I just pulled the trigger on a gently used pair of mk2s. Can anyone give some insight/experience on pairing them with a JDS cMoy?
That's quite the opposite of what I and many others have found. First of all, I believe the GR07 to be an excellent all rounder, doing well with just about any genre but perhaps master of none. But most importantly for me, they are probably strongest in rock music due to the very good distortion guitar bite they have, not to mention percussion are rendered pretty well too.
Are you talking about the mk. II here or the version 1/1.1? My experience with the version 1.1 is the very opposite! Distortion guitar bite? Distorted guitars are almost shy on my mk1.1s (to avoid misunderstanding, the version just before the mkIIs were released). VC02s due to the very flat FR, have very good distorted guitar bite!
I think I got a better understanding of what you mean from those songs. I typically listen to symphonic-power metal myself but I hear the same differences from your type of metal as well. I conclude the feeling is just different.
I don't have the original, I only have mk2. I can't offer a comparison between mk2 and mk1 or BE. Sorry
It's hard to believe that anyone thinks the GR07 lacks guitar crunch. To this day I haven't heard a phone that does rock or metal better than the GR07, maybe with the exception of the FI-BA-SS. Distortion guitars are very visceral, and the GR07 can throw out as much grunge as you could want. This trait is carried by all 3 iterations.