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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

You have both?! Hopefully you can help with my question. I seem to remember the MKI's upper treble as being a little more refined than the MKII. I don't know if it's my memory playing tricks on me, so I need someone who owns both (you) to help me out. redface.gif

 

 

 

I find the difference between the MKI and MKII almost exactly like one (who believes) that a silver cable in the MKII was substituted for a copper cable in the MKI, exaggerated slightly (even though I know this was not the case).  In other words, the MKII high end sparkles a tad more, and bass end is recessed a little more than the MKI.  Depending on one's personal tastes one could say the bass is better (more emphasized) on the MKI and treble is better (more emphasized) on the MKII.  OR  one might say the bass is more refined (less emphasized) on the MKII and treble is more refined (less emphasized) on the MKI.  So I'm not sure how to respond .... I guess I basically confirmed your assertion.  If I could design my own GR07, I'd take a little of the sparkle of the high end of the MKII and add it to the MKI.  I like them both, but overall, I seem to pick the MKI more often to listen to.

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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

I find the difference between the MKI and MKII almost exactly like one (who believes) that a silver cable in the MKII was substituted for a copper cable in the MKI, exaggerated slightly (even though I know this was not the case).  In other words, the MKII high end sparkles a tad more, and bass end is recessed a little more than the MKI.  Depending on one's personal tastes one could say the bass is better (more emphasized) on the MKI and treble is better (more emphasized) on the MKII.  OR  one might say the bass is more refined (less emphasized) on the MKII and treble is more refined (less emphasized) on the MKI.  So I'm not sure how to respond .... I guess I basically confirmed your assertion.  If I could design my own GR07, I'd take a little of the sparkle of the high end of the MKII and add it to the MKI.  I like them both, but overall, I seem to pick the MKI more often to listen to.

 

Interesting, that was exactly my perception of the differences as well.

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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

I find the difference between the MKI and MKII almost exactly like one (who believes) that a silver cable in the MKII was substituted for a copper cable in the MKI, exaggerated slightly (even though I know this was not the case).  In other words, the MKII high end sparkles a tad more, and bass end is recessed a little more than the MKI.  Depending on one's personal tastes one could say the bass is better (more emphasized) on the MKI and treble is better (more emphasized) on the MKII.  OR  one might say the bass is more refined (less emphasized) on the MKII and treble is more refined (less emphasized) on the MKI.  So I'm not sure how to respond .... I guess I basically confirmed your assertion.  If I could design my own GR07, I'd take a little of the sparkle of the high end of the MKII and add it to the MKI.  I like them both, but overall, I seem to pick the MKI more often to listen to.

 

Thanks!

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Does the gr07 respond well at all to amping? I just picked up a e07k and wondered if this well pair well with the vsonic.

 

thanks...

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Does the gr07 respond well at all to amping? I just picked up a e07k and wondered if this well pair well with the vsonic.

thanks...
I have the be and using it with a fiio e11 and just audio uha 120, there was very little improvement.
The just audio obviously gave better results, I seemed to get better separation and clarity. I don't think it added to sound stage. The fiio just seemed to add more bass.
Imho not needed as these things are easy to drive.
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^^ thank you kindly...

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I agree with Travelbug. But that's part of the beauty of the gr07 for me. Connect to your dap/smartphone and enjoy. Also its impedance curve is linear, so higher OI on sources won't really affect it.
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I paired it with my T51 -> TTVJ Slim and I am loving this combo more and more. Sound gets warmer/thicker, which translates to more body to me. It is also less sibilant when the cymbals strike.

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Just wanted to say that I got my gr07's in the mail today. They came about 2-3 days early!! Right out of the box the sound and fit very good. biggrin.gif Even if there is no "burn in" I'll be happy with the sound as is. This is a very balanced IEM with good accurate bass. They treble is not bright or fatiguing. I was able to use the default tips that came installed and get a good fit out of the box. eek.gif Good fit never happens to me in this way.

 

Very happy owner here!!

