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Etymotic Research Inc HF3
Headset with 3-Button Control and In-Line Microphone for iPhone/Smartphones


Etymotic Research's HF3 are high performance headsets wtih balanced-armature drivers that are specified for a response accuracy of 85% or better.
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Etymotic Research's HF3 are high performance headsets wtih balanced-armature drivers that are specified for a response accuracy of 85% or better. A no-compromise, high-performance noise-isolating headset + earphones that delivers best-in-class benefits and superior value, perfectly matched to the latest product innovations from Apple®.

Best Sound Accuracy:

  • 85%+ response accuracy from 20 Hz – 15 kHz
  • Achieves highest output sensitivity in its class with 105 dB SPLsensitivity at 1 kHz at 0.1 mV
  • Accu•Driver™ high performance, precision-matched, balanced armature driver

Best Noise Isolation:

  • 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation
  • Documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on themarket today

Best Communication and Control:

  • Close-proximity high-sensitivity microphone
  • Made for Apple iPod®, iPhone® and iPad™ functionality

Best Style and Fit:

  • Soft touch finish in 2 color options: Black and Cobalt
  • An assortment of noise-isolating ACCU•Fit eartips options to ensure properseal and comfort
  • CUSTOM-FIT option available (see note at end of specifications)

Best Durability and Warranty:

  • 2-year replacement warranty
  • Kevlar®-reinforced cable for durability
  • ACCU•Filter™ User-replaceable filters that protect the balanced armaturedriver from ear wax

Technical Specifications:

Made For:

  • iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPod classic
  • iPod nano (4th, 5th and 6th generation)
  • iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4
  • iPad

The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th, 5th and 6th generation), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB only), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires latest iPod software.


  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Accuracy Score: 85%
  • Transducers: High-performance balanced armature
  • Noise Isolation: 35-42 dB
  • Impedance (@1 kHz): 16 Ohms
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz) SPL at 0.1V: 105 dB
  • Maximum Output (SPL): 120 dB
  • Cable: 4 ft with 3.5 mm plug
  • User Replaceable ACCU•Filters™ - Yes
  • CUSTOM•FIT Option: Available (see note)

NOTE: Etymotic offers a cost-effective CUSTOM-FIT solution to make your favorite earphones the best they can be with superb comfort, secure fit and consistent noise isolation. Please call Full Compass for more information on this option. It requires a brief registration process and a visit with an authorized audiologist to have ear impressions made.

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