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2.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed them intially, but can't recommend, 28 May 2012
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This review is from: Etymotic HF3 Earphones with Mic Compatible with iPod / iPhone / iPad - Black (Electronics)
Whilst there are many positives about these earphones, ultimately I can't recommend them.

Pros:

Crisp, insightful, transparent sound. Remote mic/volume controls are also useful. Noise isolation is good too.

Cons:

After 5 months of daily use, the connector has become worn and I need to constantly adjust it in the socket to ensure I get a feed to both earpieces. I now need to carry my ipod (rather than keep it in my pocket). Simply not durable enough for day-to-day use.

Also, whilst on certain (acoustic, for example) tracks, the sound is excellent, it simply lacks sufficient low end for certain genres of music. Rock tracks sound awful frankly - they simply lack bite, bass and sound shrill as a result. Some tracks are simply unlistenable. I bought these headphones with my 'ears wide open' so to speak - the reviews, and even the manufacturer, are very clear that they do not produce a bass heavy sound (and I didn't want that). However, even when they are properly fitted, the sound is just too anemic.

Shame, but even with the discount, I don't think they are worth getting.

p.s. just bought some Soundmagic e10's to replace the etymotics. first impressions are excellent - great detail with good low-end heft.
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