Senfer F05

ø9mm + ø8mm Dynamic Drivers

$15~$20
4.0/5.0

Who are Senfer? Nobody really knows for sure. But what I do know is that they take their earphones seriously, and Senfer F05 proves them worthy to be among the best budget earphone brands. You get a bright, hi-fi level sound, yet the bass is present and is punchy enough to enjoy.

NOTE: This model was most likely discontinued. It is very difficult to find for purchase.

Pros

  • An amazing sound quality. Clear and bright.
  • A very good build quality.
  • A beautiful presentation in a premium package.
  • A bunch of tips and accessories to choose from, and an especially well made pouch.

Cons

  • The extremely sharp highs can be overwhelming at times, and even cause a headache.
  • The design is nice, but somewhat goofy.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Chipboard (smooth)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, yellow, ø6mm bores

S+M+L, blue, ø6mm bores

S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores

Ear Loops:

Black, generic

Shirt Clip:

Black, generic

Pouch:

Leatherette, black, branded

Build & Materials

Housings:

Metal, semi-open-back, ø5.5mm nozzles, no strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, stiff strain reliefs

Cable:

Silicone-coated (smooth), 113cm, public sealedextra-soft, straight

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The stock pre-applied tips fit perfectly. A perfect A+ seal. Even though these have 2 drivers and a metal housing, they are not that heavy and you won't get the feeling that they are going to fall out.

Lows / Bass

The bass is very precise and enjoyable, yet it needs slightly more sub-bass.

Mids / Vocals

Vocals are very clear, yet they are overpowered by loud sibilance.

Highs / Treble

The sound signature is too bright. The sibilance is loud and unpleasantly sharp. However, you can hear every hi-hat and cymbal very clearly.

Frequency Response

4in1
F05
XBA-6in1