Ortofon eQ5 earphones in Review – an earphone for all time
11 June 2012
Conclusion: The eQ5 is the perfect earphone for someone who enjoys a neutral presentation with balanced frequencies, but plenty of oomph in the bottom end. It is clear and never trips up anywhere, presenting itself with a slight bias to bass. It’s my type of earphone. If you love clear, wide, and somewhat muscly sound, the eQ5 could be your type of earphone, too. What makes me frown is the omission of a neck cinch and a carrying case. The latter really eats at me.
Pros: Generally good fit, Quality construction, Excellent sound, Wonderful cable, Easy to drive – no amp needed
Cons: No stress sleeve on earphone cable, Accessories? What accessories?
Conclusion: All the comparisons in the chapter above hopefully give a good picture of where the e-Q5 stand, quality-wise. I really couldn’t find any overly valid comparisons to less expensive phones, so I didn’t even try. Simply put, the e-Q5 are top notch phones in most aspects, right up there with the best of the best.
Pros: Euphonic, lush, transparent, precise sound quality with slightly forward treble, Great looks, great build quality, Easy to drive by any MP3 player, Comfortable to wear
Cons: Might lack some bass impact for various kinds of music and/or various people’s tastes, Large straight 3.5mm plug, sticks out rather far from portable players
Excerpt: Danske Ortofon er bedst kendt for udmærkede pickup´er til pladespillere. Noget de har lavet siden 1948, da de lancerede den første pickup med bevægelig spole. Siden har de været omkring både kabler og højttalere, men hele tiden har de lavet pickup´er. Nu også ørepropper. I form af e-Q5, som ved første øjekast ser ud som de fleste ørepropper. Men de skjuler et unikt driftsprincip.