I was considering the GR07 BE but reading about the sibilance has scared me off but I could get it for a good price here(140 CAD). I am still torn, I am really interested in the re-400 after reading modular's recommendation. I would like your recommendation as well. I am looking for an iem with upfront vocals and highs that sparkle. I also prefer a thinner sound. Where the bass is concerned I greatly prefer quality and speed over quantity. Looking for the most detail for the price. Basically something close to neutral but with pronounced vocals. I hope you could recommend something within the 100-200$ range for me. The options I'm looking at are the HF5, re-400, gr07BE, vc1000 and the dunu DN-1000(Please add anything you feel would better suit my tastes). I also here the se215's are good if the cable is replaced by a Fiio one.
Missed this post. I wouldn't pick the GR07BE for pronounced vocals or the SE215 for highs that sparkle (far from it). The DN-1000 isn't particularly neutral, either. The rest are all extremely solid options for neutral, detailed earphones with good mids and highs and controlled bass. The RE-400 is a little warmer and more full-bodied than the other two but doesn't have the treble sparkle of the VC1000 especially. The VC1000 is a little more sparkly but IMO sounds very good and has surprisingly tame treble overall for what it is.
I have the Kuro (at least I think that's what it is) in the queue, but still a ways off from a full review. Will try to get some short impressions up soon.