Went to a post about the VSonic GR02 and GR06, the opinions were quite different, some liked the cheaper ones and said there was a noticable change in the mid region. Haven't listned to either one sadly, so again I ask you the same question if you don't mind. Are the ones I alreaedy mentioned and the GR06 so much different in quality or in fact, which one would be the better pick?
I am not sure what musical style I listen to most, but I do enjoy this one particular song which, I believe, resembles a great deal of my music library.
Atom ~ Nari & Milani
If any of you owns or has listned to one of these IEM, could you listen to this song please and revise your oiginal opinion of what would possibly suit me best?
Thank you, I already like this site way too much!
Difference in the mid quality isn't that great, and the significant roll-off/softness in the bass won't really warrant the GR06. That song just cinches it. Only really recommended for vocals/jazz/mid-centric stuff. Don't believe everything you read though.
They are regarded as being outdated (sound-wise, in comparison to the competition), the newer budget stuff at even half the price could even go against them head to head. Other complaints are lack of detail, slow, muddy, and very strident/sibilant.
Hi, all. I'm new here (new to this whole thing, pretty much), so please go easy on me.
I have a Sony Walkman S series, and I'd like some new headphones. I've had a pair of Sony Bumpin' Buds for years, and I have no idea if those are considered decent or laughably horrible, but they did OK with me for the time I had them.
I listen to a mess of different music - classical (mostly Baroque-era and earlier, but including opera and choral work), vocal-centric ballads/soft rock, smooth jazz, symphonic pop/rock/metal, 80s second wave goth/post-punk, synthpop, EBM, ambient, neo-swing/cabaret, folk/traditional "world" music, videogame soundtracks, and trance (often psychedelic) being my main genres. My favorite band is an orchestral rock opera project which includes everything from dramatic narration and the sound of turning pages to sword clashes, galloping horses, screams and other sounds of battle, all of which would be nice to hear clearly. But since I'm new to this, and on a budget, I'm not ready to have a several specialized sets, but rather one decent, jack-of-all-trades, all-round pair. I don't want anything harsh, distorted or tiring on the ears, but I would like to avoid flat, muddy, one-dimensional sound, too. Something well rounded and clear, and rather accessible for someone just getting into the audiophile world would suit me just fine. I do like to take my music for walks, and I listen while cleaning house, too, but I can't stand over-the-ear models. I had a pair a long time ago with really loud cable noise, and I'd like to avoid that if possible. Other than that, I have no idea at all. As I said, I'm a n00b. The more I read, the more confused I get.
I cannot afford much, $50 is my current maximum, but I'd prefer to keep it a bit less. I know that's asking a lot. I don't mind suggestions for slightly higher priced ones, as I can save up, but it would have to be pretty amazing since I'm on a limited budget (plus I have a cat with an oral fixation who would like nothing more than to sink his teeth into a high-end pair of wires.)
Balanced, all-rounder, clear...well actually I can't see if you want an IEM or an regular on-ear can.
If it's the former, E30, GR04. Maybe the VC02 but have no personal experience with that, just might want to look at/research it yourself though, could be worth it from the look of reviews.
If latter, Downtowns, ZX700 (street price is very low)...don't know much about this area though, perhaps someone else could chime in.
Build would go: VSonics > 8320 > FXD40.
It's mainly in the cables. The JVCs have little in the way of strain reliefs, and just your typical plastic. Fairly middling. The Monos have pretty large and robust shells, not the best at isolating because of fit and vents, and the cables can get kinky and be generally a nuisance during the commute. The GR02s are just nicely rubberized and solid overall.
looking to spend up too 250 on a pair of goof iems.
i listen mostly too rock and metal but when studying sometimes country and classical.
comfort is a must as i use for long periods studying!
have looked at se425 and etymonic hf3s. what do people suggest around the $200 mark?
thamks in advance!
Rock, but also good all-rounder, generally good comfort - would cross the Etys off, SE425 are quite good, yes. Could also look at the GR07, great texture and kick, excels as an all-rounder, or the X10s, amazing comfort with the gel tips, great for rock.