Summary: So this looks like the end of long search for headphones. Let me tell you a somewhat long story of how it came about. About four years ago I bought a pair of sony inear headphones mostly for use on subway and airplane. They did a decent job of blocking out noise and the sound was good. What's more they proved to be amazingly durable or even indestructible . But once I got an iphone I started looking for something that had a mic and volume controls.
Summary: perhaps the first pair of in-ear headphones that actually stay in your ear. the first few minutes are a little uncomfortable as they sit further in the ear canal than others. but your ear adjusts quickly and after that they feel totally normal. sound isolation is very good. use them as ear plugs. in fact, etymotic makes ear plugs too. frequency response is well balanced. the bass is not exaggerated, which is sadly what most headphone manufacturers focus on.
Summary: Lovely earphones, with excellent reproduction at all levels (some reviews criticise them for a lack of bass response, I do not agree). Provided with a pouch, gazillions of ear tip options, and spare dirt filters - with fitting tool - these will give years of pleasure. The remote hangs at just about the right jaw, and is easy to operate.
Summary: These headphones have very mixed reviews and I was taking a chance as they are not cheap. Upside: Wide frequency response, clear sound, good/acceptable bass response and near total noise block (when used/fitted correctly) and ... Full function controls for iPhone 3/4/5 (volume, stop/start/next./back and microphone). Cables are soft and seem to catch (e.g.
Summary: These are head headphones that cut out a huge amount of background noise whilst giving excellent soudn quality. My only slight complaint is the earplugs are much longer than the ER6i earplugs I previously, but they're still comfortable under my motorbike helmet.
Definitely buy it if you want accuracy not exaggerated bass
2 August 2011
Summary: These are designed for accuracy, not for making the music sound better than it actually is (like the very popular monster beats which tampers with the bass response). As far as the ear tips are concerned, it comes with 3 different types, i found the cylindrical ones to be the best fit for my ears to block out the external voices as you can roll and squash it, and it will sort of take the shape of your ear, it does its job really well, after all it says in the box that...
Summary: Bought a pair of these at Heathrow en route to South Africa. With the long flight ahead and only the standard iPhone4 cans in my bag, needed a pair of in-ears for the flight. High quality packaging, carry pouch containing the other 3 ear moulds and wax filters + removal tool. Overall Etymotic have gone to great lengths to design a superior product and it shows.
Summary: Nachdem nach Jahren täglicher benutzung mein Etymotic HF5 buchstäblich auseinandergefallen ist, habe ich mir weil ich an sonsten so zufrieden mit der Etymotic Schallisolation war den MC3i bestellt ++ Beste Schall-Isolation, die ich kenne (Besser als Oropax). Beispiel: Wenn ich laut musik mit ihnen höre, kann jemand hinter mir stehn und mir was zurufen und ich höre es nicht.