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Etymotic-hf5.33579302
7.1 out of 10

Etymotic HF5

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Reviews and Problems with Etymotic HF5

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Overall 6
6.0

I don't get it...

The Kude, B&H Photo
26 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I've tried to like these..I really have. But after six months of trying different ear tips ...I just can't. On ANY type of music...I can swith between these and my V-moda's , which were half the price..and the 'modas win every time. The hf5's always sound like the bass is at a minus 5. hence..the 5? Not a bass freak..but NO Bass?..Good for classical guitar ONLY ! 3 stars is for ambient isolation. Sorry I bought these. I thought more $$ = better sound..but it doesn't.
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Overall 6
6.0

They sound great...

Scooter, B&H Photo
12 October 2010
  • Excerpt: ...if you sit still and don't move a muscle. The microphony created by your own footfalls, the wire bouncing against your body or wind blowing on the wires or your ears is quite annoying and accounts for most of the bass frequencies you will hear. If you intend to wear these only while sitting on a plane or in a chair at home, by all means get these - they sound great with excellent imaging. If you actually move while listening to music, you have been warned.
  • Pros: Good isolation, Lightweight
  • Cons: Microphony
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Overall 6
6.0

sound is great, but the earplug's design is slightly flawed

Frank O., Amazon
23 April 2013
  • Summary: the ear plugs get dirty with earwax. generally the sound is great but it does take time getting used to plugging these things in so deep.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dull

LMC, Amazon
1 February 2013
  • Summary: I am somewhat disappointed with this earplugs. They have good sound definition/clarity but it lacks bass. Also I use them on my SGS2 which has a crappy sound as many of you may already know.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for me

Richard Preston, Amazon
13 April 2012
  • Summary: Found the depth that these needed to be inserted into my head to get any decent sound rather uncomfortable after a very short space of time; it sometimes felt like they were going to meet in the middle. The sound, though good and clear in the mid and high ranges, was pretty thin, and lacked any real bass, which made the sound overall very unbalanced.
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Overall 6
6.0

Getting better...

Rich, Amazon
1 April 2009
  • Summary: Headphones, & in particular, earphones are a tricky purchase. It is difficult to try before you buy & you are never quite sure what you are going to end up with, over priced tosh or a decent value product. The Etymotic HF5 fall into neither of these, coming up just short of the hurdle of being a good valued piece of kit.
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Overall 6
6.0

Enttäuschend

Hifihobbyist, Amazon
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Für meine Ohren ein enttäuschender Klang - und ich nutze eigene Aufnahmen zum Testen, weiss also, wie es klingen soll. Nicht sonderlich detailliert, zu Mittenbetont, mit einer Überpräsenz in den Höhen, nasal, wie, so denke ich, bei allen In-Ears. Man sollte sich für das Geld besser nach üblichen Kopfhörern umsehen...
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