Designed in the
2 Years of
TOP-NOTCH PERFORMANCE AND NOISE ISOLATION
With the best-in-class features, high-end performance and superior build quality the Etymotic ER2 Earphones deliver an uncompromised music listening experience. These earphones are perfectly in tune with the newest innovations of music players that support 3.5 mm stereo plug. They have recorded the highest noise isolation capacity compared to any other earphones with 35 dB to 42 dB of noise isolation.
FINE-TUNED FOR PERFECTION
Experience accurate sound with the Etymonic ER2 series of earphones. Their earpieces are made with high-grade metal and have an anodized finish. They are designed to offer a perfect in-ear fit. The cables that come with the earphone are detachable so that if need be these cables can be replaced.
WITH DURABILITY AND ASSURANCE
The Etymonic ER2 earphones comprise of a highly durable reinforced cable. You also get a user-replaceable filter over the balanced armature drivers to protect it from ear wax. The earphones come with a 2-year replacement warranty.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz - 16 kHz|
|TRANSDUCERS||High performance moving coil driver|
|NOISE ISOLATION||35-42 dB|
|IMPEDANCE (@1 kHz)||15 Ohms|
|SENSITIVITY (@1 kHz) SPL at 0.1v||96 dB|
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT (SPL)||120 dB|
|CABLE||Detachable, 4 ft|
|2. Detachable 4 ft. cable with 3.5 mm gold plated stereo plug|
|3. Assortment of eartips:
4 Dual Flange Silicone Pairs: S, M, L, XL.
2 Triple Flange Pairs: Standard and Large.
2 Foam Pairs: Standard
|4. Filter removal tool and replacement filters to protect the BA drivers from ear wax|
|5. Shirt clip|
|6. Zippered storage case|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
Etymotic: A Research-Driven Audio Company
Etymotic means “true to the ear”. This audio company was founded in the year 1983 by Mead Killion, PhD. At its core, Etymotic Research is an engineering-based research, development and manufacturing company. It was founded to develop products that assess hearing with precision, aids people with hearing challenges, protects hearing and improves music listening for both musicians as well as music lovers around the globe.
Pioneers of “In Ear” Earphones
With extensive experience in acoustic research and hearing aid industry, Etymotic is credited to be the inventor of in ear earphones. The initial design of Etymotic earphones consisted of balanced armature drivers which acted as a standard for high-grade in-ear earphones. The first Etymotic earphones were utilised for diagnostic testing and precision auditory research: the ER-1, ER-2, and the ER-3. After this, they came up with noise-isolating high fidelity in-ear earphone ER-4 in 1991 which formed the basis for in-ears around the world and resulted in the formation of a new category in consumer electronics.
Etymotic’s Mission: Innovation, Education and Hearing Conservation
The concepts of Innovation, Education and Hearing Conversation are at the centre of Etymotic's mission. Etymotic products aid various professionals and other consumers around the world including scientists, hearing practitioners, hearing-impaired consumers, musicians etc. The Etymotic team has audio engineers, audiologists and musicians who have worked collectively to create more than 100 patents (issued and pending). Around 60 members of the Etymotic team are successful musicians.
2 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Etymotic - ER2 comes with a warranty
from Etymotic that covers manufacturing defects.
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"The ER2SE is a neutral, detailed and good sounding IEM. For me the vocals are special but it probably is one of the technically strongest IEMs in the price range."Read More
"The fast bass attack, detail retrieval power, deep extension and complete, controlled vocal performance with the affordable price tag makes ER2SE a true monitoring tool."Read More
"The open quality and warmth of the sound balance tickled my audiophile ears; I was a happy camper. The Etymotic ER2 in-ear 'phones sound great and keep noise at bay."
ER2s are truly among the best IEM in sub-10K mark. They offer good accessories, great built quality and a tremendously fun but DF neutral (with a 2-3dB boost in sub-bass) sound sound signature. It seems Etymotic have rectified the concerns of the previously released BA IEMs. This doesn't mean there are no trade-offs, but it is inconsequential when compared to the goods. The reputation of Etymotic truly precedes the package delivered and it doesn't let down. The transient response is agile and bass attack is so dynamic - probably nothing comes close. The Starfield may offer a better technical performance, but the timbre and tonal characteristics of ER2s are far superior. I might even compare it to my some hybrids like Legacy 5 or some offerings from BQEYZ, but the cohesiveness of a DD can't be undermined. Also, I am not a proponent of the Chi-Fi tuning expect Moondrop. Etymotic's tuning is so natural and clean, I might not even go back to my previous go-to IEM A&K Billie Jean. They can scale well to a powerful source and totally do justice as an on-stage monitoring IEM, especially for drummers and bassists.
One thing to be noted is the soundstage and imaging. Due to the deep insertion, the instruments / vocals don't seem to come from around as you might expect in some recordings. But the instrument separation is top-notch and there is lot of lateral depth to the audio. It is a godsent IEM for binaural recordings. I truly have a soft spot for this IEM and it's just *kisses* good.
