Etymotic Research HF5

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  • Etymotic Research HF5
  • Etymotic Research HF5
  • Etymotic Research HF5

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AccuDriver(TM) high performance, precision matched, balanced armature drivers. ACCUFilter(TM) User-replaceable filters that protect the balanced armature drivers. Kevlar®-reinforced cable for durability | Includes an assortment of noise-isolating ACCUFit eartip options to ensure proper seal and comfort | CUSTOMFIT option available | Documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today. 35 dB - 42 dB noise isolation | 3.5-mm stereo phone plug

AccuDriver(TM) high performance, precision matched, balanced armature drivers. ACCUFilter(TM) User-replaceable filters that protect the balanced armature drivers. Kevlar®-reinforced cable for durability | Includes an assortment of noise-isolating ACCUFit eartip options to ensure proper seal and comfort | CUSTOMFIT option available | Documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today. 35 dB - 42 dB noise isolation | 3.5-mm stereo phone plug

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Specification

Specification
Brand Etymotic Research
Model HF5-Black
Size 3 x 18 cm (1.2 x 7.1 in)

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)


The Gadgeteer

Great listening experience, stylish look, good engineering for a fraction of the price of comparable earbuds

from The Gadgeteer

I have been using these Etymotic earbuds exclusively for almost a month now and like them better than all the contenders I have tried. I have truly put them through their paces, several airplane rides, my daily commute on the bus, walking around in downtown Seattle, listening to all types of music and watching many movies along the way. Overall, the hf5’s are most definitely keepers. I know I have said this before and have always gone back to my old steadies, but I really will be retiring my ER6i for Etymotics new hf5’s. These earbuds fall into a good bang for your buck sweet-sp... Full review

Geek

Solid product and good value

from Geek

Overall the Etymotic hf5 earphones are a solid product and good value. There are a number cheaper options available, but they offer well-rounded sound and a stylish design that reflects their price tag. Users should be careful about the fit though–if you are a dedicated earphone user and you know you don’t like flanges or models that insert too far these are not the pair for you. Past that, they are a nice alternative to the other products in this price category, but since they are new the price is pretty firm at $150 while the prices of many competing models have been dropped s... Full review

iLounge

Superb value for critical listeners

from iLounge
Our full review of the hf2 goes into considerable additional detail on the earpieces, which are identical to the hf5’s; the only differences are that you shave $30 off the price, lose the microphone, and gain a blue color option that is not available for hf2. We continue to feel that the hf5 represents a superb value for critical listeners, and falls short of the ideal only in its controlled bass performance, which may not suit the needs of those who love deep, booming low-end... Full review
Cnet

An excellent option for those who want the highest level of sound isolation without sacrificing sound quality, portability, or style

from Cnet

At the very least, the Etymotic hf5 earphones provide an ultrasecure fit (probably because the 'buds insert so deeply) and offer some of the best sound isolation we've come across. Also impressive is the fact that you don't get a lot of noise from the cable brushing across your body (we had to try pretty hard to cause any). Sound quality overall is quite good across all genres, although we found that rock, electronic, and classical were much more impressive than hip-hop, which had a slightly deficient quality to it. Other than that minor quibble, we were very pleased with the listening expe... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

809 from Amazon.com

809 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Etymotic Research HF5. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

38 from Amazon.ca

38 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Etymotic Research HF5. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

64 from Amazon.co.uk

64 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Etymotic Research HF5. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

7.8/10

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