Excerpt: While the Etymotic MC3 headphones have a pleasant design, and a useful in-line remote and mic for use with your smartphone, they weren’t quite up to scratch with the Bose MIE2i and Shure 215s: they lack a bit of bass by comparison. Check out our full test in the video above to find out more.
Excerpt: Our good friends over at Etymotic have sent over their new MC3 in-ear earphones which coincidentally double as a headset fully compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod with a 3-button remote. Etymotic are known to have the most amazing clear sound quality and comfortable array of ear tips. We got the low down, or shall I say, the high down on the MC3 from Etymotic in the full review right after the cut.
Excerpt: (1 items) Nearly two decades ago, Etymotic Research used the company’s expertise in hearing aids to produce one of the first lines of in-ear-canal headphones (also known as canalphones ), the ER-4 series . The models in the ER-4 line—the ER-4S, ER-4P, and ER-4B—remain audiophile classics, and updated versions are still available today at a price of $299 each.
Excerpt: (1 items) We at Macworld are big fans of in-ear canal headphones (also known as canalphones ), which can offer impressive sound quality and block a significant amount of outside noise. But how well the included “universal-fit” eartips fit can affect sound quality, noise isolation, and comfort, and that fit varies from person to person—and even from ear to ear. For example, my left ear is fussier than my right when it comes to getting a good acoustic seal.
Excerpt: Etymotic (@Etymotic) makes the world’s most accurate noise-isolating headsets and earphones in all price categories. All low-cost earphones are made with dynamic (moving coil) drivers that have undesirable frequency respo...
Excerpt: Nearly two decades ago, Etymotic used its expertise in hearing aids to produce one of the first lines of in-ear-canal headphones, the ER-4 series . The ER-4 line remains an audiophile classic and is still available today, starting at around £150. The £79 mc3 hearphones are Etymotic's attempt to bring a similarly high level of performance to the sub-£100 market.
Excerpt: The rise of the multimedia phone at the expense of the standard media player has been phenomenal. It means that these days people are looking for a pair of earphones that not only offer great sound, but also have buttons for controlling music and a mic for making calls. The Etymotic mc3s aim straight for those people.
Pros: Supreme detail and pace, nice build, mic and remote, custom mould compatible
Cons: Lacks bass weight and depth, a little bright, bundled buds won’t work for everyone
Excerpt: Nearly two decades ago, Etymotic used the company’s expertise in hearing aids to produce one of the first lines of in-ear-canal headphones, the ER-4 series. The ER-4 line remains an audiophile classic and is still available today starting at around £150.
Impressive sound quality, clear and natural audio, good range of eartips
Bass frequencies are a bit quiet, cable noise, microphone is lacking