Excerpt: Very good fidelity for music listening, combined with the functionality of a phone headset. Apparently the microphone works well, too, because people on the other end can always hear me clearly. These also save your hearing, once you get the hang of the sound isolating earbuds. With 20-30 db of sound blocked out, you can listen to music and still subject your ears to less sound pressure than they would encounter without the Etymotics.
Pros: Ambient Noise Isolation, Good Microphone, Music Fidelity
Excerpt: It is well built, I use it for my 40 minute Brooklyn to Manhattan bike commute, the first pair lasted about 3 years ( I lost them), the cable is quiet and doesn't tangle, it lasts longer than any other set I've ever owned, no bad contacts ever, so far, then there is the convenience of the mic, allows toy to control the volume and the sequence of the music or whatever program you're listening to.
Excerpt: Please read my experience with these because there are some important features you should always consider with headphones and ear buds. I use these in a noisy environment, with high powered vacs, steam cleaners and power tools running constantly and they do an exceptional job in isolating noise. This is important because if you have too much noise coming in, your natural tendency is to turn up the music louder which will damage your ears.
Pros: accessories - quality pouch several earbud covers, excellent noise isolation = lower volume levels, top warranty service
Excerpt: I liked these headphones so muchI just ordered my second pair to replace so on ear headphones I've used for travel. I intend to ultimately go to an audiologist to get fitted for custom buds. Note that these will NOT provide overpowering bass but for the true audiophile perform just fine.
Excerpt: ALMOST returned these buds after struggling initially, convinced I had a proper seal yet hearing little more than TIN. I mean low end in absentia - as in zero bass. I was shocked. Really? The reviews I'd read were overwhelmingly positive and while some pointed to these buds as being quite neutral I'm an advocate of neutrality and not looking for overpowering bass. But I DO want to experience the low end of spectrum and I spent much of the day seeking a replacement.
Excerpt: These replaced my Shure set (can't remember the model). They fit perfectly, seal inside my ear and sound great. I use them when working outdoors on heavy equipment or on long flights. I've worn these for 5 straight hours with no discomfort. Highly recommended.
Pros: Clear Sound, Great Noise Isolation, Lightweight
Excerpt: I don't see how anyone could rate this fewer than 5 stars. People complaining about the lack of bass need to change the tips. The ones that come attached were too small for my ear canals so I switched to the larger ones and got a better seal. Excellent noise cancellation, lows, midrange and SUPERB bass.
Excerpt: I've used the hf3 before; replaced another pair. I love the sound, which is great for music (especially music that isn't bass-heavy, recital singers, singer-songerwriters, etc) and for talking on the telephone. Very clear, very comfortable in the ear--even without the custom earpiece.
Excerpt: I'm not one for in-ear headphones - the quality isn't nearly as superior as over-ear. However, there are those occasions where you're certainly not going to be carrying around bulky cans. Despite the first few wears being a little intrusive in my ear, the sound quality is superb and they don't fall out of my ear, which with most is an issue (apple headphones, "on ear" type buds).