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post #61 of 754
The e-Q7 and the CK10 are now the only universal IEMs that interest me, but this post is really only a flimsy pretence for me to express my admiration for your cat Kunlun. That's such a nice cat. Is it yours or somebody else's? No one really owns a cat anyway.
post #62 of 754
That's a good observation Kunlun, I am really lost at how to explain exactly how it sounds different, but I know eric is laughing at me, because I am thinking he can relate, I look forward to joe, and rawster's impressions. I need a few days to say much more about them. I guess I can thank Enanthate for reminding me about the orto's.then eric for his digs. I wish I never heard them yet feel "awared" about how a seemingly new gimmick has a truly unique way of presenting the music.
post #63 of 754
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post
e-Q7 sure differs more from the Triple.fi than W3 does. Triple.fi and W3 have similar V-shaped signatures. e-Q7 is a lot more polite in the bass and treble with a more prominent and higher quality midrange.
Hey Pianist, thanks again for your reply. I think base on your advice, I'm going to order a set of Eq-7. I hope they will handle well with many different genre of music . I personally listen to classical (symphonics & operas), jazz, rock , electronica and world music. Base on those criteras, would you say the Eq-7 have a fuller body of sound , more accurate tones on accoustic instruments, and handle complex musical passages better than W3? Thanks again for your advice.
post #64 of 754
Hey guys first time poster
Not the type to post on any forums but i too thought that the e-q7s deserved an appreciation thread and might chip in.
I consider myself a noobie in this hobby as i only started mid last year and my only other IEM are SE530 and Vmodas so take for what its worth.
I got the e-q7s early when there werent pretty much any reviews out. Was looking around to purchase IEM when i came by the e-q7 on a different site. I decided to hear the e-q7s first thing myself and went to WickedDigital (live in AUS SYD) and was just amazed at the clarity of sound i was hearing.
I then tried out W3 that i was also interested in and to my surprise it sounded congested and muffled in comparison to e-q7, most in the bass department. I know there are alot of fans of W3s and im not in a position to say they were sub par but i think the spaciousness, balanced, clear sound of the Ortofons really gave my ears a delight beforehand.
I say the Ortofons have a very "punch punch" like bass instead of "oomph oomph" with mids that are clear and forward but not to the extent of the SE530s and treble that is clear but not so much it feels uncomfortable to listen to. Funny way to put it but if i was to give a ratio from bass,mid,treble out of 10 it would look something like 3: 4: 3 which is pretty balanced and flat.
Another thing that i didnt see mentioned by fellow members is that these monitors respond very well to EQing. Not you'd want to EQ something thats as balanced as these IEM but sometimes i do feel like a bit more bass and they respond beautifully.
The fit for me was a BIG plus as it just pops in and out effortlessly in comparison to the Shures though they did not provide as much isolation with the stock silicon rubber tips. Very comfortable are the e-q7s that i have them on 8 hours straight regularly as i dont even feel i have them on.
The build quality is excellent with it being aluminum and i gotta admit i didnt like the look of it at first but it gradually grew on me.
Enough of the good things now into the bad. The bottom half of the cable that is cotton like is a disaster... Im the type that really takes good care of my belongings and i always bundle away the e-q7s after use in its provided pouch. The cable not only keeps entangling like crazy, but makes that hard edge bends on the cable that the actual rubber cable inside is penetrating out of the outer layer cotton.
Thats the only fault i found with these beauty and i really want to get a red one. Im now in a bind to find an upgrade from the e-q7s and from my research the only upgrade is to go customs which are way too pricey for me.... damn this hobby...
post #65 of 754
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Originally Posted by bcstyle View Post
Thats the only fault i found with these beauty and i really want to get a red one. Im now in a bind to find an upgrade from the e-q7s and from my research the only upgrade is to go customs which are way too pricey for me.... damn this hobby...
At least the e-Q7 satisfies you currently and prevents you from stretching your hands into other universal IEMs. Just save for a custom from now. Glad you like your e-Q7
post #66 of 754
@bcstyle which tips gives you the best isolation?
post #67 of 754
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bcstyle View Post
Hey guys first time poster
Not the type to post on any forums but i too thought that the e-q7s deserved an appreciation thread and might chip in.
I consider myself a noobie in this hobby as i only started mid last year and my only other IEM are SE530 and Vmodas so take for what its worth.
I got the e-q7s early when there werent pretty much any reviews out. Was looking around to purchase IEM when i came by the e-q7 on a different site. I decided to hear the e-q7s first thing myself and went to WickedDigital (live in AUS SYD) and was just amazed at the clarity of sound i was hearing.
I then tried out W3 that i was also interested in and to my surprise it sounded congested and muffled in comparison to e-q7, most in the bass department. I know there are alot of fans of W3s and im not in a position to say they were sub par but i think the spaciousness, balanced, clear sound of the Ortofons really gave my ears a delight beforehand.
I say the Ortofons have a very "punch punch" like bass instead of "oomph oomph" with mids that are clear and forward but not to the extent of the SE530s and treble that is clear but not so much it feels uncomfortable to listen to. Funny way to put it but if i was to give a ratio from bass,mid,treble out of 10 it would look something like 3: 4: 3 which is pretty balanced and flat.
Another thing that i didnt see mentioned by fellow members is that these monitors respond very well to EQing. Not you'd want to EQ something thats as balanced as these IEM but sometimes i do feel like a bit more bass and they respond beautifully.
The fit for me was a BIG plus as it just pops in and out effortlessly in comparison to the Shures though they did not provide as much isolation with the stock silicon rubber tips. Very comfortable are the e-q7s that i have them on 8 hours straight regularly as i dont even feel i have them on.
The build quality is excellent with it being aluminum and i gotta admit i didnt like the look of it at first but it gradually grew on me.
Enough of the good things now into the bad. The bottom half of the cable that is cotton like is a disaster... Im the type that really takes good care of my belongings and i always bundle away the e-q7s after use in its provided pouch. The cable not only keeps entangling like crazy, but makes that hard edge bends on the cable that the actual rubber cable inside is penetrating out of the outer layer cotton.
Thats the only fault i found with these beauty and i really want to get a red one. Im now in a bind to find an upgrade from the e-q7s and from my research the only upgrade is to go customs which are way too pricey for me.... damn this hobby...
Thanks for the impressions which are informative and fun to read. I got the red version BTW, and they do look great in red! As for upgrading to customs, you may want to try getting some custom sleeves for your e-Q7 first to maximize the sound. I have a feeling that the SQ of these IEMs will improve greatly with custom tips because the fit with the universal tips is very unstable, at least for my ears.
post #68 of 754
Just got my ortofons saturday, had them in my ears all day, totally different sound to eny of my other iems.these sound totally different from the monster pro golds that ive had in my ears for the last few days,at first i though were is the bass on these, but its there ,and i gess in the right amount ,the way the artist intended it to be.These really are very balanced iems, the most balanced ive heard to date.

