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post #31 of 87
[QUOTE=rawrster

@lucozade: I find that quite tip dependent. With triple flanges it's not bad at all. I suspect that if you EQ the treble down it might help but I'm too lazy to even try that. Actually I find the cymbals on all BA drivers are not that great imo. On another note it may be a talent but I have no more earphones that are not on the first couple posts here so I think I'm done :


Well rawrster you could always go out and buy or borrow some more earphones ,than you can write up some more informative and well writen quality reviews:
post #32 of 87
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Treble head lol..now that's a new term :P the anti bass head :P

e-Q7 I love mine and didn't take you very long to crack. I take it your next purchase will be the FX700? :P My ability to resist temptation will not be tested until the x jays is released since nothing else really has my interest I think you will enjoy those once you adjust to them. They really grow on you and have been approaching the CK10 in terms of enjoyment. My CK10 definitely weren't too happy while I had these other phones :P It was quite lonely in the altoids cans since I haven't used them as much as I used to. You also now know why I first mentioned why it would take a long time to post up any thoughts of the e-Q7 when I first got them.

@lucozade: I probably could but writing this took up quite a bit of time and I don't know too many that would let me borrow or many people from NY with earphones I am interested in. However I did have like 2 years of not writing up a review so I think I satisfied my quota for at least the next year
post #33 of 87
Great review, thanks for sharing!
post #34 of 87
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Treble head lol..now that's a new term :P the anti bass head :P

e-Q7 I love mine and didn't take you very long to crack. I take it your next purchase will be the FX700? :P My ability to resist temptation will not be tested until the x jays is released since nothing else really has my interest I think you will enjoy those once you adjust to them. They really grow on you and have been approaching the CK10 in terms of enjoyment. My CK10 definitely weren't too happy while I had these other phones :P It was quite lonely in the altoids cans since I haven't used them as much as I used to. You also now know why I first mentioned why it would take a long time to post up any thoughts of the e-Q7 when I first got them.
I paid $200 for my e-Q7. And it's a red Based on what I have read, I have high hopes fpr e-Q7, especially 'the tamed treble' and 'more bass' compared to CK10 is very promising. I by no means anti-treble.

Jays X? This too is grabbing my attention...For the sake of my wallet, I hope that they turn out to be just-another-typical-Monster

My next purchase is, IEM
post #35 of 87
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I paid $200 for my e-Q7.
dang! that's a nice deal! where'd you get that price for it, if you don't mind sharing ?
post #36 of 87
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dang! that's a nice deal! where'd you get that price for it, if you don't mind sharing ?
My friend is selling e-Q7 to me. He simply has too many IEMs.

We are meeting this weekend for business Considering the lowest price in Japan is around $240 (brand new), $200 for a used pair is just about right
post #37 of 87
For a so-called "amateur review", this was very informative and detailed review. Great work!
post #38 of 87
Rawster.. you fared quite well, as far as forgetting things, that will never stop. you'll alwyays find things you'd like to add after the fact. Reviewing always leaves room for hind sight. Never seen a reviewer, happy with his first copy.

Keep it up, and you could be as lousy as me at reviewing someday.......LOl, no need to work that hard
post #39 of 87
where's the soundstage section for the reviews?
post #40 of 87
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There is no sound stage section and it will not be added. I did not feel like it was worth my time. I do not care about sound stage much as long as it isn't very narrow and makes the music sound congested which none of these did. Also it is a bit more difficult to judge sound stage for me unless I directly compare them all and that takes time which I did not have.


@search: oh the writeup here definitely wasn't the first revision. Actually it wasn't even close to the first edition esp the CK10 and e-Q7. However that's to be expected since I was originally just going to do those 2 phones.
post #41 of 87
I agree that top-tier IEMs' soundstage and imaging is hard to compare.
post #42 of 87
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
There is no sound stage section and it will not be added. I did not feel like it was worth my time. I do not care about sound stage much as long as it isn't very narrow and makes the music sound congested which none of these did. Also it is a bit more difficult to judge sound stage for me unless I directly compare them all and that takes time which I did not have.
Mostly soundstage is the first thing that I look for followed by how they represent the timbre of instruments when I look for headphones in general. Would it be nice to have that in the review? Probably. But, if the difference between the phones didn't jump out to you enough so that it's clearly distinguishable, it's probably safe to say that there were no huge differences between the reviewed phones and that's enough for me since I know what CK10s sound like. But, I think it will still help others who have none of the reviewed phones and have no sense of what kind of soundstage they offer at this tier.
post #43 of 87
rawrster. Thanks for the nice review. I think my wallet is tapped out at the coppers but you never know. It's always tempting to try something else out and see what you're missing.

The Stereophile link was very informative as well!
post #44 of 87
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I think I did mention sound stage on the MD which was the only thing about it that I mentioned. I really don't consider myself a good judge of sound stage. Sure I can compare that X is larger than Y but that's about it. Width and depth is something that is much harder for me to do unlike some members in here so I am not able to say something like X is a few steps wider than Y or anything like that so I left it out.

Although some people may want to know about stage I don't think stage is bad for any of them and not that different from each other. None of them sound congested due to small stage and I did not feel it necessary to try to compare it.

@Virtualman: thanks. It may be tempting to try other stuff and I was pretty lucky to have people lend out their gear to me but the coppers are no slouch from the 2 hour session I had with them. My wallet is thanking me that I didn't have the urge to buy any of the phones that I auditioned when I finished. It was a different story when I first tried out some of them but all is well with my wallet I'm happy with 2 good phones and 1 budget.
post #45 of 87
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I think I did mention sound stage on the MD which was the only thing about it that I mentioned. I really don't consider myself a good judge of sound stage. Sure I can compare that X is larger than Y but that's about it. Width and depth is something that is much harder for me to do unlike some members in here so I am not able to say something like X is a few steps wider than Y or anything like that so I left it out.

Although some people may want to know about stage I don't think stage is bad for any of them and not that different from each other. None of them sound congested due to small stage and I did not feel it necessary to try to compare it.

Don't get me wrong. I think you did a fantastic job at describing each phone and appreciate the fact that you took the time to do it. I was just suggesting that a small description of soundstage on each description, how short it may be, may compliment your review even more.
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