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mc3 Earphones + Headset

Quick Overview

Etymotic makes the world's most accurate noise-isolating headsets and earphones across multiple price categories. Most low-cost earphones are made with dynamic (moving coil) drivers that have undesirable frequency response peaks and weak highs. Etymotic created a dynamic driver that mimics 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.

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$79.00

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Etymotic's mc3 headset offers best-in-class sound accuracy, noise isolation, fit and comfort and durability. Based on the breakthrough Etymotic ACCU-Technology platform, the MC-Series is the world's most accurate-sounding noise-isolating earphone series in its price class. The patent-pending, highly advanced ACCU-Chamber Acoustic Control technology modifies standard dynamic earphone drivers to perform at an accuracy response level equal to products costing twice as much. In addition, the MC-Series earphones are designed to be more comfortable for extended wear, and their high degree of noise isolation enables lower-volume listening, to help protect hearing. The mc3 provides a 3-button micro-control pod with a close-proximity microphone, for easy control and superb call clarity - making it ideal for voice communications, conducting voice recording and iTunes memos as well as listening to music, videos, and other entertainment. The mc3 earphone and headset, which is forward-compatible with the latest Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch products includes Made for ipod, Made for iPhone and Made for iPad certifications.

Best Communication and Control

  • Close-proximity microphone
  • Made for Apple iPod®, iPhone® and iPad™ control functionality

Sound Accuracy

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

Noise Isolation

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

Style and Fit

  • High-gloss, polished anodized aluminum finish
  • assortment of noise-isolationing eartips to 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 to protect the moving coil drivers from earwax and debris

In the Box

  • mc3 earphones + headset
  • Assortment of ACCU•Fit™ ear tips
  • ACCU•Filter™ wax filters with removal tool
  • Pouch

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.

3-Button Control

3-Button Control

Listening to Music*

Play/Pause

While listening to music:

  • Press the END/SEND button once to Pause music.
  • Press the END/SEND button again to resume music.
Track

While listening to music:

  • Press the END/SEND button twice rapidly to track forward.
  • Press the END/SEND button three times rapidly to track back.

Answering a Call

Music automatically mutes and pauses for an incoming call.
To answer a call while listening to music:

  • Press the END/SEND button to answer the call.

Disconnecting a Call

  • Press the END/SEND button to disconnect the call.
  • Music automatically resumes.

*Additional functionality of the center button varies among Apple devices.

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

mc3 earphones + headset 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.

Filter Removal 1 Filter Removal 2 Filter Removal 3
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.

Filter Install 1 Filter Install 2
4. Insert a new filter and press
gently against a hard surface
to secure it in place.
5. Re-attach eartip.

Cable Slider

mc3 earphones + headset 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.

Cable Slider

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 100 dB
Maximum Output (SPL) 120 dB
Cable 4 ft.
User Replaceable ACCU-Filters Yes
Warranty 2 Years
Custom-Fit Option Yes

Compatibility

Made for iPhone iPod iPad Apple

Made For:

  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad
  • iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation)
  • iPod classic
  • iPod nano (4th through 7th generation)
  • iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generation)

The remote and mic are supported only by iPhone 3GS or later, iPad, iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), and iPod nano (4th generation or later). The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later). Audio is supported by all iPad and iPod models.

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.

3-Button Control

3-Button Control

Listening to Music*

Play/Pause

While listening to music:

  • Press the END/SEND button once to Pause music.
  • Press the END/SEND button again to resume music.
Track

While listening to music:

  • Press the END/SEND button twice rapidly to track forward.
  • Press the END/SEND button three times rapidly to track back.

Answering a Call

Music automatically mutes and pauses for an incoming call.
To answer a call while listening to music:

  • Press the END/SEND button to answer the call.

Disconnecting a Call

  • Press the END/SEND button to disconnect the call.
  • Music automatically resumes.

*Additional functionality of the center button varies among Apple devices.

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

mc3 earphones + headset 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.

Filter Removal 1 Filter Removal 2 Filter Removal 3
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.

Filter Install 1 Filter Install 2
4. Insert a new filter and press
gently against a hard surface
to secure it in place.
5. Re-attach eartip.

Cable Slider

mc3 earphones + headset 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.

Cable Slider

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 Standard Black Foam Eartips

ER38-14F Standard Black Foam Eartips

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

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

ER38-15SM Standard 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 Large Clear 3-Flange Eartips

ER38-18CL Large 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 & mc 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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