Etymotic Research ety8 in-the-ear Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review
1 May 2007
Conclusion: I want nothing more than to give the ety8s four stars. However, there are a few undeniable drawbacks: the random dropouts, the slight weight on your ears, the lack of subtle highs and lows (when compared to the ER4Ps), and pressure from using the buttons - all conspire to knock the 8s down a notch.
Excerpt: Etymotic is well known for its noise-isolating earphones, but the ety8s are its first foray into the world of wireless sound. The drawback is obvious - pop the ety8s in and you'll swiftly become the subject of curious stares and pointing children.
Conclusion: Credit has to go to Etymotic Research for successfully developing a product such as this that works as well as it does, but in reality we're probably a year or two away from something that looks, performs and is priced well enough to appeal to more of a mass market.
Pros: Decent performance with an iPod, external audio controls
Cons: Expensive, not particularly stylish, degraded performance with most other Bluetooth devices