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    Little tin found in the expensive tiny box...
  2. jferreir

    Help Understanding Amps/DACs

    I'm looking to buy a pair of Ortofon e-Q5 earphones; I've owned these previously, and they're my favourite go-to IEMs for general use. Having never owned an amp or DAC before, I'm curious if either would improve the performance of these IEMs. Here are the specs for the Ortofon e-Q5: Audio...
  3. Y

    Tenso forwarding services

    Can people that have used this to get Japanese only earphones please chime in their experience with it. What happens is a delivery from Amazon Japan was attempted but not complete because they're closed at the time of delivery. Any good or bad Tenso experiences would be appreciated.
  4. galaxygrrl

    Suggestions on Earphones

    Hi all,    So, I'm on the market for a new set of headphones given I just lost my IE 8s :(  And I thought I would ask people for suggestions of what to look at.     I loved my Shure 535's becasue they were good with the mids, not to heavy on the base and sounded great for Jazz, talk...
  5. antidote


    sorry, wrong forum.
  6. jferreir

    SQ vs Comfort - Thoughts?

    For years, I always told myself that SQ should be the determining factor when buying IEMs. Comfort and convenience are important, but SQ is always paramount. Now, I'm beginning to see the error of my ways...   I presently own 3 IEMs, all of which are somewhat antiquated by today's standards...
  7. jferreir

    Help Choosing next IEM (Dunu, Ortofon?)

    I used to own the Ortofon e-Q5's, and I really enjoyed them as a go-to portable IEM. The sound was crystal clear with the mids being slightly forward and a bit warm. The bass was a little light, but overall, I thought they were great. I especially liked the design and I found them quite...
  8. Emblue

    I need you guys' help, shopping for ear buds are such a pain in the butt.

    Hi people! I know these kind of posts are getting overwhelming, but I've been trying to find convincing reviews about ear buds, I'm still undecided. :( If you guys can read my post and then help me with what would be the best ear buds headphone for me, I would be extremely grateful. :) OK. So...
  9. jbuuby

    MusicaAcustics Portable Headphone & Gear USA/ Canada Equipment Audition Tour

    MusicaAcustics of Japan will be at 2013 CanJam in Denver October 11-13.   There is an opportunity to audition an array of interesting new Headphone Equipment from around the world at CanJam as well as at your home (USA & Canada only) for any serious headphone enthusiast.   If interested...
  10. HungryHippo


    Hey guys, so a week ago I ordered the dba-02's from musicaacoustics.com and I still havnt received the phones nor have I received any information regarding the status of the delivery.. Is this website legit or should I cancel my order? Thanks
  11. Stuff Jones

    Which IEMs do you use on the go?

    Wondering what IEMs people here use when they're walking around, commuting or travelling. For those uses, isolation and fit, as well as durability and/or low cost might take precedence over sound quality up to a point.    Most recently I've been using the TDK IE800 out and about. Its not...
  12. notaris

    Review: Ortofon e-Q7 and e-Q5 earphones

    Review: Ortofon e-Q7 and e-Q5 earphones The next big thing?   Introduction   Ortofon is a high-tech company, having a history of 95 years, and specializing, among other things, into hi-fi products, in particular, cartridges, replacement stylus, tonearms, and, recently, earphones. The first...
  13. ossomac

    Ortofon e-Q5, Monster MD, IE 8 [EU]

    Ortofon e-Q5 silver - one of the most interesting in terms of the technicality - moving coil , full set: box, tin, tips all Made in Japan :), very good condition only one of the tips is torn piece of rubber - SOLD   Monster Miles Davis - great IEMy, in my opinion better than IE8, bought in...
  14. zebylong

    Upgrade from Ortofon e-Q5s?

    Very pleased with the sound of the e-Q5s, but over the last few months I've noticed a lot of crackle when moving my head. Time to retire them and try something new.   Using the e-Q5 as a baseline, what would you guys consider as an upgrade? I also have the RE400s, and while they're great, I...
  15. P

    Sub-200$ IEM with good end-to-end extension and presence, tonal neutrality and detail? GR07? e-Q5? RE-400? Others?

