Pros: A very airy sounding amp with great 3D imaging, wide soundstage, and extremely transparent presentation.
Cons: Awkward shape, drives low impedance earphones/headphones, slight hiss
Ortofon Japan and MHd-Q7 Introduction Aside from importing and distributing Ortofon's global products such as turntable needles, their Japan office also makes some local Japan-only products such as earphones and amplifiers. Ortofon Japan produced their Hd-Q7 a few years ago and was already reviewed here. Around early 2012, I was privy to the development of a portable amp Ortofon Japan. But for about 6 months I hadn't heard of any further progress form it until the e-earphone event in mid October where I met my Ortofon contact who then told me that he will ship me the MHd-Q7 for a review. Physical Design and Signature the...(read more)