Etymotic - ER2 (Unboxed)

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Designed in the
USA

Flat Sound Signature

A Flat sound signature offers an accurate presentation of sounds without adding colour to your music. Simply put, this sound signature presents audio without boosting any frequencies. As a result, it’s the most natural-sounding signature and provides the closest reproduction of how a track was recorded and produced. Due to their accurate sound reproduction, flat sound signature headphones are preferred by Music professionals, Sound Engineers and used in professional studios for mixing and mastering music tracks and are also loved by audiophiles for immersive listening sessions. You can listen to Classical, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk & possibly every genre in music.


2 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These earphones/IEMs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of earphones/IEMs like these. You can expect them to present a Hi-Fidelity listening experience.


The audio quality exhibited by these earphones/IEMs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These earphones/IEMs deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these earphones/IEMs!


Ideal For Casual Music Listening

These earphones/IEMs are your go-to when you want to sit back and relax. If you’re someone who is looking to listen to music without worrying too much about the technicalities, then these are the perfect fit for you.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to work conveniently and pair with most devices like smartphones and laptops without needing a DAC & Amp. These offer the ultimate convenience, but we believe that if you care about an immersive listening experience and audio quality, these are not for you!


Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of earphones/IEMs. These earphones/IEMs allow you to listen to your favourite track or block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to offer a seamless connectivity experience. They are lightweight in design and provide noise isolation as an added functionality.


Dynamic
Drivers

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.


Works with Android & iOS

One thing all of our phones have in common is that they have replaced the portable media player. These headphones and devices are perfect to pair with your Android and iOS devices and offer functionality previously unknown. If you’re someone who usually switches between a variety of devices with different OS, then these are suited for you. You can expect these headphones and devices to connect seamlessly without any hassle and even offer OS-specific functionality depending on the device. Headphones and devices designed to work with Android and iOS come in wired and wireless formats. Quite often you will also find Hi-Fi equipment offering direct connectivity to devices with Android and iOS to simplify the connectivity process.


Tangle-Free Cables

Every time you reach for earphone/IEM cables to connect them to your earphones/IEM, no matter how neatly you "wrapped" them up, they end up in a giant Gordian knot of frustration. Tangled cables are the bane of modern existence, and everyone owning a wired pair of earphones/IEM can attest to this.


With advances in cable-making techniques and radical approaches to manufacturing, there are now several solutions to this universal problem. You get Flat cables, Mesh Design cables, cables coated with exterior covers and cables designed with a zipper style design to avoid Tangle and attempt to solve the issue.


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Customer Returns

Returned headphones are fully functional products that have left the warehouse and therefore can no longer be sold as new as their packaging has been opened. The product may have been used once or twice by the customer who returned it.

Transit Damages

Sometimes we receive headphones in damaged packaging due to shipping accidents. These are brand new headphones with cosmetic flaws on the packaging.



Save Upto 15%

Since you won't get the original packaging, we give you a good discount compared to a new headphone.

Professionally Inspected

A thorough inspection means you receive a 100% working headphone with no sound output issues.

Original Warranty

All unboxed headphones carry the same warranty period as a brand new headphone would.

Unbiased Customer Service

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Unchanged Replacement Policy

Received a defective Unboxed unit? Return it under our Replacement Policy.

All Original Accessories

The unboxed headphones itself comes with all original accessories.

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Etymotic - ER2 (Unboxed) comes with a 2 Year warranty from Etymotic that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Etymotic's warranty in India.

Etymotic Research: Pioneers in Hearing Innovation

Etymotic Research, a company founded in 1983 by Mead Killion, PhD, and Edwin DeVilbiss, MBA, stands by its name, meaning "true to the ear." It operates as an engineering-focused entity, emphasizing research, development, and manufacturing. Etymotic is dedicated to precision hearing assessment, assisting those with hearing challenges, protecting hearing, and enhancing the music listening experience for global musicians and enthusiasts.

With a rich background in acoustic research and the hearing aid industry, Etymotic pioneered in-ear earphones in 1984, introducing balanced armature drivers that set a standard for high-quality in-ear audio. The company's innovations, including the ER-4 in 1991, marked a breakthrough in noise-isolating, high-fidelity in-ear earphones, creating a new category in consumer electronics. At the core of Etymotic's mission are the principles of innovation, education, and hearing conservation, serving professionals, scientists, hearing practitioners, the hearing-impaired, and musicians.

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Headfonia

"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."

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headfonics

"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."

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cnet

"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."

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Customer Reviews

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Pritish Prayag (Belgaum)
The Real Fun Reference IEM

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! :)

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Bhoopati (Bengaluru)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Poor quality control and unreliable HPZ returns policy. Buyers beware!

Call me a conspiracy theorist and downvote this review all you want but first my Shure Aonic 4 and now the ER2, both plagued with shoddy build and quality control issues and dead within weeks - I see a pattern! This ER2 started losing volume in one of the unit and then died completely only to come alive randomly when left alone. Of course, this "intermittent revival" was grounds enough for the helpful staff at HPZ to deny my return request even after I showed on video that no was sound coming from the unit. And even when it works, there is a clear difference in sound output between the units which you'll know when you plug them in your ears which the testing staff HPZ won't do because of hygiene reason (understandable, but what a convenient loophole for them to evade providing returns!).
And yes, I have tried switching cables, trying different cables but the issues is clearly in the unit itself.

So TLDR, buy them at your own risk. And for that matter, buy any American brands at your own risk! (not just my Shure and now Etymotic but I have gotten burned by recent GoPro and Fitbit purchase as well)
#tinfoilhatman #fml

Hey there, we apologise for the disappointment. As your product is no longer eligible for the 7-Day Replacement Guarantee you can now raise a warranty claim. We’ll definitely look into it and try to make your experience better!

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Jitesh Jumani (Chennai)
They rock, if you get the seal right.

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. 🙂

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Mayur Shinde (Singrauli)
Sleeper IEMs : ER2XR

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.

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Gourab Hazra (Kolkata)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Endgame iem for tonality and realism

I'd seen this iem on crins list and then this "troll" named Sharur started posted about the er2se on youtube. When i was looking to buy er2xr, it was out of stock. So i bought the er2se. Getting it it was one of a kind a neutral signature truly. But it was lacking in bass impact. Songs which needed a bit of rumble to sound good, it did not deliver on those. So what did i do. I got the xr when it came back in stock 2 months or so later. Er2xr is is what i was looking for. It has bass impact without being overpowering, sounds fuller while still being a neutral iem. Do not get the er2se unless you have heard something like the tin t2 and like it (a lot). Most people should wait for the xr variant once its available. Another thing is the double flange tips which are much more comfortable than the triple flange, only come included with the XR variant. Hope this helped. Rest assured this is an excellent iem!