Building on its two-decade commitment to produce devices that help people hear better, Etymotic Research Inc. of Elk Grove Village, IL (http://www.etymotic.com) today introduced the 6i Isolator Earphones developed especially for use with Apple iPods. The 6i is being introduced as a limited edition and will be available beginning in late July.
“The 6i was developed for Apple iPod users with the goal of providing greater sensitivity and enhanced bass without compromising fidelity,” explained Mead Killion, Ph.D., founder and president of Etymotic Research, Inc. They come in white to complement the design and image of Apple products. The 6i is supplied with additional eartips, extra filters and a small carrying case. The black ER-6, Etymotic’s most popular product, will continue to be available. The ER-6 is designed to provide a flat frequency response, the most accurate response of any product other than the ER-4S. The 6i will have an MSRP of $149 while the ER-6 has an MSRP of $139.”
Etymotic earphones have received excellent reviews from Business Week, Newsweek, Macworld, CNET, Audio and many other publications. Stephen Wildstrom of Business Week states that during air travel “you can’t do anything about the seating, the beverage carts, or the air quality, but a good personal sound system can make those annoyances easy to take,” and recommends combining Etymotic earphones with the Apple iPod.
The first to introduce high-fidelity in-ear earphone technology in 1984, Etymotic Research remains the leader in designing earphones that produce sound as close as possible to the sound of a live performance. Etymotic’s ER-6 Isolator Earphones and the new 6i were developed as lower cost alternatives to the widely acclaimed ER-4 MicroPro Earphones that have had a loyal following among audiophiles and musicians for over a decade. All of Etymotic’s earphones seal in the ear like earplugs to eliminate surrounding noise naturally, making them more effective than active noise-canceling headphones. No batteries are needed and these tiny earphones fit in a pocket, making them ideal for traveling.
Earphones are available directly from [url=http://www.etymotic.com]http://www.etymotic.com[/url], J&R Music, Headphone.com, palmOne.com, Amazon.com, and other websites listed on the Etymotic site, and at many stores that sell MP3, CD and DVD players.