Pros: Above average bass, Not bad treble, Horizontal soundstage with full depth (lots of mid layers)
VSONIC GR02 Bass Edition Reviews
coming from vsd3/s, i felt the same vsonic signature, not too far. it's soundstage offered slightly more depth to me somehow. vsd3/s are have big sounding mids which makes the soundstage more vertical, they certainly do not totally lack depth like the ostry kc06a but "feel" slightly more vertical. it's just a feel, not a day/night difference and nothing that will affect to a buying choice. i mean they're still superior. at first gr02 really impressed me because i was expecting something much bad considering the $25 price paid (like xiaomi piston, oh i want to puke when i remember that item). but yes there's some differences which might affect to a buying choice if we compare...(read more)
Pros: Bass, Build Quality, soundstage, good balance (low, mid, high)
Cons: Lacks Clarity, Isolation, Comfort (earbuds)
Build quality: 4.5/5 Thin wire, but further more everything looks tight. Sound quality: 4/5 It’s personal but this is my opinion: this IEM comes short on all fronts except bass and soundstage, from which the last is an obvious result of the use of ventilation holes in the back of the housings. The bass might even be overpresent for some (it is the Bass edition though), but the key fact for me personally is that this IEM lacks clarity in mids and highs (dull) and seems to lack a good sub bass (might be due to the ventilation, non closed means it's harder for an IEM to produce the pressure needed for sub bass). Some people may find and call the dull sounding highs and mids “warm”. But...(read more)
Pros: Clear mids, not too bright, controlled bass, great isolation, good soundstage
Cons: Earbuds are not really comfortable.
The GR02 is certainly an amazing IEM for 40 dollars. It took me a while to get used with it, but it is great sounding. Soundstaging is pretty good, as I tried with a few live jazz and classical recordings. The bass is very controlled. Initially, the bass might be a little soft, but after messing around with the equalizer, I got the best bass I could get from the GR02. The bass might go over the other parts at times, but it depends on your music and how they were mastered. I daresay the GR02 is actually a great all rounder IEM. It sounds good out of the box. Hook it up to your player and you'll be amazed.