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post #241 of 318

Both are comparable in detail but where the S2s for me separate themselves is the wider stage, aboslutely wonderful bass end a more even balanced sound vs the spikes in the highs of the GR07. The monitor like 2D flatness some might equate to more accurate but it also equates to a more boring sound imo. The S2 suffer none of that.  I sold off my GR07 a while ago and I don't miss them.Gr07 fans might not like to hear it but I think the S2 is better in every way. Much better than the EX600s I sold off as well. 

post #242 of 318
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Both are comparable in detail but where the S2s for me separate themselves is the wider stage, aboslutely wonderful bass end a more even balanced sound vs the spikes in the highs of the GR07. The monitor like 2D flatness some might equate to more accurate but it also equates to a more boring sound imo. The S2 suffer none of that.  I sold off my GR07 a while ago and I don't miss them.Gr07 fans might not like to hear it but I think the S2 is better in every way. Much better than the EX600s I sold off as well. 

 

 

Thank you so much for your reply ;P I saw on your profile, that you have had so many headphones... ;P  And one of them is SONY MH1. Could you shortly compare Philips S2 and Sony MH1 ( Which I have also now) ? Where are the biggest differences between these two ?

Do you think that Philips S2 is the best choice in sub 100$ category iems, when the most important things for me are:

1. Great subbas, sweet mids and sparkling top.

2. Wide soundstage.

3. Resolution and details.

post #243 of 318

The direct upgrade to the MH1C is the XBA-3 but think the S2 like a dynamic version of the XBA-3 with a greater ability to expand with more power..

 

Where the XBA-3 is limited is there picky nature of source and because they are BA drivers they do not even come close to how the S2 can sound with some power behind them.. I own both the X3 and DX50 and all my earphones will mesh better with one or the other. Not the S2. It synergizes to both like no other iem I own..Throw these on a home set up an they sound nothing like earphones. They are that good.

 

The negatives would be that they are semi open so they do leak a little sound in and out but on the other hand these would not have the stage they do if they were closed in. So a give and take but if ultimately the sound is what matters.

My favorite earphones this year.

post #244 of 318

Leakage of the sound is not important for me. Now I have SONY EX85, which are also semi open, and I like them a bit more than MH1. EX85 have much more bigger soundstage, and much diverse bass than MH1. On the other side, MH1 have better top,sweeter mids nad slightly better resolution, so I looking for something that would connect the best advantages EX85  and MH1 into one pair of headphones.

 

Dsnuts, you are so so convincing ;D  Could you tell me the biggest differences between MH1 and S2 ? Does the S2 have even better resolution, imagining, bass, mids and top than MH1?  Do you really like Philips S2 better than your FXZ200, XB90EX or Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000?  Thank you very much for your help ;D


Edited by skylux70 - 9/19/13 at 2:08pm
post #245 of 318

Yes..Other phones do this or that better but for overall sound, technicalities, full range and ability to scale..Lets just say if anything ever happened to my pair. I would immediately buy another.


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/19/13 at 3:16pm
post #246 of 318
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Does anybody compare them to VSonic GR07? Which have better soundstage and details?  Could you compare them ?

 

well theres a youtube reviewer i know that has reviews of both of them and does compare one and another 

heres the link to s2
 
 
heres the link to gr07
 
he's a_recording here on head-fi pretty well respected
post #247 of 318
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

 

well theres a youtube reviewer i know that has reviews of both of them and does compare one and another 

heres the link to s2
 
 
heres the link to gr07
 
he's a_recording here on head-fi pretty well respected

 

Still on the fence one these atm.  I watched his review on the S2 and he mentions the MDR-7550 as his preference over it.  Can anyone share their experience with the 7550 as well?

post #248 of 318

do these earphones sound good with the htc one?

 

i listen to mainly r&b and hip hop? do you recommend them and are they worth the price

post #249 of 318

Amazon.com just started carrying these at $99.99 for the S1 and $129.99 for the S2.  There was only 1 black S2 in stock, I made sure to order them!

 

Edit:  Just got them in today, only to have received them in the wrong color.  Just sent them back and was told the replacement would be shipped next month.....:mad:


Edited by KetchupNinja - 10/10/13 at 2:16pm
post #250 of 318

The nutman (aka Dsnuts) mentioned that more quality power really brings out the clarity/details/stage/separation/etc. of the S2. Thinking that I only listen to low volumes off the iPhone, how much of a difference to can it really be with more power? Curiosity got the better of me and so I decided to connect the S2 to the desktop DAC/Amp unit (Audio-GD Compass 2) and ....:eek:

 

Have to tip my hat off the nutman - why is he always right on these things?

 

Now I'm thinking of improving the portable rig. Any good recommendation of portable amp to tie-in with the iPhone?

 

Steve

post #251 of 318
frown.gif It hurts so much to see the S2 at 106$ on AMAZON, knowing I'll never be able to buy it at that price.
Lap em up people
post #252 of 318

$82 for S1 and $104 for S2 on Amazon.

post #253 of 318

$74 for the S1 now.  Is the S2 worth $25 more than the S1?

post #254 of 318

If you're trying to order a black version of the S2 from Amazon, don't waste your time.  I just got my 2nd order in for a black one and got a white version again!  It seems they don't even carry the black one at all.


Edited by KetchupNinja - 10/18/13 at 2:29pm
post #255 of 318
I also got a white s2. Gonna order white to see if they mixed up the sku and get a black one.
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