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mc5 Earphones

Quick Overview

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. The result is the mc-series with best-in-class performance under $100.

$59.00

Availability: In stock

Best In Class

All low-cost earphones are made with dynamic (moving coil) drivers that have undesirable frequency response peaks and weak highs. Etymotic's ACCU•Chamber technology 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.

Sound Accuracy

  • 85%+ accuracy score
  • Tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high‑frequency detail at all listening levels

Noise Isolation

  • 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation
  • Documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today

Style and Fit

  • High-gloss polished aluminum finish
  • Assortment of noise-isolating eartips ensure proper seal and comfort
  • CUSTOM•FIT option available

Durability and Warranty

  • 2-year replacement warranty
  • Kevlar®-reinforced cable for durability
  • ACCU•Filter™ User-replaceable filters that protect the moving coil driver from ear wax

In the Box

  • mc5 earphones
  • Assortment of ACCU•Fit™ ear tips
  • ACCU•Filter™ wax filters with removal tool
  • Pouch

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Instructions For Use

Selecting an Eartip

The eartip that is most comfortable is the likely choice, but it MUST SEAL well in your ear. If you can easily hear others when the volume is off, you don’t have a good seal. Twist it in deeper, or choose another eartip.

When changing eartips make sure the eartip fits securely on the stem of the earphone.

Proper Insertion

Important: Sound quality, full bass response and noise isolation all depend on a good eartip seal in the ear canal. View the Earphone Insertion Video

  • Carefully insert the earphone while pulling up and out on the back of the ear.
  • Twist the earphone up into the ear canal while inserting, until outside noise is blocked out.
  • 3-flange eartip: Moistening eases insertion.
  • Foam eartip: Roll down or compress foam eartip before inserting. Hold the eartip in place for about 5 seconds while the foam expands to create a tight seal in the ear canal.
  • Glider eartip: Simply push into ear canal.

Removal

Remove earphones slowly with a twisting motion to gradually break the seal. Do not pull on the cable to remove the earphones.

Care

  • Do not expose the earphones to extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid dropping and strong impact.
  • Leave eartips on the earphones for shock protection.
  • Do not pull on the cord to remove the earphone from the audio device or the ear.
  • Clean or replace eartips prior to use by others.

Cleaning and Replacing Eartips

Over time eartips may lose their elasticity. For best performance and retention, replace 3-flange eartips every 3-6 months. Replace foam and glider eartips regularly.

To clean the 3-flange eartips:

  1. Remove the eartip from the earphone.
  2. Clean with water and mild soap.
  3. Dry the eartip before placing it back on the earphone.

About the Filters

mc5 earphones have special filters that smooth the frequency response and prevent earwax from entering the earphones. A filter is located at the end of the earphone and is visible when the eartip is removed. If a filter becomes clogged, it should be replaced. A dirty filter will reduce earphone output. A filter should be changed if the loudness decreases or the sound quality declines.

Note: Filters are not reusable.

Removal

Note: Use the tool to remove the filter.
1. Remove eartip. 2. Insert tool into the filter. 3. Remove filter and discard.

Replacement

Note: Do not use the tool to replace the filter.
4. Insert a new filter and press
gently against a hard surface
to secure it in place.
5. Re-attach eartip.

Cable Slider

mc5 earphones can be worn with the cables in front or in back of the head. The cable slider can be adjusted by moving it up or down for a snug fit.

Technical Specs

Frequency Response 20 Hz - 15 kHz
Accuracy Score 85%
Transducers High-output 8-mm neodymium moving coil driver
Noise Isolation 35-42 dB
Impedance (@1kHz) 16 Ohms
Sensitivity (@1 kHz) SPL at 0.1v 100dB
Maximum Output (SPL) 120 dB
Cable 4 ft.
User Replaceable ACCU-Filters Yes
Warranty 2 Years
Custom-Fit Option Yes

Instructions For Use

Selecting an Eartip

The eartip that is most comfortable is the likely choice, but it MUST SEAL well in your ear. If you can easily hear others when the volume is off, you don’t have a good seal. Twist it in deeper, or choose another eartip.

When changing eartips make sure the eartip fits securely on the stem of the earphone.

