Etymotic mc5
Top 46%345 points
Top 46%
Lowest frequency
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327 headphones
17.5Hz - 25.75Hz
NaN% of all headphonesYes
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lowest frequency
highest frequency
impedance
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Etymotic mc5: 16 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 mc5
48% have it
95
0

5. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Etymotic mc5
36% have it
86
0

6. 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

7. 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 mc5
73% have it
72
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. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Etymotic mc5
42% have it
48
0

10. 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 mc5
32% have it
48
0

11. 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 mc5
74% have it
47
0

12. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Etymotic mc5
65% have it
44
0

13. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
35
0

14. diaphragm size

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.
7.6mm
Oppo PM-1: 85mm
29
0

15. 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 mc5
33% have it
29
0

16. 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 mc5
88% have it
28
0

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