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post #16 of 988
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  I am considering getting either the eq-5 or the A1, so a detailed comparison between the two would help me decide. Which has the better instrument tonality, realistic decay and reverb? What about detail and treble? How do they compare in frequency response, dynamic range and soundstage? Which is flatter and which is more balanced? And last but not least, which has the better midrange?  

 

  thanks in advance !

 

Like I said, from the pics I'm not too fond of their design as far as ergonomics are concerned, but it seems like I might get the chance to add them to my Moving Armature Shootout. Stay tuned!

post #17 of 988
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Like I said, from the pics I'm not too fond of their design as far as ergonomics are concerned, but it seems like I might get the chance to add them to my Moving Armature Shootout. Stay tuned!


  Lol, you sir, are unstoppable !

post #18 of 988
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Like I said, from the pics I'm not too fond of their design as far as ergonomics are concerned, but it seems like I might get the chance to add them to my Moving Armature Shootout. Stay tuned!

 

Hehe, great, can't wait to see what you have to say about them.

post #19 of 988
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  Lol, you sir, are unstoppable !







lol, it's just a loaner pair. I was firmly determined to take a pass this time, I swear ... ;-)
post #20 of 988

tell me that after you own every single MA earphone on the market ;p

post #21 of 988

How's the build quality?

post #22 of 988

Black and red confirmed to be on the way this Friday! Haven't had a chance to compare these to the e-Q7s yet, but of note, they are almost exactly the same size. No improvements on that front.

post #23 of 988

Are these the same size as the e-Q7s?

post #24 of 988

^ Hasn't your question already been answered in the preceding post?

post #25 of 988

Wow, exciting. I strangely really really like the design... I get a feeling they'll sound exactly the same as the e-Q7 though.

 

Then again, wouldn't it be pointless to for Ortofon to create an identical headphone of different styling? I dunno...

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^ Hasn't your question already been answered in the preceding post?


Oh whoops, how'd I miss that?

 

Hmm, so almost the same size? Are they a little smaller or bigger?

post #27 of 988
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Oh whoops, how'd I miss that?

 

Hmm, so almost the same size? Are they a little smaller or bigger?



Yep, by the looks of it, they're exactly the same size as the front of the e-Q7, but they don't taper off toward the back.

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Just noticed, but no nice case like the e-Q7s have. That's too bad. And the price difference between the models is only about 2000 yen at this point. Ignoring the marketing talk for the moment, it will be very interesting to hear if these are really the same except for the ergonomics and the box.

 

Does anyone know if Ortofon is planning to make both models alongside each other? Or is the e-Q7 going to be phased out?

post #29 of 988
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Just noticed, but no nice case like the e-Q7s have. That's too bad. And the price difference between the models is only about 2000 yen at this point. Ignoring the marketing talk for the moment, it will be very interesting to hear if these are really the same except for the ergonomics and the box.

 

Does anyone know if Ortofon is planning to make both models alongside each other? Or is the e-Q7 going to be phased out?

 

 

 Price difference is 10,000 yen not 2,000

Here is e-Q7 SRP in bold

http://www.ortofon.jp/product/headphones/index.html

 

SRP for e-Q5 is 19,800 JPY. (I could not locate it on the official site but I read that on some Japanese site. I will look for the link and upgrade.
 

So e-Q5 is a budget version of e-Q7 I suppose.

 

post #30 of 988

Well, the e-Q7 is currently available through Joshin for 22800 yen--it used to be a little lower. The first price I saw for the e-Q5 was 20475, so that's the number I was using when I said 2000 yen. But now it seems like there are some places (one in Kanagawa, maybe Amazon.co.jp) listing it at 18400.

 

So the price difference on the street doesn't seem to be 2000 yen at the moment, but closer to 4500. I stand partially corrected.


Edited by Dekimasu - 11/10/10 at 10:17pm
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