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Etymotic MC-5
6.9 out of 10

Etymotic MC-5

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Review: Etymotic mc5

12 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The Etymotic name may not be well-known among the general public, but to earphone snobs, it’s as familiar as the names of their children and spouses. The company built its reputation on its excellent pro-level in-ear monitors, which cost hundreds of dollars.
  • Pros: Simply awesome sound. Thin, Kevlar-reinforced cable doesn’t tangle easily. Uses replaceable filters to keep the wax out — tools and extra filters are included. 32dB to 42dB of isolation blocks out the horrors of the outside world.
  • Cons: Mic/remote is an extra . Rubber mushroom tips are stiff and can be uncomfortable. Not made for Gigantor-eared specimens.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Top Review Shop
2 November 2010
  • Pros: Stellar noise isolation; solid build quality; very clear, detailed, balanced, and accurate sound.
  • Cons: Deep-insertion form factor takes getting used to; neutral and balanced sound won’t appeal to everyone.
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Expert Review

1 October 2010
Overall 6

Etymotic Research MC5 Earphones

Trusted Reviews
9 February 2012
  • Summary: Etymotic introduces a new entry-level model, and promises better bass response. Do they deliver?
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Overall 8

Etymotic Research MC5

What Hi-Fi?
30 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Leaner sound to rivals and not too bass heavy
  • Pros: Energetic sound, optional custom-fitting service
  • Cons: A little bass-light
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Overall 7

Etymotic mc5 headphones

Pocket Lint
9 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The mc5 headphones are pitched as a budget option for those not yet ready to go up to the Etymotic hf3 headphones (£130) that are just about to be released. At £55 you will get what you pay for, but for most people looking at a pair of headphones in this price bracket, these will do nicely.
  • Pros: Work with custom mouldings, sound good for vocals
  • Cons: Can't really cope with levels of bass
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Expert Review

1 March 2012
  • Summary: Безупречная ритмичность и чистый средний диапазон делают звучание инструментов и голоса певца еще более захватывающим.
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23 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Die In Ears kommen mit einem „klinischen“ Sound daher, dass heißt, Bässe im Überfluss oder krachende Gitarren-Riffs findet man nicht. Vielmehr bietet der Etymotic präzisen Sound mit Mitten, die im Fokus stehen. Der Bass ist zwar knackig, ihm fehlt es aber an der einen oder anderen Stelle an Druck.
  • Pros: Erstklassige Verarbeitung, Leichter Kopfhörer, Große Farbvielfalt verfügbar
  • Cons: Bassarmer Sound, Lieferumfang zu klein, Mikrofon fehlt, Fernbedienung nicht vorhanden
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