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post #7216 of 15263
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post

why you are not looking at the triple fi from ultimate ears ? what happens when you tend to go up in the tree , it leans towards clarity , speed and accuracy , so the bass amount goes down , it dont boom , dont hit too hard cuz that affacts speed . triple fi dose good with 3 driver .
 

I imagine it would be fit issues with those, particularly if he doesn't like over ears :)

post #7217 of 15263

Yes I'm looking for ones that aren't over the ears at all, was planning on the ATH-CK10 but they're over the ears as far as I know from looking at the pics and some reviews.

 

Not looking for anything too bassy, just anything that sounds like the GR07 would be great, and a tiny bit more bass if possible would be perfect. 

post #7218 of 15263

monster turb pro gold , and you can have triple fi with out going over ear . or just go for xba-3 ip , which comes with mic . no high end bump , but got them good . or it seems if you can get the gr01 . dont think they do bass like gr07 , or go for panas , RP-HJE900 .

 panas do bass and highs too .
 

post #7219 of 15263

i hate the over ear style too wink.gif , have tried them straight , straighten the hard 3 inches , looks bad , falls a bit , but straight . isnt it .smily_headphones1.gif

post #7220 of 15263
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Originally Posted by ich1ban View Post

Yes I'm looking for ones that aren't over the ears at all, was planning on the ATH-CK10 but they're over the ears as far as I know from looking at the pics and some reviews.

Not looking for anything too bassy, just anything that sounds like the GR07 would be great, and a tiny bit more bass if possible would be perfect. 

You can actually wear the gr07 straight down by reversing the channels
post #7221 of 15263

Yes I know but I use them for gaming, and they have very good directional sound. 

post #7222 of 15263
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is the GR06 worth the double price from the GR99 ?

 

Kind of a difficult question to answer - diminishing returns, personal decision, etc., etc.. If we were all trying to avoid paying double for anything much less than double the performance, we would all stop with our Monoprice 8320s and Philips SHE3580s.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ich1ban View Post

Does anyone know of any IEMs that sound similar to the GR07, however is worn straight down? not a fan of the over-the-ear design at all.

 

Also if possible, maybe a bit bassier like the Sennheiser CX300s? 

 

I was looking at the Vsonic GR01 and Klipsch X10i, however I'm not sure how either sound, maybe leaning towards the X10i although people say it doesn't sound as good as the GR07/GR01 however has more bass despite costing a lot more, and the GR01 doesn't have much bass. 

 

Open to suggestions, any advice peoples?

 

The Yamaha EPH-100. It doesn't sound like the GR01 but it's a good performer, doesn't cost more, and has more visceral bass.
post #7223 of 15263
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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

is the GR06 worth the double price from the GR99 ?

 

Kind of a difficult question to answer - diminishing returns, personal decision, etc., etc.. If we were all trying to avoid paying double for anything much less than double the performance, we would all stop with our Monoprice 8320s and Philips SHE3580s.

 

 

then, i'd be more specific. taken as a whole package: comfort, fit, build, versatility, maybe even isolation, and specially the sound, etc (you get the idea), are the differences noticiable to be considered an upgrade.

 

ps: you seem to like the SHE3580...wink.gif

post #7224 of 15263
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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

then, i'd be more specific. taken as a whole package: comfort, fit, build, versatility, maybe even isolation, and specially the sound, etc (you get the idea), are the differences noticiable to be considered an upgrade.

 

ps: you seem to like the SHE3580...wink.gif

 

Still very much a personal question - i.e. are you willing to pay double for slight gains here and there? The GR99 doesn't really have any flaws - it's built well, comes with a bunch of tips, doesn't have much cable noise when worn cable-up, and is one of the best-sounding earphones you'll find under $30. The housing size is a little above average so they might not be great for those with small ears and they don't come with quite as many tips as the GR02 and higher-end VSonics but overall they are a great value. I'll try and have the review up tonight, which may help.

post #7225 of 15263
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Still very much a personal question - i.e. are you willing to pay double for slight gains here and there? The GR99 doesn't really have any flaws - it's built well, comes with a bunch of tips, doesn't have much cable noise when worn cable-up, and is one of the best-sounding earphones you'll find under $30. The housing size is a little above average so they might not be great for those with small ears and they don't come with quite as many tips as the GR02 and higher-end VSonics but overall they are a great value. I'll try and have the review up tonight, which may help.