    Hello,   Instead of crowding other threads and potentially derailing them as I have been coming close to doing over the past few days, I decided to create a separate thread about my IEM dilemma. I hope people with the experience and knowledge will chime in and help me out!   I thought...
  16. Lifted Andreas

    Ortofon e-Q5 silver! (Mint)

    5 months old, only used a handful of times. Come with everything as new. Storage tin, box, tips, filters. Simply don't have time to listen to them anymore, also I realised that I love micro-drivers much more than balanced armature. So I want these to go to a new loving home. Only ship to...
  17. Techno Kid

    JVC HA-FXZ100, Ortofon e-Q5 and Hifiman RE-400 (Price Drop Plus Free FiiO Amp)

    Forget trying to trade I'm just ready to sale these 3 IEM's because I'm getting more into headphones so I'm not going to listen to these much at all any more.  Like all my IEM's they all have they're accessories plus the box they came in and all 3 are in perfect condition as I really only use...
  18. Hi-fi Wigwammer

    Ortofon e-Q5 IEMs in Black finish (UK Seller)

    I live in the UK and am selling my Ortofon e-Q5 in-ear monitors. These are in the best finish (Black), in good condition and working order. They come complete with original packaging and Ortofon spare tips (plus some Sony Hybrids). The e-Q5s have good sensitivity and sound terrific straight out...
  19. raiden45

    Ortofon e-q5 vs Ultimate Ears triplefi 10

    Hi,   I have been a frequent lurker on these forums but have only just joined. I have been looking for a nice pair of iem's to use in place of my ath-m50 since I find them to be a bit of a pain to use since they are over-ear headphones. I have been looking through a lot of reviews of iem's...
  20. gmoney9438

    JVC FX700 : How bad are the mids actually?

    I hear people complaining about the mids on the FX700's. How bad are they exactly?   I'm shopping for a new portable rig, and I want a sound that can replicate that of my Audio Technica W1000x's.   I'm a very big classical and electronic listener. I like juicy mids, very good timbre is a...
  21. EraserXIV

    FS: Ortofon e-Q5 (red, mint condition!) for sale! ANOTHER PRICE DROP!

    I've got a great condition Ortofon e-Q5 for sale in the red color. They are about a month old and in mint condition. They sound great and the build quality on them is one of the best I've ever seen in an IEM. They really inspire confidence and the cable is phenomenal with low microphonics and...
  22. JosephKim

    Ortofon e-q5 (PRICE DROP #2)

    I bought a pair of e-q5 from another member a few weeks ago. They are the black color in perfect condition with all accessories and packaging. Only thing is the filters currently in them are a bit dirty because I received them that way. They come with the rest of the new filters though if you...
  23. throzen0303

    Brand NEW!! Ortofon e-Q5 (Red) [ADDED Photo]!!

    Brand New pair of Ortofon e-Q5, just ordered these form MAJapan from Dimitri, I am selling this to fund my school fees, since I have too many pairs already, so I deceided to sell these before i use them, can't return them to Dimitri since all sales are final. They retails for $288USD, Now...
  24. asak

    neutral phone for with good quality bass, possibly e-q5 or sm2

    Looking for 'phone thats pretty versatile but has depth in the bass, and is still neutral. Was very interested in the orthofon eq-5 or the sm2. I have the triple fi, but for some reason cant get attached to them. Any opinions or more suggestions?   Thanks in advance.
  25. mugen3

    FS: Like new Ortofon e-Q5s (on eBay), all packaging. $190 or best offer

    Excellent condition, no damage whatsoever. I used these for about 2 weeks. Comes with everything but the small and medium stock tips. I was experimenting with them and I ended up cutting them beyond usability. But to make up for that I've included a pair of all sizes of black Sony Hybrids...