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post #6676 of 16803

I was just ready to pull the trigger and go for the DBA-02 mkII and now I saw the review of the GR01. The GR01 looks just so beautiful and lovely (like something I always thought etymotic should have done a long time ago) and I'm torn between the bass punch and the better resolution and transparency of the DBA-02 and the better looks and smoother sound of the GR01. I've never been superficial but I'm starting to think the looks will win this time.

post #6677 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I was just ready to pull the trigger and go for the DBA-02 mkII and now I saw the review of the GR01. The GR01 looks just so beautiful and lovely (like something I always thought etymotic should have done a long time ago) and I'm torn between the bass punch and the better resolution and transparency of the DBA-02 and the better looks and smoother sound of the GR01. I've never been superficial but I'm starting to think the looks will win this time.

 

You might want to checkout the Rockit Sounds thread and read mine and Jupiterknights reviews on the R-50.  From the way joker describes the GR01 its almost the same as I hear the R-50 and its only $119.99 shipped.  I'm listening to them right now through my J3 and they sound amazing for how much they cost, easily punching above they're price point.  So far I've had very good customer service from Rocky at Rockit Sounds and I received my order in 4 days from Hong Kong to Dallas and thats with free shipping.

 

So I feel its worth taking a look at even though not many people know about them as they are a very new company out of Cali (but the IEM's ship from Hong Kong).

post #6678 of 16803

Did anyone manage to get a set of GR06s off Frogbeats?

 

Re-stock was confirmed to be today, but I've been checking regularly and both the actual page and the Stock List say its out of stock??

 

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post #6679 of 16803

 

Figured I'd re-post this here which some might find slightly useful.  Mostly confirms what Joker is hearing IMO.

 

 

GR01, very pleasant and inoffensive.  Nice resolution for the class and decent clarity, better than typical DDs at the price.  Decent PRaT but compressed dynamic range makes its really unengaging for me over the long haul.  While the phone sounds nice I can't shake the elevator music feeling of the tracks just being a background experience.  Toms feel too mushy and soft, must be the lower mid/upper bass 'laid back' character you mentioned.

 

DBA mkII, tonally half way between the B2 and GR01.  This is for those that want the B2/DBA sig but thought it was too treble tipped and need a bit of a rounder, softer midbass. with the same impact.  More clarity than the GR01 but behind the B2.

 

B2, stunning clarity and transparency for the money.  Still one of the best in this area I've heard.  Tighter midbass makes it seem a bit lighter but extension is the same between B2 and DBA mkII.  The amazing clarity just does wonders for making instruments and vocal holographic and real.  Still an amazing phone to me if transparency is your thing.

 

UERM, tonally between the DBA mkII and B2 which is just about as neutral as you can get.  Doesn't have the bell like quality of the B2 but overall sounds more natural, better note weight, bass extension, fuller sound and dynamic range of the bunch.  Detail everywhere, resolves instruments the other phones didn't know were there.  Layers of sound.  Precise imaging and space.

post #6680 of 16803
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by zerocrack View Post

can you explain a bit more about QC issue? Is it common issue for IEM for only for the cc51?

 

QC issue meaning it is a defective unit. I've never heard of a problem like that so I'm guessing it's not common.

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

How about the etymotic hf5 then? Can their mids compete with the westone 1's?

 

Sure can, unless you like the warm tone of the W1 (which the HF5 doesn't share)

 

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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Joker, how does EPH-100 timbre compare to FXT90?

 

And both above compared to GR07

 

I never got to compare the EPH-100 to the FXT90 but I think all three are very close. If I had to I'd give the nod to the FXT90 but you won't have trouble telling instruments apart with any of these.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I was just ready to pull the trigger and go for the DBA-02 mkII and now I saw the review of the GR01. The GR01 looks just so beautiful and lovely (like something I always thought etymotic should have done a long time ago) and I'm torn between the bass punch and the better resolution and transparency of the DBA-02 and the better looks and smoother sound of the GR01. I've never been superficial but I'm starting to think the looks will win this time.

 

If the heart desires...

post #6681 of 16803

So does that mean that the westone 1 have smoother mids than the etymotic hf5? Sorry for asking so much questions just about these 2 earphonesredface.gif

post #6682 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by Cu Chulainn View Post

Did anyone manage to get a set of GR06s off Frogbeats?

 

Re-stock was confirmed to be today, but I've been checking regularly and both the actual page and the Stock List say its out of stock??

 

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Give them till close of day on Monday.  Being the weekend it probably won't get updated until then anyway.


Could always fire them an email.


Cheers.

post #6683 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

 

 

Give them till close of day on Monday.  Being the weekend it probably won't get updated until then anyway.


Could always fire them an email.


Cheers.

 

Fired them 2 in 3 weeks, no response.

 

Yeah, I did wonder if it the cause was simply that it is a weekend...

post #6684 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by Cu Chulainn View Post

 

 

Fired them 2 in 3 weeks, no response.

 

Yeah, I did wonder if it the cause was simply that it is a weekend...

 

they replied to me last week, still waiting to restock..anyhow i got the GR06 for a friend of mine from ebay from a guy - lend me your ears - for 39GBP and they arrived in 5 days.

post #6685 of 16803

Does anyone know if the Comply T-500 tips will fit on the MEElectronics M9's? 

I already have the tips for my M6's. 

post #6686 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

I never got to compare the EPH-100 to the FXT90 but I think all three are very close. If I had to I'd give the nod to the FXT90 but you won't have trouble telling instruments apart with any of these.

 

Gotcha... I was wondering what to get, EPH-100 or FXT90, just afraid the signature is too close with GR07...

post #6687 of 16803
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

So does that mean that the westone 1 have smoother mids than the etymotic hf5? Sorry for asking so much questions just about these 2 earphonesredface.gif

 

No, the HF5 is just a little cooler in tone. I don't think it lacks any smoothness and the mids are extremely clean and detailed.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by PixelVandalism View Post

Does anyone know if the Comply T-500 tips will fit on the MEElectronics M9's? 

I already have the tips for my M6's. 

 

The M9 nozzle is bigger, I'm pretty sure it takes the -400 size.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

 

 

Gotcha... I was wondering what to get, EPH-100 or FXT90, just afraid the signature is too close with GR07...

 

 

Well, since I did compare the FXT90 to the GR07 quite a few times back when I had it maybe this will help (although all or most of this is already in the FXT90 review)

 

 

 

Quote:
FXT90:
-More bass body, longer decay times
-Warmer tone
-Bass more impactful and more forward
-More forward/intimate presentation overall
-Slightly better layering/depth
-Slightly better dynamics
 
GR07:
-Better bass control, tighter
-Bass is punchy but not as powerful
-Tone more neutral, cooler than the FXT90
-Slightly better clarity/transparency/resolution
-Flatter response overall
-Wider stage/more distant presentation

 

post #6688 of 16803

Hey Joker,

 

I think I've read you said the HF5 is 90% of the ER4S, do you still hold to this?

post #6689 of 16803

How will the Atrio M5 (with MG7 Driver ) compares with the VSonic GR06/GR07 and Sony MDR-EX600 in terms of the bass department without compromising mids and highs.
Also will any of the IEM's above result in a significant upgrade to the V-Moda M-80 headphones i have right now 

post #6690 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The M9 nozzle is bigger, I'm pretty sure it takes the -400 size.

 

 

Would it be possible? I don't want to have to buy another set of tips.

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