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First "semi decent" universal iem

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I'm spending preferably around $150 (200 TOPS) for a universal IEM that doesn't really have to be a true "monitor."

I listen to a mix of old jazz and hip hop

 

I have lowered it down to these choices:

 

Vsonic GR07

Etymotic HF5

Fischer Audio DBA-02 

 

Ideas?

post #2 of 13

i only own the hf5 so cant tell you which one is the best outta all 3 but i can tell you hf5 impressed me a lot when i upgraded to it from a pair of $10 coby jammerz

post #3 of 13

EASY - Atrios MG7.25 years of experience and making their own real Dynamic Driver which will actually allow you to not only hear but to feel the music.

post #4 of 13
For what it's worth, once I got the GR07s, I totally stopped using both my Magnum v4s and HE-400s (and no longer own either).
post #5 of 13

I second the GR07. wink.gif

post #6 of 13

GR07 is pretty excellent, among those three, if you listen to music with lots of bass and actually want the bass, it'll be the best.  Its bass is well defined and fairly plentiful for a monitor-type IEM.  Definitely recommended.  Haven't actually listened to the other two though, so I can't really comment on them.

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by bmiamihk View Post

EASY - Atrios MG7.25 years of experience and making their own real Dynamic Driver which will actually allow you to not only hear but to feel the music.

Do futuresonics pay you to say that? tongue_smile.gif

 

Seriously though, atrios are very good for bass heavy type music but I think the gr07 would be a better all rounder.

 

Cheers,

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mozu View Post

For what it's worth, once I got the GR07s, I totally stopped using both my Magnum v4s and HE-400s (and no longer own either).

 

Wow, Mozu. Really? That's good to hear.

post #9 of 13

I wished they did but I am only a guy who loves music who has been spending alot of money on various equipment for over 28 years. Atrios is small and light packs more bass with clear mids and highs and try this put your gr07 into a glass of water and see if they will work. My Atrios fell in and were in for like 15 minutes and they are still working for the past 5 yrs. I walk in a humid city 2 to 2.5 hrs almost everyday and I sweat so I need a earphone that not only sounds good but can take a beating. I have been listening with the Atrios this week on my iBasso DX100 DAP pumping 245 MWatts and they are sounding very good. I listened this week to Rock, Metal, Breaks and Old school hip hop.

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Originally Posted by pdiddypdler View Post

Do futuresonics pay you to say that? tongue_smile.gif

 

Seriously though, atrios are very good for bass heavy type music but I think the gr07 would be a better all rounder.

 

Cheers,

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Wow, Mozu. Really? That's good to hear.
Yep. I will admit that part of it is my getting sick of dealing with ambient noise, but that aside, the GR07s are less fatiguing and more neutral with better instrument separation and detail. Can't wait to hear how the 1964-Qs are going to sound...
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

How would the GR07s compare to the W3/4 UM3x that many rave about?

 

I am wondering if it is a good idea to save up for the fancy multi-drivers. If it is not a large improvement, then I am going to jump the gun on the GR07s ASAP.

 

Does anyone have experience with both the GR07s and the W3s? Please chime in

post #12 of 13

the bass on the Atrios earphone will blow away the bass from the GR07.

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Originally Posted by Bossatiger View Post

How would the GR07s compare to the W3/4 UM3x that many rave about?

 

I am wondering if it is a good idea to save up for the fancy multi-drivers. If it is not a large improvement, then I am going to jump the gun on the GR07s ASAP.

 

Does anyone have experience with both the GR07s and the W3s? Please chime in

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bossatiger View Post

How would the GR07s compare to the W3/4 UM3x that many rave about?

 

I am wondering if it is a good idea to save up for the fancy multi-drivers. If it is not a large improvement, then I am going to jump the gun on the GR07s ASAP.

 

Does anyone have experience with both the GR07s and the W3s? Please chime in

Makes me curious. You seem to be looking into analytical IEMs, but you're going for a warmer GR07. Hmm.... 

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