Originally Posted by ppau0822
can anyone compare this to the ie8? as in how the bass, mids and treble compare? and what about the isolation?
The IE8 are rather similar, but with more refined treble and somewhat less bass quantity. VB could be described as a bit more "forward" and the IE8 as more "polite" sounding, if that makes any sense.
Isolation is not great on both of them. I'm using the thick, smooth Super.Fi silicon tips on the VB, which improves things a bit. The IE8 have very short nozzles, so they can't go deep into the ear canals and give really good isolation.
Originally Posted by brendon
Am I really listening to the same earphones ? They have horrible sibilance with the Ipod 6G and even out of my BlackBerry 8330. Maybe I got a defective pair ?
Do any of you have the sibilance problem. Its there in many tracks.
You might have to give them some time to settle down, or "burn in", as the cool kids say. I have about 70 hours on mine, and while the treble can be a slight bit harsh at times, it rarely ever is truly sibilant, except on badly mastered tracks.
I'm usually one that's EQing the hell out of any phone, but I find the VB to sound best flat out of any player. If I use them with the same EQ/BBE settings on my Cowons or Rockboxed Clips as I use for the UE11 or RE0, they indeed tend to sound sibilant.