AWARENESS!® FOR ETYMOTIC is included with the purchase of your Etymotic headset. It is the ‘lite’ version of our advanced PRO-audio mobile app, which is specifically tuned to match the sensitivity and microphone of Etymotic hf3, mc3 and ETY•Kids headsets.

This app controls how much outside sound is heard while you listen to music, without the inconvenience of removing your headset.

It also features a high-performance dB Noise Meter to monitor how loud your environment is.

DOWNLOAD NOW to try it out.

Listeners can change sound level settings to hear not only their music, but the world around them. Perfect for exercising at the gym, jogging outside, awaiting a boarding call at the airport, hearing when someone asks if you like a cup of coffee in the office, or when the phone or doorbell rings at home, Awareness! is the perfect solution.

Why Programmable Noise Isolation?
Etymotic headsets offer the highest noise isolation available, blocking up to 98% of ambient noise. There will be times when you want or need to be more aware of your surroundings.


1. Etymotic owners: Register your headset and create your Etymotic user account at http://www.etymotic.com/awareness

2. Fire up Awareness!® for Etymotic on your iDevice and log in.

Go to http://www.etymotic.com/awareness for further instructions and Awareness!® FAQ’s.

AWARENESS!® FOR ETYMOTIC is an innovative mobile app for anyone who uses an hf3, mc3 or ETY•Kids headset and chooses to hear sounds around them.

 This true iOS5 multi-tasking app works in the background while you are running other apps.

Features include:

AutoSet - On start up, the app measures the noise around you. It then sets the level at which your headset microphone switches on, so you hear anything that is louder than the usual background noise.

Bypass / Mic - 
Switches your headset microphone on instantly.
Perfect if you want to hear what’s going on around you without having to remove your headset.

Microphone Boost – A high-power amplifier that boosts sounds picked up by your headset microphone. Use with caution, as this can cause loud feedback!

Microphone Delay – Adds a small adjustable time delay before the microphone switches on, to prevent the accidental triggering of the microphone caused by cable rub or wind.

Vibrate / Noise Alarm - Makes your iOS device vibrate when the set audio level is exceeded. Works with all audio apps except iOS music players.

VoiceOver UI - A special portrait accessibility mode, optimized for Apple's VoiceOver system interface for the visually impaired


Get the discounted In-App Upgrade for parity with AWARENESS!®
for ETYMOTIC PRO features and save $9.00

If you want more features such as:

AutoPause - Pauses and resumes music when the outside noise exceeds the set microphone threshold, so you never miss a thing! Great for audio books. (For iOS music players only)

AutoSet Plus - 
Same as AutoSet except it automatically adjusts the microphone threshold at a set interval of your choice. Great on the move.

ClearVoice - 
Makes any speech picked up by the microphone clearer and easier to hear.

Ducking - Smoothly lowers your music when the microphone is triggered and turns it back up when outside noise drops to normal levels. 

Upgrade for parity with AWARENESS!® for ETYMOTIC PRO features at a special discounted price (saves $9.00) to add these useful features!


Version 2.9.1

microphone volume increased, microphone boost added, code engine refinements for iOS 7

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

3.0 von 5
2 Bewertungen

2 Bewertungen

Paul_Berlin ,

Funktioniert gut

Wirklich Top!

fzwob ,

Does not work in practice

Apart from the very poor user experience during setup and the ugly and impractical interface, this app does not live up to its promise.

Technically, it works. But in practice, it's still near-impossible to understand people through the microphone. Turning mic amplification on, mic volume all the way up, and trigger volume almost all the way down "works", but results in constant noise (and voices are still hard to understand).

I bought my Etymotic earphones because of the sound isolation and high fidelity, and they deliver beautifully in both regards. The app is a worthless gimmick, though (and did not contribute to my buying decision).

Irgendwasmussfreisein ,

Sehr praktisch - Funktioniert

Ich habe die App tagelang mit meinen MC3 getestet und es funktioniert fast perfekt. Ich habe öfter mal einen Arzttermin. Um nicht zu verpassen wenn ich aufgerufen werde hab ich dann immer nur einen Knopf ins Ohr getan. Heute hab ich die App angelassen und habe über das Mikro meinen Aufruf gehört. Man muss ein bisschen mit den Einstellungen spielen damit es nicht bei jedem Windhauch reagiert. Mit etwas Geduld hat man aber echt einen Vorteil dadurch und kann sonst genießen nix von draußen zu hören.


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Erfordert iOS 4.0 oder neuer. Kompatibel mit iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad, iPod touch (3. Generation), iPod touch (4. Generation), iPod touch (5. Generation), iPod touch (6. Generation) und iPod touch (7. Generation).


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  • Familienfreigabe

    Wenn die Familienfreigabe aktiviert ist, können bis zu sechs Familienmitglieder diese App verwenden.

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