AWARENESS!® for Etymotic


Listen to your music AND the outside world
with AWARENESS!® for Etymotic mobile APP

AWARENESS!® for Etymotic is a mobile app that takes the in-ear listening experience to the next level. Listeners can change sound level settings to hear not only their music, but the world around them. Perfect for exercising at the gym, jogging outside, awaiting a boarding call at the airport, or even listening to a podcast while watching kids at the playground.

You control how much outside sound is heard and when. No need to remove or re-adjust your earphones.

To use AWARENESS! for Etymotic follow the easy instructions to get you started.

  1. Download AWARENESS! for Etymotic from the iTunes App Store℠*.
  2. The Awareness App requires a username (email address) and a password to activate the noise isolation features. Start activation process here.
  3. An email verification will be sent to you. Please click on the link provided to activate your account.
  4. Open the App on your mobile device and enter your username (email address) and password you provided to unlock all the noise isolation features.

Why Programmable Noise Isolation?

Etymotic earphones offer the highest noise isolation available blocking up to 98% of ambient noise. There will be times when you want or need to be aware of your surroundings.

  • Maximizes awareness for any situation (commuting, outdoor sports, work/office communication)
  • Never miss an important announcement or communication—Stay aware.
  • Get the most of your ETYMOTIC noise-isolating headset + earphones.

Informative, easy-to-use mobile interface so users get the most out of their ETYMOTIC noise-isolating earphones.

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store

App Store
iOS App

Download the AWARENESS! for ETYMOTIC App from the Apple App Store*


Then Register your Account to 
access the following features:

Apple Lite
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  Apple Pro
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Apple Pro*


  $14.99 or $4.99 in-app upgrade  

Programmable Noise-Isolation Controls

  • Microphone level control
  • Microphone threshold control
  • Microphone delay control
  • Microphone instant on/off
 X    X  

dB Meter

Measures environmental noise levels.
 X   X   


Makes all speech picked up by the microphone clearer and easier to hear.

Vibrate/Noise Alarm

Makes your device vibrate when the mic threshold is exceeded. This turns AWARENESS! for Etymotic into a useful noise alarm to warn users when they are exposed to dangerous noise levels. Can be used in conjunction with the dB Noise Meter.
X     X  

VoiceOver UI

AWARENESS! for Etymotic is built with an optional simplified UI, optimized for VoiceOver for partially-sighted users.
 X    X  

Mic Pad/Boost

Etymotic earphones isolate so well that microphone gain is reduced by 6 dB. A Mic Boost button adds additional volume.
 X    X  


Pauses and resumes music when the outside noise exceeds the set mic threshold, so you never miss a thing! Works only in iPod player mode.


AutoSet monitors the sounds around you and automatically sets a microphone switching threshold to make sure you hear anything above normal background noise. AutoSet is active every time AWARENESS! for Etymotic is launched or when the button on the main screen is tapped.
 X   X   

AutoSet Plus

Advanced version of AutoSet that checks and adjusts the mic threshold at a set interval of your choice ranging from every 30 secs to every 5 minutes. Great for when you are on the move.


Lowers the music when the mic is triggered and turns it back up when outside noise drops to normal levels.

About Essency

Formed in 2009 by experienced sound engineers and programmers, UK developer Essency builds innovative apps for mobile devices that make headphone, earphone and headset use, safer & more convenient.

AWARENESS!® The Headphone App and the 'for Etymotic' Apps are the first in a series of advanced audio Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Please visit

AWARENESS! is a trademark of Essency Ltd. Apple, iTunes, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.