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Etymotic ER3XR


Released Oct 5, 2017

What's in the box

  • Assorted eartips
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Detachable 4 ft cable
  • Filter removal tool and replacement filters
  • Shirt Clip


They’re easy to recommend for commuters because of the sick sound isolation, yet they’re just as useful in the studio because of the accurate frequency response. I think they found a nice balance between [accuracy and enjoyment]. That said... these are going to be very hit or miss. You either like them or you don’t, and I do.
Sound Guys
(Jan 2018)

The Etymotic ER3XR earphones are not cheap, but they are priced well for what you get. Plus, the cables are now detachable—always a welcome addition. These earphones are made for that choosy listener who cares as much about a music file’s resolution as how the recording was made.
The Gadgeteer
(Sep 2018)

Priced at $179, the new ER3XR is a bargain for anyone who prefers neutrally tuned in-ears. The XR provides a gentle shelf-type bass boost that does not compromise the midrange. The ER3XR works for most types of music, and despite the XR suffix, it is in no way boomy or bloated in the way they sound.


Wear style
Fits in-ear
Custom fit IEM
Optional custom ear mold
Custom fit IEM
Cable wear style: Straight-down
Suitable usage: Home
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable type
Detachable cable
Battery powered
No battery required
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Impedance (Ω)
22 ohms impedance