Etymotic Research, Inc. Wins CNET Editors' Choice Award
FRANCISCO, CA. April 9, 2004 -- Etymotic Research, Inc. (www.etymotic.com) today announced
that it received a CNET Editors' Choice award for its ER-6 Isolator Earphones.
The coveted CNET Editors' Choice award recognizes outstanding personal audio
products that represent the best available choice for quality, performance,
design, and service, and its logo is a mark of excellence denoting the best
possible investment for technology buyers.
CNET Editors' Choice winners are recognized as top products in their
respective technology categories, and contribute to the standard by which all
future products are judged. A key selection requirement is the difference it
makes in the lives of its users, whether through innovative features,
exceptional value for the price, remarkable ease of use, or a demonstrable boost
to users' productivity.
Etymotic Research is the industry pioneer of in-the-ear eaphones, beginning
with the ER-4 MicroPro reference-quality earphones developed more than a decade
ago. The ER-6 Isolator Earphones are a low-cost version of the ER-4s and have
the same frequency response accuracy of the ER-4S to satisfy the audiophile.
Noise isolation is an astounding 35dB which is higher than all other passive and
active noise-canceling earphones except Etymotic's ER-4.
The company is honored to receive this Editors' Choice award from CNET. This
award has become the hallmark of technology quality and innovation, and its logo
is a symbol consumers know and trust. It is an exceptional achievement and
Etymotic Research is proud to be recognized for their dedication and commitment
to producing the highest quality products available today.
About Etymotic Research, Inc.
Etymotic is an ancient Greek word
meaning "true to the ear." Etymotic Research Inc. designs and manufactures
products that measure, improve and protect hearing. Etymotic Research is the
world's leader in high fidelity sound reproduction through insert earphones. The
company was founded by Mead Killion, Ph.D., who holds 47 U.S. patents covering
microphones, directional microphones, earphones, high-fidelity earplugs, hearing
aids, electronic damping, infant hearing screeners, audiometry, auditory
brainstem response instrumentation, and reduction of hearing aid interference
from cell phones.
In 1987, Etymotic Research received a government grant for a Killion
invention: the K-AMP integrated circuit. This high-fidelity hearing aid
amplifier has been used in more than 3 million hearing aids worldwide. The same
approach to high fidelity sound reproduction is used in ER's family of insert
earphones. To help repay the benefits received from this grant, Etymotic
provides financial assistance to graduate students, researchers and practicing
clinicians engaged in research to improve hearing.
Professional musicians, athletes, researchers, hearing professionals and
ordinary consumers use the company's patented audio technology and range of
earphones, microphones, hearing aids, high-fidelity earplugs, and hearing test
and measurement devices. The first to introduce high-fidelity in-the-ear
(insert) earphone technology in 1984, Etymotic Research remains the leader in
manufacturing earphones that produce sound as close as possible to the sound of
a live performance. Etymotic Research has its headquarters in Elk Grove, Ill.
For more information, please visit www.etymotic.com.
For information on ER-6 Isolator Earphones and the CNET Editors' Choice award,
please visit editorschoice.cnet.com.
Etymotic Research, Inc.
Director, Marketing and Sales
CNET Networks, Inc.