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Etymotic 6i earphones for $119

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By Dennis Lloyd

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Published: Saturday, September 18, 2004
News Categories: Deals

EarphoneSolutions.com is offering the New Etymotic 6i earphones for $119 + shipping (around $5). Enter coupon code F119POD88 during checkout. EarphoneSolutions.com coupon is an exclusive and private offer for iLounge. EarphoneSolutions.com is an Authorized Etymotic dealer and the earphones come with a full Warranty by Etymotic and a 30 day money back guarantee (some fees may apply).

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I had a pair of ER-6s ... only for a week. Did not sound good at all. After using FutureSonics, I found the sound to be muddy,  and lacking. Replaced them with a pair of E3c’s that to my ears sound much better, albeit using the extra,etymotic-like inserts Shure sells as an optional part.  YMMV, I am sure. Thank God for choices. grin

Posted by minime on September 20, 2004 at 11:32 PM (PDT)

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As someone who has never used canal phones before, can someone define ‘deep’ in the ear canal for me?

Are we talking similar to phone ear plugs one wears at a rock concert (no big deal) or similar to the tool the doctor stickes down your ear canal to inspect your ear during a check-up (not cool with me).

I am interested in these headphones but am uncomfortable with items stuck well into my ear.

If the ER6i do not meet my criteria, do the Sony Fontopia? They do not look very deep. Although I have read many reviews that say they are NOWHERE near as good as the ER-6i. Hoever, I’ll take less quality if it means something not stuck way in my ear as long as it beats the Apple ear buds.

Posted by ezra2323 on September 21, 2004 at 10:04 AM (PDT)

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>anti sound headphones are midly a gimmick. they sound nowhere as good as 6is or anything else in the ety series…

:Actually they aren’t. They are simply designed to filter out repetitive low frequency noise. Use them next to a fan, or in an aircraft they remove alot of the noise.

I use the Bose Aviation headset when I am flying around, and it works fantastically, well worth the $1000 that they cost.

I own a set of Triports and am thinking about buying a set of the Quiet Comforts for when I travel through the airlines.

On the other hand I am going to pick up a set of ear phones for cases where using a Bose headset maybe a little too blatant.

Posted by PPGMD on September 21, 2004 at 11:47 AM (PDT)

24

Coupon code doesn’t work- very disappointed

Posted by Casper on September 21, 2004 at 8:26 PM (PDT)

25

So, here’s the deal.  I’m totally willing to shell out the bucks for the these, but I’m wondering if it is worth it if all of my music is loaded as 128 AAC.  Any thoughts?  I’m sure it’ll sound better than anything else I have, but better enough with that low bit rate? 

Posted by Chris G. on September 22, 2004 at 5:11 AM (PDT)

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I used to own the ER-6’s but stupidly misplaced them during a camping trip (maybe they’re folded up inside the tent?) or, someone stole them.  I’ve been hurting without decent headphones, the buds are a pain.  I didn’t want to shell out more money so I bought some stupid headphones the other day…Sony Weather Resistant clip-ear style.  Sucks.  Apparently you have to be Dumbo to wear them (they fal off), and after having ER-6’s, it was just simply insulting to my ears to hear the Sony version.  So…

I did a search for the ER-6’s and came across the….ER-6i.  I’m sold.  Those of you who are questioning the purchase should stop and just do it.  If I’m willing to buy them AGAIN on a school teacher’s salary, you’ll be okay.  Just don’t be stupid like me and lose them.  Plus, these are white so they’ll be harder to lose, right?

By the way, microphonesolutions.com is offering them for $124 with free shipping (enter code “FREESAVER”).  (I hope that it’s all right that I shared this on here). 

As an experienced ER-6 user, I can tell you that they are incredible.  I am like a deaf person in my environment while I wear them.  You can’t hear anything outside of your eardrum.  I run with them on, I have even been stuck in the rain with them, and they kept working (water-resistant CD player at the time, have an Aquapac for my iPodmini now though). 

For people who aren’t sure about the “inner-aural” fit, I wasn’t either.  You do wind up putting them in kind of far, but it’s not like a q-tip where you could poke your eardrum.  And once they’re in, they’re staying.  Just make sure you do clean out your ears of any wax, because of their fit, you can get wax in the tip, which can get on the filter, which will then need to be replaced.  (Filters are not a big deal to replace, but they’re tiny and can get expensive if you do this too much.  I buy mine through magellans.com.  Again, I hope it’s okay to say websites, I swear, I am not making any money doing this!).

Blah, blah, blah.  Just buy them.

Posted by Myla on September 26, 2004 at 5:41 AM (PDT)

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I received them over a week ago and I’m still making up my mind whether I want to keep them!  For some reason, just not as impressive as I thought, sorry about all the big talk before but I had experienced the ER-6’s before.  I’m likely to keep them since they are so small, they won’t bother me if I run for long periods.  Plus, I have been stuck in the rain and nothing happened to my ER-6’s, figuring that only the colors are different with the ER-6i’s.  My other option are the Sony MDR-G57.  Sound is good, “weather resistant” (to a point I’m sure) and are secure on the ears but may get annoying over long runs.  Take care, enjoy whatever you’ve got stuck into your ears!  (or on your ears…)

Posted by Myla on October 9, 2004 at 9:53 AM (PDT)

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