I just watched Grown Ups 2 and it was awful.
Originally Posted by DannyBai
You two belittled me first and put me in my place. : P
I don't mind being wrong and not being able to hear positioning. ; )
Smiley faces to prove my tone. : (
Nah, I guess you're just the type who enjoys his music and doesn't pay much attention to the sonic cues.
Originally Posted by vsls
I am also waiting for Kova's impressions. My initial plan was to buy 2 IEMs with less than $100 that have different sigs, one warmer/bassier and one midranged. The first one has been the Basso that "won" over the Tenore and I hope that was the right choice. For the midranged I was searching something around $30 but unfortunately almost every IEM at this price is Bass-oriented so I thought that a pricier Vsonic could be a good solution. I excluded R02 Silver and VC02 and now I have to choose between VSD1/S and GR04FE.
Well, as I said they are different - the gr04fe is mid-forward and a bit more aggressive but sacrificing the soundstage size quite a bit. That's just the thing mid-forward iems place everything right in your face, so there's just no way to keep the soundstage size just like V-shaped sound gives you the biggest soundstage. But if you really want more forward sound then by all means go for it if you can find it cheap. I kinda retired the gr04fe just because the meelec a161p is a straight upgrade to it and that type of sound. As I said I think the VSD1 mids are just fine but they are maybe a touch laid back and smoother than the gr04fe with stock tips.
I didn't do as much comparing as I initially intended just because it's very tiring to listen to the same stuff again and again while trying to tell the difference between two iems that are almost identical.
So as I said before the VSD1 has a bit more mid-bass and has a slightly bigger body while the S is a bit flatter and is tighter sounding with probably a bit better sub-bass but in reality you need a certain song with a certain type of bass to really showcase the difference - like very fast and heavy drums for instance and actually it'll still be a matter of personal preference which one you like more but it's not a night and day difference.
The mids seem to be placed at exactly the same place in the presentation, so I'll say that neither of the two is more forward or laid back than the other. The VSD1's lower mids sound slightly fuller probably because of the boosted mid-bass but they aren't any warmer or anything - just very slightly fuller, which kinda gives the impression that the VSD1 has a bigger soundstage, which might be partially true as it gives me the impression of a tad better height of the soundstage and a touch better depth - the width is still the same between the two.
The highs are also almost exactly the same but the VSD1S's lower treble sounds ever so slightly fuller and maybe a hair more pronounced.
In conclusion they are really really similar and you might notice in all my comments about the two the excessive use of "a bit", "slightly", "a touch" etc. - that's just how close the two are. I was thinking which one I like better and it's just hard. Usually I'm the one who always cares about how tight is the bass, it's speed and so on but for some reason in the end I picked the VSD1. But the differences are just small and nowhere near like probably most of you expect from the initial claims. Yeah, if you're really picky and want an answer I might say the VSD1S might be a hair better for female vocals and the the VSD1 is a touch better for male vocals.