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Ooh.. the R-50 does look promising, and thanks to you, piqued my interest. rolleyes.gif

I've also reviewed the GR01s, and mostly listened to them against the GR07. From reading my review, would you also think that how I'm describing GR01 is also similar to how you would describe the R-50? I'm quite curious. popcorn.gif

 

Almost to the T, the only thing that might be a little different is the way I hear the soundstage.  I feel that the R-50 has quite a large sound with the width about equal to the GR07's but the R-50 has better depth imo.  Like you with the GR01 I think the R-50 has a little bit better separation over the GR07.  I really think the GR01 and R-50 must sound almost same.

post #92 of 1166
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I've been listening to these for what feels like nonstop since Monday and while there hasn't been any mechanical burn-in my brain is getting use to the sound.  I've gone back to listen to some of my other upper mid to top-tier BA based IEM's like the TF10, e-Q7, SE425, W2, Creative Aurvana IE3 and PFE 112 for a few mins each then back to the R-50 for comparison.  The R-50 sound as good or better in over all SQ compared to the others from much larger companys.  They can punch above they're price point and now I'm interested in trying some of the other TWFK IEM's so I can really compare them, though as I've stated I think the GR01 and R-50 must sound a lot alike from reviews of them and they way I hear the 50.

 

Ok I'm done pumping these up, atleast for awhile anyway.  I truly think some of my fellow Head-Fi members should give these a shot because they really do sound wonderful with a fatigue free detailed sound signature and a above average soundstage.

post #93 of 1166

heh. you sound like when people got the dba-02 (the old one) for the first time. cool.gif

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heh. you sound like when people got the dba-02 (the old one) for the first time. cool.gif


He does! I remember when I first got my dba! It seems nothing can touch it and since onLy my aurisonics have out done it in my my opinion and it still has to satisfy my treble fix!
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I'm sorry I sound like such a fanboy, I mean I didn't even feel like this when I first got my TF10's and at the time I thought they were the end all be all of IEM's.  I'm just going to sit back and wait for some people to get them and post they're thoughts and reviews but I just can't say enough about how good they are.

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Almost to the T, the only thing that might be a little different is the way I hear the soundstage.  I feel that the R-50 has quite a large sound with the width about equal to the GR07's but the R-50 has better depth imo.  Like you with the GR01 I think the R-50 has a little bit better separation over the GR07.  I really think the GR01 and R-50 must sound almost same.

 

Ooh.. interesting. Thanks. smile.gif

The R-50s has just earned a spot in my "do want" list.. and at $119.. I don't think it'll hurt my wallet that much compared to others in that list...

post #97 of 1166
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Ooh.. interesting. Thanks. smile.gif

The R-50s has just earned a spot in my "do want" list.. and at $119.. I don't think it'll hurt my wallet that much compared to others in that list...

 

For $119.99 I don't think you can go wrong with these.

post #98 of 1166
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I have to make one quick note about the soundstage.  I didn't have my TF10's for a few days and just got them back so I was listening to them and they do have a bigger soundstage as far as width over the R-50 so I'm going to change that in my review.  Now separation and imaging I still think is better on the R-50, they also sound cleaner than the TF10 and are getting more analytical sounding as my head burn-in continues.

post #99 of 1166

I agree, the TF10 has a wider soundstage, but it tends to throw out upper midrange information to the left and right, almost by random, whereas the R-50 somehow manage to place the same upper midrange/high frequency info. more correctly and thereby making the music that I listen to sounding more coherently. 


Edited by Jupiterknight - 4/19/12 at 9:38pm
post #100 of 1166

I am bit skeptic about soundstage and separation, TWFK tough a dual driver is mostly used for highs in most IEM, I am not sure if there is any passive crossover within so not sure of seperation & if it really can be compared with TF10 or westone

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I am bit skeptic about soundstage and separation, TWFK tough a dual driver is mostly used for highs in most IEM, I am not sure if there is any passive crossover within so not sure of seperation & if it really can be compared with TF10 or westone

 

 

They have a built in cross over an the separation on all TWFK's are know to be really good.  The drivers are also know for they're larger and airy soundstage, go checkout jokers reviews on the CK10, DBA-02 MK1 & MKII/B2 and the Phiaton PS 200 has a soundstage almost as big as the IE8 and its a TWFK.  Now the TF10 is a bit wider than the R-50 but again the separation and imaging is better with the Rockit Sounds.  

post #102 of 1166

 

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They have a built in cross over an the separation on all TWFK's are know to be really good.  The drivers are also know for they're larger and airy soundstage, go checkout jokers reviews on the CK10, DBA-02 MK1 & MKII/B2 and the Phiaton PS 200 has a soundstage almost as big as the IE8 and its a TWFK.  Now the TF10 is a bit wider than the R-50 but again the separation and imaging is better with the Rockit Sounds.  

 

Thanks for the thread, it's a really interesting new company that deserve attention..
Their attractive price policy is a decent business strategy for a newcomer. Theoretically if they manage to rise the sales and popularity later their price will appreciate.

If you had to choose to go with only Gr07 or R-50 which one would you choose??

post #103 of 1166
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Thanks for the thread, it's a really interesting new company that deserve attention..
Their attractive price policy is a decent business strategy for a newcomer. Theoretically if they manage to rise the sales and popularity later their price will appreciate.

If you had to choose to go with only Gr07 or R-50 which one would you choose??

 

 

Honestly I think the R-50 is better and not just because its cheaper.  The GR07 is a great IEM but the R-50 I feel is just a little bit better.  The R-50 has really good detail with treble thats never sibilant and mids that have wonderful detail and are centered perfectly.  The bass on the GR07 has a bit more impact though the R-50's bass is very clean and well textured with good punch, more so than many of my other BA's (except my TF10).  Both have good soundstage's with both having about the same amount of width and the R-50 has better depth and its separation and imaging is among the best I've heard.

 

All in all I think its just the perfect package of price vs. performance and it punches well above its price point.  Don't get me wrong the GR07 is still a very good IEM that I still like a lot its just I'm really blown away on how good the R-50 is and how such a new and small company put something out this good.  You wont go wrong with either choice imo but for me the R-50 performs just a little better.


Edited by Techno Kid - 4/21/12 at 5:07pm
post #104 of 1166

 

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Honestly I think the R-50 is better....

 

Interesting.. Can you elaborate on how well the R-50 performs on different genres? popcorn.gif

post #105 of 1166
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Well one of the main types I listen to is electronic music and they sound wonderful with clean bass that goes down fairly deep and the mids and highs bring out all the detail.  Rock/alternative is also very clean with the R-50 were guitars sound more realistic than on some of my other IEM's and vocals are great an perfectly placed where there not to forward or recessed.  Hip hop is also good, the bass again is very clean and it really has some good punch to it.  The last thing I've listened to was some classical and I thought they worked really well with that.  Everything from the strings to horns sounded great and the separation was as good as any thing I've heard from an IEM.  

 

 Thats just what I mainly listen to but I see these working well with pretty much anything, they're one of if not my best all arounder I have.  

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