“ Prior to purchasing these, my primary concern is to have a proper alternative for my ESW9 which have better isolation to be used for listening to my ballad tunes on the road. While I don't have any issues with louder tracks, with more subtle ones, my ESW9 aren't up to the task, and so my search began. Actually, I'm not really keen on the idea of using an IEM since they irritate my ears...” --lotusbloom
“ This "moving armature" descendant of the Ortofon e-Q7 makes no sacrifices in terms of quality, despite being introduced at a more affordable price point. The introduction of a new cord and strain relief system help tame microphonics and make the model easy to wear both down and over the ear. The all-aluminum housing is large and may not fit all ears, but the design is simple and...” --Dekimasu
“Released earlier this year, the e-Q8s are a pair of single balanced armature (BA) driver earphones which are the new flagship to Ortofon’s long stagnant IEM lineup. I purchased mine not too long after their release in April 2014 for 36930 yen (approx. USD 350) and so at the time of writing have approximately six months of experience with them as my daily driver IEMs. I will be providing...” --fonzler
“ The value rating refers to the price I paid: $75 as B-stock from headroom.com. Here is a mini-review. I have been enjoying the Ortofon O-ones for a couple of months. I bought them as a B-stock item from headroom.com for $75. They were listed as "as new" on the B-stock list, and indeed they were an open-box item that looked like new. I find these headphones...” --MarcoGV
“Expanding on the pros, other likes- - These cans are pretty comfortable imo, with the velour pads and soft headband. I havent had any problems with pressure points on the headband, and have been able to wear them for several hours on end without much fatigue. Clamping force is just right. Tighter than, for example, a Creative Aurvana Live, but looser than my FA-011s. Fairly light weight. -...” --kidcharlemagne
Designed especially for DJ users, the Ortofon O2 providesnbspeffortlessnbsphigh-power handling abilitynbspand good noise isolation that will let you hear your work clearly while you keep groovin all night long. Extremely efficient 114dB SPL guarantees potent audio reproduction and excellent musical detail without any headphone amp required. The O2 is alsonbspverynbspsolidly constructed and...