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Etymotic MC-5
6.9 out of 10

Etymotic MC-5

Etymotic MC-5 The Etymotic MC-5 earphone (which retails at Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Etymotic MC-5

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Overall 4
4.0

Not good for me

Zoetmb, B&H Photo
31 March 2015
  • Excerpt: This company has a good reputation, but all I heard was midrange. They supposedly sound better if you can achieve a tight seal, but I don't like them so tight in my ear. I replaced them with Sennheisers, which were more expensive, but worth it IMO.
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Overall 6
6.0

far cry from hf5

quantumrider, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: these do not compare favorably with any other in ear headphones I've tried over the years, had a chance to compare them with a few I have here and with a few regular closed cans and these had to go back.
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Overall 10
10

I would buy this product again.

johng22, B&H Photo
8 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Work great on motorcycle.
  • Pros: Fits Well, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Sounds like a radio

Doug, B&H Photo
27 November 2013
  • Excerpt: the moment I put them on it was easy to identify the poor sound qulity...thought the sound would by much much better for the money. I had klipsh which were so much better and my iphone ear pods are much better too,by far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice sound

joel, B&H Photo
26 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Good with the iPod
  • Pros: Fits Well, Lightweight
  • Cons: No Sound Blockage
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Overall 2
2.0

not satisfied with sound

ranger eric, B&H Photo
5 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I use earbuds to workout,hike,bike etc....these are so tinny, it makes me suspect that they are defective and I am considering sending them back when I find the time...Absolutley no base or midrange
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Doesn't Fit Well, Sound quality is very low
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Overall 8
8.0

Isolation Heaven!

warrenaudio, B&H Photo
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased these in order to make my 1 Room studio work. I need isolating headphones so I could stand in front of an amp or drum and move the mic around and hear only the mic pickup. These do the job great!
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Value, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Sound for the price

marginallylate, B&H Photo
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I primarily purchased these phones to experience great sound while exercising. They have great overall sound. A bit wimpy on the bass, but vocals and instrumentals come out crisp while still remaining warm. Very easy to listen to.
  • Pros: Fits Well, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Not So Good

Chris, B&H Photo
5 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased these because of a review I read in Wired. Now, it's possible I received a bad set, but they were horrible. No low end whatsoever, tinny, just horrible. I returned them immediately and bought the Shure SE215s. Those are fantastic. Great response across the entire range.
  • Cons: Poor Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

KorkiPoo, head-fi.org
14 September 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...
  • Pros: Neutral, Analytical, Isolation, Build quality
  • Cons: Comfort
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