What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Mon, 30 Jan 2012, 11:15am

Etymotic Research MC5

Tested at £57
80100
4

Leaner sound to rivals and not too bass heavy

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For

  • Energetic sound
  • optional custom-fitting service

Against

  • A little bass-light

Etymotic provides a smorgasbord of eartips with the MC5s to help ensure the perfect fit. And, if you want the snuggest placement possible, there's even an optional custom-fitting service.

Where some in-ears can overdose on bass, the MC5s don't sound boomy in the slightest. They're a real contrast to the likes of the Skullcandy FIX as they promote a slightly leaner sound.

Despite being a little bass-light, one of the benefits is that bass notes don't lag. Instead, they're agile enough to bob around energetically during Michael Jackson's You Rock My World. Timing is top-drawer and there's good clarity where instruments and Jacko's vocals are concerned.

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