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Etymotic-mc-5.33287581
7.1 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 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..
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Doesn't Fit Well, Sound quality is very low
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Overall 8
8.0

Easily the best IEMs under $100

travelerdave, epinions.com
18 March 2012
  • Summary: These are fantastic IEMs, especially for the price. If a flimsy cord doesn't bother you, these are perfect for almost any user!
  • Pros: -Excellent audio quality -Comfortable and compact -Value far exceeds price
  • Cons: -Thin, microphonic cord
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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! If I need some more isolation, I simply add a pair of firing range ear muffs and even better. The sound quality is quite good. It's fairly flat, but not incredibly detailed.
  • 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. The different ear adaptors are all pretty comfortable, and the 'default' ones have no trouble staying in while running. One complaint is that they isolate the environment so much it become difficult to hear if something important is happening.
  • 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 soldering iron was too hot. But yeah, the build quality is really good, the cable is of average thickness however it is strong.
  • Pros: Neutral, Analytical, Isolation, Build quality
  • Cons: Comfort
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