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Ortofon e-Q5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Ortofon e-Q5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the treble quality and usability. The soundstage and bass quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the size and portability.

sound, bass quality, soundstage, usability, treble quality

portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Ortofon e-Q5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ortofon e-Q5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Ortofon e-Q5 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the sound and price. The treble quality and soundstage are also mentioned favorably.

bass quality, soundstage, treble quality, price, sound

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Martin Sägmüller (

Ortofon e-Q5 Review


Generally speaking, dynamic drivers are often said to have a more full-bodied, more substantial sound, with better soundstage – while armatures are said to have better precision and speed, yet are often thinner sounding (thus the reason for...

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

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

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...

Jan, 2011

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Ortofon e-Q5 Revisited


The Ortofon e-Q5 is an easy-to-drive low impedance single balanced armature driver designed by Ortofon themselves. It uses OFC cables and the shells are aluminium CNC-ed. As with most Japanese products, presentation is important and the e-Q5 doesn't...

Tube-like earphones, reasonably priced

Available only in Japan (ex-grey market)

Jun, 2012

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Top-quality moving armature IEMs


This "moving armature" descendant of the Ortofon e-Q7 makes no sacrifices in terms of quality, despite being introduced at a more affordable price point. The introduction of a new cord and strain relief system help tame microphonics and make the model...

very transparent, low sibilance, excellent build and sound quality

no cord cinch, large housing, no case included

Jan, 2011

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