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post #181 of 974

Nothing yet?

post #182 of 974

I'm sure he'll post when they arrive!  Or maybe not.  Depends on how good they are.  MAYBE THEY'RE SO GOOD HE CAN'T THINK TO DO ANYTHING ELSE.

post #183 of 974
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I'd venture...

 

A)  Head-fi has so much pseudo-science spiced ham and cynicism, kiteki posted the review somewhere else for Vsonic's sake.

 

B)  kiteki checked the mailbox twice, and then realised it's a Saturday.

post #184 of 974
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Nope, still nothing ...

 

lendmeurears more like lendmeurmoney ...


I placed an order through them Thursday morning. You received a shipment notification? I haven't, but it's only been one working day...I'm also in America, if that matters, which it may... the web site says all orders will be fulfilled by July 21. I hope mine arrive earlier than that!

post #185 of 974
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I placed an order through them Thursday morning. You received a shipment notification? I haven't, but it's only been one working day...I'm also in America, if that matters, which it may... the web site says all orders will be fulfilled by July 21. I hope mine arrive earlier than that!

I ordered mine 7:30PM CST July 8 (8:30AM SGT July 9) and they shipped out (Dispatched to overseas) the evening of July 9. USPS has them, but they have yet to hit the us and are still in limbo. When my mother orders prescription drugs from the south pacific, they generally take 5-6 days to hit the states and another 6-7 to get from NY/LA to my destination. It's a little ridiculous, but lendmeurears did get them shipped immediately. Also, if I was buying them today, I would have waited until the us warehouse had them in stock (July 21). You would have had them in 2-3 days from the 21st instead of the ~2 weeks it will take from Singapore on the 12th. Hopefully they get to you soon,and I'll post back whenever mine hit the states.

 

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Edit: TK277, if you ordered Thursday morning (Thursday evening Singapore time), they probably already shipped. By the time they send you a tracking number, I bet they will have already been dispatched to overseas upon checking the singpost website.


Edited by Jocelyn84 - 7/14/12 at 1:26am
post #186 of 974
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I ordered mine 7:30PM CST July 8 (8:30AM SGT July 9) and they shipped out (Dispatched to overseas) the evening of July 9. USPS has them, but they have yet to hit the us and are still in limbo. When my mother orders prescription drugs from the south pacific, they generally take 5-6 days to hit the states and another 6-7 to get from NY/LA to my destination. It's a little ridiculous, but lendmeurears did get them shipped immediately. Also, if I was buying them today, I would have waited until the us warehouse had them in stock (July 21). You would have had them in 2-3 days from the 21st instead of the ~2 weeks it will take from Singapore on the 12th. Hopefully they get to you soon,and I'll post back whenever mine hit the states.

 

track.jpg

 

Edit: TK277, if you ordered Thursday morning (Thursday evening Singapore time), they probably already shipped. By the time they send you a tracking number, I bet they will have already been dispatched to overseas upon checking the singpost website.


Wow, that's very informative! Thank you very much. :D

post #187 of 974

FWIW I received my (2nd pair) of new "old" GR07 and compared it out of the box with the one I've been using that must have 150-200 hours on them.  They sound virtually identical.  If someone put a gun to my head and demanded I find a difference, I'd say the new pair is ever so slightly a bit more unruly with bass and sibilance.  (What a surprise!)  So let's hear it for VSonic quality control (given a sample of 2)

post #188 of 974

If anyone's interested in reading about impressions between the two versions, we had a local meet earlier where I was able to compare the first version of the GR07 (with more than 200 hours of burn-in) with a relatively new mk2. It was a quick comparison, maybe 10 minutes at most. Set-up was Dacport LX -> ALO RX3. The impressions I got were that the differences between the two were quite small but still apparent. The mk1 seemed to be a little bit warmer and its bass had more impact, while the mk2 had better treble extension and a more "airy" sound to the mids. The cable on the mk2 also looked much nicer. At the moment I'd say it's more of a sidegrade, but the cable is an improvement. The sound of the mk2 might change a bit with more burn-in though. That's about it. etysmile.gif


Edited by applehead - 7/15/12 at 7:49am
post #189 of 974
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Edited by kiteki - 7/15/12 at 7:52pm
post #190 of 974
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If anyone's interested in reading about impressions between the two versions, we had a local meet earlier where I was able to compare the first version of the GR07 (with more than 200 hours of burn-in) with a relatively new mk2. It was a quick comparison, maybe 10 minutes at most. Set-up was Dacport LX -> ALO RX3. The impressions I got were that the differences between the two were quite small but still apparent. The mk1 seemed to be a little bit warmer and its bass had more impact, while the mk2 had better treble extension and a more "airy" sound to the mids. The cable on the mk2 also looked much nicer. At the moment I'd say it's more of a sidegrade, but the cable is an improvement. The sound of the mk2 might change a bit with more burn-in though. That's about it. etysmile.gif

 

That sounds spot on (applehead is now the owner of my GR07 MK1), and here's my take comparing the two:

 

 

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The housing / drivers are exactly the same as original version.

