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Etymotic Research MC3 and MC5

Etymotic Research MC3 and MC5

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Product Description
Featuring the neutral sound and noise isolation that Etymotic has built its name on, plus a Kevlar-reinforced cable for added durability, the MC3 is a head turner in the sub-$100 category. Its build is sleeker and more modern than that of the original ER4, and the dynamic driver’s proprietary acoustic side-branch reconciles the sharp peaks and weak highs often associated with lower-cost moving-coil driver units Read More

Mar 21, 2016
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Mar 14, 2016
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Etymotic Research MC3 and MC5 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 3/28.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/21.
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Mar 6, 2016
I bought the MC2 on a heavy discount before, and it didn't impress me at its price point. Haven't tried these, but I also found the MC2 barrel on the big side (since they are dynamic drivers). Etymotic are know for their BA driven earphones (ER4) - not sure if their dynamic line-up is much to write home about.
Mar 6, 2016
The audio-drops just gets worse and worse, or am I missing something? $99.00 MSRP but they sell for $79/$59 directly from
Simon.WI think I've said this before but, in my opinion, a company probably sees this as more advertising for their product than getting "sales". So I'd THINK they'd be more willing to take a decent cost hit with dedicated "mini-ambassadors" (Massdrop users) to get product exposure (but I'm obviously wrong). If they did drop significantly, there'd probably be more sales "caps" but I think most would trade that for lower prices. Obviously some of the companies view it this way and others don't. Hopefully more will. They really almost have no choice because sure, you get them for same price at Amazon but the average person who goes on to Amazon saying "I'm going to spend $65 on some earbuds" is going to quickly get overwhelmed by choices. Maybe increase our "buying power" by making us write a review at a place of the company's choice? If these headphones have 1,000+ reviews as opposed to 504, how would that affect their sales? I bet buy a lot. Etymotic may be a bad example for this because they're relatively well known but I think the point is taken. The Bravo Audio Ocean has 94 reviews on Amazon, if it had 594? I think that be a game changer for them.
Mar 13, 2016
$59.99 and free shipping on Amazon. How will MassDrop beat that? This is not a good deal.
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