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post #976 of 984

i think eq5 is very good for an iem you can buy used 150-180$

also having the 250$ re-272 and the 150$ re-262 , i find it clearly better than the 262 and on par with the 272

in fact having eq5/re272 keeps my upgraditis tamed - i also tried the 400$ re-600 and i don't think it's more than a 10-15% better than both these 2 iems

it all comes down to finding the IEM sound that clicks with your personal sonic taste.

 

post #977 of 984

Someone pleeeease sell me some of their stock tips in size medium? :o

post #978 of 984
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Someone pleeeease sell me some of their stock tips in size medium? :o

 

you can buy them here - the stock tips are great , i am also using them with my re272 and i wanna get some extra tips myself

http://www.ortofon-shop.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_lite_pdf.tpl&product_id=261&category_id=31&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=198

post #979 of 984

Thinking about changing tips on my Ortofons. I know the Sony EP-EX10M used to fit.

 

What are the current equivalent of the Sony EP-EX10M hybrids that would fit on the e-Q5? Is it just EP-EX11M? Would the EP-EXN50M fit too?


Thanks.

post #980 of 984

My Ortofons are hideous. They've been with me for over 3 years. The right side had connection issues, but fortunately it wasn't deep into the housing so I was able to strip some of the cable away, re-solder, and then glue-gun shut. I put some glue on the other side just in case. The splitter was giving up on me as well, but I've glued that together now too. When all fails, I will probably get another pair. Why? What I love about them is that they are very, very quality in the mids. I personally believe that it doesn't matter how high or how low your headphones/IEMs go - bulk of the music is in the mids so if the mids are sub-par then there is no point in all the extras. 

 

 

I travel about 2 hours on public transport to and from work every day, so my e-q5s are my best friend. Isolation could be better, cable quality could be better, but sonically I really couldn't ask for any more. I find the treble absolutely perfect. My music is 90% jap vocals so it suits me just perfect. SOMETIMES I might want more bass, but my JDS c5d takes care of that with some controlled and tasteful bass boost that doesn't affect the amazing airiness and clarity the e-q5 has in 70% of the spectrum.

 

Last note is that I have these Sony tips, which I found head and shoulders above the stock tips. 

 

I will probably write a more detailed response of the c5d pairing with the e-q5s using an xperia z1 later on (when i receive my otg cable and straps). Enjoy the e-q5s everyone!

post #981 of 984
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Enjoy the e-q5s everyone!

I love my q5 :beerchug:

post #982 of 984

I've got a couple of broken pairs of e-q5's that I want to try to recable myself (should be easy enough after prying open the case?) but I'm not really too sure what cables would be a good choice. Any suggestions anyone?

post #983 of 984

Not sure about the cables, but I've tried to pry open it.. ended up breaking the driver connection. Thought it won't happen, since I've seen one guy in this thread succeed. There is this small black part in the smaller chamber with very slim wires going to the driver, which was supposed to stay in place during the disassembly - It didn't.

 

So if you plan on doing this, be careful - you need to apply some force to open the housing and apparently there's a chance it won't survive.

post #984 of 984
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Originally Posted by punish View Post
 

My Ortofons are hideous. They've been with me for over 3 years. The right side had connection issues, but fortunately it wasn't deep into the housing so I was able to strip some of the cable away, re-solder, and then glue-gun shut. I put some glue on the other side just in case. The splitter was giving up on me as well, but I've glued that together now too. When all fails, I will probably get another pair. Why? What I love about them is that they are very, very quality in the mids. I personally believe that it doesn't matter how high or how low your headphones/IEMs go - bulk of the music is in the mids so if the mids are sub-par then there is no point in all the extras. 

 

 

I travel about 2 hours on public transport to and from work every day, so my e-q5s are my best friend. Isolation could be better, cable quality could be better, but sonically I really couldn't ask for any more. I find the treble absolutely perfect. My music is 90% jap vocals so it suits me just perfect. SOMETIMES I might want more bass, but my JDS c5d takes care of that with some controlled and tasteful bass boost that doesn't affect the amazing airiness and clarity the e-q5 has in 70% of the spectrum.

 

Last note is that I have these Sony tips, which I found head and shoulders above the stock tips. 

 

I will probably write a more detailed response of the c5d pairing with the e-q5s using an xperia z1 later on (when i receive my otg cable and straps). Enjoy the e-q5s everyone!

Sont tips are great on them but the stock tips are much better on other models of Ortofon and Grados than here. The Sony tips smooth and warm up the EQ5 very nicely by adding more resistance to the bore. I found them a little hot and lean with the stock tips. 

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