Etymotic Research HF2 Hands-Free Earphone Headset with Microphone, Ruby

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The Etymotic Research HF2 Hands-Free Earphone Headset is a high fidelity, hands-free noise-isolating headset and earphones combination, but it's really much, much more than that. The Etymotic Research HF2 Hands-Free Earphone Headset provides a near-perfect music experience. Made by Etymotic Research, the people who created in-ear earphones, the HF2 delivers Etymotic's world-renowned sound quality in a comfortable, convenient wireless phone headset, so you'll never miss a call! Etymotic Headset with Microphone includes a high-sensitivity microphone and a Music/Call button that allows you to quickly answer calls while controlling your music. You'll be able to hear and be heard, clearly, even in a noisy environment. The HF2 includes the in-ear headset and earphones, assorted eartips so you can find the ones that fit you best, carry pouch and filter changing tool with filters. Works with iPhone and other music phones that operate with a 3.5mm/4-contact phone and stereo plug.

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Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

The Etymotic Research HF2 Hands-Free Earphone Headset is a high fidelity, hands-free noise-isolating headset and earphones combination, but it's really much, much more than that. The Etymotic Research HF2 Hands-Free Earphone Headset provides a near-perfect music experience. Made by Etymotic Research, the people who created in-ear earphones, the HF2 delivers Etymotic's world-renowned sound quality in a comfortable, convenient wireless phone headset, so you'll never miss a call! Etymotic Headset with Microphone includes a high-sensitivity microphone and a Music/Call button that allows you to quickly answer calls while controlling your music. You'll be able to hear and be heard, clearly, even in a noisy environment. The HF2 includes the in-ear headset and earphones, assorted eartips so you can find the ones that fit you best, carry pouch and filter changing tool with filters. Works with iPhone and other music phones that operate with a 3.5mm/4-contact phone and stereo plug.


Etymotic Research HF2 Hands-Free Earphone Headset with Microphone:

  • Headset and earphones for Android, Windows Mobile, Apple iOS and other mobile phones
  • For music phones and music players that take 3.5mm/4-contact phone plus stereo plug
  • Highest noise isolation of all competing headsets
  • The Ruby Noise-Isolating Headset provides exceptional sound quality
  • 20Hz - 16kHz frequency response accuracy
  • 16 Ohms impedance
  • Color: Ruby

Specifications

Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Primary Color: Red
Transactionid: 900000000.20120402.142402.7801346
Model No.: ER23-HF2-RUBY-AN
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 3.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 551889479
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Customer Reviews | 17 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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Great Earbuds, Higher than Okay Headset
5/31/2013

Customer review by whoohaha

4.0 stars 5/31/2013 by whoohaha
by whoohaha

I am a long time customer and highly recommend this product to anyone who is an audiophile. I have tried a plethora of earbuds over the course of a decade and these are hands down the best sounding earbuds on the market for the price. granted at over $100 i wouldn't expect anything less. I have been wearing these just about everyday for about 3+ years. I commute with them and then work all day using them to block out the office ruckus. You can easily wear these all day long with comfort. to get the most out of your headset in conjunction to your mobile device you will also need to download a free app to adjust the microphone levels on the headset. this is because the mic is super sensitive and if you happen to be walking down a busy street it picks up every noise. the app allows you to adjust the sensitivity. My only complaint is that the wires still do not stand the test of time. i am one of those people that wraps the cord around my phone when not in use and after a few months of this the wire will splinter.

whoohaha
Boston, MA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Gender:Male
Very mixed results
6/3/2013

Customer review by Navman

2.0 stars 6/3/2013 by Navman
by Navman

I purchased the HF2 after having owned other Etymotic products with a high level of satisfaction. Unfortunately my loyalty went unrewarded as my experience with the HF2 fell far short of expectations. The Good: Like all other Etymotic noise isolation headphones, the sound quality is outstanding. In fact, I continue to use my HF2s as general purpose headphones with my smartphone and laptop. The response is very smooth with clarity and presence in all frequency ranges. The Bad: The microphone is practically useless in any environment. There is considerable background noise and the people that I am calling report that voices are faint and muffled. The Ugly: I prefer the foam eartips over the plastic ones, but I find that the newer, black foam tips are uncomfortable when compared to the previous pink ones. They also do not seem to retain their elasticity as well as the previous standard foam tips. Overall, I cannot recommend these as an everyday headset because of the poor microphone. The headphone performance, however, is consistently good.

Navman
Austin, TX, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Gender:Male
Incredible value hf2 Earphone/Headset
6/3/2013

Customer review by Junco66

5.0 stars 6/3/2013 by Junco66
by Junco66

I am a headphone freak. I own Sennheiser HD800s, AKG K240/K-301/K-500, Beyer DTC-770, and many more. I am on public transportation every day, have tried many cans designed for "quality portable listening" that regularly failed in the passive isolation and transparent musical reproduction areas. The hf2 is the real deal. Using these with my smartphone or laptop running Skype/iTunes, the reproduction of musical timbres and low level information are for me truly stunning at this price. When you add the headset feature these in ear cans are a no-brainer. The one quibble I have is the "Awareness" software. I find this "finicky" to precisely adjust and a distraction in use. I have uninstalled from my smartphone. All in all the hf2s are for me an incredible value. Good work Etymotic!

Junco66
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great value
11/18/2013

Customer review by hamlinsw

5.0 stars 11/18/2013 by hamlinsw
by hamlinsw

I've been using the hf2s for about 2 years with excellent results. I don't understand some reviewer comments about the quality of the microphone. Mine is better than any other earphones that I have used. I'm no expert, but I am an amateur musician who listens to classical and popular music regularly, as well as audiobooks. My musical preferences are heavily vocal. I have owned several brands of bluetooth stereo headsets, and I have a set of Bose IE2s. The hf2 sound quality is excellent when properly inserted. Physical quality doesn't look as strong as many sets, especially those with heavier tangle-resistant cords. However, I have had no problems. I'm planning to have custom tips made and would gladly replace them with another set if these were lost or damaged.

hamlinsw
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Gender:Male
Don't sweat
5/31/2013

Customer review by An anonymous customer

2.0 stars 5/31/2013 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

I have owned 3 different models of etymotic headset + earphones and have noticed that any time they come into contact with moisture, ie sweat, rain or even humidity, they begin sending inadvertant control signals. For example, the headset will engage Suri, fast forward audio files or turn the volume all the way down. This has happened consistently with a variety of devices, but mostly Apple products. I've replicated it on an iPod touch, iPhone 3,4 and 5 and an iPad. I'm not sure if it would be an issue on another brand of device. I've sent headsets back to etymotic on a couple of occassions and the issue could not be replicated, because when they dry out, they work. These are not for working out or for use with apple devices.

An anonymous customer
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Gender:Male
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Customer Reviews | 17 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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