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Old 11-05-2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Etymotic MC5: Best IEM's Under $100

Yes, I went there.

After testing these out for a few days, I cannot conclude anything other than these are my favorite IEM's. The bass on these is just perfect. They are Etymotics, so not for bassheads, of which I am not. They have dynamic speakers, not balanced armatures, the latter of which I can't get into because of how cold and seemingly lifeless they are. But these, wow, just perfect, and for $80, Etymotic is ripping themselves off. Plenty detailed, clean and punchy. I hope Etymotic has more dynamic IEM's up their sleeves, because I would pay way more than $80 for these.

Read a REAL review here: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...c5-mini-review

This guy compares them with the Head Direct RE0, of which I have never had the pleasure of trying, but he likes the MC5 better, so I am tempted to not even bother with the RE0 at this point, these things are precisely the sound quality I have been looking for. So, I suggest these to anyone on the fence about these. My only complaint is with the tips, the triple flange, glider and foam that come with them. Only the small triple flange fit decently, so I am using Comply Tx100's with them, which are recommended for good fit. They also reduce the potential of having to change the filters often as the Tx100's have their own inbuilt filters.
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