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Etymotic Research ER6 Isolator In-Ear Earphones (Black) Reviews

Positive Reviews

ledhed2222

Quirky sound, but I loved it

Posted

Pros: Great sound, unbelievable isolation

Cons: Poor audio output, lame bass

These were my first in-ears, and since owning them I've had the Ultimate Ears Triple Fi and the Klipsch Image S3s.  I'll be comparing the ER6s to these.     I remember the Etymotic's sound being very warm and natural, absolutely never harsh sounding.  You could throw it the hissiest, most cymbal-laden music and it would sound wonderfully dark.  It really had a unique sound that took me a day or two to get used to, but was worth it.  In comparison, the Ultimate Ears were much a little colder, and the Klipschs are tinnier.   Now despite my love of the Etymotic sound, there are some problems.  The bass isn't present enough, for one.  I...
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Negative Reviews

headcase442

ER6i

Posted

Pros: Very nice bass

Cons: Blah (so far)

I've used these for the past week. They have excellent bass extension but are very deficient in the upper mid, and treble range. I have not tried them with a proper headphone amp since the manufacturer claims they are designed specifically for portable devices (as the average impedance indicates). However using my iPod's bottom connections to a Philips portable DVD player and docking device, offers a substantial improvement. This leads me to believe they will sound at their best through a portable amp, and should prove to be very conservative on battery life. I don't foresee an amp solving the problem these earphones have with high frequencies though. If you don't mind tweaking your...
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