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
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...
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.
Summary: (Bear with me, this is my very first review...)
Included in package:
Triple Flange tips, small
Triple Flange tips, normal/medium
Black Foam tips
Replacement Filters (+ Filter replacement tool)
Zippered Carrying Case
Snap-on Cable Clip
Etymotic MC5 earphones
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.
Excerpt: These are well-made alternatives to the pricier ER4P. No, they don't sound as good. Bass is a little more bloated, midrange recessed, and treble does not have as much detail. But they offer good isolation and very decent quality for the money. Very usable on the train or subway.
Pros: 2 Year Warranty, Good isolation, Non-fatiguing