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Earphones Kit, Portable Listening

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  • Item # 25D191
  • Mfr. Model # ER7-MC5
  • UNSPSC # 43191609
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  • Catalog Group # H0976
  • Shipping Weight 0.25 lbs.
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    Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37reviewers.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Great Sound, Poor Form Factor As other reviews have mentioned, these are no ER-6i's. I still have a pair of the ER-6i. The cord is starting to fray on them so I got a pair of the mc5 preemptively to try out.The sound is great. But it's the new form factor that I don't like. The plastic form on the earbuds is larger than the ER-6i's. The ER-6i's would fit snuggly in my ear. The mc5 fit snuggly but with some pressure. And the pressure starts to feel uncomfortable very quickly. When I pull the mc5's out, I can feel the blood rush back into the parts of my outer ear canal where the ear buds were pressing. It's actually really distracting and annoying, something that did not happen with the ER-6i form factor.Also with the mc5, because of the larger hard plastic earbuds with the turn in them, I have to find an unnatural position for them to fit into me ear. I have to turn the earbud's cable upward slightly in order to get it to fit into my ear. (The ER-6i simply slipped directly into my ear in the same direction they were pointing and with the cord pointing in the natural downward direction, no fiddling required.)I also think that on the ER-6i, when using the three-phalange plastic covers, the noise isolating seal was better. I can hear more external sounds with the mc5.I don't know when Etymotic changed form-factors on their earbud style headphones because I've been using the same pair for literally years. I have had 2 pairs of the ER-6i's. I'm honestly disappointed in the new form-factors. Yes, the sound is still great. Amazing sound technology. But comfort and ease of use have definitely been compromised.I haven't decided whether or not to return them. I just got them today and just started trying them. But right now I'm leaning toward returning them.The mc5's are only $59. My ER-6i's were right around $100. I would rather pay the extra $40 and get the same form factor as the ER-6i's.Are you listening, Etymotic? Haven't you guys noticed the differences in how the new form-factors affect use and comfort? June 11, 2015
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Not even close to the ER-6i I'm an avid motorcyclist and have gone through 3 sets of the excellent ER-6i's. I was HOPING the MC-5s would be a suitable and comparable replacement but they are not even close. They are far less comfortable under a full face helmet, and the wind noise easily and quickly overcomes any music you might be playing. And I've tried 2 different pairs of MC5s. Same results. So I just bought a pair of used ER-6i's on eBay and hope they are in decent shape. I don't want a microphone on my in-ear ear buds, just great sound. The MIC is a detriment to motorcycle use. Please, Etymotic, produce a suitable modern replacement to the timeless and still incredible but difficult to find ER-6i. May 9, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Value & Sound I have ER4S and ER4P headphones for my professional use but I really wanted a less expensive alternative for recreational (skiing & the gym) use.The earsets that came with my iPod were both uncomfortable and bad sounding. I tried the aftermarket 'phones that my wife had purchased and found the low frequencies bloated and distorted.The MC5 'phones are low profile and there were eartips included that fit me comfortably.While not quite as clean as my ER4S 'phones, they are far better than I expected at such a reasonable price. January 30, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for the price, won't last forever This is my third pair of Etymotics after the ER-6 and ER-6i, and easily the best. Sound quality remains excellent and the MC5 has proved much more durable. Oddly, the wire insulation is now beginning to shred in places after 3 years, but I've covered the damaged areas with electrical tape with no loss in performance.Sound quality is excellent except for slightly recessed bass as many have noted. However, I use a FiiO E11 headphone amp with my iPod which adds some bass emphasis and the result is near perfect for the vast majority of music I listen to, nearly all acoustic. The great noise isolation is a huge plus when sitting in or waiting for planes, trains and buses or using the treadmill or stationary bike. I do not recommend these for running or biking outside for safety reasons as you may not hear approaching vehicles or pedestrians. March 7, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing These are by far the best in-ear headphone I have ever owned. They shine in every aspect. December 21, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Tough little set of earphones I have owned a pair of these for several years. I'm no expert, but they sound way, way better than any other earbuds I have ever owned. I mostly use them to listen to music, either from a small mp3/wma type player, from my computer, or from a CD player. One of the really great things about these is how much exterior sound they block out. Without any music coming through them they are like a very good pair of earplugs. I use the standard size 3-flange eartips, and I get them way in my ear canal. They take a little getting used to, and after a while they can sometimes become uncomfortable, but every earbud-type of headphone I have ever used gets uncomfortable, most much sooner than these.But I have to tell you I am extremely rough on these earphones--I can't tell you how many times I have gotten up and ripped these earphones out of my ears or the jack out of the computer, probably over a hundred times (I'm a klutz#--and they have held up extremely well. I've even rolled over them #both the earphone end and the jack end) with my office chair a couple of dozen times with no ill effect. Well, yes, the cable housing near the jack has finally worn away, but that isn't any fault of the earphones, just my carelessness.I'm impressed and will be buying another pair soon so I can use the new ones at home and take the old ones out and about with me. And I think they are relatively inexpensive since I would have gone through numerous pairs of cheaper earbuds in the same few years I've used these. December 5, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by By far the best noise-isolating ear buds available These are by miles the best noise-isolating ear buds I've used, and I've tried easily 10 other pairs that claimed to be great, but aren't. Countless hours on long dirt bike rides make noise isolation essential, otherwise you have to crank the volume just to hear anything. With these you can keep the volume down, shut out the outside craziness and enjoy your music. October 23, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by A great deal for the price. I have recently purchased a set and I mostly agree. Very balance across most frequencies. Very good with the midbass, mid, highs, and even sub lows. There are two issues. The lows that would normally be felt with a punch without the intestine rumble (probably 60-100 Hz) are a little lacking, even though the very low (20-40Hz) are well balanced. Also the extreme high (above 15KHz) is a little lacking, this does not have so much of a directly audible effect as it does a harmonic effect affecting apparent stereo imaging.Isolation is good with a leak about 6KHz, probably resonating through the actual body of the ear bud, since the leak is at the same frequency as tapping the back of the ear bud on a table. It sounds quite odd when typing.That said, I do like them very much, although I have nicknamed them my "brain pokers" because of the depth to which they insert. August 29, 2013
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