Etymotic HF3

  • Etymotic HF3
89
Based on 12 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Well featured iPhone friendly earbuds.
  • Optional custom eartips make them a unique, "perfect" fit.
  • Decent performance for the cost.

Cons:

  • Strained trebles at high volume.
  • Insufficient bass at any level.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld UK on 80

It’s strange that Etymotic is not more widely recognised, as it was the company to devise the canalphone – an earphone that slips so intimately into the ear that it forms an airtight seal and shuts out practically all outside noise. More...

By PC Advisor on 90

The Etymotic Research canalphone was the original and the Etymotic hf3 sits easily among the very best earphones available at any price. With the hf3, Etymotic Research is offering a superbly balanced earphone/mic combination that will bring out music...

By Whathifi.com on 100

seems to have garnered a reputation that’s both ‘hi-fi’ and ‘cool’ – two things that aren’t easy to combine. The hf3s are the earbuds that most embody this.They're available in three flashy, luxurious...

By ConnectReviews on -

TweetShareEmail I, like some iPhone and iPod touch users, ditched the stock Apple earbuds the second I opened the box. The white buds, while a culture statement, do not have a great fit or stunning sound quality. I needed a good set of earbuds to use...

By E-Gear on -

What is it?Like other writers here, I tend to use headphones quite often. Unlike our editor Robert Nelson, I don’t mind spending a relatively high price for good headphones. I have gone through several pairs of higher-quality earphones because I...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 75

That "rock star status" is hard to resist, as the notion of a pair of quality headphones made for you and you alone should likely justify the significant bump in cost. There's a definite bump up in performance too, but whether or not these sound...

By Top Review Shop on 90

A very well-known name in the audio world, Etymotic Research has always stood for accuracy and fidelity. Their latest budget-priced model that we recently reviewed - the MC5, successfully extends the company’s philosophy to a lower-end market but...

By Beatweek Magazine on 100

Not everyone is in a position to spend as much on earbuds as they did on their iPhone or iPod in the first place. But there’s a balance between price tag and audio quality, and the pinpoint of that equilibrium in 2010 is Etymotic’s hf3...

By Mac|Life on 100

If you’re looking for a great pair of noise-isolating earbuds that do double-duty as a phone headset, Etymotic’s hf3 are the new gold...

By Gadgetell on -

The Etymotic Research hf3 headset + earphones are a great set of earphones, hands down. The price is a bit up there, but they definitely seem worth it to me. If you don’t feel as if you need, or can’t use the microphone and control buttons...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Etymotic's left us wanting very little. Not only did it have a great, accurate, sound, it also sported a convenient iPhone-compatible in-line remote and microphone. You might wonder, then, what the hf3 headset can offer by way of improvement...

By Macworld UK on 100

If you are blessed with small ears Etymotic's HF3 earphones are a godsend. The company has recognised that to get a comfortable fit and block out external sound in small ears and children's ears the earpiece needs to be smaller. Hence the HF3s...

By Know Your Mobile on 80

The Etymotic is a great headset whether to use for handsfree or for...

By Pocket-lint on 90

If you travel a lot and need to eradicate noise while listening to music or talking shop with friends or work, these will let you do just...

International Review By Mobilen on 83

Ved siden av telefonene koblet vi også Etymotic HF3 til kraftigere utstyr. Samsungs Galaxy S III var en av telefonene vi brukte i testen. Selv om fjernkontrollen på HF3 ikke støtter Android-telefoner påvirkes ikke lyden....

International Review By Magnus.de on -

Wer klanglich fantastische Ohrhörer sucht, der findet sie mit den Etymotic hf3. Die Wahl absolut passgenauer Aufsätze ist allerdings Voraussetzung, sonst fehlt der...

International Review By neuerdings.com on -

Etymotic hf3 sind In-Ohr-Kopfhörer, die besonders komfortabel sitzen, Außengeräusche effektiv ausblenden und eine hervorragende Klangqualität bieten sollen. Wir haben sie einem Praxistest unterzogen.Eigentlich bin ich ja kein Freund...