mc5™ earphones

$59.00
mc5 The world's most accurate sounding, noise-isolating earphone series for under $100
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mc5 User ManualSee User Manual for detailed operating instructions.
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Best-in-Class

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.

  • Best sound accuracy
    • 85%+ accuracy score
    • Tight, accurate bass with crystal clear high‑frequency detail at all listening levels
  • Best noise isolation
    • 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation
    • Documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today
  • Best style and fit
    • High-gloss polished aluminum finish
    • An assortment of noise-isolating ACCU•Fit eartip options ensure proper seal and comfort
    • CUSTOM•FIT option available
  • Best 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

For Domestic U.S. Orders

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For International Orders Under $50.

When ordering from the Etymotic web store (www.etymotic.com) an automatic UPS shipping fee is charged to your credit card.

International orders less than $50 are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service for $2.00. Once the order is processed through the Etymotic shopping cart, a refund for the difference will be applied to your credit card.

ER38-14A
Small Beige Foam Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 6-9mm
BUY NOW - $14.00 4 Pairs

ER38-14C
Large Yellow Foam Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 10-14mm
BUY NOW - $14.00 3 Pairs

ER38-14F
Black Foam Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm
BUY NOW - $14.00 5 Pairs

ER38-15SM
Small Frost 3-Flange Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 7-11mm
BUY NOW - $14.00 5 Pairs

ER38-16
Airline Adapter
BUY NOW - $10.00 Each

ER38-17
Glider Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-11mm
BUY NOW - $14.00 3 Pairs

ER38-18CL
Clear 3-Flange Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm
BUY NOW - $14.00 5 Pairs

ER38-45
Filter Removal Tool
BUY NOW - $1.50 Each
 

ER38-46MC
Filter Removal Tool with 4 Filters
BUY NOW - $11.50 Each

ER38-50MC
White Filters
BUY NOW - $15.00 6/pkg

ER38-55
Shirt Clip
BUY NOW - $3.00 Each

ER38-65MC
Zippered Pouch
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ER38-65D
Deluxe Zippered Pouch
BUY NOW - $14.95 Each

ER38-88
Smartwrap Cord Winder
BUY NOW - $5.00 Each

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

tab Important: Sound quality, full bass response and noise isolation all depend on a good eartip seal in the ear canal. View 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.
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 15 kHz
Accuracy Score
85%
Transducers
High-output 8-mm neodymium moving coil driver
Noise Isolation
35-42 dB
Impedance (@1 kHz)
16 Ohms
Sensitivity (@1 kHz) SPL at 0.1V
100 dB
Maximum Output (SPL)
120 dB
Cable
4 ft with 3.5 mm plug
User Replaceable ACCU•Filters™
Warranty
2 years
CUSTOM•FIT Option
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