Ortofon e-Q7

Driver Type: Moving Balanced Armature
Frequency Response: 10Hz-20KHz
Sensitivity: 119dB
Impedance: 40Ω
Cable: 1.2m|Silver-plated OFC
Connector: Gold-plated I-plug
Warranty: 1 year
The e-Q7 comes in a luxurious package but with about the same amount of accessories as the e-Q5. Accessories included are 4 pairs of silicone eartips, a pair of foam eartips, 3 pairs of filter, a pair of filter rings, a filter removing tool, and a very nice leather carrying case. The only difference from the e-Q5 is the added case.
The e-Q7 has a comfortable fit with no issues at all but might give those with small ear canals problems due to the housing. Isolation is pretty good. The design is almost identical to the e-Q5 except the cable goes down instead of to the side, very simple and elegant. It comes in black, silver, or red.
The e-Q7 has an excellent build with its aluminum housing. I Can't see it having any issues. The cable has a nylon sleeve below the y-split and is very stiff but sturdy with all the proper strain reliefs. Like the e-Q5, there's no chin slider. The plug has been updated and is exactly like the one on the e-Q5 which is better than the one it had before.
The e-Q7 has a nice balanced sound with the midrange being its strong point. Treble is crisp and clear. Midrange is smooth, vocals sound fantastic. Bass is strong and very clean. Soundstage is average. It has a very similar sound to the e-Q5 except it does vocals better and has a stronger bass.
The Verdict
For around $330 or less, it does a pretty good job of producing fantastic sound. It would be great for those wanting an IEM that does vocals well and can be listened to for long periods of time without getting tired. The e-Q5 might be a better option overall since it has a very similar sound at a lower price. It can be purchased @ Musica Acoustics.

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