Great review on the VC02! Would love to see one on the GR04 Flagship, I find it extremely underrated, even though those who own one (including me) all seem to love it. Am angling at ordering another pair as a gift, but the choice between GR04 Flagship, VC02 and GR02BE is really tough!
There's also the new R02 Silver, which seems to be better than the GR02BE unless you need the extra bass
I have not.
I actually saw your post on innerfidelity and I was hoping you could help me out on something. I really need a few headphone recommendations, see I have tried many headphones the hd -650, the v-moda m100's, the he-400's, the m50. And I haven't found anything I like, for me personally the most important thing about music is hearing the singer above everything else. I want to be able to hear the singer up close and personal, instrument separation and soundstage are other things I look for but not as important.
I'm not that well-versed in full-size headphones but in the world of IEMs you'd probably like something like an ATH-CK100 or Westone UM3X. Those two really put the vocals front and center.
Just a note. The PFEs aren't side firing like the 600 and have a curved rubber horn attached.to a front firing BA. I know because I made the same error and opened them up to check. One of the few (I wish) times I've inserted foot in mouth. Overall, it matters not to another great review but I know you like accuracy.
Thanks for the info. I guess I've always assumed they were side-firing even since reading dfkt's 2008 review, which calls them "edge-firing". I'll see if I can make the correction on IF.
I'm considering the VC02s, but I've never had a pair of IEMs that have detachable cables before. What are the benefits of them, because unless the seller sells replacement cables, which I don't think VSonic do, then it just seems like something else to potentially lose.
Generally speaking, the advantage is that if you wear out the cable, you have to replace only the cable and not the whole earphone. The VC02 is a special case because it's so cheap - a replacement cable would probably cost as much as a new unit. VSonic doesn't sell them yet but it's a standard 2-pin connection so there are a lot of cables that will work. I think the Fiio TF10 cables (~$30) should work, though I don't have a pair here.