Proper Insertion

Important: Sound quality, full bass response and noise isolation all depend on a good eartip seal in the ear canal. View the Earphone Insertion Video

  • Carefully insert the earphone while pulling up and out on the back of the ear.
  • Twist the earphone up into the ear canal while inserting, until outside noise is blocked out.
  • 3-flange eartip: Moistening eases insertion.
  • Foam eartip: Roll down or compress foam eartip before inserting. Hold the eartip in place for about 5 seconds while the foam expands to create a tight seal in the ear canal.
  • Glider eartip: Simply push into ear canal.

Removal

Remove earphones slowly with a twisting motion to gradually break the seal. Do not pull on the cable to remove the earphones.

Care

  • Do not expose the earphones to extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid dropping and strong impact.
  • Leave eartips on the earphones for shock protection.
  • Do not pull on the cord to remove the earphone from the audio device or the ear.
  • Clean or replace eartips prior to use by others.

Cleaning and Replacing Eartips

Over time eartips may lose their elasticity. For best performance and retention, replace 3-flange eartips every 3-6 months. Replace foam and glider eartips regularly.

To clean the 3-flange eartips:

  1. Remove the eartip from the earphone.
  2. Clean with water and mild soap.
  3. Dry the eartip before placing it back on the earphone.

About the Filters

mc5 earphones have special filters that smooth the frequency response and prevent earwax from entering the earphones. A filter is located at the end of the earphone and is visible when the eartip is removed. If a filter becomes clogged, it should be replaced. A dirty filter will reduce earphone output. A filter should be changed if the loudness decreases or the sound quality declines.

Note: Filters are not reusable.

Removal

Note: Use the tool to remove the filter.
1. Remove eartip. 2. Insert tool into the filter. 3. Remove filter and discard.

Replacement

Note: Do not use the tool to replace the filter.
4. Insert a new filter and press
gently against a hard surface
to secure it in place.
5. Re-attach eartip.

Cable Slider

mc5 earphones can be worn with the cables in front or in back of the head. The cable slider can be adjusted by moving it up or down for a snug fit.

Earphone Insertion Video

Accessories

The following accessories are compatible with this product:

ER38-14A Small Beige Foam Eartips

ER38-14A Small Beige Foam Eartips

Package of 8 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 6-9mm

$14.00
ER38-14C Large Yellow Foam Eartips

ER38-14C Large Yellow Foam Eartips

Package of 6 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 10-14mm

$14.00
ER38-14F Black Foam Eartips

ER38-14F Black Foam Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm

$14.00
ER38-15SM Small Frost 3-Flange Eartips

ER38-15SM Small Frost 3-Flange Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 7-11mm

$14.00
ER38-17 Glider Eartips

ER38-17 Glider Eartips

Package of 6 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-11mm

$14.00
ER38-18CL Clear 3-Flange Eartips

ER38-18CL Clear 3-Flange Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm

$14.00
ER38-45 Filter Removal Tool

ER38-45 Filter Removal Tool

1 filter removal tool for ER•4, hf Series, Music•PRO, HD•15, GSP•1, GSP•15, EB•15, EB15•LE, etyBLU2, etyBLU, ety8 and Home Hearing Test.

$1.50
ER38-46MC Filter Removal Tool with 4 Filters

ER38-46MC Filter Removal Tool with 4 Filters

4 filters and 1 removal tool for mc Series earphones

$11.50
ER38-50MC White Filters

ER38-50MC White Filters

6 filters for mc Series earphones

$15.00
ER38-55 Shirt Clip

ER38-55 Shirt Clip

Shirt Clip for hf Series, mc Series, ETY•Kids and HD5 Safety earphones

$3.00
ER38-65D Deluxe Zippered Pouch

ER38-65D Deluxe Zippered Pouch

Features 4 interior pockets and a convenient exterior pocket
Dimensions: 3.5" x 5.25" x 1.25"

$14.95
ER38-65MC Zipper Pouch

ER38-65MC Zipper Pouch

For earphones and headsets
Dimensions: 4" x 2.5"

$4.00
ER38-88 Smartwrap Cord Winder

ER38-88 Smartwrap Cord Winder

Protects wires when earphone/headset is not in use

$5.00

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