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post #2056 of 16802

Well the clip+ is one of the weaker daps on the market in terms of power output so that's not surprising that the iphone 4 has more power.

post #2057 of 16802

IMO For rock music, Ortofon e-Q7 will be a nice "upgrade" over Westone 3 if you want a more neutral sound. The e-Q7 may well be the best IEM I've heard for rock - it is fairly neutral, but has a very special coloration that is unique to moving armature drivers that somehow worked wonders with rock for me.

post #2058 of 16802
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IMO For rock music, Ortofon e-Q7 will be a nice "upgrade" over Westone 3 if you want a more neutral sound. The e-Q7 may well be the best IEM I've heard for rock - it is fairly neutral, but has a very special coloration that is unique to moving armature drivers that somehow worked wonders with rock for me.



Yes, though I do prefer the ergonomics of the e-Q5 I have to admit that the e-Q7 sounds better with rock & metal for those who don't find that last bit of treble emphasis absolutely necessary. The e-Q5 has this strange liquid quality that seems to gloss over microdetail and fine texture in the midrange while the e-Q7 is a bit more 'gritty'.

post #2059 of 16802
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IMO For rock music, Ortofon e-Q7 will be a nice "upgrade" over Westone 3 if you want a more neutral sound. The e-Q7 may well be the best IEM I've heard for rock - it is fairly neutral, but has a very special coloration that is unique to moving armature drivers that somehow worked wonders with rock for me.



Yes, though I do prefer the ergonomics of the e-Q5 I have to admit that the e-Q7 sounds better with rock & metal for those who don't find that last bit of treble emphasis absolutely necessary. The e-Q5 has this strange liquid quality that seems to gloss over microdetail and fine texture in the midrange while the e-Q7 is a bit more 'gritty'.

 

e-Q7 just has better texture IMO. I loved the e-Q7, but totally disliked the e-Q5. The former sounds wonderfully musical - rich, forward, but not aggressive and very exciting with rock music. The latter sounds flat and boring by comparison to my ears and like you said - strange.
 

post #2060 of 16802

For those of you who are wondering why the SP51 and CC51 didn't ship out on the 4th is because of Chinese New Year (I totally forgot about that). Those two shipped out today. I'm bursting with excitement! ksc75smile.gif

post #2061 of 16802

I just got the Eterna V1 this thing is weird I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around their sound signature.

 

 

Anybody know how long burn-in is?

post #2062 of 16802
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I just got the Eterna V1 this thing is weird I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around their sound signature.

 

 

Anybody know how long burn-in is?

 

The v1 signature is quite simple. Lots and lots and lots of bass with a huge bass hump, smooth mids and a slightly laid back treble while being very engaging and caring more about fun than accuracy.
 

post #2063 of 16802

just got my eternas v1 today and am liking them a lot.  Not as bassy as described at least not yet.  Nuforce 700m's seem bassier to me.

Compare fairly favorably to my w3's

I'll have to burn them in.

post #2064 of 16802

I found the eterna rev2 to be much more basier then those nuforces, even right out of the box.

post #2065 of 16802
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The v1 signature is quite simple. Lots and lots and lots of bass with a huge bass hump, smooth mids and a slightly laid back treble while being very engaging and caring more about fun than accuracy.

 

Agreed,

 

Also has anybody had driver flex with these i'm have massive driver flex in my left ear. 
 

post #2066 of 16802

I was looking for a backup IEM and a deal on the SF5 popped up on slickdeals and I was able to snag one. Joker, can you give me a slight idea where the SF5 falls in line with other single BA IEMs such as the Westone 1, A151, PL50? Also, how will it compare with my current backup, the Brainwavz M2? Thanks in advance :)

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Agreed,

 

Also has anybody had driver flex with these i'm have massive driver flex in my left ear. 
 


No flex at all with mine though I can coax it out with hybrids and some effort.

 



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I was looking for a backup IEM and a deal on the SF5 popped up on slickdeals and I was able to snag one. Joker, can you give me a slight idea where the SF5 falls in line with other single BA IEMs such as the Westone 1, A151, PL50? Also, how will it compare with my current backup, the Brainwavz M2? Thanks in advance :)



For me the SF5 is around PL50 level... not quite up there with the A151 or W1. It's a good earphone but it's limited somewhat by the single armature configuration. Not the greatest subbass/upper treble presence and it's not as accurate-sounding as the A151 or as transparent as the Westone. I think the M2 is just a bit better overall as it has a similar mid-forward sound but, as a dynamic design, is fuller-sounding. It's close, though, so depending on what you value the SF5 may come out ahead for you.

post #2068 of 16802

Not to sound funny or anything, but is there a 'How to' guide about writing a review of earphones?

 

I'd like to be able to better explain what I hear and if I can lay something out in a review-style format, I think I'd be able to help the community with an opinion and myself when switching to new earphones without the previous pairs to hand.

post #2069 of 16802
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Not to sound funny or anything, but is there a 'How to' guide about writing a review of earphones?

 

I'd like to be able to better explain what I hear and if I can lay something out in a review-style format, I think I'd be able to help the community with an opinion and myself when switching to new earphones without the previous pairs to hand.



There's really not much of a format - just go with what seems logical. For a straight-up review the order has always obvious to me in terms of receiving and familiarizing yourself with an earphone/headphone - first the packaging/accessories, then design/build/aesthetics, then comfort/practicality, and lastly sound quality. The audiophile glossary is a good resource for the sound terminology and that's about it.

post #2070 of 16802
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Added The Phiaton PS 20 and Pioneer SE-CLX60

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