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post #5536 of 5546
The es5 are one of the more engaging IEMs out there
post #5537 of 5546

Maybe it depends on how you figure "engaging." I think "fun" signatures are engaging. Interactive. Ones that make your head rock or actually push you to get up and dance. 

 

I don't mean that it's not interesting, beautiful, or does not resonate with my emotions. It does those things. It means I don't consider it a club in my head. It's clean, detailed; somewhat clinical and studio-like. I think the ES5 present music beautifully. They are relaxing to me. Someone said that the ES5 were "effortless" before and if I could pick only one word to describe the ES5, I would choose effortless. And I would choose smooth second.

 

My source material for those who asked is a mid-2009 Macbook Pro with 320s or ALACs > USB Gen 2 Schiit Gungnir > Pico Slim > ES5.

post #5538 of 5546

Thanks folks :). Just a quick addon question then: what genres are the ES5 -- or ES50 now -- truly best for, or are they a very multi-purpose IEM? Particularly in focus of Hip-Hop/Pop, rock, and the likes of Jason Mraz/Michael Buble?

post #5539 of 5546
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post
 

Thanks folks :). Just a quick addon question then: what genres are the ES5 -- or ES50 now -- truly best for, or are they a very multi-purpose IEM? Particularly in focus of Hip-Hop/Pop, rock, and the likes of Jason Mraz/Michael Buble?


For me, the ES5 is like and enhanced W4, and basically I treat it as multi-purpose IEM for most genre. I listen mostly to ACG and jpop tho

post #5540 of 5546
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

Thanks folks smily_headphones1.gif . Just a quick addon question then: what genres are the ES5 -- or ES50 now -- truly best for, or are they a very multi-purpose IEM? Particularly in focus of Hip-Hop/Pop, rock, and the likes of Jason Mraz/Michael Buble?
I only really listen to Electronic, some classical/instrumental, and some female popish rock, but I find that the ES5 can handle any genre. It is right in the middle of a nuetral and dark signature which I find to be an extreme plus because it makes bassier, darker, and neutral/reference headphones all not very far away from its own sound signature. This makes it really easy to switch between different headphones you own, or to demo, and not have a baiased or negitive opinion about said headphones just based on their sound signature.
post #5541 of 5546

Yeah, my ES5 are perfect for any genre, and they can rock out to classic rock, hip/hip, pop, acoustic, vocals, jazz, classical, electronic, new age - everything.

post #5542 of 5546

I would agree that they are all-rounders.

post #5543 of 5546

I've updated my thread for anyone interested.  First time i changed my eq in over a year.  Suddenly my old settings didnt sound right, and as is often the case, when i go back to them now i cant figure out why I didnt notice sooner.

 

Westone ES-5: Chasing Neutral Eq settings - updated 6.12.14

post #5544 of 5546

Whats the difference of the ES5 and the ES50?

 

I also didn't read through the entire thread so if it was mentioned forgive me.  

post #5545 of 5546

for one, you cant get the es5 new anymore i think

post #5546 of 5546
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Originally Posted by angelo898 View Post
 

for one, you cant get the es5 new anymore i think

Unless bought secondhand. :biggrin: 

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