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

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Etymotic Research
Etymotic Research hf3 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic (Black)
Key Features
  • For Apple iOS Devices Only
  • Balanced-Armature Drivers
  • Noise-Isolating In-Ear Fit
  • Multiple Types of Eartips
The hf3 in-ear headphones from Etymotic Research provide high-quality performance in a compact 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 35-42 dB. A CUSTOM·FIT option is also available that allows you to purchase custom-made eartips that are specifically designed for your ears.
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Etymotic Research hf3 Overview

The hf3 in-ear headphones from Etymotic Research provide high-quality performance in a compact 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 35-42 dB. A CUSTOM·FIT option is also available that allows you to purchase custom-made eartips that are specifically designed for your ears.

The reinforced cable offers lasting durability and has an in-line 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.

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 35-42 dB. 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 in-line microphone and remote control is 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
A compact pouch is included for storage and travel

Compatible Devices

  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, and iPad
  • iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation)
  • iPod classic
  • iPod nano (4th through 7th generation)
  • iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generation)

Note

The remote and mic are supported only by Apple devices; please check which models will work with these in-ear headphones
UPC: 084643000139

Etymotic Research hf3 Specs

Earpiece
DesignIn-Ear (Intra-Aural)
Driver TypeBalanced
Active Noise CancellationNone
Noise Attenuation35 to 42 dBA
General
Frequency Response20 Hz to 15 kHz
Sensitivity105 dB
Impedance16 Ohms
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)120 dB
Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Cable
In-Line Remote/MicrophoneYes
Full Remote OS SupportiOS
Cable Length3.9' / 1.19 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 3.7 x 2"

Etymotic Research hf3 Reviews

The best ear buds I have ever owned.

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

I love these buds, the sound is awesome and the mic picks up my voice clearly. I have funny shaped ear canals and these are the only earbuds that fit me, and these fit great. Having the different shaped and sized ear pieces really helps the fit. It's also great that the price has come down, I bought them in the past and it was much more.

Midrange Achiever!

By pcln
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-18

No, these aren't necessarily the first choice if you care about base, but they produce excellent clear midrange and have phenomenal ability to cancel outside noise.

The best.

By Jonw
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-05

Best there is.

Good buy but modify.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-08

These sound great and are excellent at passive noise reduction. Weak spot is where cable meets plug assembly. This is my third pair. Before use, I doubled the cable at the plug and covered it with shrink wrap. Now should be more resilient with tugs and twists and other insults. The first pair worked fine after spending a week in the yard through two rainstorms. Dried them off and they worked fine until I accidentally ripped the plug off. Good value.

Not what I expected

By Dave
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-13

I had a set of headphones from Etymotic in the past and they were amazing. These don't measure up. Even if I'm able to somehow squeeze them into the right position in my ear, the sound quality is disappointing. Etymotics were never easy to fit comfortably, but with this one I can't get any of the supplied ear pieces to fit.

the best isolation and yet great sound

By Xavier
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-03

I bought these for the isolation (helps a lot to reduce noise when traveling on airplanes, infants crying included), and doesn't need batteries (one less thing to worry about) since it is passive isolation , and yet the sound quality is pretty good. Very pleased

Superb noise isolation!

By Firoze
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-15

I plug these in nice and deep in my ears, love the isolation it provides. I use it with my Xiaomi Redmi 3 phone and if i'm listening to music outside, i keep the volume at 20-30% max. However, most of the times i find myself keeping the volume at 10% when i'm not that interested in paying full attention to the music. One thing to note however is that the buttons on the inline remote don't work with my Android phone... i found out later on that Hf2's buttons work well with Android phone and that Hf3 is meant only for the iPhone as such. Anyway, not a big deal, the music clarity is superb and isolation is rock solid, so I'm happy! :)

Stick it in your ear!

By Sang
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-18

I guess if you don't mind shoving something very tight in your ear hole, it's nice. Not something you want ease of insertion and ex-sertion. I got it to use it for video work but needing to insert and take off many times in a shoot has relinquish this phones to air travel. Sound quality is good,but level seems lower. External noise suppression is excellent.

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What functionality is lost when using these with ...

What functionality is lost when using these with an Android device?
Asked by: Michael
The ability to play and pause music, skip tracks, and answer phone calls would only be available on an iPhone, iPad, or an iPod. Other than that you would be able to use them as regular headphones on a non Apple device.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-02-23
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