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Etymotic Ek5 Appreciation thread

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I didn't want to derail the er-4p thread so I feel like I should create a new thread for these tiny little beasts. 

ok so I've been posting about these a little bit but I really can't stress enough how good these sound.

The only problem is that they do have quite significant bass dropoff past 50hz(to my ears). These are not basshead phones, but their bass response is very flat and rolls off in a nice way.
 
The real reason why I feel obligated to create a new thread on these is because of the sheer amount of objective data pointing to how good they are.

 

Here is one of their FR graphs

 

 

The testers of this site did a re-review of the hd800 recently and...this is where things get interesting. 
Their opinion of the HD800 was similar to the ek5
http://en.goldenears.net/22602

http://en.goldenears.net/11246

likewise, innerfidelity has a graph and of course...they measure just as well

I'm not saying you're getting $1500 sound here but to even remotely draw up a comparison at those price differences and come up with similarities between the two means they must at least be quite good.
for $20 on Amazon? I can't really see a reason not to get them(if you're used to the triple flange)


Edited by wafflezz - 9/11/13 at 5:55pm
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

...bumping
unfortunately price is now raised back to $30 and are temporarily out of stock on amazon
They might go on sale soon again though.

even for 30$ these still blow away similarly priced "budget kings" like the thermaltake isurus, she3580, and soundmagic e10 at least in terms of neutrality and musicality.

 

post #3 of 4
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Darn sucks that my thread is already falling(at least I got 100 views more or less). Has no one had experience with these?
last bump.

 

post #4 of 4

I am in the middle of recommending to my friend a set of in-ear phones as she was complaining about her hearing.
Stumbled upon this appreciation thread.
I too appreciate them :)

 

H.M

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