics ER6i's on an internet auction for $3. I figured this would be a good time for me to try a pair and if they did not live up to my standards I could just give them to one of my kids.
Summary: Being a tight Yorkshireman I was alittle reluctant to pay nearly as much for my earphones as I did for my MP3 player, but...... Having read reviews of these little gems and borrowing a pair of ER6's I decided to break the bank. All I can say about the 'microphoning' of the cord is turn the volume up !!! Yes it is evident when listening to quiet pieces of material if your a bit of a shuffle butt.
Summary: I use these to listen to my iPod while lifting weights and they are terrific. They block out background sounds and allow you to get into a zone. Typically, all I hear is my playlist, which allows me to focus on getting my workout done without any distractions. They are pricey, but the quality is phenominal and if you consider yourself an audiofile at home, you will not want to skimp on your mobile quality.
Summary: I started a project with the Air Force in Tucson, AZ that required me to record audio on the flight line during training for Red Flag. The project also took me to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV for the actual Red Flag events. Due to the extremely dangerous, loud sounds of multiple fighter planes taking off and landing in close proximity, I needed protection at the same time that I needed excellent audio fidelity.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves System Function, Versatile
Summary: There's little to be said that isn't already on the internets -- these are the most clear, natural and transparent earphones you will ever get for this price range. (In fact, the only pair that barely beats out the Ety's are Shure's SE530, at a cost that is nearly double.) And B&H sells them cheaper than any other retail store. Buy these.
Pros: Audiophile-Grade, Clarity, Improves Sound Quality, Improves System Function, Versatile