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Originally Posted by omastic View Post
 

Indeed. They are one of my favorites. This time I intend to keep them for as long as they can last. 

 

And I sold them thinking they won't!

For me I thought the FLC8 does everything the GR07 does. But now I'm thinking should I really be taking a $400 endgamer everywhere I go? :P

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Originally Posted by ezekiel77 View Post
 

 

And I sold them thinking they won't!

For me I thought the FLC8 does everything the GR07 does. But now I'm thinking should I really be taking a $400 endgamer everywhere I go? :P

Oh it definitely does! FLC8 is on a higher level technically, but the fact that GR07 does so much for so little money gives me a certain kind of high! :D

 

Apart from value, there are a few things that keeps me drawing back to them - 

 

1. A papery, analogue like timbre in drums and cymbals. I find this grainy texture very attractive. 

2. A frequency response that works well with a wide variety of genre.

3. Excellent comfort, thanks to the swivelling nozzles. 

 

There is some sentimental value attached as well as the original GR07 was my first pair of top tier iem.


Edited by omastic - 1/18/16 at 8:58pm
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I couldn't enjoy GR07 at best when using with Sansa's Clip zip - that was back in 2013. Now I had the newer Sansa Clip sport and the GR07 sounds surprisingly good - less sibilant and more bassy which I believe it leans toward warmish signature. 

I am using Sony hybrid tips medium sized on Sansa Clip Sport as a source. No gimmicks here :gs1000smile: 

 

Speaking of FLC8, I apologize to say this - I did not quite like it mainly due to springy cable that refuses to be looped over the ear. Yet FLC8 is mainly designed for over-the-ear wearing.

 

Edit: I also want to add that I prefer GR07 fit to the FLC8. The FLC8 nozzle is not angled like its resemblance, Phonak, or other over-the-ear designs like Shure and Westone. Combined with the springy cable, the fitting makes it quite frustrating. I want to be honest - I returned the product in less than a week mainly due to the frustrating fit.

 

The GR07 original cable also experiences the same issues like the FLC8's. I even had my original GR07 recabled with a standard braided cable by BTG audio. It is less springy; however, the cable tends to get off over my ear when I turn my head around.

 

Now there's newer FLC8S which I believe it has braided cable, which many say it is less springy, and includes a "memory wire" for better stabilization. But you'll never know until you try it. Worth a risk? your bet. I still prefer the DN-2000 signature to the FLC8 though.


Edited by Gandasaputra - 1/18/16 at 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post
 

I couldn't enjoy GR07 at best when using with Sansa's Clip zip - that was back in 2013. Now I had the newer Sansa Clip sport and the GR07 sounds surprisingly good - less sibilant and more bassy which I believe it leans toward warmish signature. 

I am using Sony hybrid tips medium sized on Sansa Clip Sport as a source. No gimmicks here :gs1000smile: 

 

Speaking of FLC8, I apologize to say this - I did not quite like it mainly due to springy cable that refuses to be looped over the ear. Yet FLC8 is mainly designed for over-the-ear wearing.

 

Edit: I also want to add that I prefer GR07 fit to the FLC8. The FLC8 nozzle is not angled like its resemblance, Phonak, or other over-the-ear designs like Shure and Westone. Combined with the springy cable, the fitting makes it quite frustrating. I want to be honest - I returned the product in less than a week mainly due to the frustrating fit.

 

The GR07 original cable also experiences the same issues like the FLC8's. I even had my original GR07 recabled with a standard braided cable by BTG audio. It is less springy; however, the cable tends to get off over my ear when I turn my head around.

 

Now there's newer FLC8S which I believe it has braided cable, which many say it is less springy, and includes a "memory wire" for better stabilization. But you'll never know until you try it. Worth a risk? your bet. I still prefer the DN-2000 signature to the FLC8 though.

 
The GR07 Classic is a killer value. It's as good as it gets for your money 

 

I agree with you regarding the FLC8 cable, although the fit for me is quite good. I have the new FLC8s with the braided cable and it is even springier than the old one. It definitely needs some ergonomic improvement. Currently I am looking for a suitable replacement.

 

Properly fitted, I think the FLC8s is an absolute top tier performer, performing close to 1K+ customs/universals at less than half the price. DN2000 is also good but I frankly thought it performed below the FLC8. This is of course subject to personal opinion. 

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The GR07 Classic is a killer value. It's as good as it gets for your money 

 

 

One thing is that I have the old GR07 MK.II which I paid $170 from Amazon back in 2012. Furthermore I had it recabled with a braided cable for $50 and everything cost $220.

 

Now the GR07 is cheaper and I thought I got ripped off as I could not enjoy its fullest potential from a decent player, Sansa Clip Zip. Then I have the Sansa Clip Sport which makes GR07 sounds really good from it.

 

I think to myself, the GR07 might be source-dependent so I thought I should play around with different sources as well.  Ironically I only have the Clip Zip and the Clip Sport as my main player.

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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post
 

 

One thing is that I have the old GR07 MK.II which I paid $170 from Amazon back in 2012. Furthermore I had it recabled with a braided cable for $50 and everything cost $220.

 

Now the GR07 is cheaper and I thought I got ripped off as I could not enjoy its fullest potential from a decent player, Sansa Clip Zip. Then I have the Sansa Clip Sport which makes GR07 sounds really good from it.