Hey Pritish, we're so happy to hear that this product is meeting your expectations. Thanks for this wonderful detailed review. We hope to see you again soon! :)
Not much interst is shown in these but let me tell you these are the real deal. If one can get the fit right nothing much at more than even double or triple their price can match them in sound quality.
These are neutral with a slight tilt in sub bass that does not intrude into those lovely mids. Some bright female voice recordings could sound a bit shouty but that is the only negative that I really found in these. The treble is again lovely, extended without a hint of sibilance.
Being the cheapest ETYs the retail package is underwhelming and there should be more tips to try especially double flanged ones especially considering that the fit makes it or breaks it for most folks trying ETYs.
Another thing is that the cable looks extremely fragile and Headphone Zone must stock replacement ETY cables as the mmcx connectors are not the standard ones but proprietary ETY design ones.
In short just do yourself a favour and try these if you are loking for a DD iem for upto three times it's price.
I purchased the XR version from HPZ and was thrilled when I tried them on. The IEMs are super light and comfy. I tried the cylindrical foam tips included in the box, but for some reason I couldn't get the right seal, hence the bass was underwhelming and they sounded kinda squeaky.
The next day, I switched to the triple flange tips included in the box, and my mind was blown. Having got the right seal, I could feel the noise isolation even before I started playing a track. Their sound signature is excellent, every detail is crystal clear and with the noise isolation, the bass response is great. So I'd recommend to spend some time with the ear tips till you get a good seal.
The only concern I have is that the cable looks very delicate, and the drivers have this notch thingy, due to which they don't fit into other MMCX cables. In short, a great pair of IEMs at this price point, that can give more expensive multi-driver IEMs a run for their money.
PS: Team Headphone Zone thanks for getting these beauties, I love them. Also, please stock up on some replacement cables, will be needing them a year or so down the line. 🙂
This review is for the XR model. Their main USP is the amazing fit and noise blocking. I am using the triple flange tips and once they are sealed properly you are isolated from the world. Sound wise: they are not fatiguing. I can listen to these for hours at end. Super comfortable. They do require the volume to be cranked up a bit (compared to my other IEMs).
If you're chasing bass : Get the Ibasso IT00
If you're chasing treble : Get the Shuoer Tapes or Starfields
These fall right in the middle. But what they offer which the others don't is sound isolation, no listening fatigue and comfort.
So glad to know that you love them. We really appreciate your review, we hope it will help other potential customers to make an informed decision.
Yes in simple words it is for the audiophile who look for serious original studio performance iem. There is No distortion from the original sounding. It shows off what is recorded. For example you can identify each instrument and voices of the singers as natural as. No frequencies are exaggerated. But the cable is very thin. Good fiting is must to show Etys original sq. I found shure tip is good for me. It is no wonder why there are thousands of fans for etymotic
Hey, thanks for sharing your review with us, we really appreciate it.
First time user of Etymotics - All I have to say is, they are amazing for the price. For 10k I'm getting something that is similar to headphones that sound 2x the price. I honestly thought I'd hate the fit but the triple flange eartips are perfect for me with great isolation. The foam tips that come with this product are utter crap. Don't depend on them. Overall a great Value For Money piece here.
If you want just bass, skip this one. This is more like an all rounder without being low in a certain category. Even the treble as many say it lacks a little, is honestly not that bad. The packaging is good and old stylish. I didn't have any issues with shipping.
I wish we had some ear tips from westone, Dekoni and Comply in India. This is something I'd try various eartips on. Anyway, you won't be disappointed with this. I'm aware the triple flange is not something that'd be comfortable for everyone, so keep that in mind.
Hey Jerwin, thanks for sharing this amazing feedback! We are super happy to hear that you are loving your new purchase!
I'm usually someone who sticks to Headphones but when you're travelling, it can be a pain to lug around headphones no matter how portable they are. To plug said gap, I experimented with some wireless earphones and of course, wireless earphones can never live up to the quality of wired earphones but their efficiency is also offset by their lack of durability. My experiment, having now failed, led me to finding good wired earphones and I landed on Etymotic's ER2-XR.
Let me tell you, it was a great decision. I've read people complain about it going too deep into their ear canals and frankly, I haven't found that to be a problem. When it comes to that particular problem though, I'm sure mileage will vary from person to person. Once you do get it in though, the isolation is sublime. The soundstage isn't great and that'll probably stand out the most when it comes to the negatives. It's not neutral and leans towards a more v-shaped sound signature but it's not overwhelming bass. It just makes the earphones more enjoyable to listen to. I've played just about every genre I can imagine over my week of ownership and at no point do these earphones get embarrassed. That being said, they're clearly more comfortable with pop, hip hop, R&B and the like.
The microphonics can get a little irritating especially when you're working out.
All in all, they're a great pair of earphones for the price and an easy recommendation from my end especially if you're someone who enjoys a bit of bass.
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