Through my unamped iPhone 4 listening to apple lossless files like Areosmiths Crazy and Green Days Brain Stew, these sound very similar. There is more bass on these and it's slightly boomier. The mids and highs are slightly more detailed on the Golds. I'm using the Sony foam filled tips on both. I'm going to see if I can find a guy to fix the splitter on these so it's not sideways. These are very good for the price!
No Problem!! I had been doing the waiting game for a while but now mine are under the tree. Were you comparing them to the MTPGs? I have those are well and currently actually like my VSonic GR02 BE better. Tighter Bass and Clarity overall is better.