Etymotic Research hf5 In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

Etymotic Research hf5 In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

Etymotic Research hf5 In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

Etymotic Research hf5 In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Noise-Isolating
  • Balanced Armature Drivers
  • Multiple Eartip Sizes
  • Replaceable Filters
  • Standard 3.5mm Plug
  • Storage Pouch Included
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Etymotic Research hf5 overview

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The hf5 in-ear stereo headphones from Etymotic Research provide reference-quality audio in a compact and noise isolating design. Balanced armature drivers and Etymotic's tuned acoustic-insert technology provide clear, crisp audio with plenty of detail to bring out all of the nuance in your music.

The headphones come with an assortment of eartips so you can find the best fit for comfort and noise isolation. A proper fit creates a seal in the ear to block out external sound, allowing you to focus on your music. It also allows you to listen at lower volume levels. Replaceable filters keep earwax and debris out of the headphones. The cable provides plenty of slack and has a Y-slider to adjust tension under the chin. The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, and more. A handy carrying pouch is included for storage.

Balanced armature drives and tuned acoustic-insert technology provide clear, lifelike sound
In-ear design and assorted eartips provide a comfortable, stable fit with a high degree of noise isolation
Replaceable filters keep earwax and debris from getting into the speaker elements
Cable Y-slider adjusts tension under the chin
Standard 3.5mm plug for wide compatibility
Carrying pouch included
UPC: 898234000275
In the Box
Etymotic Research hf5 In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Assorted Eartips
  • 2 x Replacement Filters
  • Filter Tool
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Etymotic Research hf5 specs

    Design In-Ear (Intra-Aural)
    Driver Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Driver Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Magnet Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Number of Drivers Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Noise Cancellation Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Noise Attenuation Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 15 kHz
    Sensitivity 105 dB
    Impedance 16 Ohms
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Power Handling Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Pickup Pattern Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Connector Plating Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Adapter (Included) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Design Not Specified by Manufacturer
    In-Line Remote/Microphone Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Full Remote OS Support Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cable Length 3.9' /  m
    IP Rating Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Certifications Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Material of Construction Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 0.5 oz / 14.2 g 
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.614 x 3.78 x 1.969"

    Etymotic Research hf5 reviews

    hf5 In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, great noise canceling Up until now I have used a pair of the full cover popular brand of noise canceling earphones. Although they work great, they are a little bulky for travel so I thought I would try something smaller. These earphones sound as good but what really surprised me was how well they canceled noise. I thought I would be giving that up with the smaller earphones. Granted they don't block out as much noise as the larger phones, but they do a very adequate job for travel situations and the trade off in size seals the deal. I didn't know how I would feel about them being stuck in my ears, but I have found them to be very comfortable and easily wear them hours at a time. I'm very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2010-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Quality and Isolation I first bought a pair of Sony MDR-NC200D active noise canceling headphones and after using them 1 day for my commute I decided to return them. Then I bought a pair of hf5's and realized truly how big a waste of money active noise canceling is. These noise isolating headphones make it sound like I'm in my own personal world during my commute. No more hearing the noise of the bus, cars, subway, and people. The sound quality is excellent and there isn't a nuance you don't hear at no more than half volume on an ipod in the noisy environment. The fit takes a few wearings to get used to, but they are very comfortable. I use the foam tips so it's like putting in earplugs with speakers inside. I recommend trying each tip a few times to see which works best though. Overall great headphones and definitely worth the money.
    Date published: 2012-07-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price 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). I find that the HF5s are a good lite version of the ER-4Ps, so I use them in live performances. They're cheap enough to be expendable in stage situations, but accurate enough to be relied upon.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive! I use the hf5s with my ipod. These phones are extremely accurate and very well made. Rugged, tough construction. Im hearing things in my favorite music Ive never heard before even down to engineering flaws I never knew were there! I have nothing at all bad to say about this purchase. Very Flat and smooth mids and highs. Bass is accurate and defined, with no exagerated low frequencies or enhanced bass' effect. Everything from Vivaldi to Megadeth to Club Nouveau to E-40... Very musical and surgically detailed sound.
    Date published: 2010-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What you'd expect I have a few other Etymotic products that I also enjoy so when I was looking for new earbuds with noise attenuation I went with what I know works. These headphones are what they claim to be. They provide very good noise isolation which allows me to set my source volume at a lower level than I would with other products. I also find the fit to be really great and comfortable for my ears. I would recommend these for those who care about good quality sound and typically need to block out background noise.
    Date published: 2011-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good headphones! 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.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I don't get it... 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.
    Date published: 2011-10-26
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