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post #6316 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Airlight View Post
 

Wonderful sounding track/album on the GR07 for the prog-metal inclined:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFpPqvEV2O0

 

sorry guys but your all wrong, the gr07 sounds good on basically everything 

=)!

 

absolutely still in love with my gr07be after almost 8 months with it. (i feel like i will get another one if my current pair shorts out). so glad they still make the be versions. its too bad i never had a chance to try the mkII =( you win some you lose some! (big win for me anyway) 

post #6317 of 6330

Honestly I wouldn't sweat the MK2 opportunity lost. I have 3 Classics, and they have more differences between them frequency response-wise than I've seen indicated from GR07 MK1 to MK2. Not sure how much stock one should put into the MK1 vs MK2 differences that were reported, particularly the part about sibilance being slightly reduced, when I've got a pair of Classic GR07 that are extremely sibilant, and one pair which sounds much closer to flat and much more polite in the 6K area.

 

It's obviously not often someone buys more than 1 of a headphone at the same time, but the times I've done and been able to do direct comparisons, the differences in FR have often been quite dramatic (ie several dBs relative over the entire spectrum). Which can be the difference between a sibilant cold sound and a non-sibilant more warm bassy sound (I believe 6dB is considered the difference in volume that humans perceive as double or half the energy).

post #6318 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Airlight View Post

Honestly I wouldn't sweat the MK2 opportunity lost. I have 3 Classics, and they have more differences between them frequency response-wise than I've seen indicated from GR07 MK1 to MK2. Not sure how much stock one should put into the MK1 vs MK2 differences that were reported, particularly the part about sibilance being slightly reduced, when I've got a pair of Classic GR07 that are extremely sibilant, and one pair which sounds much closer to flat and much more polite in the 6K area.

It's obviously not often someone buys more than 1 of a headphone at the same time, but the times I've done and been able to do direct comparisons, the differences in FR have often been quite dramatic (ie several dBs relative over the entire spectrum). Which can be the difference between a sibilant cold sound and a non-sibilant more warm bassy sound (I believe 6dB is considered the difference in volume that humans perceive as double or half the energy).

I had the same experience with an MKI and MKII. The MKII was clearly much bright and borderline sibilant in comparison to the duller MKI.
post #6319 of 6330

Damn, again with the lottery, I ordered a classic two days ago... I just hope this time I will be luckier, my mkii was not borderline sibilant, it was sibilant and then some.

post #6320 of 6330

Hope it works out for you Skies. Also hopefully you can find some narrower tips to soften them somewhat if necessary.

post #6321 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Airlight View Post
 

Hope it works out for you Skies. Also hopefully you can find some narrower tips to soften them somewhat if necessary.

 

Thanks mate! I will find a way to make the treble smoother or it will die trying ;).

post #6322 of 6330

So the current available version for GR07 is the classic 3 way colour (Maroon, Blue, and Silver) for $99 on most sites. Are the previous more expensive versions of the GR07 better? The only pre 2014 model of the Gr07 I can find is the Bass Edition one for $130.

post #6323 of 6330

All information available indicates that they are the exact same earphone, same driver, same materials, same design, cable, connector, the works.

 

I believe they reduced the price of it to keep it relevant (not sure that was needed but cannot complain), and they also don't include the myriad of different tips they used to (now 3 silicon, 1 foam I believe).

 

Also FYI, lendmeurears has the Classics for 99$ and free worldwide shipping for VSonic products, (or so I believe). Bought 2 from them and both arrived in a smidge over 1 week after order. Not affiliated with them but worth mentioning just in case.

post #6324 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Airlight View Post
 

All information available indicates that they are the exact same earphone, same driver, same materials, same design, cable, connector, the works.

 

I believe they reduced the price of it to keep it relevant (not sure that was needed but cannot complain), and they also don't include the myriad of different tips they used to (now 3 silicon, 1 foam I believe).

 

Also FYI, lendmeurears has the Classics for 99$ and free worldwide shipping for VSonic products, (or so I believe). Bought 2 from them and both arrived in a smidge over 1 week after order. Not affiliated with them but worth mentioning just in case.

is that so i could've swore a few (more like a lot) of pages back when the classics first came out that they used a different material in the diaphragm. 

 

before they had a biocellose material on it that was patented by sony i believed and the classics no longer have that material, due to licencing issues

post #6325 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

is that so i could've swore a few (more like a lot) of pages back when the classics first came out that they used a different material in the diaphragm. 

 

before they had a biocellose material on it that was patented by sony i believed and the classics no longer have that material, due to licencing issues

 

Vsonic has officially clarified that the diaphragm is exactly the same.

post #6326 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

is that so i could've swore a few (more like a lot) of pages back when the classics first came out that they used a different material in the diaphragm. 

 

before they had a biocellose material on it that was patented by sony i believed and the classics no longer have that material, due to licencing issues

Yeah I was curious as to if the bio celluse case is true or not, because that's what I read too

post #6327 of 6330
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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post
 

 

Vsonic has officially clarified that the diaphragm is exactly the same.

then the question is why did vsonic drop the price 0.0? 

 

i'm pretty sure the mkII version was still selling well at 179$ i think thats the price. to drop nearly 80$ in profit for each unit is really aggressive marketing.

 

i'm suspicious 0.0, seems suicidal from a business stand point, and makes you really think if thats true

post #6328 of 6330
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

then the question is why did vsonic drop the price 0.0? 

 

i'm pretty sure the mkII version was still selling well at 179$ i think thats the price. to drop nearly 80$ in profit for each unit is really aggressive marketing.

 

i'm suspicious 0.0, seems suicidal from a business stand point, and makes you really think if thats true

They said that the classic has the same tuning as the old GR07.

Maybe it is cheaper to produce using the old tuning as the standard.

post #6329 of 6330

Well, VSonic are an OEM manufacturer as far as I know, so it may be true that the majority of their business goes to manufacturing for other companies, thus they have a stable baseline and can work on their own products in a slightly more relaxed way. They also have shown with newer models the same type of aggressive pricing, like the VSD3 IEM which comes with a detachable cable for around the $50 mark.

 

Also after a few years of producing it, they may simply have reached a point where production and assembly were made effective enough where it no longer warranted the high price point. It could very well be that the only reason this doesn't happen alot with other companies and their flagship earphones is because they want the price tag to play a part in communicating the exclusive air of the product. For VSonic this might simply not have been necessary and they may not have the same mindset.

post #6330 of 6330

There is no old and new tuning either, the sonic differences were causes by the different cable. It's simple really, DD iems are cheap to produce, what you pay for when you buy one are the R&D costs. The GR07 has been in the market for a while now, so those cost have already been covered. They GR07 will soon be replaced with vsd7, so reducing the price is also a way to get rid of the old stock faster. It just goes to show how overpriced are most iems on the market.

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