Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs
To me the VSD5 sound like a more refined version of VSD3S that's a bit brighter. I'll compare them to my recently lost GR07BE since these have made me decide not to replace them. The bass of the VSD5 sounds less organic than the GR07BE but it sounds more controlled and less boomy and punchier. The VSD5 has more forward mids but they are slightly thinner and less luscious than the GR07BE. I think it's this which makes the soundstage, clarity and imaging better. The treble is great with the setup I'm using but that may be because the DAC is dual wolfsons which although detailed, tones down the harshness up top. I had a quick listen to the VSD5 during lunch on my iPhone (Pandira) and it is harsher in the upper mids and treble. Maybe it's the source so these VSD5 might need a decent source to sound their best. My 2 cents.