 

I think to myself, the GR07 might be source-dependent so I thought I should play around with different sources as well.  Ironically I only have the Clip Zip and the Clip Sport as my main player.

The classic edition essentially maintains the same sound at a cheaper price. I would not say you got ripped off, as even at a price point of 200 they are a good value. At its current price of 100 the value is excellent!

 

Interestingly I don't find them to be source dependent. GR07's impedance characteristic is quite linear due to its dynamic driver and as such remains unaffected by source output impedance. However, it might just be the case they are resolving enough to show the difference between your sources. They sound excellent out of my Z3.  

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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post

One thing is that I have the old GR07 MK.II which I paid $170 from Amazon back in 2012. Furthermore I had it recabled with a braided cable for $50 and everything cost $220.

Now the GR07 is cheaper and I thought I got ripped off as I could not enjoy its fullest potential from a decent player, Sansa Clip Zip. Then I have the Sansa Clip Sport which makes GR07 sounds really good from it.

I think to myself, the GR07 might be source-dependent so I thought I should play around with different sources as well.  Ironically I only have the Clip Zip and the Clip Sport as my main player.
I just plugged my gr07 mkII in my New Fiio x7 man did it make these play on a another Level. I think what they say is kind of true garbage in is garbage out. I was used too my sony f 806 walkman.
Edited by Waqar - 1/19/16 at 2:41am
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I just plugged my gr07 mkII in my New Fiio x7 man did it make these play on a another Level. I think what they say is kind of true garbage in is garbage out. I was used too my sony f 806 walkman.

 

My GR07 Classics sound amazing in my Fiio X3II as well. I think it is the better DAC.

 

I get the feeling that with a higher impedance, 46 ohms, it makes them less sensitive to amps, but the clarity of them is so good that DACs really can make a difference.

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My GR07 Classics sound amazing in my Fiio X3II as well. I think it is the better DAC.

 

I get the feeling that with a higher impedance, 46 ohms, it makes them less sensitive to amps, but the clarity of them is so good that DACs really can make a difference.

Sounds logical too me, but man these are some legends grab more now that they are still available. The bio drivers on these are awesome.

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i was comparing the gr07 classic against the sony xb90ex (extra bass) that i just received yesterday.

luckily the sony silicone tips (which i love, esp the large) fit the vsonics perfectly.

 

listening to some bass tracks.

 

i find that while i like the extra bass slam of the sonys, i sort of miss all those extra details and layers that the vsonics provide.

when i go to the vsonics it's like a veil has been lifted...they're more revealing, more balanced imo

...but on the other hand they can be a bit too bright at times.

 

that said, once you get a good seal the bass impact is pretty damn good with the vsonics (with a good seal, that is: key).

...and if you must  with an EQ you can just tweak the treble down a bit.

 

yet the sonys are fun when you need that extra bass fill.

 

i have a pair of sony 7550 iems coming in...it will be interesting to see how those compare to the xb90ex and vsonic gr07 classics

 

still trying to find the 'ultimate' versatile ime that has fab clear bass slam (without overwhelming/colouring things) and yet is detailed

balanced without being too bright.


Edited by canali - 2/9/16 at 6:02pm
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Canali, have you tried the Dunu Titan 1 or FiiO EX1 with Comply T200 tips. It just might be what you're looking for.

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Canali, have you tried the Dunu Titan 1 or FiiO EX1 with Comply T200 tips. It just might be what you're looking for.

thanks francisk

 

but no i haven't ...have read good things on the titan 1, however.

maybe i should investigate further.

 

http://headfonics.com/2015/11/dunu-titan-1-fiio-ex1-vs-dunu-titan-3-vs-dunu-titan-5-clash-of-the-titans/

 

http://headfonics.com/2015/01/the-titan-1-iem-by-dunu

 

have also heard good things on the dn1000

 

http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/dunu-dn-1000/

 

then there is the dn2000 or flc 8s both reviewed by jokerl

 

ljokerl on September 26, 2015 1:47 pm

Yes, the DN-2000 (http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/dunu-dn-2000/) is already slightly rebalanced from the DN-1000 in terms of bass vs midrange, and the FLC Technology FLC 8 (http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/flc-technology-flc8/) even more so, depending on the configuration you choose to use it in, of course.

I don’t recommend relying on physical burn-in to improve an earphone. “Brain” burn-in (i.e. getting used to a new sound signature) is a different matter, but beyond that you’re much better off taking things into your own hands as you’ve done with the tips and spacers. Totally agree that some aspects of the DN-1000’s sound vary significantly with fiti don't mind having to spend more $$$ for better sound, however.

 

my sony 7550s are on their way and should be here by the weekend.

 

heck even the yamaha eph100 look interesting.

http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/yamaha-eph-100/

 

trying out iems can be such fun...so many choices coming out:

 

even the trinity delta II or their phantom series look interesting.

 

choices choices...


Edited by canali - 1/24/16 at 12:16am
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The FiiO EX1 is basically an OEM of the Dunu Titan 1 but at a lower price.

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Vsonic GR07 Bass edition is the best Vsonic to date IMO, you get the bass tight and not overbearing at all. You get the detail, you get slighlty less hot treble. a tiny backed mids like 2-3db behind the rest of the spectrum but still very good.

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How did the sound change for you guys after the burn in period? What did change or settle?
Edited by Waqar - 2/9/16 at 5:56pm
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