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post #466 of 1910
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Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed View Post

 

Any chance you could compare them to the e30's? (Even if only based on memory.)

Well, It's been quite some time but I'll try. The Vsd1's bass is more in quantity, extends down better and is more impactful. The sub-bass in particular is quite superior to that of the e30. The mids are similar - relatively neutral and relaxed; maybe a touch laid back. The vsd1 has a very good clarity and I find separation and resolution to be better. Treble extension is pretty good and I think the e30 was similar in the treble department maybe the highs were a bit more laid back. As far as imaging I think the vsd1 has wider soundstage and is a lot better in instrument positioning. That's quite a rough comparison though as I've heard quite a number of iems since I owned an e30 and that confuses my iem memory lol. Anyway, a few years ago something like the vsd1 would have retailed for $150 and people here would have bought it and praised it as a bang for buck. Times have changed and the new iems are just getting better and better and leaving almost no place for the iems that ruled that price range a couple of years ago like soundmagic, meelec and brainwavz

post #467 of 1910
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, It's been quite some time but I'll try. The Vsd1's bass is more in quantity, extends down better and is more impactful. The sub-bass in particular is quite superior to that of the e30. The mids are similar - relatively neutral and relaxed; maybe a touch laid back. The vsd1 has a very good clarity and I find separation and resolution to be better. Treble extension is pretty good and I think the e30 was similar in the treble department maybe the highs were a bit more laid back. As far as imaging I think the vsd1 has wider soundstage and is a lot better in instrument positioning. That's quite a rough comparison though as I've heard quite a number of iems since I owned an e30 and that confuses my iem memory lol. Anyway, a few years ago something like the vsd1 would have retailed for $150 and people here would have bought it and praised it as a bang for buck. Times have changed and the new iems are just getting better and better and leaving almost no place for the iems that ruled that price range a couple of years ago like soundmagic, meelec and brainwavz

 

Thanks. I've always been a fan of the e30's and it sounds like the vsd1's could be a nice budget upgrade for when the inevitable happens.

post #468 of 1910
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Thanks. I've always been a fan of the e30's and it sounds like the vsd1's could be a nice budget upgrade for when the inevitable happens.

Well, a while ago I used to recommend the vsonic gr04 flagship to people who wanted an e30 upgrade but the presentation of the vsd1's mids is actually more in line with the e30's and the gr04fe is now discontinued anyway.

 

edit:Oh, and there's also the vsonic vc02 if you want a more balanced and neutral sound overall because while the vsd1 is relatively neutral it's still on the warmer side and might be a bit bass heavy for some people. I for some reason never really got much into the vc02 but all of the vsonics in this price range are great with each offering different flavor.


Edited by kova4a - 7/3/13 at 12:32pm
post #469 of 1910
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

I was power washing the bottom of a boat today. It was hot and not completely fun work. But I had the VSD1's going under my earmuffs, and their great sound thankfully WAS distracting me, and made the day somewhat enjoyable. So cheers to the VSD1's!
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Let me guess, you were playing one of my mixes :P
post #470 of 1910

These seem very interesting to me.  I absolutely love my GR07 BEs and I'd like to find a cheaper headphone to do yardwork and workout in and it seems like these VSD1 (not the S version) would be perfect.  I currently use some e30s (as mentioned above) but I am not a huge fan of them compared to the GR07 BEs.  Outside of bass extension and obviously treble clarity, would the VSD1 be about the same as far as the sound signature goes?

post #471 of 1910
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

These seem very interesting to me.  I absolutely love my GR07 BEs and I'd like to find a cheaper headphone to do yardwork and workout in and it seems like these VSD1 (not the S version) would be perfect.  I currently use some e30s (as mentioned above) but I am not a huge fan of them compared to the GR07 BEs.  Outside of bass extension and obviously treble clarity, would the VSD1 be about the same as far as the sound signature goes?

Well, honestly I mentioned the e30 just because it was priced similarly few years ago and how much of a jump in sq the vsd1 provides IMO.

As far as the e30 comparison it's very rough and based on memory. I haven't heard the gr07be but I guess the vsd1 will be more in line with it and its bass  quantity. VSD1's bass is a bit slow compared to the gr07 mk2 (and probably the bass edition if it has the same speed) and the vsd1 also lacks a bit of energy in the lower treble but that is mainly because the gr07's lower treble was on the hot side, so the vsd1's might be less energetic bit is also less sibilant.

As far as the presentation and the signature I think the vsd1 will be the closest to the gr07be of the whole bunch of vsonics in that price range. For instance, the gr04 flagship is close to the gr07 mk2 with its bass speed and tightness but it's a bit mid-forward and intimate and lacks in extension on both ends compared to its big brother and should be lacking in bass quantity in comparison to the gr07be.

So the VSD1 should be fine for you - just lacking a tad in bass speed and lower treble energy

 

edit: to summarize - it's not on the gr07's level but the fact that it costs almost 4 times less (and at the launch price it cost me close to 5 times less) makes it really really impressive.


Edited by kova4a - 7/3/13 at 3:48pm
post #472 of 1910

^^  Thanks for the info.  Will probably pick up a pair soon...use em around the house and working out.  Seems like the perfect IEM for that.

post #473 of 1910
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

^^  Thanks for the info.  Will probably pick up a pair soon...use em around the house and working out.  Seems like the perfect IEM for that.

 

Do it! Everything that kova4a said it spot on (not bad for a guy that's never heard the BE's!). I don't have my BE's any more, but I get a better fit with the VSD1's, and as a result I am enjoying their sound more. Also, I prefer their slightly lesser treble energy.

 

So please get them, and let me know how you think they compare to your BE's, and let me know whether or not you think I am on bad drugs lol.

post #474 of 1910

I have GR07 mkII's and the VSD1's compare well with them, considering their $40 price tag.

 

I couldn't be happier to own these as an alternate pair for exercises and traveling (also while my GR07's are being repaired!).

 

Yes they have nearly the same exact sound signature. Very similar.

post #475 of 1910
If anyone is looking for a pair in the USA to avoid the shipping wait, I have a very lightly used pair up on the forums; See my sig.

They are excellent for the price point. I'd keep them but I've decided to try customs.
post #476 of 1910

I can confirm these are great as gym headphones. Also the most comfortable headphones ive worn. 

post #477 of 1910
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Originally Posted by thehogester View Post

I'm still loving them too! Great recommendation Huxley!

Good aren't they, I use mine in the gym all the time the sound and fit is spot on.
post #478 of 1910
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Originally Posted by Huxley View Post

Good aren't they, I use mine in the gym all the time the sound and fit is spot on.

Yeah I've settled on the bi-flange tips, extremely comfy and excellent seal!
post #479 of 1910

UPDATE: Just got the VSD1's 2 days ago and they have begun to settle in after burn-in. Like the GR07, they NEED that burn in before they have an attractive sound at all. Then, once done, beautiful.

 

I have to agree -- 80% of the GR07's sound is retained.

 

I couldn't be happier with a set of IEM's I got for $40. Unheard of!


Edited by lorenzini - 7/5/13 at 1:19pm
post #480 of 1910

I just listened to a few epic metal tracks with the VSD1's for another head-fier, and I came away very impressed with them. Very different sound to the Basso's, but as enjoyable. People could do a lot worse than having either one (or both).

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