Finally pulled the trigger on the Etymotic HF3
I have an awesome pair of Shures but they dont have any controls on them... I needed something for the gym... Heard great things about the HF2 and HF3...
Amazon.com: Etymotic ER23-HF3-BLACK HF3 In-Ear Headsetwith 3-Button Remote Control for iPod, iPhone, iPad (Black): Electronics
- 10-29-2010, 03:59 PM #2
- 10-29-2010, 05:31 PM #3
Interesting - I also just bought a new pair of earbuds, but I went with Zaggbuds. I'd gotten the plain ones a few months back as a freebie. I use them at school for listening to speaking assignments my distance students turn in. They are the most comfortable things I've ever used, and the sound quality is awesome. So when I got another 40% Zagg coupon, I went for the fancy pair with the mic controls to use with my iPhone and my pc at home.
Isolation is very important to me. IEM's and any headphones for that matter that dont isolate can cause serious hearing damage because you turn them higher to drown out the background noise...
Ive heard good things about the Zagg Z Budds and for that price point I hear they are fantastic...
- 10-29-2010, 08:07 PM #5
So I gave them a listen to at the gym... Love em. They hold their own against my Shure headphones which i paid through the nose for... The remote could be designed better (differently shaped buttons) but the sound quality and isolation are excellent. The highs and mids are perfect and although the lows could be a bit better, I dont like my sound too bassy to begin with so its fine... Im thinking about going for custom fit earpieces ($100) because nothing stays comfortable in my ears to go along with them, but Im very happy with the purchase...
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on the other hand i value isolation. i want to be able to close my eyes when i listen to the music and basically hear the pick on the metal guitar strings, be able to isolate each individual instrument, and have it sound like i'm being played to by a band at a concert stage. also if i switch to hip hop/rnb i want to be able to distinguish everything without having some crappy boomy bass cover everything up.