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.
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.
The extremely sharp highs can be overwhelming at times, and even cause a headache.
The design is nice, but somewhat goofy.
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, yellow, ø6mm bores
S+M+L, blue, ø6mm bores
S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores
Leatherette, black, branded
Build & Materials
Metal, semi-open-back, ø5.5mm nozzles, no strain reliefs
Plastic (glossy), single-button
Metal, stiff strain reliefs
Silicone-coated (smooth), 113cm, public sealedextra-soft, straight
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.