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Cannot find any ER6i head phones. Can anyone help

For about 6 years I have been using Er6i head phones and for the life of me I cannot find them for sale anymore. Did they stop making them? Anyone know where I can order them online?? Post up if you have amy ideas.
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The ER6i's have been "retired" in favor of the MC5 line.
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Not sure if the MC5s are better in some way, but the housing looks physically deeper.

I still see ER6s & ER6is on Amazon.
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From what I understand, the MC5 (and HF series) have addressed the ER6i's weaker plug & wiring connections. They're supposed to be reinforced and built differently to better withstand pulling and tugging.

I experienced it myself with an older set of ER6i's - the headphone jack's wiring became unstable and I would only get sound in one ear unless I wiggled the jack just right... eventually lost all sound in that ear completely.

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Ok cool deal thanks for the info. I have also gone through 2 sets of these with the same problem Bek. I kinda just delt with it since they fit perfect in my ear and cut all wind noise out and sound pretty good. Like you the only problem i had was them falling apart after using them alot. I will order the MC5's now.
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Just bought these 'Etymotic Research HF5 Portable In-Ear Earphones (Cobalt)


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Just bought these 'Etymotic Research HF5 Portable In-Ear Earphones (Cobalt)


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Nice! I bought a set of HF2's. I use these daily on my Metra commute and they're definitely a hell of a lot more durable than the ER6i's, with the same fit and sound quality.
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Not sure on the prices of these above but will say I picked up a pair of the "Beats" In Ear Phones and these things are AMAZING - It is like an in ear noise canceling head set - I wear them on the plane and they sound as good as my "Studio Beats" full head set

That and they are made to use with a phone so it has all that too - Mic, Volume, etc etc

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Good to know!

Had a wiring issue with my first set of ER6s & got Etymotic to cover replacement, but was told it's a one time offering.
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Not sure on the prices of these above but will say I picked up a pair of the "Beats" In Ear Phones and these things are AMAZING - It is like an in ear noise canceling head set - I wear them on the plane and they sound as good as my "Studio Beats" full head set

That and they are made to use with a phone so it has all that too - Mic, Volume, etc etc
I get that type of head phone for free here at work. They don't work as they fall out of my ear even while sitting at my desk and they sure the hell are not going to stay in my ear while riding. I need the type that look like the ones i just got.
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I get that type of head phone for free here at work. They don't work as they fall out of my ear even while sitting at my desk and they sure the hell are not going to stay in my ear while riding. I need the type that look like the ones i just got.
We work for the same Company - How the hell do you get THESE for free?

http://beatsbydre.com/products/Produ...id=B5097&cat=2

Also, what are you doing Bro that these fall out of your ear? - These things are the most easy fit and comfortable headphones I have ever worn and the sound is amazing

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I get them through Exelon not Verizon.
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I get them through Exelon not Verizon.
Ahhhhhhh, shit fuck

I have read mixed reviews but for me, they are spot on - True test was on the plane where I had both my In Ear "Tours" and full on Ear Goggles, "Studios" and watched a movie on my iPad (Contraband) and the sound quality was pretty much the same wiht both - Of course the Studios drowned out more noise as they are full over the ear but the in ear Tours fell short by no means

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Oh I am not saying they do not work. I am sure they work perfect for some people but the ear plugs I use when riding are the exact same fit as these headphones I just bought and have used for over 5 years. No matter how I try to fit or shove them in my ear they fall out quickly. So thats the reason I use the ones I do
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Oh I am not saying they do not work. I am sure they work perfect for some people but the ear plugs I use when riding are the exact same fit as these headphones I just bought and have used for over 5 years. No matter how I try to fit or shove them in my ear they fall out quickly. So thats the reason I use the ones I do
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Not to thread jack, but since we found the answer Steve was looking for...

Any "amplifier" you guys recommend? I've got an Asus Transformer tablet, and both my Sony MDR-V700 headphones, and my NuForce NE-700X earbuds are kind of quiet.

If it silent, I can hear just fine. But on a plane with the "humming" and noice around me, sometimes its hard to hear. With my ipod, I have no issues with the volume...just through my tablet.

Side note: Might have to try some of the HF5's...normal earbuds, even though ones that I have that are supposed to fit awesome, seem to always slid out of my ear.

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My ER6i buds, died over a year ago. Quickly followed by a set of Koss that didn't even make it a year. (I loved the cloth cords on those buds. OK sound)

I recently picked up a set of Klipsch S4 buds. The cord look cheap and is prone to tangling, but I am very impressed with the quality of the sound. Very clear and crisp highs, good midrange and a strong, but not boomy base. The fit for me is great too. Once in they don't shift or hurt. They come with three different adaptors to fit different ears. They do an excellent job of noise isolation for me, probably because of the fit. They retail for under $100 and you can pick them up on ebay for under $60 all day long. They also have I-phone S4i and Android S4a versions for basically the same price.

IMO, these buds will easily run with buds twice their price. I just thought I'd post up with a low cost alternative.

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Just got a pair of the MC5's and I have to say that I'm not impressed with the sound quality at all. I expected a lot more as much as these are hyped up.

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I ended up getting these. They do the job but not as good as the ER6i's


Etymotic Research HF5 Portable In-Ear Earphones (Black)
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Not as good as in sound quality?

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I don't think so. But It's been a year since I heard the ER6i's so I cannot compare side by side. I am so close to spending $400 on a custom set of ear phones from the motorcycle show. The sound quality is just amazing and they are custom fit to ur ear. Its hard to swallow they prices though. They range from $175 to over $1000. Depending on how many speakers are inside. Its unbeleivable the sound quality in them.
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I am so close to spending $400 on a custom set of ear phones from the motorcycle show. The sound quality is just amazing and they are custom fit to ur ear. Its hard to swallow they prices though. They range from $175 to over $1000. Depending on how many speakers are inside. Its unbeleivable the sound quality in them.


Who makes them?

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Shit I am not sure. Its the same company that makes the ear plugs. I will have to ask Marr as she bought a see of ear plugs when we went a couple of years ago.
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I need a set as well. I read somewhere that the Klipsch's were the best for the price and the sound was excellent. However, I'm leaving for business this weekend and won't have time to order a pair. Any chance a big box store sells a decent set? I guess I could always return them and order another set when I get home. One problem is I have tiny little ear canals. So those Beats headphones look like they'd be too big. I have a set of Skullcandy in ears and even with the smallest adapter they still fall out.

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Lars, the Apple store sells the Klipsch. Was looking at them the other day.

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The main reason for getting the ones I did is because of the noice cancelation. They fit and look just like the ear plugs I use. I do not want them popping out of my ears like POS skullcadies and others that look like those. So yes I will take lower quality music right now for the fitting aspect.
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Lars, the Apple store sells the Klipsch. Was looking at them the other day.
Nice! There's one just up the street from my office. Thanks bud!

Here's the headphone article I was referring to in my previous post.

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-headphones/

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I just checked Apple and Amazon and Amazon is $25 less w/ free shipping. Looks like I'll be buying both but only keeping one. Unless Apple price matches?

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Got these (Klipsch s4i) during lunch at the Apple store. $25 more than Amazon but that's what I get for procrastinating. They sound really good and do a good job with noise canceling. My office phone rang and I couldn't hear it even though it was right next to me. I'll post up some more thoughts either during or after the trip but I'm impressed upon initial use.

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