Originally Posted by vwinter
Yea, I don't know if the GR07 would satisfy you. They have good clarity due to the black background, but I suspect the more uneven top end might be a bit harsh and the sound generally too laid back, disregarding texture.
The BA200 is a lot smoother, a bit quicker and has the balanced armature clarity you'd want but the treble might be too laid back.
Like I said, both are great and would be a nice friend to your B2.
I don't know your budget but If you are looking for a clear upgrade, while I haven't heard them, maybe do some research on the Audio ATH-CK100 Pro or the Phonak Audeo PFE 232. Though in that price range you can also start looking at customs which I have no experience with.
Hope that helps.
I haven't heard them, but from my understanding, the phonak pfe 232 should sound awesome. The pfe112 sounds excellent, but they lack great bass. The pfe 232 should make up for most of that and has a similar enough fr curve. Price wise though, I'm not sure about the value... I would need to hear them. The xba-3 i'm using right now is the best i've heard vs. the pfe112 so far with the right tips in. The wrong tips make a bad metallic treble signature (not that bad, but relatively speaking). The tips that work best for me almost completely eliminate the metallic-ness and they provide a really neutral bass and clarity that surpass the pfe. The pfe has the best overall balance in my opinion, besides the lacking bass, but the sonys have more depth in the treble. I hear into the 3d space of the recording environment more than with the pfe in most songs.
The gr07 has a treble signature that also give you good traits, such as making instruments stand out well and providing an interesting depth of sound, however for me they sounded unnatural in the treble and do much better in the bass regions. Plus they had some sibilance I didn't like. And despite the treble properties that I mentioned, they don't really open up at the highest end of the spectrum, so you don't get the real airy-ness you get with the sonys or phonaks. So, I guess it depends on what you're looking for in treble. The ba200 sound great and have a nice treble curve, but unfortunately they also drop off at the highest end and don't sound really "crisp" or "airy". They still have great detail and separation, etc., but they just don't "do it" for me musically.
Edited by luisdent - 12/9/12 at 1:51pm