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post #91 of 6390

i still can't choose. i'm deciding between gr07 and the hippo vb, but i'm leaning towards the gr07.

 

My main concern is if the bass of the gr07 wouldn't suffice my needs, hence my other preferred option, the hippo vb.

 

I'm coming from an mee m6 and a cx500. I like that my m6 is more clear and refined than my cx500, but I feel it lacks in the bass department. I'm hoping that the gr07 would be near or hopefully not far from the bass quantity that my cx500 has. I agree that the gr07 is better on everything against the vb and the cx500, i just have doubts where the bass of the gr07 fall in comparison to both.

 

Any insight would be helpful. :)

 


 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

They both reach to the sub-bass level, but GR07 is much more neutral in volume.

 

Thanks for this tip sir clieOS, but i'm a little confused. When you say neutral in volume in this sentence, does it mean more neutral relative to a hippo vb's bass, or neutral in general?

 

I was hoping the gr07 bass would be a little more upfront and solid (compared to my m6), with a relatively warm signature.

post #92 of 6390

Looks like I have one last question;

 

while looking at dfkt's review of the ortofon e-q5 this bit caught my attention:

 

"They should make an excellent upgrade for people used to the Phonak PFE’s or Audio Technica ATH-CK10’s sound signature, and probably for fans of Etymotic or the Head-Direct RE0/RE252 as well. While still retaining these phones outstanding clarity and precision, the e-Q5 add some euphonic weight, grandeur, and timbre to the sound, making them subjectively more ‘musical’ sounding."

 

That sounds like what I'm looking for so that begs the question, for people who own or heard both, how do the gr07 compare to the e-q5? (unfortunately the e-q5s are too expensive, so not an option)

post #93 of 6390
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Originally Posted by onetonnoodle View Post

 

Thanks for this tip sir clieOS, but i'm a little confused. When you say neutral in volume in this sentence, does it mean more neutral relative to a hippo vb's bass, or neutral in general?

 

I was hoping the gr07 bass would be a little more upfront and solid (compared to my m6), with a relatively warm signature.

More neutral relative to VB and a little above / close to neutral bass in general. It has deeper bass than M6, but less in volume and not as warm.

 

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Originally Posted by Jazz9 View Post

That sounds like what I'm looking for so that begs the question, for people who own or heard both, how do the gr07 compare to the e-q5? (unfortunately the e-q5s are too expensive, so not an option)

 

GR07 is more neutral but extends better at both ends, while e-Q5 offers more dynamic and warm. I don't consider one to be vastly better than the other.
 

 

post #94 of 6390

Is lendmeurears the only authorized seller?

I'd rather buy them from www.earphone on ebay (they ship via ems) but they're not authorized right?

post #95 of 6390
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Originally Posted by Jazz9 View Post

Is lendmeurears the only authorized seller?

I'd rather buy them from www.earphone on ebay (they ship via ems) but they're not authorized right?


i dont think lendmeurears is auothorized either...they are just a more well know company around here. I got mine from www.earphones and they shipped fast and arrived without a problem at all.
post #96 of 6390

lendmeurears.com isn't an authorized dealer from what I know.

 

These things have sonic bliss with the right amp.

post #97 of 6390

Perhaps it's not the best place to ask, but where can we go from here? Anything that's as neutral on all front as these, except being less sibilant?

 

Price is unimportant to me. (except if it's FI-BA-SS, which I doubt)

post #98 of 6390

Well who is an authorized seller? :O

Lend me ur ears buys them straight from sonic as i know.

 

Clieos must be the best headfier to give us some lights on the subject.

post #99 of 6390

lendmeurears is an authorized seller. Well, assuming you can read this page: http://www.vsonic.com.cn/cn-join/wangdian.htm

 

(got the link from the GR07 Seller? thread)

 

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Originally Posted by Jazz9 View Post

Is lendmeurears the only authorized seller?

I'd rather buy them from www.earphone on ebay (they ship via ems) but they're not authorized right?

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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazz9 View Post

Is lendmeurears the only authorized seller?

I'd rather buy them from www.earphone on ebay (they ship via ems) but they're not authorized right?




i dont think lendmeurears is auothorized either...they are just a more well know company around here. I got mine from www.earphones and they shipped fast and arrived without a problem at all.
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

lendmeurears.com isn't an authorized dealer from what I know.

 

These things have sonic bliss with the right amp.



 

post #100 of 6390

Lendmeurears.com is authorized, and a pleasure to deal with.

 

Someone posted this earlier in one of the GR07 threads:

 

"Currently certified by the VSONIC online shopping..." (translated to English)

 

"Currently certified by the VSONIC online shopping..." (original Chinese, look at the bottom)

 

Edit: Man you guys are quick.


Edited by vwinter - 6/24/11 at 12:04pm
post #101 of 6390

I stand corrected.

post #102 of 6390
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Originally Posted by Koopa989 View Post

how are these for movies?

 

i use the Brainwavz M3 right now for my universal/neutral headphones and for watching movies on my laptop but i might want to upgrade to these if theyre good for non music too.


Just watched Inception and Tron: Legacy (since someone on these boards at some point mentioned the soundtrack sounded fantastic with these) the other night. They utilize the soundstage very effectively for movies, at least to me. Felt almost like having surround sound the way they place and image, but I think like my laptop drives them a little better than my iPhone and opens up the soundstage even more, but who knows I could be imagining it.

 

post #103 of 6390

That is definitely true, when fitted deep, these have an excellent soundstage. Although I do think there are a few that are better in this regard, they are likely over 2x more expensive.

Combine these with some crossfeed and you'll forget you're using IEMs and not a set of speakers.

 

EDIT: Or with a good surround system simulator of course, that works too.

post #104 of 6390

@AstralStorm

I'm experimenting with insertion depth with these but it seems like due to gravity, with the stock medium tips, that they always slide out just a bit into a depth they find more fitting haha, though I haven't really noticed anything more than a marginal change in relation to changes in insertion depth. Maybe I got lucky this time around with the shape and depth of my ear canals.

 

Purely out of curiosity, I've also been wondering how far up I'd have to go for a solid upgrade in overall sound quality to these.

 

Also,

You mentioned something a while back about being impressed with the GR07 and phasing. Any chance you'd like to explain to someone less informed (me) what that is and how I can hear it?

post #105 of 6390

Well, here they get inserted almost to the first ear canal bend. I need to put the tunable nozzle angle to an almost extreme position. Plus I use small Comply T-200 (soon probably T-130 or P Slim) tips.

 

The phasing thing is apparent only when you play certain specific tracks - put sound in phase on one side, 45° out of phase on another - note the modulation which is lost with most IEMs.

I'm pretty sure this is important for soundstaging... but I don't know what is the mechanism of this.


Edited by AstralStorm - 6/24/11 at 3:12pm
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