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Addictive, excellent-value IEMs with an incredibly vibrant, paper-y crisp texture to them.

A Review On: VSONIC GR07

VSONIC GR07

Rated # 4 in Universal Fit
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Airlight
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Pros: Detail retrieval, lush/articulate across the spectrum, crisp, extremely clean and fast/dry, great "open" feel with very responsive dynamic range.

Cons: Perceivable peaks and valleys in the treble region, detail retrieval/articulation almost to a fault with some "smooth" genres like classical.

After owning the Vsonic GR07 Classic Edition for about 2 months or so, all I can say is these are absolutely brilliant.

 

Very articulate, fast/dry sound. These will extract details almost to a fault, to the point where classical music isn't realistically presented for the most part, due to overly in-your-face presentation.

They are quite neutral, however have a full low-mid area and a 6.5kHz peak, a build to a 10K peak, then a dip around 12kHz and then another peak above that (se for example  innerfidelity for a detailed FR graph).

 

For critical listening, they are probably not as spectrally linear as you'd need.

 

However, they have a mildly scratchy/papery quality to them that is irresistible to me, thanks to the 6.5KHz peak and the overall extremely vibrant, articulate response across the spectrum (they never feel like you have a smooth, solid wall of sound against your ears, but always manage a detailed, vibrant, rippling surface that effectively prevents listening fatigue).

Drums and guitars, and other sounds with snap and texture, are absoluely superbly presented. Thanks to the great fast response, 6.5KHz focus point and fast decay, movies with gunshots and other action-related sounds with fast transients are also rendered incredibly snappily and crisply.

 

Sibilance can be a problem in the 6.5KHz area, however after adjusting to it most other headphones sound overly polite in comparison.

 

Overall a light, airy sound with great articulation and dynamics across treble, mids and bass. The papery aspect is particularly descriptive of them, take a paper and rip it slowly, that type of dry, quick, scratchy, crackly sound is the trademark of these things and adds the richness they possess, yet they are extremely clean and free from distortion.

 

For the current price of 100$ I really cannot recommend these enough, they have a unique signature and presentation that is incredible for metal/rock and action films, and will deliver a very detailed sound in all cases, as long as absolute linearity in frequency response isn't critical. I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880 which have a similar balance, and those feel like a very good linear companion to these, lacking the pronunced 6.5KHz area and the dip above it. Even with the Beyers and their more natural, airy, slightly more spacious sound I still reach for the GR07 alot, particularly for action films.

2 Comments:

Wow, that was a very accurate review. I think you found a great way to describe their sound when you used the paper analogy. Thanks :) 
Could not agree with you more!
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