Audio-Technica ATH-EC7 GM Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Audio-Technica Model ATH-EC7 GM
Headphone Type Earbud Headband Type None
Weight (g) 11 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 20
Impedance (ohms) 16 Cable Length (cm) 6
Frequency Response (Hz) 10 - 24000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$110
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 3.0 Bass Impact 4.0
Bass Quality 3.0 Mids Quality 2.0
Highs Quality 3.0 Soundstage 3.0
Detail 3.0 Portability 6.0
Isolation 4.0 Comfort 4.0
Durability 5.0 Improvement With Amplification 2.0
Value for Money 1.0    
Overall Score 3.1 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member chunkage on 17 Jun 07  04:47
Individual review
Bass Extension3
Bass Impact4
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality2
Highs Quality3
Detail3
Comfort4
Durability5
Value1

The EC7 may;be one of the most striking earbuds out there. A delicate aluminum assembly holds the bud in place just outside your ear canal; by adjusting, the EC7 stays firmly and comfortably in place. Sometimes, however, finding the right position can be a challenge.

The sound is less impressive. A vague, flabby but not overwheming bass is the first thing that captures your attention; there's a strain of subtle treble behind the mids - which can sound hollowed out. Frankly, a cheap bud like the Senn MX400 has more balance (while regularly ralling out of your ears).

Some internet sellers have been auctioning Chinese knock-offs with small design variations. Sometimes, they're unwittingly sold through otherwise credible sellers. An authorized EC7 is always packed in the brown Audio-Technica box, and new units rarely sell for much under $105. The poor sound of the authorized version may make it difficult for some to tell the difference between the two.

Audio-Technica ATH-EC7 GM