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For a well balanced sound - R-50 or e-Q5?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Big difference in price...worth the extra money for the Ortofons when considering sound, comfort, dependability and cable strength?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 7

I can't speak to the R-50's, but the EQ-5's are quite good in my opinion. 

 

I picked up a pair last year (many months ago) on the FS forum for under $200, and I think I even saw a pair on there for $160 recently.  At that price I would recommend them as a nice option.  I was a bit worried about the cable, but Ive had no problems thus far.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot!  Any other opinions?

post #4 of 7

EQ-5 are great. Can't comment on the R-50's. Other options I can think of are GR07, HiSound Crystals, MEElec A161, RE-ZERO, ...

All depends on availability and budget.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Are the e-Q5s well suited for active wear?  Like jogging?

post #6 of 7

I've been out jogging with mine and I had no problems at all and they sound better than the R-50, now they don't blow them away or anything but they do have a better over all sound imo.  Both have about the same amount of detail and an above average soundstage but the e-Q5's soundstage is quite a bit larger sounding with a more airy feel and the bass impact and depth is better as well.  They're also very comfortable, I've used them for about 6 hours straight with no discomfort at all.

post #7 of 7

I haven't been out running with the EQ-5's but when I was walking, they didn't pick up wind like RE262 do. Isolation and comfort is very good.

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