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post #871 of 2369
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Underrated? lol... They come across to me as one of the most hyped up headphones on head-fi.... Not saying they dont deserve it because I have not tried them, but definately they have a lot of hype on these forums.

I say underrated because poking around this thread, I still find that it's been the same small bunch of people who have them and post about them.  In addition, outside of the head-fi forums, I don't know a single person who's ever heard them.  Probably because I live in the US and Vsonic isn't exactly a household name around here.  Even at stores like B&H, and J&R, the sales people were fascinated by my GR07s when I wore them in there.  Those places sell all of the high-end Shures, Etys, Grados, Sennheisers, etc...  I live in NYC and Philadelphia, and commute between the two cities weekly, and have yet to see a single person with a set of Vsonics either on the street, train, or bus.  

post #872 of 2369

I said this before when I was looking at some gr07... It is almost as if vsonic DONT want you to buy the headphones lol... no marketing at all, rubbish website and hardly any distributors... Unless you use head-fi I don't see how you would ever know they exist.

post #873 of 2369
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I said this before when I was looking at some gr07... It is almost as if vsonic DONT want you to buy the headphones lol... no marketing at all, rubbish website and hardly any distributors... Unless you use head-fi I don't see how you would ever know they exist.

You are absolutely correct!  If it wasn't for head-fi I would've NEVER know about them.  Then again, if it wasn't for head-fi, I'd have a LOT of extra money!

post #874 of 2369

Any Vsonic GR07 BE vs ie80 reviews?

post #875 of 2369
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

I will refer you to the review of the MG7 on Joker's Multi IEM thread: 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-278-iems-compared-astrotec-am-800-dx-60-added-03-31-13-p-659

He compares them to the GR07 MKI, which is still quite similar to the BE in terms of overall frequency response...just imagine a more natural, realistic type bass response. You can see they are quite similar here, so the comparison holds some weight:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/VSonicGR07.pdf & http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/VSonicGR07BassEdition.pdf

The BE is definitely on the warmer side of neutral in comparison with neutral mids and a slightly bright treble.  The MG7 is a bit warmer still with slightly recessed (but clear) mids and clear treble.  The MG7 has the best textured bass and sub-bass rumble I've heard in a universal IEM so far, but the BE isn't far behind in that regard, quite close actually - yet, it really shines in the other areas of the frequency range over the MG7.  Both have very controlled, deep extension that does not bleed into the lower mids but you might say it 'enhances' them (providing that warm tinged signature) - impact is similar, but at times I would give the nod to the BE.  The MG7 is all about extension and sub-bass - if your music preferences require the most and best sub-bass, look no further than the MG7.  

I owned both the MG7 and BE together, and choose the BE in the end for a few reasons: I enjoyed their overall presentation and signature more (personal preference I found, only after trying both...and the BE responded best to EQ), the fit and comfort was better (not a fan of deep insertion tips presently, and the BE works better for over ear), and they were most proficient for my music tastes (I listen to a very wide variety of genres and recording qualities).  I found the BE to be my perfect all-arounder...the MG7 wowed me at times, but the BE is my 'one universal IEM to rule them all'...for the time being, that is! cool.gif
 I found that no matter what I read though, it wasn't until I tried them side by side that I could truly decide - I had my MG7 first and was totally satisfied with them until I tried the BE.  So, the most common phrase at Head-Fi, YMMV, definitely applies here...if you can try both (or more), I would suggest that first.

Hope that helps a little!
frown.gif now I wonder what the mg7 would do headfi my wallet hates you ....thanks for clearing that up I naturally assumed the BE to be the bass king of the two
post #876 of 2369

Well if you like textured bass that sounds just about perfect then the MG7 are good... They also have good treble and decent midrange.... However I expect the GR07 BE beat them in soundstage and the midrange from what I have read.

post #877 of 2369
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Originally Posted by korebrent View Post


frown.gif now I wonder what the mg7 would do headfi my wallet hates you ....thanks for clearing that up I naturally assumed the BE to be the bass king of the two

Well, I'd say the way the BE handles the bass in comparison to the rest of the frequency range makes it better overall, but I've really only heard these two IEMs.  Some would say the Senn IE8 or the JVC fx700 has the best bass out there, but every option likely has it's own set of compromises, like I found with the MG7 and most notably it's slightly recessed mid-range.  I can only speak from my own experiences and naturally I would encourage anyone to try out multiple options if it's at all possible.

post #878 of 2369
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Originally Posted by Gorktastick View Post

I say underrated because poking around this thread, I still find that it's been the same small bunch of people who have them and post about them.  In addition, outside of the head-fi forums, I don't know a single person who's ever heard them.  Probably because I live in the US and Vsonic isn't exactly a household name around here.  Even at stores like B&H, and J&R, the sales people were fascinated by my GR07s when I wore them in there.  Those places sell all of the high-end Shures, Etys, Grados, Sennheisers, etc...  I live in NYC and Philadelphia, and commute between the two cities weekly, and have yet to see a single person with a set of Vsonics either on the street, train, or bus.  

