Etymotic has begun the shipping of a series of headsets which were introduced at CES. The range contains the hf3 headset addressed to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the entry-level earphones MC-5 and the MC-3 headset, as well as the etyBLU2 Bluetooth. The company has made available the Custom-Fit Earmold Program for its headsets and headphones. It lets users get particular eartips which are modelled to their precise designs.
The etyBLU2 headset provides 30dB noise cancellation for the microphone and also 30dB at the ear, to make clear the conversations when listening or speaking. It features a flexible boom as well as a bi-directional microphone. A moving coil driver with the size of 8mm provides audio signal. Multi-point technology to match a maximum of two Bluetooth handsets simultaneously is supplied. Pairing information can be stored for a maximum of eight devices. The price of the headset is $129.
The hf3 headset is considered to provide the best noise reduction and accuracy for its class. An in-line remote with three buttons as well as a built-in microphone allow the user to hold a conversation and control calls or music. The hf3 has four eartips and is shipping in three colors. The price is set at $179.
Both the MC-3 headset and MC-5 earphones have unique chamber designs to improve dynamics. They act like three-band equalizers and feature moving-coil neodymium magnet drivers for high output with a size of 8mm. The MC-3 has a microphone which is not present at the MC-5. Their prices are $99 and $79, respectively.
The price of the Custom-Fit program is $100 for each set of Etymotic earphones and realizes a nearly perfect sealing of the ear. The users have to schedule appointments to get the impression of their ear taken. This takes about 25 minutes. Earmold impressions are to be sent then to ACS Custom and it takes two or even three weeks to make the earmolds. The kick off of the program is scheduled for the 1st of July.