43points

Etymotic hf5

43points

Westone UM1

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13 facts in comparison

Etymotic hf5 vs Westone UM1

Etymotic hf5
Westone UM1
43
points
Etymotic hf5
43
points
Westone UM1

Why is Etymotic hf5 better than Westone UM1?

  • 9 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs25 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Westone UM1 better than Etymotic hf5?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
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    16000Hzvs15000Hz
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    114dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an L-shaped 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.
2.has a detachable cable
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Westone UM1
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.travel bag is included
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Westone UM1
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
4.has an in-ear form
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Westone UM1
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.
5.has a tangle free cable
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Westone UM1
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
6.has an L-shaped plug
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Westone UM1
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

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

15000Hz

16000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
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Westone UM1
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

114dB/mW

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

16 Ohms

25 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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Westone UM1
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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