Originally Posted by luisdent Treble: GR07 MK2 is brighter than Tenore. Tenore treble is not as harsh as GR07 MK2.
Agreed.Mids: For vocals, the Tenore is better than GR07 MK2. Female vocals sound like they are in the room singing to you, airy and buttery; gives me chills.
Agreed.Bass: Tenore has more bass than GR07 MK2. Tenore bass hits hard; punchy.
I find the gr07 had more "bass" and maybe mid bass, but the tenore has more level bass overall and stays level into the lowest sub bass, which means there is less masking from unevenness and therefore you hear all the bass better and it slams better when needed. Mid bass can't slam. That's where bass muddiness comes from. I'm not calling the gr07 muddy, no no, just not as smooth and level as the tenore. And my pair doesn't have any noticeable amount more of bass..Detail: GR07 MK2 has more detail than Tenore.
Disagree. :-o It has more peaky treble, which some might hear as bringing details up, but it is not more "detailed" just more bright in areas. The tenore pulls more details in every part of the spectrum. That might make it sound smoother and less crisp from having less brightness, but no one area has any masked details...Efficiency: GR07 MK2 is more efficient than Tenore.
Agreed,GR07 MK2 sounds boring compared to Tenore, which is more musical.
Don't know if i'd call it boring, but definitely not as involving and believable. :-)
Thanks luisdent, Grayson73, & gnarlsagan.
luisdent, iirc you bought yours from that ebay seller, woodlandhills_cass?
That seems to be one the safest place to order one if I'm looking for the less bassy version. I just wanted to make sure if didn't have too much less bass or was brighter than GR07.
I just ordered it, and looking forward to hearing it in a few weeks. I couldn't resist all the positive impressions/hype any longer! Hopefully, I'll receive one of the less bassy ones.