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  • Tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high frequency detail at all listening levels
  • 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation
  • Documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today
  • High-gloss polished aluminium finish in 4 chromatic color options
  • 2-year replacement warranty
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Colour Name: BLACK
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.1 x 16.5 cm ; 113 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 118 g
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  • Item model number: ER7-MC5-BLACK
  • ASIN: B003S3RFIQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Sept. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Colour Name: BLACK

Product Description

Etymotic makes the world's most accurate noise-isolating headsets and earphones in all price categories. All low-cost earphones are made with dynamic (moving coil) drivers that have undesirable frequency response peaks and weak highs.

Etymotic created a design that makes dynamic drivers sound like high-end drivers by inserting a proprietary acoustic side-branch to redistribute energy, smooth the peaks and compensate for weak highs.

Manufacturer's Description

The Etymotic MC5 are the world’s most accurate noise-isolating earphones. With tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high frequency detail at all listening levels. 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation and an assortment of noise-isolating ACCU•Fit eartip options that provide proper sealing of the ear canal and maximises comfort. In a stylish black colour these headphone come complete with a microphone especially for the iPhone.

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Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chris N on 10 Nov. 2011
Colour Name: BLACK
For a set of entry-level IEMs, these are absolutely brilliant. I'd even go so far as to say unbeatable - I've owned Senns, AKGs, Grados and more and these are some of the best sounding 'phones I've ever had in this price range.

The bass is well rounded, not ridiculously strong like the Senn CX series. The expanding foam tips are probably going to be the choice for bassheads, the triple flange tips don't fit my ears and I've heard from friends who've had a go on my MC5s that they shallow out the low end a bit. The Glider tips are really uncomfortable. I guess you just have to experiment to find the right ones.

The treble is bright and airy; classical, trance & ambient sound amazing. You can hear every little detail (although sometimes that means they show up artifacts in the sound that others might mask).

The obvious aim of these things is accuracy and if that's what you're going for, these are the 'phones to get. Etymotic started out as an audiology research lab after all.

If you like meaty bass, or you prefer your music to have character over accuracy, these aren't for you and you're better off looking elsewhere.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Bullard on 12 July 2011
Colour Name: BLACK
These are a cheaper version of the more expensive etymotic ear phones and I think they're great. They come with 4 different ear buds, two replacement filters and a cleaning tool in a handy little pouch. Once you've found the correct buds for your ear canal (and for different types of sound) your away. The noise reduction is suberb and treble & bass suits me just fine. More base? Push them in a little further. Simple. Very good product for the price. Arrived the next day.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr D. Huber on 29 Mar. 2012
Colour Name: BLACK Verified Purchase
After much research and testing, I decided that noise cancelling head phones were not the option for me. That left headphones with noise isolation for use in various environments.
Unfortunately you cannot do comparative tests with headphones that are designed for in ear use, due to health reasons (although I'm sure a good clean would solve these issues).
Firstly the HC5 headphones as supplied. As mentioned else where, the cable design is such that rubbing noise passes from the cable to the ear phones. Therefore it is essential to run the cable behind the ears. This deadens most of this noise, unless you are wearing a hat.The flexible cable distance from the headphones to the Y join is 333mm. This is enough for me to wrap the cable around my ears and under my chin. A sliding ring can be used to tighten this under the chin, to help prevent the cable from coming out of behind the ears. the remaining cable to the connector is about 880mm, ending in a 90degree gold plated plug.
As for audio quality, my ears are past their best due to hearing damage (which is why I want ambient noise reduction). All comments about lack of bass are correct, especially that you need to push the ear pieces a long way in to the ear. The better the seal in the ear, the better the sound. There are plenty of headphone end options to choose from. I had the large 3 way cone in the right ear and the foam in the left.
Compared to other head phones, there was definitely only a little base. The rest was fine. Once fitted properly, there was definitely more noise ambient noise reduction than any noise cancelling headphones I tried, including the Bose ones. The plugs were a little uncomfortable after an hour or more. this persuaded me to try the moulded ear plugs.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mag1882 on 20 Nov. 2010
Colour Name: BLACK
These are AWESOME headphones, probably would have paid about £100 for the noise cancellation alone, took me about an hour to get in my ears and stop them falling out though, but that's because you need to pull your ear back and up. which is annoying, but only takes a few seconds. the headphones themselves are really good, treble is perfect, the main flaw is that it has a low amount of bass, as i listen to hip hop rnb etc, i like a lot of bass. although you can use the foam tips which make quite a difference to bass. the best thing about these earphones is BY FAR the noise cancellation, on the specs they say 35-40db, but it appears to be more. with NO music playing if you get them in right you can walk along and you won't hear the cars at all. it's unbelievable. playing music at full volume blocks out EVERYTHING, walked past a pneumatic drill the other day, didn't even realise it was there.

definately a reccomended buy, specially with the 2 years warranty as i always break headphones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Franklin on 5 Jun. 2013
Colour Name: RED Verified Purchase
Bought these to replace my old Etymotics ER5is which are no longer made. Third pair so that tells you how much I like them. I wear them most of the time on my motorbike either just as ear defenders or to listen to music on boring runs. There is a choice of ear fitments with them so you should find something comfortable - all ears are very individual! You can also go to an approved ear clinic and get made to measure fitments - might do this if I ever have the time/money. My first two pairs wore out through a bike related issue - the cables frayed in the wind, rubbing against my leathers. I now take more care routing the cables so they might last better. Sound reproduction seems fine to me - I can hear music clearly at motorway speeds. I couldn't tell you whether they are technically as good as a more expensive set but they are good enough for my purposes. They are reasonably priced by my reckoning - you get your moneys worth.
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