“ 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
“I got some of these based on their crazy-good reputation. Even for the $6 I paid I feel ripped off. Worst pair I can remember. What in the world is everyone talking about? These are so gaudy looking, and feel cheaply put together. I could overlook those things if they sounded like everyone says. But they don't. I can't remember disliking the sound quality of an IEM this much. These are just...” --SethDove
“ Ok, I caved and bought 2 pair of these when I needed a mini to regular HDMI cable for a new laptop. They are impressive. I like the black color better than the silver too. One thing I quickly figured out is if you reverse them (R<-->L), the cable exits out the top, and you can then loop it over your ears. It seems to fit better this way. By flipping them...” --Neeky
Get your bling on with these stylish Monoprice earphones! With a sensitivity of 98 dB and a noise-isolating design, these earphones will provide plenty of volume to keep the world outside and the music inside your ears. The 47" cord is long enough to give you the freedom to move about and to keep your iPod safely in your pocket when you're mobile. It isn't enough to just have...