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Etymotic hf5

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HiFiMAN RE400

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Etymotic hf5 vs HiFiMAN RE400

Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

Why is Etymotic hf5 better than HiFiMAN RE400?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a straight plug

Why is HiFiMAN RE400 better than Etymotic hf5?

  • 7000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs15000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

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

2.has an in-ear form
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

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.

3.has included ear pads
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

4.travel bag is included
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HiFiMAN RE400

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has an L-shaped plug
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

6.has a straight plug
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

15000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

15Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

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

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

16 Ohms

32 Ohms

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Etymotic hf5
HiFiMAN RE400

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

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