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Etymotic MC-5
6.4 out of 10

Etymotic MC-5

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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Etymotic mc5

Wired
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 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 April 2011
  • Summary: (Bear with me, this is my very first review...) Included in package: Triple Flange tips, small Triple Flange tips, normal/medium Glider tips Black Foam tips Replacement Filters (+ Filter replacement tool) Zippered Carrying Case Snap-on Cable Clip Etymotic MC5 earphones Comfort: 3/10 I found these...
  • Pros: Packaging, price, durability(?), detail, efficiency, carrying case...
  • Cons: Cable (feels stringy and tangles easily), fit/comfort (deep insert and difficult seal), very picky about tips, definately not for basshead
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 April 2011
  • Summary: These are pretty good IEMs for the average consumer who wants relatively good sound reproduction. This is the first etymotic product I have owned, and overall I feel that they have fantastic isolation and pretty accurate sound reproduction.
  • Pros: Great isolation
  • Cons: Over Priced
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 April 2011
  • Summary: I've purchased my MC5's from Ebay around a year ago (If I remember correctly.) Since then I've kept them as a backup IEM whenever my main IEM would break on me. The build quality on these are just fantastic, I've tried recabling one before but I broke one of the drivers on it because my soldering...
  • Pros: Neutral, Analytical, Isolation, Build quality
  • Cons: Comfort
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 April 2011
  • Summary: Etymotic Mc5 vs. Etymotic Hf5 Both are are very ‘true to the ear’ as Etymotic would say... both have amazing tri-flange eartips for superb noise isolation, best in the business actually...
  • Pros: Isolation, Clarity, Cable, Durability
  • Cons: Very Deep Insertion, J-Connector Jack
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 April 2011
  • Summary: Sound comparison to the hf5: Slight increase in bass (may be due to the dynamic driver moving air). Drum kicks and low bass feel more realistic on the mc5, however the bass is of higher quality on the hf5. It's a good compliment if you love Ety's sound with a bit more kick in the bass.
  • Pros: flat, analytical
  • Cons: comfort? YMMV
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Overall 7
7.0

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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