Etymotic HF3 - Auriculares con altavoz portátil para iPhone 3G/GS y 4 color negro
- Obstrucción (16 Ohmio)
- Sensibilidad de auricular: 105 Db
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Descripción del producto
Auriculares: 3.5 mm
Color del producto: Negro
Frecuencia de auricular: 20 - 15000 Hz
Longitud de cable: 1,2m
Marca compatible: Apple
Obstrucción: 16 Ohmio
Productos compatibles: iPod nano (4th, 5th, 6th gen), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini
Sensibilidad de auricular: 105 Db
Tecnología de conectividad: Alámbrico
Tipo de auricular: Binaurale
Tipo de controlador: Balanced
Tipo de embalaje: Caja
Tipo de interfaz: 3.5 mm (1/8")
Opiniones de clientes
Principales opiniones de clientes
Tienen un aislamiento muy muy bueno, a veces hasta peligroso si vas por la calle.
La calidad del sonido es excepcional. Los mejores agudos y medios, y con los graves en su sitio, sin estridencias. No están recomendados para los que les gusten los graves desmesurados.
Son del tipo "in ear" y para escucharlos correctamente hay que introducirlos bastante en el oido y hay que acostumbrarse. Aun así son cómodos, ligeros y robustos.
El control incorporado permite subir/bajar volumen, controlar música y contestar llamadas por el microfono incorporado si lo conectas a un iPhone.
Una de mis mejores compras.
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Before I start on the meat and potatoes of this review, I want to make a statement. A disclaimer, if you will. Sound quality is HIGHLY subjective and what sounds great to one listener, may sound like trash to another. It never ceases to amaze me how different it can be. Now, moving on.
-Sound Quality and Accuracy: These little guys are incredibly detailed and precise, if a bit bright. I am noticing things in my music that I never noticed with my previous earphones (SuperFi 4s, MetroFi 220s, Klipsch S2s, Klipsch S4s, V-Moda Bass Freqs, Multiple Sony EX series, V-Moda Phazes, Phillips SHE9700s, etc., etc., etc.). In fact, on the few songs I have encoded in a lower bitrate (128kbps), it clearly brings out the compression artifact so much that I have since deleted them off my iPod/MP3 player and found higher bitrate replacements.
-Build Quality: Build quality seems to be top notch. There's not much to note in this area, as you either have a solid piece of gear or you don't. These feel as if they will give you years of enjoyment. The cord is of high quality and restrains microphonics (Noise introduced into the ear canal by bumping or moving the cord) nicely. The buds themselves are solid plastic and have sort of a rough texture to them, making them easy to hold and insert/remove.
-Mic Quality: These are effectively the same 'phones as the hf5, but with a mic and iPod control (And are also the same as an hf2, but with a better mic and iPod control). I find the mic to be top quality and use it daily via Skype on my iTouch Second gen with compliments on my clarity. I don't use the cord-mounted iPod controls very much, as I have found, when listening to just music, these 'phones work best with my Sony S639F due to the iTouch's flat bass response (See cons). But the times I did use the controls, they worked perfectly.
-Fit: Etymotic includes 3 different pairs of tips. 2 sets of flanged tips (small and large), a set of "mushroom" tips and a set of foam tips. I have weird ears, so the only ones I could get to work, were the foam tips. But from what I have seen, most people prefer the flange type, although they have to go in the canal pretty deep and feel a bit odd at first.
-Bass Response: Bass response is a bit anemic, although quite accurate. I'm not a bass-head, but to me, the bass could stand to be boosted 3db or so. Don't get me wrong, it's not like some of the Shures with almost non-existant bass, but it could definitely stand to be a bit more pronounced. ESPECIALLY with the iTouch, which is engineered for a flat freq response. I've tried these with the iTouch, a Sandisk Fuze, a Sandisk Clip, and a Sony NWZ-S639F and found the Sony, paired with a Fiio E5 and these HF3s to be the perfect marriage. Clarity with just enough bass to be satisfying and not overpowering.
-Price. These command a premium over the regular hf5's just for the addition of the iPod controls and mic. Had I known I wouldn't be using these for music listening as much on the iTouch, I would probably have bought the hf5's instead. But for those that want an all-in-one solution to use with their iPod/iPhone products, this is a nice upgrade from the hf2's single button controls.
That's about it for the cons. I really love these phones and from what I've read, the transducers in these benefit greatly from burn-in, so I'm sure they'll warm up a bit over time and sound even more impressive. When I'm not actively listening to them, I have them breaking in using an awesome app JLab Audio has on their website. It runs various test tones and white noise to help with break in.
Unless you're a total bass-head concerned more with booming bass than accuracy and clarity, or are not as sensitive to a flat low end frequency response, I can definitely recommend these.
I started with the Etymotic ER6, initially blanching at the price of the ER4s!. Then I purchased the ER4s, they are my favorites in-the-ears, time and time I would go back to them having tried others, the neutrality, detail and balance (some say coldness) winning out over inaccuracy, muddle, excess and flab (some say warmth): ok I exaggerate a tad; the Shure SE4's are warmer (but imho feel less accurate) and are certainly not flabby!
