Etymotic invented noise-isolating, in-ear earphones. The ER4 MicroPro series earphones were the first earphones commercialised using balanced armature technology and are recognized as the world leader in response accuracy, to which all other earphones are compared. After more than 20 years, these reference-quality earphones are still the choice of serious sound engineers, audiophiles, and musicians.
Backed by decades of research and development for the ear
World leader in sound reproduction
Unsurpassed frequency response accuracy and sound quality — 92%+ response accuracy from 20 Hz – 16 kHz
The only earphones with balanced-armature, precision-matched, custom-tuned drivers
Highest output sensitivity in its class
Timeless style and fit
Professional quality and reliability
An assortment of noise-isolating ear tip options to ensure proper seal and comfort
CUSTOM•FIT option available
Highest noise isolation
First earphones to completely seal the ear
98% (35 dB - 42 dB) noise isolation —highest of any earphones or headsets on the market today
Reduction of outside noise reduces the risk of listening at unsafe levels
Best durability and warranty
2-year replacement warranty
User-replaceable filters protect the balanced-armature drivers from ear wax
What’s In the Box?
Detachable, 5 ft. cord with 3.5mm gold plated stereo plug
For earphones to have 100% accuracy, a recording of a live performance must produce exactly the same sound at the eardrum as the original performance. To achieve this, the acoustic properties of the ear must be factored in. The acoustic resonance and horn effects of the ear change a flat audio signal entering the open ear into sound with a (2700 Hz) high-frequency boost, which is the same response heard at the eardrum in a typical ear.