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post #61 of 6321

can anyone do a direct comparison between the gr07 and the sony ex600? they're both at the $150 range and fit my budget.

 

i listen to rock mostly. classic rock, alternative, post rock(mogwai, explosions in the sky) and some shoegaze.

post #62 of 6321
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Originally Posted by rolz View Post

can anyone do a direct comparison between the gr07 and the sony ex600? they're both at the $150 range and fit my budget.

 

i listen to rock mostly. classic rock, alternative, post rock(mogwai, explosions in the sky) and some shoegaze.


Personally, it is the GR07 hands down to me. I personally found the EX600 a bit irksome in regards to its sound stage... But then judging from it's appreciation thread, I am one of the minor people that don't hold the EX600 in high regards. tongue.gif
post #63 of 6321

what about its soundstage?
 

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Originally Posted by rolz View Post

can anyone do a direct comparison between the gr07 and the sony ex600? they're both at the $150 range and fit my budget.

 

i listen to rock mostly. classic rock, alternative, post rock(mogwai, explosions in the sky) and some shoegaze.




Personally, it is the GR07 hands down to me. I personally found the EX600 a bit irksome in regards to its sound stage... But then judging from it's appreciation thread, I am one of the minor people that don't hold the EX600 in high regards. tongue.gif


 

post #64 of 6321
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

WRONG.  I listen to the same genres and the GR07 are my GO TO IEMs.  Near BA-level crispness blended with dynamic-like decay, timbre, and extension.  Let them burn in extensively, get the right seal, and you'll be surprised by how engaging they sound.  They're not overly colored, so if that's synonymous with "musical" to you, look elsewhere.. but they're not sterile or overly clinical in the slightest (after 300+ hours of burn in).

 

The bass extension and texturing is no joke.. they're not tuned to bash you're eardrums like some cheap subwoofers, so if that's what you're look for, you WILL be disappointed.  If you want deep, balanced, ample bass.. you will be satisfied.  The midrange has very good texture and possess speed just enough to balance crispness with note thickness.


Well that's good to hear...thanks for the info.  Now you've got my hopes up again!  :)

 

post #65 of 6321
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what about its soundstage?
 



 


From the EX600 I heard, the sound stage was presented into something like a narrow hallway to me. The vocals and mids were all upfront with everything in the far, far end.

 

Of course, maybe the pair of EX600 I listened to is funky, since majority of the listeners don't seem to have a problem with it.

 

post #66 of 6321
Thread Starter 

I think that while these might sound just a tiny, tiny bit bass light for extremely bass-heavy music, if you bump up the bass a bit (or a lot) with a good EQ then these things can practically turn into bass monsters, at least to me.  Especially if you bump up the sub-bass a bit more, I think the mid-bass is plenty as-is.  And if you add a bit of a dip in the 6kHz region, it can help a bit with sibilance and the like.


Still, needs to be a good EQ...stock iTunes one = not a good one.

post #67 of 6321

Well I recieved my gr07s today and i am ridiculously happy with them even before this required burn in. They just seem to be in another league compared to whatni am used to listening to. I seem to gravitate to more bassy headphones so i have stuck with dynamics and this is by far the most well rounded dynamic ive tried (admittedly not many high end dynamics outside of the Atrio M5  and the Turbine Copper).

post #68 of 6321
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Well I recieved my gr07s today and i am ridiculously happy with them even before this required burn in. They just seem to be in another league compared to whatni am used to listening to. I seem to gravitate to more bassy headphones so i have stuck with dynamics and this is by far the most well rounded dynamic ive tried (admittedly not many high end dynamics outside of the Atrio M5  and the Turbine Copper).



Having a similar reaction to the GR07. I am starting to believe that the GR07 is my new bang-for-buck IEM... but I don't dare to say that in certain until I return to my DBA-02. tongue.gif

post #69 of 6321
Not owning the DBA2 but owning a pair of SM3 and having owned the TF10, Senn IE8, MTPC/G, Radius DDM, and a hand full of $70-90 IEM's I do think the GR07 is a bargain and a whole lot more, for those of looking for an IEM with bass matched with equally impressive and highs. I read about people bumping the bass and taming to treble at certain frequencies but while those setting can work I am quite happy listening to these using flat. I have not owned 1 other IEM that is this close to what I want sonically from and IEM or comfort wise for that matter.

But I should be working on 4 IEM comparison so will stop now smily_headphones1.gif
post #70 of 6321

How do these compare to the Atrios?
 

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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

Well I recieved my gr07s today and i am ridiculously happy with them even before this required burn in. They just seem to be in another league compared to whatni am used to listening to. I seem to gravitate to more bassy headphones so i have stuck with dynamics and this is by far the most well rounded dynamic ive tried (admittedly not many high end dynamics outside of the Atrio M5  and the Turbine Copper).



 

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How do these compare to the Atrios?
 

 

The only Atrios I have currently are the Xs.  The 07s are not quite as bassy when it comes to quantity and quite a bit brighter on the mid/highs.  The clarity and comfort is really second to none on these 07s.  I've literally only listened to them for about 3 hours last night so they are fresh out of the box still.  I'd really rather wait for a comparison for a few days to see how the burn in shapes the sound a bit more, but I obviously prefer the 07s, even at this early stage.  I doubt they will get worse after burn in.  That doesn't mean the Atrio Xs can't compete, because I think they can.  They just are a little more dark and subdued overall.  I still love my Xs and I'll keep those as well for the gym...but for critical listening, I haven't used anything as nice as the 07s (the Coppers were close).
 

 

post #72 of 6321

All right, thanks for the answer! I'm quite happy with my M5 - but after 3 years, they're starting to break and I'll soon be looking for a new IEM.
 

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The only Atrios I have currently are the Xs.  The 07s are not quite as bassy when it comes to quantity and quite a bit brighter on the mid/highs.  The clarity and comfort is really second to none on these 07s.  I've literally only listened to them for about 3 hours last night so they are fresh out of the box still.  I'd really rather wait for a comparison for a few days to see how the burn in shapes the sound a bit more, but I obviously prefer the 07s, even at this early stage.  I doubt they will get worse after burn in.  That doesn't mean the Atrio Xs can't compete, because I think they can.  They just are a little more dark and subdued overall.  I still love my Xs and I'll keep those as well for the gym...but for critical listening, I haven't used anything as nice as the 07s (the Coppers were close).
 

 



 

post #73 of 6321

On day one I had to lower the 6khz mark insane (-8db) ,

 

On hour 100 it still needed EQ (-3db).

 

On hour 150, sibilance still there...

 

On hour 250+ i can finally turn off EQ at all. No more sibilance. The perk is still there, but I can live with it now.

 

It isn't the case when the brain adjust to the new sound. I have been listening these earphones for about 30 minutes (3 songs) every third day passed.

 

Burn In strongly recommended, extensive one, the usual 100 hours are not enough for sure.. 


Edited by AlexRoma - 6/21/11 at 3:12pm
post #74 of 6321

Yes, the manufacturer recommended burn-in is 200hrs, IIRC.

post #75 of 6321

how would the bass of the gr07 compare to the bass of a hippo VB (with mid plates)?

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