Then Etymotic started producing the hf series, presumably cheaper to make than the ER4's, sitting between the ER6s and the ER4s, the discounting on the ER4's disappeared and they went up to their original $299 :0(
I had previous tried the hf2s which I used when I purchased an iPhone 2G, and they were pretty good, but I still went back to the ER4s even without the controls. About 3 months ago I bought the hf3s and though good I was initially disappointed with them when compared to the ER4's, however after about a month I noticed that they opened up and the sound (especially the bass, though still not flabby) improved considerably and detail also improved.
If you cannot get a good in-the-ear fit they will sound anemic and crappy, if you can, you will get superb detailed sound and terrific sound isolation, allowing listening at reasonable levels without disturbing others. After a while you do not notice the cable microphony (that much). I use then roller blading with no microphony issues. And I don't have to hear all that NYC noise around me :0)). I get to listen to clear detailed music at reasonable levels on the subway and even on flights. Some say that separates me from my fellowman, but that's a whole different conversation!
Of course if you can't 'jam' these in your ears, and some people cannot, I'm sorry to say you're doomed to full size phones or 'nearly' in the ear phones, this of course isn't all bad, you still get to listen to music, but the chances are the sound quality isn't comparable and/or the sound isolation most certainly won't be to what the hf3s can really offer.
I had a problem with the MC5s, and could never get them to stay in my ears properly if I was moving, I ended up bruising my inner ear after I jammed and twisted them to get a good fit every time they popped out. This is why I ended up buying the hf3s! So one does have to be careful about sticking these things in one's ears.
But for those of you who can 'jam' them in properly I believe these are the best balance of Value for Money Sound quality and Sound Isolation (and for iPhone, iPad, and (latest) iPod users you get the added device control) on the market, of course if you don't need the controls you get the hf5s and save a few bucks!
==First impressions: Packaging was solid and there was no chance it was going to be harmed in the mail. It came with several different ear pieces; personally I liked the small flanges (pictured on Headroom), but there were large flanges and then two foamy ones (tear drop and cylindrical). The foamy ones seemed to be made out of a slightly better material then standard disposable earplugs. There's also replaceable filters (woo!) and a little shirt clip.
==Everything but the sound:
-The cord is pretty flexible and I really appreciate the 45° plug, but I being in ear, when the chord brushes up against something like a collar, the reverberations travel straight up to your ears. It's not horrible, but I would recommend using the included shirt clip if you're going to be bouncing around a lot.
-The remote is pretty ligament -- buttons are nice and responsive and do all the same things as the Apple remote. Gotta say though, Apple's buttons are easier to use. Etymotic's buttons are great (very "clicky", easy to use without looking, rarely accidental double press), but the design is certainly a step down.
-Ascetically wise, these things look sweet. They're not as flashy as some of the other ~$200 in ears, but frankly I prefer this subtle, classy, refined look. Feels like these will last a good long time.
-Comfort. Well, it took me an hour or so to get used to having something shoved so deep into my ear. After a month of heavy use, it seems as if they slip in and out super easy and I can wear them for hours on end without irritation. For the level of isolation, they seem fantastic. That being said, these aren't a padded pair of open back cans.
==Sound: Well, I'm not the best person to ask, but here's my best attempt.
-Volume off of an iPod sounded great. Slider is usually right around the middle for older tracks more dynamic tracks, while new pop songs are in the lower 1/3rd.
-Compared to the Sony MDR 7506s they have a WAY better low end response and everything seems "clearer" in general.
-Listening to "Providence" from King Crimson's Red, every instrument seems to have "it's place". Acoustic tracks from Sleepy Sun's Fever sounded extraordinary - minute reverberations of the strings, tiny reverbs, and the main part was gloriously delivered to me through these headphones.
-The microphone was equally exceptional. I only played around with it using "Voice Notes", but I was thoroughly impressed with it's clarity.
==Conclusion: If you're looking for isolation and a sleek pair of buds that interfaces with iDevices, Etymotic HF3 does a great job.
On the side of Etymotic is size and frequency response. Not only can I put these into my pocket, with a proper seal in the er canal, I can wear them on a noisy plane or subway with almost all ambient noise blocked out. I hear a full frequency range from my iphone even under those conditions.
Nothing is ever perfect, though. The insertion of Ety earpieces is a bit like minor surgery because they are inserted very deeply into the ear. They MUST be moist or a proper seal does not form in the ear canal. Without a proper seal, these will sound truly bad. Think about it, how will a person moisten these before insertion? Just think about it.
The construction of my HF2 Ety's was a work in progress. A sliding cinch was provided to use the microphone to it's best advantage. This cinch is clever, but with time it shredded the insulating cable of the lanyard. To Etymotic's credit they replaced them (many times) and learned from the design. The most recent HF3 has a kevlar lanyard and a less tight cinch... so we will see. I did need to eventually replace my HF2's because the cord shredded at the point of connection to the 3.5mm plug. Not really a design flaw but a consequence of how I use them. I am a heavy user.
Again - I love my Ety's. They are worth the trouble.