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Etymotic Research hf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Cobalt)

B&H # ETHF3C Mfr # ER23-HF3-COBALT-I
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Product Highlights
  • Highly Accurate Sound Reproduction
  • Balanced Armature Drivers
  • Noise-Isolating In-Ear Fit
  • Multiple Types of Eartips
  • Inline Microphone and Remote
  • Replaceable Filters
  • Kevlar-Reinforced Cable
  • 3.5mm Plug
  • Storage Pouch Included

The hf3 in-ear headphones from Etymotic Research provide high-quality performance in a compact and affordable package. The headphones feature precision-matched Accu·Driver balanced armatures to provide a better than 85% response accuracy with tight bass, clear treble, and an extremely high output sensitivity. User-replaceable ACCU·Filters protect the drivers from earwax and other debris to ensure lasting quality and clarity. The in-ear design and assortment of noise-isolating ACCU·Fit eartips provide a proper seal in the ear canal to reduce outside noise by 35-42dB. A CUSTOM·FIT option is also available that allows you to purchase custom-made eartips that are specifically designed for your ears.

The Kevlar-reinforced cable offers lasting durability and has an inline microphone and remote control for use with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The close-proximity high sensitivity microphone provides clear vocal pickup, while the remote lets you play and pause music, skip tracks, and answer phone calls on the iPhone. The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with a variety of MP3 players, CD players, and other devices. The headphones have an elegant soft touch finish that's available in 3 different colors, perfect for matching your iPod, mood, or outfit. A compact pouch is included for storage and travel.

Note! The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th, 5th, and 6th generation), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB only), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPad. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires latest iPod software.

Precision-matched Accu·Driver balanced armatures provide a better than 85% response accuracy with tight bass, clear treble, and an extremely high output sensitivity
User-replaceable ACCU·Filters protect the drivers from earwax and other debris to ensure lasting quality and clarity
The in-ear design and assortment of noise-isolating ACCU·Fit eartips provide a proper seal in the ear canal to reduce outside noise by 35-42dB. A CUSTOM·FIT option is also available that allows you to purchase custom-made eartips that are specifically designed for your ears
The Kevlar-reinforced cable offers lasting durability
An inline microphone and remote control for use with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The close-proximity high sensitivity microphone provides clear vocal pickup, while the remote lets you play and pause music, skip tracks, and answer phone calls on the iPhone
The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with a variety of MP3 players, CD players, and other devices
The headphones have a high-gloss polished aluminum finish that's available in 4 different colors, perfect for matching your iPod, mood, or outfit
A compact pouch is included for storage and travel
Type In-Ear
Drivers High-Performance Balanced Accu·Driver Armatures
Frequency Range 20Hz - 15kHz
Impedance 16 Ohms
Sensitivity 105dB
SPL 120dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Isolation 35-42dB
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 4' (1.2 m)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Etymotic Research hf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Cobalt)
  • 3 x Pairs of ACCU·Fit Eartips
  • Pair of ACCU·Filters
  • Filter Tool
  • Clothing Clip
  • Storage Pouch
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Etymotic Researchhf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Cobalt)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Good audio (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)

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      5.0

      Excellent and lightweight

      By 42Pilot

      from Georgia

      About Me Business Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Great Noise Isolation
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Noisy Environments
        • Outdoor Work
        • Travel

        Comments about Etymotic Research hf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Cobalt):

        These replaced my Shure set (can't remember the model). They fit perfectly, seal inside my ear and sound great. I use them when working outdoors on heavy equipment or on long flights. I've worn these for 5 straight hours with no discomfort. Highly recommended.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent headphones

        By Dale Mc

        from New York, NY

        About Me Business Professional, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy Controls
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Long Talks
          • Travel

          Comments about Etymotic Research hf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Cobalt):

          I've used the hf3 before; replaced another pair. I love the sound, which is great for music (especially music that isn't bass-heavy, recital singers, singer-songerwriters, etc) and for talking on the telephone. Very clear, very comfortable in the ear--even without the custom earpiece.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Steve

          from Manhattan, NY

          About Me Gearhead, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy Controls
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • In-work
            • Travel
            • Wandering

            Comments about Etymotic Research hf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Cobalt):

            I'm not one for in-ear headphones - the quality isn't nearly as superior as over-ear. However, there are those occasions where you're certainly not going to be carrying around bulky cans.
            Despite the first few wears being a little intrusive in my ear, the sound quality is superb and they don't fall out of my ear, which with most is an issue (apple headphones, "on ear" type buds).
            The free app that goes along with this for the iPhone is fine, it serves its purpose, but you really don't want to be wearing these while cycling, or anything of the sort, you will not hear anything.

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            • Personal

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