Summary: I loved these buds to bits, they were the perfect everyday headphone. Small and light and comfortable and barely protruded past the outside of your ears. I like the fact that no one can really see them easily.. Very handy and they were well suited for running.
Pros: comfy (I could sleep with them in), small, nondescript, amazing sound stage, look good
Summary: Theres not a ton to say. They work pretty good, isolate ~30 dB if i recall and if you have the proper tips to fit your ears, youll be able to wear them for hours, which is good if youre using them like I was, running a floor grinding machine for 16 hours a day.
Pros: Excellent isolation. Ive used these for shooting earplugs.
Cons: Could be uncomfortable for some. Bass heavy.
Summary: I owned these for years; and they, along with a JDS labs CMOY amp and my iPod, were my daily commute set-up. They offered everything I wanted in a portable rig; great fit, excellent noise reduction, superb and natural sound.
Summary: These were my first real earphones, and I bought them entirely because they'd been spreading like a plague on a forum I used. Upon first hearing them I was disappointed, but over time they grew on me, and until upgrading to the ER4, they were a firm favourite.
Etymotic Research ER6i Noise Isolating Headphones for iPod (ER-6i) Review
9 December 2005
Excerpt: When I recently purchased an Apple iPod, I knew within one day I was going to need new headphones. After using the standard Apple ear buds for 20 minutes straight, not only did they fall out 3 times, I was actually in pain!
Conclusion: The Etymotic ER-6i are a great all around addition to the canal phone options on the market. The sound signature was a little odd, with strong emphasis on highs and lows, and mids that drifted a little more than we liked, but they are easily driven from any portable device, fit extremely well, and...
Pros: Comfortable; great sound quality
Cons: Flimsy cord; difficult to remove; only available in white