Aight, First run-around of the GR07. They have not yet hit me... I'll leave them burnin over a few days and then have a listen again. They're remarkably balanced and technically incredible but they sound so mature its not.. how would I put this... they're like almost perfect at everything but not really jumping at me. And the cable............................................. I hate earguides but I just might have to force myself to using them because the cable..... Also whats this hoohah about silver cables? The 'silver' seems to just be an insulation layer ala Shure SCL5/E5 (that has greening problems). I bet the insides are still pretty much copper. Hope the GR07 cables wont green out but judging by the vents required of a dynamic, they just might start greening around the strain reliefs. (no, the greening is not because of our skin oils.. but oxygen)
VS the UM1 is a no contest, but the BA driver does give a nice crisp outline to its tones that I like. I also like how the UM1 fits better in my ears. Sitting very flush and easy on my ears. The Vsonic is very comfortable as well but not as great. Soundwise is where they beat the UM1 flat.
VS the Triple.Fi 10 is a no contest, well okay its not that drastic but the TF10 is superior in sound. Too bad the fit is abysmal.
VS the Sennheiser IE7. IE7 is softer at the edge of the notes.. and more mellow, more relaxed. The GR07 sounds more 'alert' and sharp yet they both have their strengths. GR07 comes up tops. The treble extension of the IE7 both bass and treble is nowhere as capable as the GR07
More impressions VS Shure SE420 and Shure SE530 coming up.. no time!!!
ps: Versus my favourite portable headphone the Bowers & Wilkins p5.. is a no contest as well. My well burned in P5 is far more enjoyable to listen and is capable of matching the GR07 in clarity and detail. Looses out in treble and bass extension but overall, far more musical. I haven't used the P5 in over a week but now that I'm back with them I just can't get them off my head!!! Its unfair however to compare a small 13mm IEM driver to a 40mm headphone..
Edited by wilzc - 10/18/11 at 12:49am