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post #931 of 978
Need some help from Ortofon users:

I am looking for the replacement of the Ortofon Silicon eartips set:

http://www.ortofon-shop.com/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_lite_pdf.tpl&product_id=261&category_id=31


And I find the following on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Ortofon-Medium-Replacement-EarBuds-Cushions/dp/B009QUHQQ6/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395812809&sr=1-5&keywords=Ortofon+E-Q5




Are they basically the same items or different? Have someone tried this before?

Many thanks in advance.
post #932 of 978

Nope.  Don't waste your time, money, and headaches.  You can also try to find Grado GR10/8 tips as they are exactly the same as the E-Q5/7.  The Ortofon/Grado tips are very unique in texture and wall stiffness - the best iem tips I've tried.

post #933 of 978
Thanks, will check out if there is anything from Gardo locally, chance is slim but definitely a new opportunity for that.
post #934 of 978

has anyone tried the Noble N4 ? IS IT AN UPGRADE TO THE eq-5 ?

post #935 of 978

OK the Ortofon E-Q8s are in stock now at Musica Acoustics. Has anyone (in Japan maybe?) had the chance to try them ?

post #936 of 978
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Originally Posted by zachgraz View Post
 

OK the Ortofon E-Q8s are in stock now at Musica Acoustics. Has anyone (in Japan maybe?) had the chance to try them ?

 

I'll be getting these.

 

Sadly I don't have the e-Q5 anymore, but will post a comparison to the e-Q7 and Grado GR10.

post #937 of 978
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

I'll be getting these.

 

Sadly I don't have the e-Q5 anymore, but will post a comparison to the e-Q7 and Grado GR10.

 

did you notice major differences between these 2 iems ? i managed to buy a new pair of EQ5 at 1/3 of the price for a new GR10

i think these iems got less love than what they deserved - really curious to see how the new EQ models shape up


Edited by proedros - 4/8/14 at 7:14am
post #938 of 978
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Edited by proedros - 4/8/14 at 7:14am
post #939 of 978
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

did you notice major differences between these 2 iems ? i managed to buy a new pair of EQ5 at 1/3 of the price for a new GR10

The GR10 have better ergonomics and allow for a deeper fit. As a result there are slight sonic differences, but none that I personally would call significant.
post #940 of 978

Has anyone got this yet?

 

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/headphones/e-q8/

post #941 of 978
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Originally Posted by Strumento View Post
 

Has anyone got this yet?

 

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/headphones/e-q8/

 

you can get it for 298$(100$ less) if you buy it in April and write a review at their blog/FB page....

post #942 of 978
I've ordered a pair. They should be with me sometime next week. I currently have the eq5 and Grado Gr10, really like them, so hopefully eq8 will have a similar sig. I'll post impressions once I've got them.
post #943 of 978
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Originally Posted by youngsm10 View Post

I've ordered a pair. They should be with me sometime next week. I currently have the eq5 and Grado Gr10, really like them, so hopefully eq8 will have a similar sig. I'll post impressions once I've got them.

 

do you also think that the sonic differences between them are minimal ?

i always wanted to try GR-10 but its high price (400$) made me get the eq5(for 135$)

post #944 of 978
Well without trying sound controversial , I disagree with some on headfi. I do find then different. The eq5 definitely have more mid bass , but they do not seem to hit quite as hard and be as fast as the Grado, I'm guessing it has smithing to do with the acoustic chamber on the eq5 . The mids are not quite so forward on the eq5 . The highs on the Grado are more present in your face and I think they pull in more micro detail than the eq5. I also think the soundstage on the eq5 is larger, which I guess gives the illusion of slightly better instrument separation on the eq5. The eq5 definitely are slightly warmer. Both are amazing IEMs and the best I have ever heard. Guess I'm just a sucker for that n20 yashima driver which I believe are used in both maybe modified I'm not sure or even a different iteration, but I think you can clearly hear they are in the same family, but to my ears distinctly different sounding .
post #945 of 978

Just got the e-Q8 in. First thought: this sounds like an e-Q7 that passed through a correctional facility run by the ER4S. Objectivist brothers and sisters, rejoice! ;) 

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