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post #61 of 66
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Thanks for some info James! One question though: Do you think the e-Q5 design is more vulnerable to moisture(rain, accidental splashing, sweat, whatever) at the cable entry point?


I'd assume they sealed the driver against the open back and after a month of outdoor use in cold and wet weather I can't see any sign of wear or damage. But of course only time will tell for sure...

post #62 of 66
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ah thanks for the clarification. Those EQ5s sure are winners from what i'm getting  , very tempted to get one now.  


I know.  Drop to $200 so I can try them against my DBAs!  Even still, I would lose the isolation the DBAs give me which would accelerate my need for an ES5.  blink.gif

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^ I haven't tried the DBAs, but isolation with the e-Q5 is in fact quite good for me. Today I switched to the GR10 for commuting and was surprised that they provided noticably less isolation than the Ortofons.

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^ I haven't tried the DBAs, but isolation with the e-Q5 is in fact quite good for me. Today I switched to the GR10 for commuting and was surprised that they provided noticably less isolation than the Ortofons.

 

That's good to know.  The way I wear my DBAs I'm just shy of the ER4 by a few dB which is great.
 

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^ I haven't tried the DBAs, but isolation with the e-Q5 is in fact quite good for me. Today I switched to the GR10 for commuting and was surprised that they provided noticably less isolation than the Ortofons.



????? Odd, same size tip opening, I assume you're using the same eartips, I guess the barrel or perhaps even the materials make the difference? But I concur, great to know

post #66 of 66
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

^ I haven't tried the DBAs, but isolation with the e-Q5 is in fact quite good for me. Today I switched to the GR10 for commuting and was surprised that they provided noticably less isolation than the Ortofons.

 

That's good to know.  The way I wear my DBAs I'm just shy of the ER4 by a few dB which is great.

 

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????? Odd, same size tip opening, I assume you're using the same eartips, I guess the barrel or perhaps even the materials make the difference? But I concur, great to know


Right, but the crux of the matter, there's no guarantee that it will be the same for you. I have rather wide ear canals and the e-Q5's barrel fits them like a plug, adding to isolation. The GR10's housing is smaller, so isolation with them solely relies on the tips. But if you have smaller ears the Grados might just do the trick and the Ortofons may only allow for a shallow fit. For heaven's sake, someone needs to standardize ear anatomy! wink.gif

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