 

Chinese F/S forums are pouring with cheap GR99 (which you get free when buying GR02, GR04,GR01, GR07), I got myself one for under 10$.... 

 

It really is one of the nicest budget phones I ever heard...

post #7226 of 15263

I've been comparing the SHE3580, FX101, FX40, Isurus and the GR99's and I'd vote for the 99's as the best all around sound sig.  My rating of these would go:  FX40 for clarity and sub-bass, GR99 for being good in all areas, FX101 for crazy bass, Isurus for big stage and the 3580 just sounds cheap to me compared to the others.  

post #7227 of 15263
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Added VSonic GR99 and GR02 Bass Edition

 

 

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(3B33) VSonic GR99

VSonic GR99 400x300.jpg
Reviewed June 2012

Details: Entry-level model from VSonic
Current Price: $28 from lendmeurears.com (MSRP: est $28)
Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: 24Ω | Sens: 103 dB | Freq: 20-20k Hz | Cable: 4.1' I-plug
Nozzle Size: 5.5mm | Preferred tips: stock single-flanges
Wear Style: Straight down or over-the-ear

Accessories (3/5) - Single-flange UE-style (medium) and hybrid-style (7 sizes) silicone tips, shirt clip, and soft drawstring carrying pouch
Build Quality (4/5) – The GR99 is constructed very well, with solid-feeling housings featuring metal nozzles, filters, and rear grilles. Strain reliefs are strong and flexible and the cable is sturdy despite being thinner than the cords on other VSonic IEMs. Attention to detail is good - colored rings around the rear grilles act as L/R designations and a small bump is present ton the right strain relief for identification in the dark. No cable cinch is present
Isolation (3.5/5) – Good for a vented dynamic-driver IEM
Microphonics (3.5/5) – Tolerable when worn cable-down; very low with over-the-ear wear
Comfort (4/5) – The straight-barrel housings are larger than average but smooth and comfortable in the ear. Tip selection is less generous compared to higher-end VSonics but still greater than expected for the price

Sound (7.2/10) – The entry-level model in VSonic’s growing lineup, the GR99 was tuned to retain the hallmark clarity and natural sound of the higher-end models while emphasizing deep bass for a consumer-friendly ‘wow’ factor. The low end of the GR99 is not the tightest or most controlled, giving up some definition and detail to the higher-end models, but it has great depth and power. Mid-bass punch is strong as well – the GR99 easily matches the Soundmagic E10 in impact and calling it ‘bassy’ is not a stretch.

There is a bit of bass bleed and the overall tone is on the warm side. The mids are clear and positioned well – not as recessed as one might expect with the amount of bass the GR99 can crank out. Detail and clarity do lag slightly behind the pricier GR02 and the id America Spark, as well as the far more balanced-sounding Monoprice 8320, but considering the price and sound signature the GR99 is difficult to fault on either count.

At the top the GR99 is smooth and pleasant. It is the darkest-sounding of all of the VSonic IEMs I’ve heard but treble presence is still sufficient. The occasional predisposition of the GR07, GR06, and even GR02 towards slightly hot treble and accentuating the sibilance is all but absent with the GR99. It is also less bright than the Soundmagic E10, which follows a more v-shaped response. The presentation, too, is pleasant all around – the soundstage is average or slightly above average in size – the Soundmagic E10 and E30, for example, are more spacious. However, the GR99, while not as dynamic as the GR02, has decent enough instrument separation and conveys both depth and width for a fairly well-rounded sonic image.

