VSonic reportedly is releasing two new models of headphones: the VSD1 and the VS1DS. Apparently, these headphones are supposed to have a sound signature similar to the GR07's while retaining 80% of the GR07's sound quality at a sub $50 price point. As usual, VSONIC has offered another great bang for the buck IEM!
Here's a website displaying a presale for them at $43: http://tychoice.com/product/20170263557/Weisuonike+vsonic+VSD1+VSD1S+presale+link%21+Creepy+strong+importer+of+guarantee
EDIT: VSD1 Is now for sale at Lend Me Ur Ears for $45.61 USD! http://www.lendmeurears.com/product_info.php?products_id=75
Initial information regarding the difference between the VSD1 and VSD1S from Google Translator:
- VSD1 Good for: pop, vocal, rock.
- VSD1S Good for: Female voice, classical, symphonic, big convention.
- VSD1 strength lies: frequency, low frequency, resolution, sound field.
- VSD1S strength lies: Loud field, high frequency resolution.
Latest impression from kova4a:
So far I have to say that if fans of bass worried about the bass of VSD1 - they shouldn't. IMO it's the bassiest of the whole sub-$100 bunch and I haven't heard the gr07BE but I guess the VSD1 will be more in line with it as it is bassier than gr07 mk2. It's got thickness and impact, which should make vsonic reconsider the Bass Edition moniker of the GR02BE. I don't think there'll be any disappointed bassheads.
I gave your mix a listen and I have to say that the VSD1 might not be the best for this type of music. Something more treble happy will be better and maybe something with BA drivers, so the speed is better. Of course, I still haven't started tip rolling and playing with insertion depth, so again I won't rush to conclusions before that and before more burn-in but so far they the VSD1 is a bit bass-oriented and while the treble extends decently (more so than the gr04 flagship for instance) it's a bit laid back. As far as the mids I wouldn't call them forward. I don't have the gr07 anymore but by memory I'll have to say to say for sure but I don't think the VSD1's are more forward than it and if they are it is very slightly - nothing like the Gr04 flagship let alone the gr06. Now it's probably more in line with the mh1c but the bass is tighter and a bit faster - of course, it can't match with the speed and the impact of something like my a161p but that's already hard for other single BA drivers, so I wouldn't call it a drawback when a much cheaper dynamic driver can't match that
edit: Actually scratch what I said about its shortcomings as I'm obviously rushing my impressions, which I realized now coz I tried it with the meelec tri-flanges - different tips and depth insertion do come into play with the sound, so until I've checked it with all of the bags of tips I have I won't be telling the whole truth.
Pictures of them worn under and over the ear:
OK, so this is how it sits in my ear and with a bit smaller tips it might be better
edit: and here it is over-the-ear
edit: I'm stil very early in the auditioning and comparison process and it's not that I'm trying to become the engineer of this hype train but even without the recommended by vsonic 100 hours of burn-in I'll have to say the VSD1 is definitely better than most sub-$100 iems (and maybe above but I'll see about that) and for now is definitely better than vsonic's previous try in that category - the VC02. Oh, and the mh1c too and brainwavz R1... (new ones will keep coming
Edited by Ringmaster - 10/18/13 at 7:23pm