To put it bluntly these replaced my Atrio M5 within a few mins and I have really enjoyed them since. Best sounding IEM I have owned and for only 80$ they are a steal.
The IEM's I have used over the last few years are Super.fi EB's ---> Atrio M5 ---> Hippo VB's
I have been lucky in that each new purchase was enough of an upgrade to retire my old IEM's without question. I never had to go through any back and fourth or anything this upgrade path has been pretty clear.
So now even though I'm pretty thrilled with the Hippo VB's I find myself drawn to the Turbine Gold's as reviews of them would indicate there sound signature is exactly my tastes.
If I end up getting the gold's it will either be another open box sale at newegg or getting lucky on Ebay.
So in short has anyone heard the VB's and the Gold's and if so are the gold's a clear upgrade to the VB's?
If they aren't a clear unquestioned upgrade I'll just stick with the VB's but the gold are seriously drawing my interest.
I like deep prominent bass with a warm overall sound signature. Now while the VB's were a little harsh at first they are now getting warm enough for me to really enjoy them after long hours of burn in.