51points

Etymotic hf5

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

Etymotic hf5
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Etymotic hf5 vs Philips SHB8750NC

Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC
51
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92
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Why is Etymotic hf5 better than Philips SHB8750NC?

  • 198g lighter
    28gvs226g
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Etymotic hf5?

  • 7000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs15000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

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 a detachable cable
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

28g

226g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

2.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

3.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Etymotic hf5
Philips SHB8750NC

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

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