Excerpt: Etymotic's HF5, are one of the most popular in-ear earphones in the audiophile world. The HF5 are exactly like the Etymotic HF2 model , except the HF5 do not have a headset feature. The Etymotic HF5 are one of the best sound-isolaters I have ever tried, and this is all thanks to the outstanding ear tips Etymotic provides. So if you are looking so a good pair of earphones that sound fantastic and block almost all outside noise, the HF5/HF2 are for you.
Excerpt: If you are looking for a new set of earbuds, the $150 price point is generally a very good place to start. It is by no means cheap, and at this price they will probably cost about the same amount as your phone or portable media player, but this is the point where things really come together. From here you can decide if it’s more than you need and you can spend less (a whole lot less if you’d like) or up the ante to a higher-end product.