47points

Etymotic HF3

45points

Etymotic hf5

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Etymotic HF3 vs Etymotic hf5

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5
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Etymotic HF3
45
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Etymotic hf5

Why is Etymotic HF3 better than Etymotic hf5?

  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Etymotic hf5 better than Etymotic HF3?

  • Has a straight plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5
2.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5
3.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Etymotic hf5
4.has an in-ear form
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The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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Etymotic hf5
5.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

1.2m

1.2m

6.has a straight plug
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A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

15000Hz

15000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

20Hz

20Hz

3.sound pressure level
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Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

105dB/mW

105dB/mW

4.has passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

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Etymotic hf5
5.impedance
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Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

16 Ohms

16 Ohms

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5
2.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Etymotic HF3
Etymotic hf5

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