Pros: Deep insertion, incredible isolation, very detailed, balanced sound, doesn't lack in any part of the spectrum, clean sounding, detachable cable
Cons: Deep insertion (uncomfortable for some), high microphonics if worn cable-down
How can I start this review.. There are so many incredible things that I can say about the VSonic VC02. So, so many.
I came across the VC02 thread one day, and I felt compelled to buy a pair within minutes of reading. From what others were saying, it seemed the VC02 was outstanding.
When my VC02 arrived, I was extremely excited. Never had I been so excited about a pair of headphones before. The box was similar to other VSonic boxes- it showcased the VC02 and its very large selection of colorful hybrid tips.
When I opened the box, I was graced with the sweet smell of a new electronic that I was so familiar with. I was elated.
I took the VC02 out of its cavity in the foam and reveled in its grace.
Inside the box, behind the foam presentation, was a small baggie of even more tips, but these were silicone tips, and not hybrid tips. There were a total of 11 pairs of tips in the included package, and being the tip-hoarder that I am, I was in heaven.
Inside was also a soft pouch and a shirt clip for the VC02.
I, personally, would have preferred a clamshell case, but the pouch works just as well.
The VC02 is a deep insertion IEM, which some may find uncomfortable, but I like deep insertion more than shallow insertion for both isolation and comfort.
I plugged them into my device, and was given an experience that I could only explain as pure bliss. I knew then, that these would be my new favorite IEMs.
As for how I can describe the sound..
Highs - My favorite part of these IEMs. The highs are well-extended, detailed, sparkly, and non-fatiguing. These made DnB sound incredible. Snares and cymbals were reproduced with high amounts of clarity and detail.
Mids - I was really impressed here as well. The mids are very clean and neutral sounding. I wouldn't call them cold, but I wouldn't call them warm. Neutral is a perfect word for it.
Lows - Perfectly balanced into the rest of the spectrum. These may be neutral, but they extend into the low-end very well. Lows are controlled so well with the VC02. No bleed whatsoever, and no overpowering. Obviously, for a neutral IEM, the lows aren't too prevalent, but they can be toned up somewhat with an EQ if needed, but not too much, since these use a 3mm micro-driver.
Tips can make quite a difference in the way these IEMs sound. The stock tips give the most neutral presentation in my opinion. Tri-flange tips appear to increase bass quantity and treble resolution, while giving it a more smooth signature. Foam tips seem to reduce the bass amount, while adding some warmth and smoothness to the spectrum.
Overall - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these for a second. These fit me so perfectly. For $41, these are just incredible. Neutral, clean IEMs with intense isolation capabilities and detachable cables. What else could one ask for at this price?