Originally Posted by autoexec
After months of usage with my mk1, I still think their sound sig is leaning more towards 'fun sound' rather than neutral. They have a slightly dominant bass (although it is fast and clean), and slighly scooped mids that makes distorted guitar oriented music less enjoyable to me. What I currently have that I consider neutral is the DT 1350. Some says their sound sigs are very close to each other but I really have to disagree. They may share the delicious sub-bass they both posses, but I think the DT 1350, although it extends lower, has a more neutral response. It has clean mids that I always miss on my GR07s. It's unnescessary to state the obvious details that the two is not in the same league to be compared. Just wanted to share that the GR07s (mk1 v.2) are not very neutral for my preference. But as many believe (I believe no one will disageee), they're one of the best out there when it comes to value:performance ratio.
I can't speak to the DT1350's but don't disagree that the mids on the GR07 fall just short of ideal. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY like these IEMs, but I've probably been spoiled by the forward, silky mids of SE530's and SM3's. (But those are $400 range IEMs.) That said, I would not call the GR07 mids "recessed" by any means. I find that overall sound sig to be pretty close to flat. But the mids just aren't quite as forward as I'm used to. But I will say, dollar for dollar, I've never heard a better IEM than GR07!