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Ortofon MHd-Q7 Reviews

fonzler

Gorgeous looks with a spacious and smooth sound

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Pros: Beautiful looks, Solid construction, Simple and easy to use, Spacious soundstage and excellent instrument separation

Cons: Unconventional form factor, Cannot drive high impedance headphones

Package and Contents         The MHd-Q7 comes in a plain cardboard box with closed-cell foam packing. Contents are minimal: you get the amp itself and nondescript 3.5mm interconnect and USB charging cables. Fair enough.   Design   Ortofon really knows how to make a good looking product. The MHd-Q7 really feels high quality with its clean and stylish aluminium construction that has a smooth, pleasant-to-touch finish with absolutely no rough or jagged edges whatsoever. It weighs in at about 150g, which is enough to make it feel solid but not unnecessarily heavy.  I wish more amps looked and felt this nice.     The wonderfully...
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AnakChan

Ortofon's first portable amp with an excellent sound

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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...
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