Originally Posted by nehcrow
Dsnuts, do you ever find the S2's treble too strident?
Also what tips are you using for your S2's? I'm thinking of repurchasing them I miss them :(
My pair on all my sources are very controlled. Though I have well over 500 plus hours of burn and use on my pair. I noticed my pair the mids are more forward than I perceived them from open box as well. I use UE tips which has a wider bore on them and I stopped trying tips after that as the sound is perfect for me. I am certain for at least the first 200 hours or so the highs can sound a bit bright. I don't know if it is the combination of burn and tip selection that is doing it for me but the highs are very much in control now. Compared to my CKN70 which has upper range emphasis, perhaps a bit too much so to my ears the S2 has a very natural transition from mids to highs without excess emphasis in the region. I do feel this is yet another reason why I am a huge fan of the S2. Once they get proper they are just that.
As crazy as it sounds I pretty much base how I judge other earphones from my S2. It is far from anything reference but to me it does so many things right for sound that I can easily tell what other earphones are lacking in comparison.
Originally Posted by Jakkal
Thanks for the impressions Dsnuts. GR07BE or S2 has better bass and which one has more? What about the treble and the comfort? I think both GR07 MK1 and BE are pretty easy to drive and don't need amplification.
I think on standard players the BE bass is excellent again I only wished these were out when I was in the market for the GR07 as I prefer the BEs over the standard GR07 however when amped my S2 passes the BEs in bass quality. Plus I can eq my S2 to sound not only like the BEs with better stage but I can also make them sound very similar to my CKS1000 as well.
The M200 does have the roomy bass thing happening with a fairly neutral type tune to the rest of the spectrum and that is one of the reasons why they sound so good. A much better FXZ200 type sound. These have room for that sound and I think one of the problems of the FXZ earphones was the lack of space for the sound.
I can understand the fanfare for the Vsonic earphones but I am going to be honest. When I went from being floored with how my S2 sounded with my NFB-5 I switched to the GR07 BEs and the sound was lacking. The mids were not as forward or as engaging. The bass was not as representative of the amps power. The highs was not as controlled. and lastly the stage went from being unbelievable to closed in sounding. That was when I realized why I sold my GR07 a while ago.
They did much better for my X3 in which I would say the synergy is easily just as good as my S2 if not better but again to be honest I am ready for new Vsonic earphones.. I do look forward to their new offerings..
Originally Posted by Death3man
Woah, I guess this is what I get for not going on in ages, about 1000+ more posts!
So guys, I'm in the money at the moment, and time to spend on some phones. Anyone want to give me a bit more insight to the CKS1000? I've read a few impressions here and there, but It's quite confusing, some say its hugely bassy, others say its moderately bassy, but bassy non the less.
I think for fit I'll be going for these as I've heard the FXZ200 has a lot of problems regarding that. I'm looking for that awesome deep rumbling sub bass, can these do that for me?
The CKS1000 has great bass response but the FXZ200 does have the fuller sub bass happening. I would look into the KEF M200, might be what your looking for. The new Onkyo earphones I will get soon should have some solid bass response as well. If your into your sub bass the XB90EX is just that. Crazy sub bass that is more in quantity over the FXZ earphones.
Edited by Dsnuts - 8/18/13 at 8:20am