Value (10/10) – The GR99 is yet another heavyweight offering from VSonic, this time in the bargain sub-$30 category. Its emphasis on sub-bass and smooth treble differentiate it from the higher-end VSonic models while making it well-suited for the consumer market. Good build quality and overall usability, as well as a generous selection of tips, make the GR99 even more difficult to beat as a total package.

Pros: Well-built, impressively functional, great sound for the money
Cons: N/A

 

 

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(3A69) VSonic GR02 Bass Edition

VSonic GR02 400x300.jpg
Reviewed June 2012

Details: Bass-oriented VSonic earphone based on the aging R02ProII
Current Price: $36 from lendmeurears.com (MSRP: est $36)
Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: 24Ω | Sens: 105 dB | Freq: 12-25k Hz | Cable: 4.3' 45º-plug
Nozzle Size: 5.5mm | Preferred tips: stock bi-flanges; MEElec “balanced” bi-flanges
Wear Style: Straight down or over-the-ear

Accessories (4/5) - Single-flange (3 sizes), hybrid-style (7 sizes), foam-stuffed hybrid (3 sizes), and bi-flange silicone tips, shirt clip, and padded spring-clasp carrying pouch
Build Quality (4.5/5) – The GR02 Bass Edition utilizes the same plastic-and-metal housings as the old R02ProII model and a number of other earphones. The construction is very good – the shells feel well put-together and the strain reliefs are strong and flexible. The cabling is similar to that of the R02ProII – thicker than that of the GR99, strong, and tangle-resistant
Isolation (3.5/5) – Good, especially with the included thick bi-flange tips
Microphonics (4/5) – Low when worn cable-down; very low with over-the-ear wear
Comfort (4/5) – The familiar housings are small and fit well. Long strain reliefs may pose an issue for some with over-the-ear wear but a cable cinch is present to help out. Tip selection is very generous

Sound (7.6/10) – Despite its ominous moniker, the GR02 Bass Edition doesn’t add a whole lot of low-end grunt to the sound of the older R02ProII model, which, admittedly, was hardly bass-shy to begin with. The low of the GR02 is punchy, but not inaccurate and the earphone is not quite a bass monster. There is a similar amount of deep bass compared to the cheaper GR99 but the mid-bass is dominant source of power with the GR02. Despite this, the Bass Edition also gains a bit of detail, control, and dynamics and can be more impactful than the GR99 when pressed.

The GR02 is also bassier than the higher-end GR06 and its low end can overshadow the midrange on occasion compared to the more mid-forward GR06, the more subbass-focused GR99, and more balanced-sounding sets such as the Monoprice 8320. The note presentation of the GR02 is thinner compared to the GR06 and the midrange clarity is a bit better. The mids are less liquid and intimate compared to the GR06 but warmer, cleaner, and a touch more forward compared to the GR99.

The top end of the GR02 bears some resemblance to the GR06 and GR07 models, with good presence and extension but a slight predisposition towards pointing out sibilance on tracks. For the price there are very few sets that do treble this well without sacrificing brightness as the lower-end GR99 does. Similarly, soundstaging prowess lags a little behind the higher-end models but is more than acceptable for the price. The soundstage is average in size and lacks the separation and layering of the GR06 but still provides a well-rounded sonic image for a satisfying experience.

Value (10/10) – VSonic’s new lineup continues to impress with this re-tuned take on the aging R02ProII model. An impressive performer with a focus on mid-bass punch, the GR02 Bass Edition provides unexpected bang for not very much buck and - from the durable, time-tested housings to the tangle-resistant cable and 28-piece tipset - doesn’t feel one bit outdated.

Pros: Very well-built, great sound for the money, generous tip set
Cons: N/A

post #7228 of 15263

maan , those gr99 are looking like my old forgotten denon ahc-551 . i like this gr99 . orthodox big barrel . i like it dark , but is the highs better then the soundmagic e30 ?
 

post #7229 of 15263

Great reviews, ljokerl! VSONIC keeps impressing, even in the lower range... rolleyes.gif

post #7230 of 15263

try sound magic es18 .
 

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