49points

Etymotic mc3

43points

Skullcandy Fix In-Ear

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Etymotic mc3 vs Skullcandy Fix In-Ear

Etymotic mc3
Skullcandy Fix In-Ear
Etymotic mc3
Skullcandy Fix In-Ear
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43
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Why is Etymotic mc3 better than Skullcandy Fix In-Ear?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Skullcandy Fix In-Ear better than Etymotic mc3?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    20000Hzvs15000Hz
  • 5.5mm bigger driver unit
    13.5mmvs8mm
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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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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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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

4.travel bag is included
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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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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.has a straight plug
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A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

15000Hz

20000Hz

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

4.impedance

16 Ohms

24 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

5.driver unit size

8mm

13.5mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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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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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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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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