Originally Posted by sfwalcer
^ Stop trollin' fool!!!
Welp agreed with most of your observations, and that these indeed seem to have lost some fullness but lushness for me remained the same if not improved. The so called lost in "lushness" has made these even more transparent with even better clarity as you stated. Maybe this is due to the bass end becoming tighter with more texture as compared to the "rounder" bass quality from my initial pre-burn-in listens. And yes the darker background of these LEs is indeed much better compared to the regular VSD1 or even the gr07 BEs, so combined with their full out of your head sound makes these LEs sound like listening to a full size set of cans for me. For me they sound MUCH more airy and open with a wider/ fuller sound than all my other VSonics but they also have a slightly thicker note presentation as you have stated, yet they sound intimate as well. These LEs still sound really natural to me, on par if not better than the regular VSD1s.
Well, by lushness I meant a bit of the warmth and air. The LE still has a touch ticker note presentation, which makes it sound a tad richer in addition to its already tighter sound. I don't find the bass particularly tighter. Again as in my very first impressions I disagree with that "out of the head" and "wider/fuller" sound. It's definitely not like comparing VSD1 and VSD1S where I'll say "oh, the VSD1 sounds a touch fuller and maybe has a tad better height soundstage-wide". No, both VSD1 and VSD1S are clearly fuller and wider - that becomes apparent right away on direct comparison unlike with the VSD1 and VSD1S where I had to force my hearing to detect the slight differences in the size of the soundstage.
As I said though it's the lack of the amount of air in the presentation that VSD1 and VSD1S have that mainly makes it clearer and with a darker blackground. And I don't mind the more intimate presentation, especially now that I gave my a161p to my brother coz I like to have at least one iem that conveys intimacy properly.