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Etymotic HF5

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Etymotic HF5 In-Ear Earphones Review

20 May 2011
  • 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.
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Expert Review

4 August 2010
  • Conclusion: With great looks, a comfortable fit and a sound that'll please the most critical of audiophiles, the Etymotic HF5 earphones are winners. Just make sure you'll be able to treat them right, and that you wouldn't make use of the Etymotic HF2's hands-free mobile feature.
  • Pros: The Etymotic HF5s' balanced armature drivers provide a superbly accurate, analytical sound. Typical of Etymotic's excellent range of earphones, the HF5s are tuned to please the most discerning of ears. Bass is lean and fast, the high-end is wonderfully detailed and the soundscape belies their petite size. With colourful metallic bodies, the Etymotic HF5 earphones look far classier than most buds on the market. They feel at least as expensive as their price tag, and th...
  • Cons: By opting for the Etymotic HF5s over the similar HF2s, you only save a few pounds but lose out on hands-free headset functionality. If you have an iPhone, we'd recommend forking out for the Etymotic HF2s. The tiny build of the Etymotic HF5 earphone comes with a price – they're not all that hardwearing. Made of metal, the main body of the bud is virtually indestructible, but the rubber end of the housing, where the cable extrudes from, definitely isn't. Unless you're v...
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