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post #856 of 881
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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post

It would be great if you could possibly audition e-Q7 at Wicked Digital but I guess you are not near Sydney...


 

No, I'm in Perth unfortunately
 

post #857 of 881

Are e-Q7 available near where you live? How about headphonic, I read this shop is in Perth.

Anyhow, are you looking solely for Balanced Armature drivers?

There are several great IEMs with Dynamic transducers one of which is  Radius HP-TWF11R (DDM).

Have you heard of it?  This are considered by some of the Head-fi users good as e-Q7 or FX700 or IE8 or CK10

This shop headphonic must have Radius DDM I read it somewhere.

 

post #858 of 881
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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post

Are e-Q7 available near where you live? How about headphonic, I read this shop is in Perth.

Anyhow, are you looking solely for Balanced Armature drivers?

There are several great IEMs with Dynamic transducers one of which is  Radius HP-TWF11R (DDM).

Have you heard of it?  This are considered by some of the Head-fi users good as e-Q7 or FX700 or IE8 or CK10

This shop headphonic must have Radius DDM I read it somewhere.

 

Wicked digital seems to be the only place selling the e-Q7. Headphonic has the Radius but I also read in some reviews that they can be uncomfortable and difficult to get a good seal due to their shape. I had a pair of Triple fi 10 and I loved the sound but I couldn't wear them for extended periods no matter what foams or other tips I used. Headphonic will let you can test the earphones only if they are given a test set otherwise you just need to buy them and hope for the best. That's what happened to my IE8 and I've got them for sale now. It can be an expensive hobby!
 

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I have owned Radius since March and never had any Fit issues. I admit though the ear-tips that come with Radius are not my favorite.

If you dig into more reviews on DDM, you will see Fit isn't an issue for most if Head-fiers.

Anyhow, if you near headphonic, you should check DDM out. Any retail store selling earphones has a demo unit to test prior making you purchase it.

Why don't you like IE8?  if that is the case with  IE8, e-Q7 is what you might find more appealing but it is 2 the price of Radius DDM.

post #860 of 881
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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post

I have owned Radius since March and never had any Fit issues. I admit though the ear-tips that come with Radius are not my favorite.

If you dig into more reviews on DDM, you will see Fit isn't an issue for most if Head-fiers.

Anyhow, if you near headphonic, you should check DDM out. Any retail store selling earphones has a demo unit to test prior making you purchase it.

Why don't you like IE8?  if that is the case with  IE8, e-Q7 is what you might find more appealing but it is 2 the price of Radius DDM.


When I bought the IE8 they had the Radius in stock but no sample to test. I know they are half the price so they are quite tempting. Which tips do you use instead of the standard ones? How do you find the trebles compared to the IE8? I find the IE8 too prominent on the mids and laid back on the highs. I use an iPod touch as a source not equalized.

post #861 of 881
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Thank you.

Were you able to do a direct comparison yourself?


Well, yes. Unlike some people talking about phones they never heard, I did test them myself. ;)

post #862 of 881
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When I bought the IE8 they had the Radius in stock but no sample to test. I know they are half the price so they are quite tempting. Which tips do you use instead of the standard ones? How do you find the trebles compared to the IE8? I find the IE8 too prominent on the mids and laid back on the highs. I use an iPod touch as a source not equalized.

You probably won't like the ortos if you don't like laid back highs and prominent mids.

 

I like my monster turbine pro coppers, they have present and extended treble, a slightly warm mid that is balanced with the highs and lows and very nice bass (slightly less quantity but a bit better quality than the IE8--people report, I haven't heard the IE8). It's just what you describe as wanting.

 

I haven't heard the ddm, but maybe look up some reviews and make sure the sound signature fits and the fit, uh, fits. 

 

post #863 of 881

Well, the cheapest place to buy the eQ7's is actually from the UK!

I know! Amazing! The UK is called 'Ripoff Britain' for a reason but not with the e-Q7's!

 

I bought mine from iheadphones.co.uk. They usually only ship within Europe and the UK but made an exception for me to ship it to New Zealand :)

Yes, it's even cheaper than the price Americans pay for it. 

I got mine it total, including ship and minus VAT for 195.2 Pounds = $305 US = $340AU.

 

Soz iheadphones for letting the cat out of the hat!


Edited by chinesekiwi - 8/18/10 at 9:30am
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Well I actually think the cheapest would be from Japan via some kind of forwarding service :) It was $280 or so when I bought them.

 

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Chinesekiwi,

 

Listening via the Musiland 02 US raises the bar so far... don't you agree?  After you've got your phones, lossless files... its the next must have.

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Update 11-27-2009:
I got the new Cowon i9 to go along with the e-Q7 and did an A/B with the Fuze on the above songs. The outcome was overall very similar to my first listen, but with one noteworthy exception: the Fuze seems to have exceptional bad synergy with the CK100, a neutral/coldish source driving neutral/coldish phones. With the warmer sounding Cowon i9 the CK100's mids became more likable and using the even warmer BBE Viva setting they suddenly sounded really good. In short, if I'd done the review with the Cowon i9 I certainly wouldn't have commented that harshly on the CK100's mids. As far as the e-Q7 are concerned, they sound even better with the i9 and remain a most wonderful new discovery.


Hi,

 

I was wondering what is better for female vocals the e-q7 or the CK100. Which one sounded better on your Cowon i9 the CK100 or the e-q7's.

 

Thanks.

 

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I prefer Female vocals  on Ortos 7s

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The CK10 is more of a fair comparison with the eQ-7 than the CK100 is imo.

post #869 of 881
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I prefer Female vocals  on Ortos 7s



I have small ear canals would the e-q7 fit me. The small Sony hybrid tips fit me nearly perfectly would the ortos work?

 

Thanks.

 

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Thread Starter 

The e-Q7 are great with female vocals, but fit is a bit risky for very small ears. In that case I recommend the Final Audio heaven A (FI-BA-A1). These cost about the same and are easier to fit. I'd rate their sound quality even slightly higher, though build quality is not quite up to the e-Q7's. The CK100 aren't bad either, but I don't think they're worth their asking price.

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