Etymotic announces black 6i earphones | iLounge News


Etymotic announces black 6i earphones

imageEtymotic Research today announced that its 6i Isolator earphones (iLounge rating: A) are now available in black to match the black iPod nano and fifth-generation iPod. The original white versions of the $150 in-ear earphones recently received the award for Best Headphones of 2005 by iLounge.

“The mildly enhanced bass and greater output of these earphones retains the high frequency response accuracy that Etymotic is known for,” said Mead Killion, Ph.D., founder and president of Etymotic. “The 25-band accuracy score of these earphones still exceeds 80%, which is higher than any earphones not made by Etymotic.”

Related Stories



i am totally buying a pair of these after christmas w/ the money i make!

Posted by jason on December 7, 2005 at 3:00 PM (CST)


Finally!!!! I bought the er6 isolators just to avoid getting white er6i’s!

Posted by Neil on December 8, 2005 at 2:32 AM (CST)


Just bought a black pair after reading all the great reviews as an upgrade to my Sony’s MDR-EX70LP.  I’m a little disappointed with the sound quality with the ER6i’s.  The bass is pretty weak.  However, I do LOVE the sound isolation.  You can’t hear ANYTHING other than the music.  This is a good thing.

The downside is that they’re a little difficult to get into my ears… I feel like it’s gonna tickle my brain.  I think I should get a tube of KY jelly would help getting them in HAHA, but then I’d have squishy ears.  They’re also a little uncomfortable to wear… my ears are getting sore.

The Sony MDR-EX70LP Fontopia’s are still so much more comfortable to wear, but the sony’s have KICKIN bass.

I think too many people are loosing their hearing on the high end from crankin their headphones to much.

The Etymotics are a bit too high and not enough lows.  I actually use the Treble Reducer on the EQ on my iPod, and with the ER6i’s it’s still too tinny.

Get the Sony’s if you like bass but you’ll give up a little noice isolation because they are a little “noisy” to wear because of the wires.  Definitely a better sound for 1/2 the price.

Posted by void on January 5, 2006 at 8:33 AM (CST)

Subscribe to iLounge Weekly

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy