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Etymotic MC5

Etymotic MC5
alaScore 81

431 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 reviews of Etymotic MC5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Etymotic MC5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Etymotic MC5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Etymotic MC5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Etymotic MC5 In-Ear Earphones - RedEtymotic MC5 Earphones Compatible with iPhone - GreenEtymotic ERMC5GR MC5 iPhone Earphones with Mic - Green

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Etymotic MC5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 375 user reviews of Etymotic MC5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Etymotic Research MC5 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones (Blue)Etymotic Research MC5 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones (Green)Etymotic Research MC5 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones (Black)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Etymotic mc5

 

The Etymotic name may not be well-known among the general public, but to earphone snobs, it's as familiar as the names of their children and...

Simply awesome sound. Thin, Kevlar-reinforced cable doesn’t tangle easily. Uses replaceable filters to keep the wax out — tools and extra filters are included. 32dB to 42dB of isolation blocks out the horrors of the outside world

Mic/remote is an extra . Rubber mushroom tips are stiff and can be uncomfortable. Not made for Gigantor-eared specimens

Nov, 2011

TOP REVIEW SHOP - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Mikhail Lifshits (topreviewshop.com)

Etymotic MC5 Earphones

 

Though the name Etymotic Research may mean little to those of us from the iPod generation, the company has no qualms about claiming the title of “world leader of In-The-Ear Technology”. Unlike most marketing claims, however, there is nothing immodest...

Stellar noise isolation; solid build quality; very clear, detailed, balanced, and accurate sound

Deep-insertion form factor takes getting used to; neutral and balanced sound won’t appeal to everyone

There is a second big caveat to the MC5, however, and that is the sound signature. The earphones are shamelessly accurate, impossibly neutral, and extremely clear. From a technical standpoint they are at the top of the game – leagues above mainstream...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Etymotic Research mc5

 

Entry level in-ears that punch far above their weight

Low distortion, near-perfect tracking; Isolate very well

Frequency response is off at the high end; In-ears get uncomfortable after a while

There isn’t much to say about the Etymotic Research mc5 headphones. While they’re not perfect, they squeeze a lot of audio quality into an $80 package. Really, the only thing keeping them from being a great set of iPhone headphone replacements is the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Etymotic Research MC5 Earphones

 

Etymotic introduces a new entry-level model, and promises better bass response. Do they deliver?

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Etymotic Research MC5 review

 

Etymotic's latest set of noise isolation earphones, the MC5s, are cheaper than the company's previous sets at just £55. We've been impressed with the noise isolation capabilities of previous models, but underwhelmed by their audio quality. Despite...

The MC5 earphones sound generally well-balanced, but their noise isolation isn't as effective as we hoped.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Etymotic MC5 review

 

The MC5 earphones sound generally well-balanced, but their noise isolation isn't as effective as we hoped.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Etymotic Research MC5

 

Leaner sound to rivals and not too bass heavy

Energetic sound; optional custom-fitting service

A little bass-light

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Etymotic mc5 Red

 

Good

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Etymotic mc5 Red

 

Instructions note that you have to really have cram the headphones into your ear to get true bass sound. Haven't quite had the proper fit just yet. My Skullcandy Titans ($) have better bass. Other reason I bought these was for sound isolation on plane....

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear
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