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Question for you GR07 peeps. I got these this week and, so far, really like them. Sound great and getting better as I get more and more burn-in hours on them. However, the seem pretty inefficient to me and require me to crank my Clip Zip and/or Galaxy S3 near max output levels just to get to a solid but non-ear-shattering listening volume.This is a concern because amps typically are not at their best when pushed to thei limits. Upon investigation, I did discover that the GR07's do indeed have low sensitivity rating of 105db, which would explain why I'm having to crank my source volume so high. For comparison, SM3's are rated at 122db, a whopping 17db difference in sensitivity. So the question is, do any of you experience this same issue? Are you cranking your source to 90% or more to get to good listening levels? I read a lot about these IEMs before buying and never heard this complaint. Am I alone?
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I've said it before, personally I don't think a Clip+ / Zip powers GR07 sufficiently. Sure sound comes out and they sound OK, but nothing like what a source such as Cowons C2 will achieve, people debated with me that the maths all worked out and a Clip+ can drive them just fine. I still say no, because I've heard the difference, you can obtain much better results with more power and you're limiting their potential without it.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/11/13 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by Teeter View Post

Question for you GR07 peeps. I got these this week and, so far, really like them. Sound great and getting better as I get more and more burn-in hours on them. However, the seem pretty inefficient to me and require me to crank my Clip Zip and/or Galaxy S3 near max output levels just to get to a solid but non-ear-shattering listening volume.This is a concern because amps typically are not at their best when pushed to thei limits. Upon investigation, I did discover that the GR07's do indeed have low sensitivity rating of 105db, which would explain why I'm having to crank my source volume so high. For comparison, SM3's are rated at 122db, a whopping 17db difference in sensitivity. So the question is, do any of you experience this same issue? Are you cranking your source to 90% or more to get to good listening levels? I read a lot about these IEMs before buying and never heard this complaint. Am I alone?

 

If you want higher volumes, then yeah you'll need to turn your player up a bit.

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Something as small as an E6 amp with your galaxy may make a big difference.
post #4694 of 6321
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Originally Posted by Teeter View Post

Question for you GR07 peeps. I got these this week and, so far, really like them. Sound great and getting better as I get more and more burn-in hours on them. However, the seem pretty inefficient to me and require me to crank my Clip Zip and/or Galaxy S3 near max output levels just to get to a solid but non-ear-shattering listening volume.This is a concern because amps typically are not at their best when pushed to thei limits. Upon investigation, I did discover that the GR07's do indeed have low sensitivity rating of 105db, which would explain why I'm having to crank my source volume so high. For comparison, SM3's are rated at 122db, a whopping 17db difference in sensitivity. So the question is, do any of you experience this same issue? Are you cranking your source to 90% or more to get to good listening levels? I read a lot about these IEMs before buying and never heard this complaint. Am I alone?

 

I've got the clip zip also and just got the gr07 today. I would have a similar opinion. I do need to crank the volume a good bit to get to a comfortable listening level. And I'm more of a soft to medium level listener. I've got a e07k/ipod classic that I'm gonna try after these have cooked for a while. It will be interesting to see what kind of difference the amp and ipod make. 

 

Also, the only other quality iem that I've owned and can use for comparison is the ie80. The Senn is a good iem but sounded quite bassy compared to the gr07. The vsonic sounds expertly balanced and reproduces a "layered" sound with great instrument and vocals. Honestly, based on my memory I'd say that the vsonic sounds more expensive and more musical than the ie80. Plus the fit was essentially automatic for me...an experience that I've never come close to having with any iem until now. Really enjoying these. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I've said it before, personally I don't think a Clip+ / Zip powers GR07 sufficiently. Sure sound comes out and they sound OK, but nothing like what a source such as Cowons C2 will achieve, people debated with me that the maths all worked out and a Clip+ can drive them just fine. I still say no, because I've heard the difference, you can obtain much better results with more power and you're limiting their potential without it.

That's something I've never heard. I have a fuze which is supposed to have the same specs as the clip, and I've read they have more power then just about any dap. Where can I find more info about Cowon players? I went on a pretty thorough search one day for info on which dap has the highest power output and nowhere did I find info about Cowons outperforming the clip or fuze. For the record my fuze powers my ER4S as well as the leckerton uha6s mkii to my ears, which is the main reason I find your claim surprising.
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