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.
I see, You are right, e-Q7 price dropped in some online shops in Japan. However most of the shops in Japan sell e-Q7 for about 25,000-27,000 yen or so.
E-Q5 has just came out so the prices still are quite high or I would say close to Manufacturers suggested price of 19,800JPY
I am sure, next year, the price gap between e-Q7 and e-Q5 will grow apart. E-q7 is a much more expensive looking IEM compared to eQ5. (well they are both looking awesome but packaging and accessories are close to none with e-Q5. So those who cant afford to pay for the leather pouch and lush jewelry box will go with the new model instead.
Well, I guess none of this really matters as prices outside Japan will be much higher I suppose.
Are you in Japan? Have you auditioned e-Q5 at local shops yet?