Etymotic mc2
Top 47%343 points
Top 47%
Lowest frequency
Number of headphones
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Top 90%
327 headphones
17.5Hz - 25.75Hz
NaN% of all headphonesYes
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lowest frequency
highest frequency
impedance
sound pressure level

Etymotic mc2: 17 facts and highlights

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
15000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
152
0

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
141
0

3. impedance

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
16Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
97
0

4. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Etymotic mc2
48% have it
95
0

5. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
100dB/mW
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 130dB/mW
78
0

6. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Etymotic mc2
73% have it
72
0

7. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Etymotic mc2
44% have it
61
0

8. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
8mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
51
0

9. is used as a headset

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
Etymotic mc2
34% have it
49
0

10. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Etymotic mc2
42% have it
48
0

11. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Etymotic mc2
32% have it
48
0

12. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Etymotic mc2
74% have it
47
0

13. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Etymotic mc2
65% have it
44
0

14. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
36
0

15. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.20m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
35
0

16. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Etymotic mc2
33% have it
29
0

17. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Etymotic mc2
88% have it
28
0

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