“ 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
“ The Ortofon e-Q5 is an easy-to-drive low impedance single balanced armature driver designed by Ortofon themselves. It uses OFC cables and the shells are aluminium CNC-ed. As with most Japanese products, presentation is important and the e-Q5 doesn't disappoint. It comes in a nice cylindrical can with a multitude of accessories - tip cleaner, flanges/tips of various sizes,...” --AnakChan
“ Ortofon e-Q8 Quick Review Thanks to Musica Acoustics for the loaner. Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/789802/ortofon-e-q8-review-by-mark2410 Brief: The Danish/Japanese Premium Earphone. Price US$320 currently. Specifications: Speaker type: Balanced Armature - Pure Silver Coil Drum, Frequency response:10～20,000Hz, Sensitivity:...” --mark2410
“Some "Provenance" to the Brand Name: Ocharaku is a "tea themed" company based in Japan. Focusing on Dynamic Driver IEM's, Ocharaku pushes the envelope when it comes to breaking the negative "dynamic driver" stigma (Balanced Armatures being viewed as the superior transducers by audio snobs). Utilizing resonance chambers and other proprietary technologies, Ocharaku is pushing the...” --kevingzw
“ Short impression is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/642191/ocharaku-flat-4-sui-the-sound-of-tea Bonus impressions TBC. ” --autumnholy
The Ocharaku Flat4-Kaede The name Flat4 is derived from the description "Full-range 2-Element 4-Way Effect." According to the company website this 4-way effect is as follows: 1st effect Placement of opposed elements reduces mechanical vibration due to anti-resonance. 2nd effect Twin element parallel drive improves sound pressure sensitivity of low to middle frequency sound. 3rd...