ER-6i Isolator Earphones Opinions?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by HardHatMac9, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. HardHatMac9 macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2004
    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about buying the Etymotic Research ER-6i Isolator Earphones for use with my iPod and Powerbook.

    Do you have any experience with these? Do you reccomend them?

  2. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    Can't reallu comment since I don't have them but try here. They have a lot of threads about those.
  3. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    those seem a little pricey - $149, come on? shure E2 model should be around $99 and i can tell you those are pretty good earphones.

    (nothing beats my shure E5 earphones, though...)
  4. Bruce Lee, PhD macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2004
    i know there are some reviews floating around the net for these. i read some when i was considering buying a pair of noise-canceling headphones like the Bose or Sony models. the etymotics aren't noise-canceling, just noise blocking. if i remember correctly, audiophile reviews indicated that the etymotics sound considerably better than the noise-canceling models, and are quieter as well. the downside is that you really gotta jam them in your ears and they may feel uncomfortable. if you google you should turn up some reviews.

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