I have the same impression...I use public transport regularly in the DC area, and I've only identified 2 cIEMs, a few Shures, a pair of what appeared to be Earsonics SM3 and a pair of RE-400 (I was actually surprised by this one, and there was mutual respect indication as I'm a HiFiMan fan biggrin.gif).  I wouldn't be surprised if I'm the only VSonic owner in my area haha.  It's mostly Beats and iBuds that I see.

post #879 of 2369

It is funny walking about looking at what IEM people are wearing... If they look back at you they must be like "wtf is he staring at" haha

post #880 of 2369

Spent a little time with the BEs last night and some AWOLNation and the like. The Instrument separation on the slower stuff was awesome but then that deep luscious bass kicked in, holy crap the bass. it was just so good, couple songs I just could not believe my ears how deep and full that bass was. Sample this one with the BEs and you see what I am talking about. (Kicks in about the 1:18 mark)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYnZqYCdJ-I

post #881 of 2369

Yeah the BE has the low end presence to really kick you in the face if the track calls for it. That's why I love em so much!

post #882 of 2369
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

It is funny walking about looking at what IEM people are wearing... If they look back at you they must be like "wtf is he staring at" haha
I catch myself doin that a lot too all I see is beats and those on ear sonys I bet they think they're at the pinnacle of audio too
post #883 of 2369

Yes because that is what Monster told them so it must be true, also all the celebrities use them etc.

 

Please can someone answer a few questions about the GR07 BE....

 

Currently I have Atrio MG7 and Shure SE215.... I had some Yamaha EPH-100 before...

 

Bass quantity I found the EPH-100 slightly low but good quality, the MG7 are awesome although I could live with slightly less bass, but I do really like the quantity and quality of the bass on these... the Shure SE215 have decent quantity bass....

 

I found the EPH-100 bordering on being too bright for me.... The MG7 are not too bad but a bit edgy in the treble with bad recordings...

 

1) Will I find the bass level on a GR07 BE dissapointing? Are they bass light compared to MG7, EPH-100 and SE215? I would certainly not want less bass than the EPH-100 but I could live with slightly less than the MG7.

 

2) Will I find the GR07 BE too bright and sibilant / peaky in the treble, I find the EPH-100 and MG7 about right in brightness, wouldnt really want anything more sibilant / sharp than these two?

 

3) I would like similar to the MG7 but with better midrange and soundstage, Will the GR07 BE be good for this?


Edited by nicholars - 4/21/13 at 7:46am
post #884 of 2369
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Yes because that is what Monster told them so it must be true, also all the celebrities use them etc.

Please can someone answer a few questions about the GR07 BE....

Currently I have Atrio MG7 and Shure SE215.... I had some Yamaha EPH-100 before...

Bass quantity I found the EPH-100 slightly low but good quality, the MG7 are awesome although I could live with slightly less bass, but I do really like the quantity and quality of the bass on these... the Shure SE215 have decent quantity bass....

I found the EPH-100 bordering on being too bright for me.... The MG7 are not too bad but a bit edgy in the treble with bad recordings...

1) Will I find the bass level on a GR07 BE dissapointing? Are they bass light compared to MG7, EPH-100 and SE215? I would certainly not want less bass than the EPH-100 but I could live with slightly less than the MG7.

2) Will I find the GR07 BE too bright and sibilant / peaky in the treble, I find the EPH-100 and MG7 about right in brightness, wouldnt really want anything more sibilant / sharp than these two?

3) I would like similar to the MG7 but with better midrange and soundstage, Will the GR07 BE be good for this?
owned or listened to the 215 bass is much broader more robust with a timber that is sooo pleasant on the bass editions it caresses and is pleasing not bleeding into the other feq.s its there when its called for the 215 have control but never found them to be in possesion of bass what so ever
post #885 of 2369
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Originally Posted by korebrent View Post


owned or listened to the 215 bass is much broader more robust with a timber that is sooo pleasant on the bass editions it caresses and is pleasing not bleeding into the other feq.s its there when its called for the 215 have control but never found them to be in possesion of bass what so ever

 

What? I dont understand lol.

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