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post #10456 of 13438

Hi Joker,

 

I had the Vsonic Gr02 Bass but it broke so I had to return it. I liked the bass on it but I found the overall sound slightly 'hollow' and slightly harsh on the treble side on certain tracks. Instead of getting a direct replacement I went for the R02 silver. I've never had mid-centric earphones before so I was just wondering does the mid over power the bass and treble at all or are they still clearly defined as well. I'm not a bass head but a for lot of the music I listen to (EDM) bass is a large componant  so I just hope the bass doesn't fade into the backround with these iems. Also, any idea when/if you'll be reviewing the VSD1s?

 

Thanks,

post #10457 of 13438

Love these threads. If only I could find an IEM that is actually conforms to my ear (can't afford a custom mold)!

post #10458 of 13438
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Originally Posted by vitzijak View Post

ljokerl,

 

First, thanks for the awesome resource.  Concise, accurate, evenhanded!

 

I was wondering if you could use your overall Sound Quality score for some of the "classic" full size cans such as ATH-M50, HD-650, HD-800, LCD2 and LCD3.  This would enormously helpful in comparing the 2 worlds.

 

Thanks!

 

I don't really like comparing cans to IEMs so that would be tough, plus I have a lot more experience with IEMs.

 

For me IEMs are indispensable for on the go use. At home I'd rather skip full-size cans and go for speakers (sorry!). The Emotiva monitors I'm using right now sound way better than my HD580. 

 

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Originally Posted by Cunnifferous View Post

Hi Joker,

 

I had the Vsonic Gr02 Bass but it broke so I had to return it. I liked the bass on it but I found the overall sound slightly 'hollow' and slightly harsh on the treble side on certain tracks. Instead of getting a direct replacement I went for the R02 silver. I've never had mid-centric earphones before so I was just wondering does the mid over power the bass and treble at all or are they still clearly defined as well. I'm not a bass head but a for lot of the music I listen to (EDM) bass is a large componant  so I just hope the bass doesn't fade into the backround with these iems. Also, any idea when/if you'll be reviewing the VSD1s?

 

Thanks,

 

The bass and treble are definitely well-defined on the Silver but they are downright dominant on the R02 Bass Edition, so there's a very obvious difference there. The Bass Edition enhances bass whereas the Silver just tells it how it is. I prefer how the Silver does both bass and treble.

 

I don't have a VSD1 on hand. I have another VSonic model I need to review after which I'll maybe get to check out the VSD1. 

 

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Originally Posted by slpierce1988 View Post

Love these threads. If only I could find an IEM that is actually conforms to my ear (can't afford a custom mold)!


Just get something small and with a foam tip rolleyes.gif. The dB Logic EP-100 + Shure Olives will fit any ear. 

post #10459 of 13438
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

I don't have a VSD1 on hand. I have another VSonic model I need to review after which I'll maybe get to check out the VSD1. 

 


 

popcorn.gif which one? which one? 

post #10460 of 13438
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 I have another VSonic model I need to review after which I'll maybe get to check out the VSD1. 

 

let me guess, they're Vsonic VC1000?regular_smile%20.gif

post #10461 of 13438
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Originally Posted by airomjosh View Post

let me guess, they're Vsonic VC1000?regular_smile%20.gif


Bingo. 

post #10462 of 13438
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


Bingo. 

sweet!

another 10/10 value ?wink.gif

post #10463 of 13438
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sweet!

another 10/10 value ?wink.gif

 

Haven’t actually listened to it yet. I almost hope not...

post #10464 of 13438
Pick between iq, pfe232, sm64 which one provide more accurate, neutral , uncoloured soundings, i am using ue900 now, i want slightly more bass which one should i choose?
post #10465 of 13438
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Pick between iq, pfe232, sm64 which one provide more accurate, neutral , uncoloured soundings, i am using ue900 now, i want slightly more bass which one should i choose?


I am not familiar with the SM64. Between the rest of those, the UE 900 is the most accurate. Both the 232 and IQ have more bass and more v-shaped signatures overall. 

post #10466 of 13438
I was rather impressed with VC1000, would I dare say I found it hitting up around R-50 territory.
post #10467 of 13438
Then pfe232 or iq more neutral?
post #10468 of 13438
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Haven’t actually listened to it yet. I almost hope not...

not?? blink.gif

post #10469 of 13438
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I was rather impressed with VC1000, would I dare say I found it hitting up around R-50 territory.

 

Aren't they more expensive than the R-50? I'm curious as to why VSonic decided to do another dual BA. The GR01 is decent and is tuned slightly differently from the other ones on the market already.

 

Anyway, both the VC1000 and Astrotec AX-7 seem to be very well built and priced right so we'll see which one comes out on top. 

 

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Originally Posted by ellis ip View Post

Then pfe232 or iq more neutral?


The IQ has slightly fuller and more impactful bass but also less recessed mids so it really depends on what you're willing to sacrifice. The Ultrasone also has smoother treble with the right tips but of course the issue is that it takes a lot of playing around with the fit to get at its full potential. I actually found even better tips for it than the Ety triples I used in my review - the Westone True-Fit Foams. They are deep-insertion foam tips. Comply doesn't work on the IQ for me but these do. 

 

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not?? blink.gif

 

 

Well, giving out too many 10/10s makes it less meaningful. But of course the cards will fall where they may. 

post #10470 of 13438
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Aren't they more expensive than the R-50? I'm curious as to why VSonic decided to do another dual BA. The GR01 is decent and is tuned slightly differently from the other ones on the market already.

Anyway, both the VC1000 and Astrotec AX-7 seem to be very well built and priced right so we'll see which one comes out on top. 

You can purchase VC1000 for $119 US on eBay, so pretty much neck and neck with R-50 $120 price tag.
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