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Etymotic Research EREK-5-BLACK EtyKids Safe-Listening Headset- Black Reviews

Positive Reviews

wafflezz

amazing accuracy

Posted

Pros: Price, sound great, isolation

Cons: comfort

For 20$ this is quite ridiculous. Balanced armatures are sweet EDIT-ok spending more time with these the sound is really something special. I'm not even using any fancy amps, heck this audio output is straight from my laptop(nice soundcard). Every note just begins and ends perfectly. Comfort is better with the stock "small" tip. Really the biggest turnoff for any person would be the whole deep seal needed. It's a major headache at first which is why I don't think these will suit kids. But audiophiles on a budget? Oh yes Will do a full review if you guys want me to

Negative Reviews

enJr

sure, safe to listen, but...

Posted

Pros: isolation

Cons: everything else

not to insert. to properly insert, you should insert until it reaches your eardrums, if you sense it touches to your eardrums, you should pull it a little back slowly (unless you want your brains pop out). its isolation is great, i can give it that.   if you listen at low volumes and have large air canal, this would have been a deal for $30, if it had not so much microphonics (and you can't wear it cable up configuration), you can listen it at so low volumes (if you stop breathing that is) that you can't believe it, but you probably don't and you have normal air canals, like most of us. i just can't believe these are for kids.   i am not gonna bother to go into detailed...
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More Reviews

HarukaMizune

All round safe hearing

Posted

Pros: excellent sound isolation, great sound quality for the money

Cons: Found to be a little too quiet at times when background noise overpowers your music.

I previously owned an Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 and found that although they sounded great, I didn't like the idea of having to replace the battery as well as the comply foam tips whenever they get grubby. I also didn't like the pressure that the ath-anc23 emits on my ears as it felt uncomfortable like as if you're climbing a high altitude. So hence I set myself to find a pair of noise isolating IEMs to be used around the office / daily commute. I generally listen to classical, female vocals and country as well as audiobooks, so I won't delve into bass/mid/treble response due to my limited music genres. As there were very few reviews on these at the time of purchase, I decided to give...
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