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Etymotic HF5
6.7 out of 10

Etymotic HF5

hf5 ER5 stereo earphone has special filters that smooth the freq Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Etymotic HF5

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Overall 8
8.0

I hear nothing but the music

Paul in Berkeley, B&H Photo
17 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I used the Etymotics 6i for 8 years or so, mostly on the airplane when I traveled. It died on the last trip and I used a substitute. It didn't sound as good and it didn't keep the plane noise out. One of the first things I did when I got home is buy the hf5, the new version of the 6i.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent audio quality, but the fit is tri

JB Smoove, B&H Photo
21 October 2013
  • Excerpt: They sounded decent, but I cant help but think they'd be much better if they fit properly. You can go the custom earpiece route, but that's a pricey solution.
  • Pros: Nice Case
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Overall 8
8.0

A Definite Upgrade

jimbo, B&H Photo
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Upgrading from cheap earphones....these sound way better than included buds with iphone, etc.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

expensive, but wonderful

aloiv2, B&H Photo
1 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I originally bought the ER-4ps, which were excellent. The HF-5s have a very flat response (which if you have been listening to something like the Sony MDR-7506s will sound a little dull at first). They are the same drivers as the ER-4ps, but apparently aren't "hand tuned".
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact Design, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Flimsy cable
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Overall 8
8.0

ear buds fit well - which is what I want

michael, B&H Photo
13 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Little weak on the bass, but since they're so deep inside your ear, it's probably healthier. Easily remedied by using the equalizer to turn up the bass artificially from time to time. One really nice thing is that the headphones come with these replaceable ear-wax filters.
  • Pros: Added features, Comfortable, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Replacable ear-wax filter
  • Cons: Bass not-so-good
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price

JTofNYC, B&H Photo
20 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I have the more refined ER-4Ps also, as well as $1350 Ultimate Ears custom-molded units. I find Etymotic a good balance between accuracy and price. I mix on the ER-4Ps more than the UEs because they don't falsely emphasize bass (a problem with in-ear units due to contact with your skull).
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

good headphones!

saxman, B&H Photo
20 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Used with an iPhone 3Gs. Compared to ER-6i, these are more detailed, sometimes perhaps even too much, depending on your source material. Isolation is superb. Tones are natural, the frequency spectrum is balanced.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact Design, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Great earphones

Joe 57, B&H Photo
13 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Sound quality is excellent. Less bass than shure SE530, but also more accurate and airy.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight
  • Cons: Cord Too Short
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good headphones

Guppies, B&H Photo
3 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I been searching for another pair of earbug for a while. This earbug are pretty good and fit very well. Very well build with this price will not go wrong.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Value, Great Sound, Stylish
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent sound

Classical fan, B&H Photo
3 December 2010
  • Excerpt: For best sound, try the different plugs that come with the headphones. The tighter the seal, the better the sound. Also, iPod's "small speakers" equalizer setting provides a good bass boost and treble reduction.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound, Or small ensemble, Works best with vocal
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