 

Do you have pic of your MK2's? Because the housings are distinctly different. The font used for "GR07 WALKAUDIO" on the sides of the housings are bigger on the MK1, almost as if they were set to bold. They're thinner on the MK2. The finish on the MK1 is more matte-ey on the outside, I wish they would have kept that on the MK2 as it's more dull and plain plastic in comparison (might be more susceptible to scratches).

 

The cable is clearly better on the MK2. I can now wear them without the earguides as they're softer and more pliable. The new Soundmagic-style earguides are ok, but I would have preferred the original slim ones. The carrying pouch is big step down from the zippered carrying case of the MK1, but at least it has a sturdy bendable metal clasp to keep it shut tight, and the interior seems to be lined with felt.

 

Tips, tips and more tips! An impressive selection of tips that comes with the MK2 package, I especially liked the Sony hybrid-esque ones with foam on the insides.

 

Now on to the sound. My A-B test was done out of a Sansa Clipless+ headphone out, Rockbox 3.7.1. As mentioned above in applehead's post the MK1 is already fully burned in, while my MK2 only had probably 50 hours on them. The MK2 sounded more resolving in the midrange to me. In particular, guitar distortion in Bolt Thrower's "Salvo" had more crunch and buzz. Dynamics and the feeling of airiness are also improved. Treble presence and extension go the MK2. However the MK1 still had the edge in sub-bass extension though I'm confident that the MK2 will catch up once the hours go by. 


Edited by Azathoth - 7/16/12 at 5:13am
post #191 of 974

^ I'll try to grab a photo of them in the morning if my camera can focus in that far on the print, I think you're right though the labeling and finish is probably different. You'd know better than me as I haven't owned the first version. I'm just going off what the seller told me in a private msg. The cable though ^_^ one of the best I've owned. 

Enjoy!  

post #192 of 974
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That sounds spot on (applehead is now the owner of my GR07 MK1), and here's my take comparing the two:

 

 

 

Do you have pic of your MK2's? Because the housings are distinctly different. The font used for "GR07 WALKAUDIO" on the sides of the housings are bigger on the MK1, almost as if they were set to bold. They're thinner on the MK2. The finish on the MK1 is more matte-ey on the outside, I wish they would have kept that on the MK2 as it's more dull and plain plastic in comparison (might be more susceptible to scratches).

 

The cable is clearly better on the MK2. I can now wear them without the earguides as they're softer and more pliable. The new Soundmagic-style earguides are ok, but I would have preferred the original slim ones. The carrying pouch is big step down from the zippered carrying case of the MK1, but at least it has a sturdy bendable metal clasp to keep it shut tight, and the interior seems to be lined with felt.

 

Tips, tips and more tips! An impressive selection of tips that comes with the MK2 package, I especially liked the Sony hybrid-esque ones with foam on the insides.

 

Now on to the sound. My A-B test was done out of a Sansa Clipless+ headphone out, Rockbox 3.7.1. As mentioned above in applehead's post the MK1 is already fully burned in, while my MK2 only had probably 50 hours on them. The MK2 sounded more resolving in the midrange to me. In particular, guitar distortion in Bolt Thrower's "Salvo" had more crunch and buzz. Dynamics and the feeling of airiness are also improved. Treble presence and extension go the MK2. However the MK1 still had the edge in sub-bass extension though I'm confident that the MK2 will catch up once the hours go by. 

 

My mk1 housing looks identical to the photograph of the mk2 in the OP.  Does yours look like the picture?

 

Can we subtitle this thread , " Case Study -- Placebo Effect"?

post #193 of 974
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My mk1 housing looks identical to the photograph of the mk2 in the OP.  Does yours look like the picture?

 

Ahh, then your MK1 seems like the second iteration of the GR07, the one that comes with a pouch and a multitude of tips yes? AFAIK there's three "versions" of the GR07, considering how they look and accessories only:

 

MK1 - comes with a zippered hard case, just a few tips with foams, larger font on the outer housings

MK1 rev2 - comes with a pouch and a lot of tips, smaller font on the outer housings

MK2 - comes with a pouch and a lot of tips, the L-plug, Y-split and cable cinch are now black instead of gray, smaller font on the outer housings

 

I'm not sure if the MK1 rev2's L-plug, Y-split and cable cinch are also black though.

post #194 of 974

I don't think the MK1 Rev 2 had a cable cinch.
 

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I don't think the MK1 Rev 2 had a cable cinch.
 


I have it.  I'm listening to it now.  It does.

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