Im not sure if these require burn in or not?, they did seem a little dull for the 1st houror so , but after that the soundstage seemed to open up and the bass became more defined,and the treble seemed to change the most,it sounded very veiled at first ,but now 8hrs later it sounding really nice ,with a soft sparkle,very refined, no hint of eny sibilance

Im very impressed with the way they present the music, the treble is very soft an unassuming yet still quite sparkly and portrays a lot of detail .Bass is there when it needs to be again very soft and unassuming but with conviction when needed and the mids are very nice,slightly forward ,just slightly though.

played several of my roy orbison albums on them today ,most iem's have trouble portraying his unique voice the way it should sound while at the same time giving enough weight and dexterity in the bass on his recordings,without effecting his voice,the ortofon achieve's this effortlessly .
post #69 of 754
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Originally Posted by iponderous View Post
The e-Q7 and the CK10 are now the only universal IEMs that interest me, but this post is really only a flimsy pretence for me to express my admiration for your cat Kunlun. That's such a nice cat. Is it yours or somebody else's? No one really owns a cat anyway.
Kunlun is a cat......Careful man.
post #70 of 754
@ bcstyle and lucozade, welcome to the orto eq7 appreciation thread. I am happy to see many of your comments mirror what I hear, they truly are a unique set. And while the mids are a tad forward, I find the lack of added sibilance a huge relief (not sibilant tolerant) I am enjoying the Eq7's immensely, having purchased several pieces of gear, I'm not in a position to make any final concluusions for the time beiing. I'd love to also use this thread for us fellow eq7 owners to discuss the various tips, and which may work best with these for your individual needs, so far the sennheiser large double flange are the best for me, but I'd like to explore that further, all the tips that were included, were a no go. Although, I didn't try the foam, I don't like foam, even the Monster hybrid foams with silicone outer are a little "off" to me. @ lucozade.......yes, these do improve with burn in, the most drastic change I've ever heard from a BA iem.
post #71 of 754
Hi search, im using the stock medium tips that came with the ortofons, these fit very nice and most of the earphone its self sits in my ear channel right up to the cable connection, so the fit is really secure :-), tryed the small triple flange from the monster golds on the ortofon, these also work well, Have you found eny tips that brings the bass a bit more forward without losing eny of the impact of the bass and clarity of the ofter frequencys? (although im quite happy with the ortos bass, ) just curious :-)
post #72 of 754
@e-Q7 owners, so the mids of them is a tad forward. Just wonder by any chance mids can become too prominent and shadows out details?
post #73 of 754
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Originally Posted by iponderous View Post
The e-Q7 and the CK10 are now the only universal IEMs that interest me, but this post is really only a flimsy pretence for me to express my admiration for your cat Kunlun. That's such a nice cat. Is it yours or somebody else's? No one really owns a cat anyway.
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Originally Posted by the search never ends View Post
Kunlun is a cat......Careful man.

I will ignore the impropriety of such inquiries and continue to groom my whiskers.
post #74 of 754
@ kls....no, not in my opinion, details are actually quite good, very good, agian (in my opinion) @ lucozade, so far the large double flange work the best, but I'm pretty sure I can do better, The orto tips like I said din't quite fill my canal, and I also slide them all the way in until the handles/strain relief. I will be trying out more tips, rather busy at the moment, but will try the triple flange from the monster with the ends cut off. Something exactly like the senn double flange, but a tad larger would be perfect for me (I think anyway) the bass is a bit more detailed and present with the senn double flange, I can't for the life of me understand why the pfe tips, that have been a huge help with the copper and gold monsters, don't do it with the orto's.....We'll get it right sooner or later. I think with the right fit, these will compete with anything.
post #75 of 754
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post
I will ignore the impropriety of such inquiries and continue to groom my whiskers.
Ahhhh yes, I knew the thinking a cat couldn't log onto a forum, and share his views on hifi gear would draw your ire.
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