The DBA-02's build was fine the way I saw them. I didn't feel underwhelmed by them when I owned them. It's not like they're super high end but not junk either. For the price point, they seemed to fit well with other products at that price. I've seen better. I've seen worse. Earphone wear and tear is more a byproduct of how it's used, and that's largely a user issue. There can be poor material choices that a manufacturer may use that may inevitably cause problems, even on high end earphones that are very, very well built. At the end of the day, it's all about the sound.
The GR07 may possibly be one of the new great buys on this forum, but reviews are minimal so far. Even if quite good, it will still come down to personal preference in terms of if the earphone actually fits your taste or not. An earphone can be extremely good but still a very poor fit for you. The goal is the mix of good audio quality as well as the coloration/presentation that you actually prefer. You really want the mix of both to actually enjoy and like the product. Good audio quality isn't good enough. Favorable coloration isn't good enough. The big challenge of this hobby is finding that mix that really suits you personally. I and many others have used a pile of product in search of those that fit us well. I've personally run across many very good earphones that I valued as a good product but ultimately didn't suit my tastes. I've also found that I am more willing to live with a product that isn't as good sonically as long as it is a better fit to my tastes. Take that as you will, but my suggestion is worry more about how you want the earphone to sound and focus on that aspect the most. Find the products that are geared to your liking. This is why I asked you the question. However, I really didn't ask about what you listen to. Rock is rock. Techno is techno. They're just music, and music can be played through a wide variety of earphones fine.
It's not about what you listen to. It's about how you want to hear it.
"well i mainly listen to alt rock, pop punk, some hip hop, i really listen to a variety of music..also screamo at times
someone recommended shure to me before, but i heard those wouldn't be the best for bass and stuff"
It doesn't really tell me much at all about how you like to hear music. It's not what you hear. It's how you hear. I'll give some examples to help clarify.
Tonality: warm, neutral, bright
This is a basic balance of the earphone and the general focus of sound. Some people like a lot of bass. Some like a lot of highs. Others it may all be about the midrange. You will have a certain preference for this.
Clarity/detail: smooth, natural, details
People have certain preferences in how much detail they want, how heavily articulated or edgy they want the sound. Some like a very smooth, laid back presentation, softened, rounded, buttery. Others like their music highly detailed, aggressive, edgy, articulating every little nuance. There's a wide variety to this.
Presentation: forward, natural, laid back
Some people like an aggressive sound. They want to be engaged and be part of the music. The presentation may be aggressive, dynamic, energetic, powerful. Others may prefer a more passive listening experience where the sound is just causally there in the back ground. You listen but you're not engaged. The music is softer, more delicate, playful, and light. Again, there is a lot of variation to this, and you will have your own preference.
Notice I say nothing about music, songs. The earphone will have a certain sound signature. It will present sound in a particular way. This way may favor certain types of music and sound odd with other types, but it's not really about the specific music being played. It's about how that music is presented. It's about finding an earphone that presents the sound the way you want. This may correlate to hearing certain songs you like in a certain way, but that's about it.
So, how do you like to hear your music?