Etymotic Research mc5 Moving Coil Earphones, Black

In-ear monitor Earbuds with Custom-fit Eartips and replaceable filters - Black
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Great Sound, Great Fit, Great Price!

When you're after effective onstage monitoring or an uncompromising listening experience from your personal music player, great sound is only part of the picture. You also need to keep out the sound you don't want to hear. That's why Etymotic's mc5 earphones make such a great fit for you! These earbuds give you the accurate sound you demand. They also come complete with four different eartip options so you get a custom fit without the custom price! The mc5's combination of excellent isolation and clean, clear sound translates means better performances (and peace of mind) for you.

Etymotic Research mc5 In-ear Monitor Earbuds Features:
  • Black with high-gloss polished aluminum finish
  • Tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high-frequency detail at all listening levels
  • Full assortment of ultra-comfortable Etymotic eartips
  • 4 eartip options included
  • 20Hz-15kHz frequency response
  • High-output 8mm neodymium moving coil drivers
  • 35-42dB of noise isolation
  • 16-ohm impedance
  • 120dB maximum output
  • 4' Kevlar-reinforced cable with 1/8" plug
  • User-replaceable ACCU filters
  • 2-year warranty
Use Etymotic Research's mc5 in-ear monitors and find out how good you can really sound onstage!

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Tech Specs

Type In-ear
Drivers 2
Frequency Range 20Hz-15kHz
Impedance 16 ohms
Noise Attenuation 35-42dB
Plug Type 1/8"
Cable Length 48"
Color Black
Manufacturer Part Number ER7-MC5-BLACK

Customer Reviews

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Proper Voicing For Me

I really like these for in ear monitoring purposes. The voicing of them is not hyped and interesting like hi-fi earbuds. However, the voicing they have is what I want to hear when I'm monitoring my singing voice, guitar, band, metronome etc. It's like pulling cotton balls out of your ears compared to consumer earbuds in the same price range. If your in ear monitor signals are not seeing any eq and processing before they get to your in ears, the voicing of these is what you will want. And they're that much better if you have the option to dial in eq's etc. I do listen to music with them and it can be what I consider a flat response listening experience which is good for anyone on occasion. It helps a person understand the musical importance of the mid range of frequencies. They're not gonna explode with bass or or be too treble heavy. Part of the idea here is hearing protection. So, that's okay with me that they're not really bumping. Make a refined and mature audio choice and pick a pair of these up. Get a vacuum seal fit in your ear with whatever tip works for you and enjoy musical clarity and good db level on stage and off. As for durability, I've lost two pairs that were working perfectly before I ever had a defect over the time that I've used these.
Music background: Live performance, guitar, drums, vocals, music production. Some audio engineering.

Great in ear monitors

These are a great in ear monitor for the money I had another brand which have been great as well but these had a better voicing to me, especially to retain your guitars natural tone, I have 2 channels on my transmitter so I run one line just for vocals and then I mic my amp on the other channel so I have control of my guitar volume onstage and it's straight from the amp (works for me) I have had dual drivers and several brands over the years 25 years give or take and these work and sound as good as any, I am sure they could be better if I had them molded but they come with several tips the round gray ones work best for me I have trouble hearing the count in sometimes they work so well. Anyways I have been on a lot of stages some small some big and these have always worked great for me and I am trying to save what is left of my I would recommend these to anyone...protect your hearing when you may want to hear your grandkids laughter one day....and that is the sweetest sound get out there and ROCK OUT!!!!!
Music background: Let's just say I have payed my dues many times over.

The earbuds are great!

As an acoustic musician, they were hard to get used to. But the quality of sound is great, and I like being able to hear myself play.
Music background: Church musician

Sound Isolation

I've tried several different in ear monitors and have found that these are just what I need. Isolation depends on choosing the correct ear tip that works for you. If I want the most isolation, then the larger foam tips provide exactally that. If just partial isolation then the slide in foam tips work best. I have Etymotic earplug protectors for use when I'm out with my sons at the pistol range and they work fantastically well. Try all the different tips. experiment with how far they need to go in to work well. I actually have to manipulate them a bit to get the best sound and isolation. The better the isolation the lower the volume so it protects my hearing better. HIGHLY recommended.
Music background: Pro Musician

They need to be in correct

I find most people who say these things don't cancel sound don't have them in correctly and/or are using tips that are too small. Read the directions that come with the ear buds on proper fit. These are great bud for the money.
Music background: Live musician. Bass, Guitar, semi-professional
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