Summary: The e-Q7 is the best IEM I've heard to date; so far, it hasn't even been close. They are clear, detailed, and accurate, while retaining a "fun" sound. They have no hiss, and pack plenty of punch whenever it is called for.
Summary: Just bought the Ortofon e-Q7 in-ear phones after quite a bit of research on the net. Have used Sennheiser 565 Ovation for many years, which are open full size headphones, but now I wanted closed ones and no nagging on top of the head ...
Pros: High sensitivity, build and sound quality, balance
Summary: Great sound - much better than my previous owned Sennheiser IE6. In fact when I listened the Ortofon I had to immediately compare with my Grado RS1i, connected to the Lehmann audio USB (amplifier and DAC).
Summary: I loved the way it represents the vocal voice from classic to rock and cool treble and tight bass, since it's my first IEM, I simply love it over all and looking to buy more other IEM's to compare it with others in future, but till now it's simply awesome for my ears :)
Pros: Good overall music and sound quality
Cons: Microfonic and little high in price but still worth
Summary: ORTOFON EQ7.
Build Quality: (you be the judge)
thick cloth covered cables.
hard plastic for the jack and y-splitter.
thin rubber cable from splitter to phone.
machined aluminum housing.
classy and expensive looking black box with very nice to touch foam covers inside.
Pros: effortless, very musical, like the song is floating in your ears
Cons: too much classy box, it could have been just simple
Summary: This review will have a lot of references to the e-Q5 which will be explained later.
As with the e-Q5, the e-Q7 is also an easy-to-drive low impedance single balanced armature designed by Ortofon. In fact it's the same balanced armature as the e-Q5.
Pros: Beautiful airy presentation with great timbre
Cons: Microphonic cables. Available only in Japan (excl grey market)
Summary: Prior to purchasing these, my primary concern is to have a proper alternative for my ESW9 which have better isolation to be used for listening to my ballad tunes on the road. While I don't have any issues with louder tracks, with more subtle ones, my ESW9 aren't up to the task, and so my search...
ortofon e-Q7 earphone in review – a touch of class
30 May 2010
Conclusion: Highs drop away after about 14 000Hz, but only barely. They remain keenly audible well past 16 000Hz, and lack slangy peaks. Some earphones may be smoother up top, but few do it without sounding dull. Perhaps because of this, the e-Q7 can be considered mild in terms of space and stage.
Pros: brilliant, tangible bass and midbass, smooth mids and highs, great instrument separation, classy as hell, good filter system, comfortable, great silicon ear pieces
Cons: microphonic nylon cable, rubber cable portion susceptible to crystallisation, straight plug, plug stress relief is too brittle – exerts pressure on the jack and earphone
Summary: Бас не отличается особой мощью, но глубок и полностью лишен гулкости: все нижние ноты воспроизводятся с безукоризненной точностью. Стереопанорама широка и удалена от слушателя - никакого «оркестра в голове» с этими наушниками вы не получите.
Summary: Итак, у компании Ortofon получились крайне нишевые наушники. Как я уже писал, они подойдут любителям слушать музыку аналитически, разбирая все композиции по кусочкам, минимально отвлекаясь на эмоциональную составляющую.