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App Description

(works fine on iOS9 and earlier)

To go forward with iOS10, iPhone 7 range etc, please buy Awareness The Headphone App, which offers all the PRO features and more.

If you purchased PRO, please contact us via support


AWARENESS!® FOR ETYMOTIC PRO is the full-featured, PRO-Audio app specifically tuned to match the sensitivity and microphone of Etymotic headsets. This app controls how much outside sound is heard while you listen to music, without the inconvenience of removing your headset.

The easy-to-use interface features an optional dB Noise Meter to monitor how loud (dB) your environment is.


- DOES NOT WORK with Bluetooth/Wireless
- WILL NOT WORK on iPhone 3G

Users 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.

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:

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 Player only)

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. 

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

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.

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

dB Noise Meter - 
Upgrades the app meter to a dB Noise Meter which measures environmental noise (for entertainment purposes only).

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

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

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

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Does not work with any form of Bluetooth or wireless headsets

iPhone Screenshots

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Awareness!® for Etymotic Pro screenshot 1 Awareness!® for Etymotic Pro screenshot 2 Awareness!® for Etymotic Pro screenshot 3 Awareness!® for Etymotic Pro screenshot 4

App Changes

  • May 15, 2012 Initial release
  • May 16, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> FREE!
  • May 23, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $14.99
  • October 13, 2012 New version 1.5
  • December 20, 2012 New version 2.8
  • October 08, 2013 New version 2.9.1

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