It's been awhile since I've taken a pair of headphones or earphones for a test drive, so when my friends over at Etymotic Research sent me a pair of their latest hf5 fifth generation earphones, I instantly popped them in and turned-up my favorite playlist in iTunes.
As I've already discussed, Etymotic earphones are perfect for smaller earlobes since they come with an assortment of foam eartips for the perfect fit. They also offer noise isolation technology, so you will only hear your music and not surrounding sounds. What I instantly noticed about the lightweight hf5s is their clarity and ability to offer such accurate acoustics. But if you like a lot of bass, I'd say invest in a pair of Atrio series earphones, which offer more of a surround-sound experience. For the best audio output with the hf5s, make sure the eartips are properly sealed in your ear canal, or else the outside sounds will not be blocked properly.
You can pick up a pair of the hf5s from Amazon for $149.