I'm looking to buy straight barrel armature IEMs so I'm currently looking at VSonic GR01 and VC1000. Its hard to decide - I have AT CK10 which I like but form-factor of theirs is not always handy. I've had RE400, but they re too boring for my taste. How GR01 and VC1000 compare to AT CK10? Thanks in advance.
The GR01 is a little smoother and more forgiving than the VC1000 but they are quite similar overall. The VC1000 is more similar to the CK10 IMO. I honestly find it hard to justify the extra $$ for the GR01 (and I didn't much like the removable nozzles) so I would go for the more basic VC1000.
There is a ranking at the bottom of the first page of this thread and also an interactive one you can sort and drill down here: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone-list/
I wonder why people love or hate Sony MH1C. Maybe member borrego has the answer.
Quote from his post (Sony MH1 forum):
1. Cables, like everyone has mentioned
2. Cannot take high volume: I think my pair of MH1a hasn't burnt in but it seems that the micro drivers in it cannot take high volume. If I listen at low volume (in mid-night quiet living room), it is an absolutely wonderful earphones. But if I turn up the volume a bit to the similar sound level I would normally listened to outdoor, it sounds "bloat". I suppose this might be why some other people think they have got a bad pair of MH1
3. Proper insertion is a must for good sound: The tips definitely play a big part of the MH1a sound tuning."
Inks also mentioned earlier in the thread that one of the units he tested had more bass than the other. Manufacturing differences between units can definitely be an issue for lower-end models.
Hope someone from head-fi wins. These earphones need more impressions