Originally Posted by vsls
Thank you Pastapipo I'm leaning towards the VSD1 to be honest since I don't want to loose soundstage and bass but I'm still hearing any suggestion from users that have them both!
I returned to the headphone store to compare the VSD1 with the VSD1S. I downloaded the song you provided (the youtube version was bad).
The VSD1 has got a more prominent treble, which is the reason the VSD1 may sound sibilant in comparison, but in reality they are not sibilant.
Having said that, the VSD1S sounded more appropriate for the song, having a better overall balance. The treble is toned down, and the midrange brings out the detail of the song (i.e. the intro).
Given the bass of the VSD1 is heavier, but the song doesn't emphasise on the baseline, which made its advantage neglectable.
Then I listened to Coyote Kisses - Six Shooter, which was more active and had a bigger impact with the VSD1. But it wasn't flat sounding on the VSD1S either, just more balanced.
Bohemian Like You sounded better on the VSD1S in my experience, the guitars have more body, the drums sound more detailed. I assume this is due to the more prominent midrange. Still the VSD1 offered a more "fun" sound.
These differences are small and both are excellent, its obvious these two are brothers, one is wearing an hoody, the other a pullover.