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The latest reviews: Etymotic

In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 4 months ago

Etymotic ER3XR

Slightly Bass-Emphasised In-Ears with Quality Sound and Good External Noise Insulation

For audiophiles with a love of bass and more exacting demands come the ER3XR from US manufacturer Etymotic. These slim in-ears have a more enhanced presence in the bass range when compared to the ER3SE Studio Edition, with excellent ambient noise cancellation another standout signature...


In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Etymotic ER3SE

Wired In-Ear Headphones for Discerning Audiophiles

Etymotic has always held an appeal for the more demanding audiophiles out there. In the case of these in-ears, the ER3SE, the US manufacturer focuses more on those seeking mobile playback when hooked up to smartphones or portable media players.


In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 1 year ago

Etymotic ER4XR

Wired In-Ear Headphones for Audiophiles

Etymotic Research has been focusing on the topic of hearing and hearing protection since the 1980s. Even the first in-ear products from the US manufacturer relied on balanced armature drivers. This also applies to the contemporary ER4XR, the current version of this product, which has...


Editor's recommendations: Etymotic

Etymotic aims to pursue the audiophile path of neutral, precise sound reproduction with the ER4XR. With this level of tuning, it sets itself apart from typical products in the sector. Especially in quiet listening environments, the thicker bass range serves a real strength and gives a more honest reproduction of the source media.

However, the additional design efforts are reflected in the price. This particular model costs around 400 euro, leaving it below the average of similarly complex products.

Ulf Kaiser
Ulf Kaiser 22. June 2018

If you’re after contemporary in-ears with good sound capabilities, the ER3XR from Etymotic is the right choice for you. In spite of its amplified bass, the neutral and analytical alignment is not lost with these headphones. Existing cable noises can prove distracting, although the in-ears otherwise impress with their significant audio shielding capabilities.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 21. June 2019

The Etymotic ER3SE addresses the needs of music lovers seeking quality, with an impressively clean sound character. The manufacturer claims to create tools for professionals and this is reflected in the tuning of these in-ears. These headphones deliver an honest and unembellished sound that will impress. What’s more, wearing comfort scores highly. If you can do without the frills and features you might otherwise expect as standard, these are well worth considering.

Ulf Kaiser
Ulf Kaiser 17. April 2019