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Etymotic Research MC3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews of Etymotic Research MC3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the soundstage and reliability are different.

sound, comfort, price, usability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Etymotic Research MC3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Etymotic Research MC3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Etymotic Research MC3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the noise isolation and usability. The durability and comfort are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size and price.

sound, comfort, durability, usability, noise isolation

portability, reliability, price, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Etymotic Research MC3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Etymotic Research MC3 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. Comments about the bass quality and durability are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but the soundstage and reliability get mixed views.

sound, comfort, price, durability, bass quality

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Etymotic Research MC3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Etymotic Research MC3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the comfort and noise isolation are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

sound, price, design, noise isolation, comfort

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Etymotic mc3

 

Etymotic tweaks its signature flat frequency response slightly, and offers up its first pair of low-cost, high-fidelity earphones.

Near-flat response. Nice price given excellent sound quality. Integrated iPhone controls. Several fit options. Customizable (for an extra cost).

Not for deep-bass lovers. Some cable thump. Controls are awkwardly placed on cable.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Nir Schneider (gadgetmac.com)

Etymotic MC3 Headset + Earphones

 

Our good friends over at Etymotic have sent over their new MC3 in-ear earphones which coincidentally double as a headset fully compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod with a 3-button remote. Etymotic are known to have the most amazing clear sound...

for more user reviews and compare prices. The MC3 are available in four colors for $99.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Etymotic Research mc3

 

Although in some ways ace, the mc3s aren?t balanced enough for five-star glory

Supreme detail and pace; nice build; mic and remote; custom mould compatible

Lacks bass weight and depth; a little bright; bundled buds won?t work for everyone

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : R Matthew Ward, (techadvisor.co.uk)

Etymotic mc3 headphones review

 

Nearly two decades ago, Etymotic used its expertise in hearing aids to produce one of the first lines of in-ear-canal headphones, the ER-4 series. The mc3 earphones are its attempt to bring a similar level of performance to the sub-£100 market.

Bassheads should steer clear, but even though we find the lack of bass occasionally frustrating, overall we love the mc3 earphones. Given the mc3s' already great performance, we’d pick the mc3 with custom tips - that extra comfort means we can listen...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Etymotic Research MC3 review

 

The MC3s have excellent noise isolation, but the lack of any real bass will put off fans of certain musical genres.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Etymotic mc3 earphones review

 

Ready to ditch the in-ear headphones that came with your phone? Looking for something rather nondescript, balanced and won't totally break the bank? Luckily, Etymotic's got just the earphones for you in the form of the mc3, which promise to give you...

While we've seen plenty of earphones vie for your attention with bright colours and loud sound, it's a breath of fresh air to see something rather toned down. Etymotic's mc3 headphones don't scream out loud with bold looks, as they look rather plain...

For £69, you get some pretty decent quality out of these headphones, but they're not for everyone. If you're the kind of person who prefers a bit more bass out of their headphones, you'll find the mc3 lacking. What's only a really minor annoyance is...

For £69, the Etymotic mc3 headphones are a quality pair that sound a lot more expensive than they suggest, giving you tip-top audio and brilliant noise cancellation and the option of getting custom fit earmoulds too. If you're after something bassier,...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Etymotic MC3

 

While the Etymotic MC3 headphones have a pleasant design, and a useful in-line remote and mic for use with your smartphone, they weren't quite up to scratch with the Bose MIE2i and Shure 215s: they lack a bit of bass by comparison. Check out our full...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Brewster (knowyourmobile.com)

Etymotic mc3 earphone and headset review

 

With phones increasingly being used as a substitute for MP3 players and the mobile population looking to make communication as easy as possible, take up of all-in-one solutions could be set to boom.

Excellent sound quality, Comfortable fit, Good ear bud options

Headset function is too simplistic, Not enough outside noise blockage

The Etymotic MC-3 earphone and headset offers top audio quality, but there is little to get excited about in the communication department. Nevertheless, they are good for listening to tunes on and do the job when chatting

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