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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 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 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 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 2
2.0

User Review

Eisenhower, head-fi.org
15 April 2011
  • Summary: Audio Quality: 1/10   These sound much worse than my cheap Sennheiser cx300s. They manage to suck all life and energy out of any track I listen to. I actually enjoy an analytical and neutral sound signature. These however don't have the detail or sparkle to make up for it's lame frequency response. They just sound thin, small, and dull. There is no fun to be had in the low end. It's there, but it will not make you bob your head or shake your tail feather.
  • Pros: Fantastic build quality, lots of accessories, good isolation
  • Cons: Sounds like cold pasta, difficult to fit, very long housing, stock foam tips fell apart
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Overall 2
2.0

Sound quality low

TJBH, B&H Photo
29 December 2010
  • Excerpt: In my ears the sound is bass less. Can´t adapt any tips to have a good noise cancel.
  • Pros: Stylish
  • Cons: Doesn't Fit Well, Hard to Set Up
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Overall 2
2.0

Flimsy, Useless Rubbish

A Wardle, Amazon
24 June 2014
  • Summary: To give these headphone credit, the sound quality and noise insulation are pretty good, but what does any of that matter when the product is so poorly made that it ceases to work after a few uses? There are many people who use headphones such as these intensely – they use them every day, they use them while they are jogging or cycling, they give them pretty heavy wear. In my case, I hardly ever use them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wrong colour

Peter Smith, Amazon
24 June 2013
  • Summary: Colour on box said black but actual goods were red had to return then did not risk a second purchase
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Overall 2
2.0

Not good at all

Richard Fieldhouse, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • Summary: I got these as a replacement for my broken AKG Q350's (An AMAZING pair of earphones but werent in stock when I wanted them). I was really disappointed - everything sounded really squeeky regardless of the EQ setting on my iPod, and the bass was practically non-existent! If you listen to anything with any kind of bass in it, steer well away from these.
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Overall 2
2.0

Etymotic in ear earphones

porlos, Amazon
3 January 2012
  • Summary: Returned as the sound was awful not worth the money. What more can I say they were rubbish.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed

kevin, Amazon
18 December 2011
  • Summary: Bought these on the strength of previously having owned an old set of Etymotics. the old set fitted snugly deep within the ear canal and gave a good sound. These came with an array of different plugs. The first I tried was the flanged pieces, they seem to have redesigned them and they are too narrow, you have to push these down a very long way to get any sort of bass, the other tips were like rounded earbuds.
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