As long as this thread is back up top, I thought I might mention that I've also tried these at the Audiocubes store on my own dap and amp up against the ES7, SJ5, ESW9, Panasonic HTX7, and various other closed portables they had on hand. I liked them, but they are clearly a couple of levels below the ES7 in overall SQ, and no better built. I also think they don't look quite as good in person as they do in pictures. Still, for sheer sound quality I'd take them over the SJ5 or any other sub-$60 closed option. Just don't expect a better-looking bargain ES7, and you won't be disappointed: they fill a notch between cheap portables and expensive ones, and at $69 they are a good choice, but I wouldn't pay much more than that.
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7/1/08 at 5:15pm