Got the pfe111s. Same thing no controls. It is freakishly comfy, but lacks some of the bass authority of the 07s (just got a pair of BEs last week). The phonak does have decent enough extension, but doesn't quite match the vsonics (probably an inherent characteristic of BA phones). The phonaks do have a much smoother high end though. My vsonics do have a sibilance issue and can be a little "ringy" in the high freqs, which is almost non exisistant in the PFEs). Overall I'd say both are good phones, and if I had to choose between the 2, I'd pick the Phonaks by a slight margin - but I've only had the 07BEs for a week so that opinion could change (plus I also have a pair of grado 125s which can fill my bass jonesing if need be).
stupid question since your a phonak user,
can you clean those filters? cause phonaks going out of the headphone business and i was thinking of stocking up on the filters when buying the pfe111s but (obviously the filters will run out) and i would like to know if its possible to clean it (and maybe how)
however i'll probably get something else eventually but still something to know i love the gr07be and hope they'll be around with me for a while. but that smooth high end and the interesting filter tech is really intriguing me