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. Just clean them once in a while, or they'll start to look like candles.
Pros: Excellent isolation. Ive used these for shooting earplugs.
Cons: Could be uncomfortable for some. Bass heavy.
Summary: Hard to imagine better sound from *in-ear* earbuds, and excellent environmental noise suppression, if firmly and deeply inserted into ear canals. Despite other reviewers' opinions, the bass is very limited to my ears unless the volume is turned up, then it's in balance. At lower volumes (my preferred listening style) the bass is present and audible, just quite lower in the mix than generally encountered with audiophile equipment.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: I was looking for an IEM to use with my iPod touch, and purchased these based on the positive reviews I read online. Their sound can best be described as analytical, meaning they are balanced and clear. They work great for me with the standard tips, which is important as they require a good fit to get the best sound. Several tips are provided along with a case, though a cord winder would be nice for storage.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Value, Great Sound, Isolating, Lightweight
Summary: I've used these on a bicycle, motorcycle (i know i'm not supposed to), and on an airplane, and they work great. I can hear music over the wind noise or airplane noise clearly - even at low volumes. My only complaint is that they can be uncomfortable after extended use...but i haven't tried the smaller size plugs that were provided.
Summary: I just love this earphones, this is my first pair of expensive earphones (I always used the included ones) and I am very happy with them, part of the magic is the isolation, after you plug them can barely hear the outside world, it is just you and the music, close your eyes and it is just magic.
Summary: A friend of mine had these and I wanted them, but had to wait for the black version as I just can't handle a white cord. :p I've had these plugged into a Nano for the past couple months. They sound MUCH better than my previous Sony EX71's. Whereas, the Sony's always gave me an uncomfy jarring effect from the overblown bass and lack of any definition...the Ety's can lose me in the music for hours. Also, I can listen to these without any sort of eq adjustment whatsoever.
Summary: I got these to replace my shure e2cs that I lost. After a week, i think that the Etymotic are more comfortable, definitely lighter and fit much deeper in the ear. Also, they don't loop over the ear. On the downside, they do not seem as well made, and the bass does not sound as good. The price was about the same for both, I think i'm happier with the Etymotic.