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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 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...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 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.
  • 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

Sad

smck, Amazon
5 January 2015
  • Summary: The sound production is very tinny, despite good equipment that I have, very disappointing for classical music or human voice, puzzled that others were so satisfied. This purchase was a mistake.
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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?
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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!
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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. Payment refunded
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