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Etymotic Research mc5 Headphones Review

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Tour & Design

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bull; They#39;re a set of in-ears.

bull; No in-line features or accessories.

bull; Decent cord guards.

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Tour


The Etymotic Research mc5 headphones are a set of in-ears. They#39;re pretty vanilla, from a design standpoint.

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The two channels meet at this number, which we#39;ve accentuated with the included shirt clip. Truly, no shirt is safe from the ravages of your headphones without this clip.

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The cord guards at the buds and plug are pretty good, and should prevent the cord from doubling back on itself too much.

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Below, we put the mc5s on a robot, specifically HATS, our audio testing robot.

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In The Box


The Etymotic Research mc5 headphones come with four sets of sleeves (two triple-flange, one foam, and one soft plastic), a cleaning tool, two wax nozzle guards, and a carrying case.

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**Durability**nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; (*7.00**)*


The Etymotic Research mc5 headphones seem pretty durable for a set of in-ears.

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**Aesthetics**nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; (*6.00**)*


There#39;s not a whole lot you can do with a set of in-ears to make them flashy. Sure, you can make them look like earrings or bedazzle them to your heart#39;s content, but there#39;s not a whole lot you can do with such a small surface area without coming off as gaudy. It#39;s hard to rave about a simple design or a splash of color, which the mc5s have.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Sound Quality
  3. Isolation
  4. Comfort
  5. Usability
  6. Sony Triqii Comparison
  7. Sennheiser CX 980 Comparison
  8. Shure SE115 Comparison
  9. Phiaton PS200 Comparison
  10. Conclusion
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