The noise isolation capability is top notch making the sound quality some of the best period. It’s fully portable and comes with its own pouch for storage and travel. The look is clean and sleek. The headphones come in three distinct colors.
The fit of the bud itself may not be the most comfortable of fits.
Great noise isolation, Nice Colors, Slightly uncomfortable ear piece.
The Etymotic Research 5
Experience the Highest Quality of Sound
It’s easy to notice the host of cheap earphones with terrible sound quality and short shelf lives. The options are many, but there are some great options right in the next price range. The etymotics hf5 is a great option if you need something that’s doesn’t chew the quality of audio but isn’t expensive. The noise isolation in this headset is pretty hard to beat. The high fidelity headphones also feature a cool, smooth design. There are three options to choose from.If you've ever shopped around for a pair of headphones, you've probably noticed a trend: there is a seemingly endless array of choices in the ultracheap, sub-$50 range; plenty of options in the $80 to $110 range; and quite a few luxury selections that run for $200 or more. There are surprisingly few models that list around $150, which might just be the sweet spot between "nice" and "ultra high-end." Etymotic seems to have recognized this deficiency and answered it with the hf5 High-Fidelity Noise-Isolating Earphones. These sleekly stylish in-ear 'phones strike an excellent balance between price
We love the design and the audio quality is superb. The downside of the hf5 earphones is the fit. The earpiece itself is long and may not be comfortable for every user. The length positions the ear buds deeper into the ear canal which also may not be the best feature for some consumers. They tried to remedy the issue by including a few exchange options like the silicone pieces and foam plug. However, all of the exchanges are just as long. The advantage to the deeper inset ear bud is that it is not visible nearly as much as other round, bulb designs. For some it may be the perfect answer to discretion. Other buyers may find the fit intruding and uncomfortable.
Where to Purchase:
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3-flanged earpiece provides up to 35dB of isolation
Frequency response: 20Hz to 16kHz
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.2 x 6 inches ; 4 ounces
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