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The Etymotic Research hf5 are the 5th generation of high end in-ear headphones designed to eliminate outside noise.

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Pros

audio is typically as loud as you could need it to be

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stay in your ears securely and comfortably enough to wear during workouts

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comes with a good range of sizes of ear plugs for the best fit possible

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rugged and durable design that can handle a little abuse

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completely block out any external noises, excellent noise isolation

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bass response sounds very natural and clear

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need about 20-25 hours of play before they're properly broken in and sound right

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so effective at noise isolation that they're dangerous to wear if you're out walking, driving or hiking

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The Etymotic Research hf5 are the 5th generation of high end in-ear headphones designed to eliminate outside noise. Each earpiece is made with a changeable filter that stop earwax and debris from entering the earphones and smooth the frequency response of the earpieces. Etymotic recommends changing the filters if the loudness decreases or sound quality deteriorates. HF stands for High Fidelity and Etymotic ensures the headphones live up to their name by testing them with the same technology as used in the production of hearing aids to create an accurate response to the high frequency boost added by the studios in high quality recordings. As well, they use two methods in order to measure noise isolation, the Real-Ear-attenuated-at-Threshold (REAT) and the Probe Microphone Methods which are explained in detail on the manufacturer website. The hf5 is aimed at anyone looking for a smaller pair of earphones with high end noise isolation and sound reproduction.

Features
  • Tuned Acoustic Insert Technology
  • Compatible with all 3.5mm jacks
  • 35-42 dB noise isolation
  • Cable Length - 4 ft
  • Weight - less than 0.5 oz
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