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Etymotic mc3

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Etymotic mc5

Etymotic mc3
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Etymotic mc3 vs Etymotic mc5

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Why is Etymotic mc3 better than Etymotic mc5?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Etymotic mc5 better than Etymotic mc3?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Etymotic mc5

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an in-ear form
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Etymotic mc5

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.

3.has included ear pads
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Etymotic mc5

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

4.travel bag is included
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Etymotic mc5

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has an L-shaped plug
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Etymotic mc5

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.

6.cable length

1.3m

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

15000Hz

15000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Etymotic mc5

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

16 Ohms

16 Ohms

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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
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Etymotic mc5

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Etymotic mc5

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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Etymotic mc5

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
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Etymotic mc5

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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