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Etymotic-hf5.33283852
7.0 out of 10

Etymotic HF5

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Reviews and Problems with Etymotic HF5

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Overall 2
2.0

Very Poor Bass Response!!

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21 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Do not purchase this product if you expect reasonable bass response. The manufacturer advises proper fitting -- i.e., deeper insertion of earphones but the bass is still woefully inadequate. Treble, mid tones and distortion are reasonable but the lack of bass is a deal breaker. You will instantly recognize this if you have any auditory discretion at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Etymotic Research HF5 In-Ear Earphones

AB9048, Rate it all!
21 November 2008
  • Summary: I really liked my first pair of etymotic earbuds. I have had 3 pair. The first pair lasted about 6 months. So I thought, okay, maybe I was a little hard on them. The wires were fragile around the earbud. I bought another pair from Amazon but they only lasted 3 weeks. Amazon exchanged them free of charge without delay. But the third pair only lasted 5 days past the exchange date. So no more replacement. I was very careful with the last two pair.
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Overall 2
2.0

2 Pairs in 2 months

Brian Abbott, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: Literally ordered the first pair of these from a seller on eBay. They arrived with a faulty left channel right out of the box. I returned them and ordered a pair from an independent amazon retailer who only offered 30 day returns. As soon as the 30th day expired, the left channel began to go faulty, eventually cutting out just a day later. I looked after these, carrying them in a hard acrylic plastic case. I wouldn't recommenced.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid. They fall apart easily.

Sachin "Sachin Patel", Amazon
21 December 2012
  • Summary: I cannot recommend the hf5s at all. Sound is decent and what you'd expect at this price, but they fall apart easily. My first pair - the inline controls stopped working 6 months in and etymotic took 6 MONTHS (!!!!) to get me a replacement under warranty (not purchased from amazon). The replacement call answer function doesn't work on the iPhone but given the time I had to wait for a replacement I won't even try returning these. Stay away I say.
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Overall 2
2.0

These will not last !!

Sh, Amazon
19 September 2012
  • Summary: The left earphone does not work anymore, I've had these just under two years. For a £100 I would have expected a longer life than that! If you want to waste your money look at the stars, because while they work they are good, however I am not the only one who has been let down...mine are now ready for the bin.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken after 2 months

Jefferic, Amazon
26 June 2012
  • Summary: My previous Etymotic headphones served me well for 5 years until I sadly lost them. Excited about getting a new pair I purchased the HF5. Great sound, but after using them around 20 times in 2 months the right channel decided to stop working. Etymotic suggested that I send them to the US for diagnosis. Sorry, but for £80 I expect them to last a bit longer than 2 months.
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