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Etymotic Research ER6C 3.5mm Connector Canal Isolator Black Stereo Earphones

  • 20Hz - 16,000Hz
  • 3.5mm Connector
  • 3.0 feet - 5.0 feet Cord Length
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Model

Brand
Etymotic Research
Type
Headphone
Model
ER6C

General SPEC

Frequency Response
20Hz - 16,000Hz
Input Impedance
48 Ohms
Sensitivity
92dB S.P.L. at 1KHz
Connector
3.5mm
Ear Coupling
Canal
Cord Length
3.0 feet - 5.0 feet
Weight
less than 1 oz.

Features

Features
Noise isolation (34-36 dB) far surpasses that of active noise-canceling earphones
Airline travel -- plugs directly into most airline audio systems
CD, DVD, MP3 and MiniDisc players
Laptop computers
In-ear monitoring and mixing
Can be used with custom Musicians Earplugs

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/1/2008 2:32:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSubpar product

Pros: Noise isolation, good sound quality

Cons: Poor build quality, uncomfortable

Other Thoughts: The rubber on these earphones started tearing after a few months of normal wear. And although it's a quite subjective topic, they were very uncomfortable.

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  • Hyuk J.
  • 9/4/2008 10:45:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Near studio reference, if you know how
-Noise isolation is just extreme, if you know how

Cons: -You have to know how

Other Thoughts: I've owned these headphones since 2004, and they are awesome, but incredibly fussy. This is my second pair, and really, I am always blown away by how good they are for their price.

The big, and I mean BIG downside is learning how to put them in your ear. It takes a while to learn, and before you do, they are just terrible. Also, you have to replace your filters, because if you don't, they just start to sound like they're failing.

Which is bad, since you always think they're gonna fail because of the thin, thin wires coming out of it, but they're really not the source of any problem I've ever seen. Trust me, I've opened mine many times when I've been convinced it's a bad connection, only to see everything's fine. Re-soldered connections anyway, but nothing works until I change the filter. And then they sound just as good as day one.

Like I said, incredibly fussy, but sweet when you figure it out.

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  • Nathaniel L.
  • 7/14/2008 3:08:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the best IEM values

Pros: I own the ER6i pair, based on the same design at a lower impedance for portable audio.

Flat sound spectrum response. Clear highs, unexaggerated accurate bass. Best sound isolation on the market short of custom plugs. Built-in shirt clip is a nice touch. Long cord. Comes with 3 extra flange rubber tips and 1 set of foam tips. Foam tips are very comfortable.

Great for serious listeners and those who like to enjoy their music in complete privacy. Great for a plane ride or commute.

Etymotic creates the best price/performance ratio on the market with very few exceptions. Great for people getting introduced to serious audio without ponying up hundreds of dollars. A very good investment: they make your whole music collection sound better and worth re-experiencing.

Cons: Can be uncomfortable for irregularly shaped ear canals. Rubber tips can be rough, but are well worth getting used to and are very durable/washable/reusable. Foam tips eventually wear out (you can order more). Thin wires could easily be cut by accident: BE CAREFUL. While you work/excercise you should keep the wire under your shirt, if possible.

DO NOT PULL OUT BY WIRES. These can have a very tight fit in your ear and hard to pull out especially with rubber tips. If you pull out with the wires they might detach from the phones and you'd have to send them for repair or replacement.

Other Thoughts: Putting these phones in a PC or laptop with integrated audio doesn't do them justice. On a older pair of lower quality Aiwa phones I couldn't hear the whine from my PC's integrated audio chipset, but I did with these. Ironically, it's an indication of just how good these phones are, in that they are responding to frequencies many phones can't. Do yourself a favor and use a discrete audio solution to unlock the full potential of this pair with either a card for your PC or a USB audio adapter on your laptop.

This is a high impedance version, which means you need a source with good power.

Substandard earphones like those that come with your iPod exaggerate bass and muddle it as well. People have grown very used to this substandard sound on the standard products of the market. If you're the type blasting your sound system in your car with the windows down, don't waste your time/money with these. If you INSIST on having overblown bass with otherwise decent sound, look at the V-Moda Vi

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  • Gwan C.
  • 8/11/2005 10:32:57 AM
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2 out of 5 eggsStatic Noise on laptops

Comments: I used it on Samsung mp3 payer: works great. Clean, etc as most positive reviews say.
Then I plugged it in Dell laptop. It was making noticeable static noise at all volum levesls. I tried it on Fujitsu P2040 laptop (known to be very clean audio), it makes the similar noise. I will keep the earphones for mp3 player but it's not usable for laptop PCs.

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