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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Anyone here have any IEMs that match or are similar to the current MD's sound signature? Or is the GR07 MK2 as close as it gets?

 

I have limited iem experience, but the gr07 does sound similar. 

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I actually am borrowing Dimitri/Musica Acoustic's Mad Dogs however I'm unfamiliar with what version it is as I don't know when he obtained it (possibly in April's NYC meet? Or CES back in Jan?).

Any identifying marks?

 

If Dimitri got them at the April meet (I think he did) then they're 3.2.

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If Dimitri got them at the April meet (I think he did) then they're 3.2.

 

Cheers mate. Much appreciated. It's doing it's tour of duty in Japan. Should be quite fun with side-by-side comparisons to the T50RP (which is plentiful here).
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I have limited iem experience, but the gr07 does sound similar. 

 

Thanks, from memory of the MK2 that is what I assumed. I'm not happy with the BE as an alternate to the MD so I might just go back to those...

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Anyone here have any IEMs that match or are similar to the current MD's sound signature? Or is the GR07 MK2 as close as it gets?


I would like to know this as well
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Anyone here have any IEMs that match or are similar to the current MD's sound signature? Or is the GR07 MK2 as close as it gets?

 

The Westone 4 sounds pretty similar. Warm by nature, with a well balanced presentation. The bass won't punch as hard as the MD's, but the W4 has sufficient bass and is pretty accurate. 

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The Westone 4 sounds pretty similar. Warm by nature, with a well balanced presentation. The bass won't punch as hard as the MD's, but the W4 has sufficient bass and is pretty accurate. 


that's encouraging as I just bought the Westone 4Rs from Amazon yesterday!

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that's encouraging as I just bought the Westone 4Rs from Amazon yesterday!

Good choice! I actually miss mine quite a bit. They are very comfortable, perfect IEMs for the gym and activity.
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Good choice! I actually miss mine quite a bit. They are very comfortable, perfect IEMs for the gym and activity.


I have the O2 and that should work pretty well correct? output impedance is .5 right? I just ordered the O2 to pair with the W4R and Mad Dogs, I think I made a good choice for both right?
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The Westone 4 sounds pretty similar. Warm by nature, with a well balanced presentation. The bass won't punch as hard as the MD's, but the W4 has sufficient bass and is pretty accurate. 

 

How do they compare to the GR07 MK2 from bottom to top? So far this and your W4 are the only suggestions I've gotten that compare to the Mad Dogs.

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How do they compare to the GR07 MK2 from bottom to top? So far this and your W4 are the only suggestions I've gotten that compare to the Mad Dogs.

 

The GR07 is a bit more neutral sounding to my ears. The vocals are pulled back some in comparison, not as sweet and lush as the W4. The bass also has more presence listening to the W4 as well, with   more punch and authority. Some people find it lacking, but if you are one that appreciates a warm/neutral sound signature than this will not bother you. A slight mid-bass bump is present, but is not overpowering and actually is appreciated with genres such as pop, rock, and electronic. They both have average imaging and soundstage, not to write home about but very respectable considering they are IEMs and in the mid-tier price range. The one thing I really appreciated about the GR07, and was really disappointed with the W4's, was the highs. The GR07 had great detail and extension (although sometimes a little metallicy and sharp), which the W4 are lacking in. The W4 doesn't have the same air around notes like the GR07 and there are obvious dips and peaks in the treble with the W4. To me the treble was acceptable considering all the other pros to the IEM, but if you are a stickler for detail and appreciate that airy sound than these not be for you. To someone that isn't a analytical listener these nuances are very hard to distinguish. Personally I feel that the W4 are more like the MDs than the GR07. The sound signature is closer. There is also the UE900 (less warm) and the Heir 4.A and 4.Ai (warm, but with other cons to their sound). Those three are similar to the MDs, but the W4 is the most, IMO. 

 

Unfortunately, I no longer have many of these IEMs to do a proper comparison for you, but from sound memory, I would definitely look into the W4. A fantastic IEM with a lot more pros than cons. If you can find them for around 300$, that is a great deal. 


Edited by Greed - 7/5/13 at 9:41am
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Anyone here have any IEMs that match or are similar to the current MD's sound signature? Or is the GR07 MK2 as close as it gets?
I have only heard the W3s but I do believe they were fairly close to the MD. The GR07s are a bit brighter and more sibilant than the MDs. I don't think the vocals are pulled back on the GR07s, but maybe that's just because the center stage is very intimate to my ears.
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I have only heard the W3s but I do believe they were fairly close to the MD. The GR07s are a bit brighter and more sibilant than the MDs. I don't think the vocals are pulled back on the GR07s, but maybe that's just because the center stage is very intimate to my ears.

 

The W3 is a lot different than the W4. I personally didn't like the W3 much at all. Too much bass bloat, and really sounded congested. The treble roll off was also too much, especially for rock. 

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^^^ Probably ought to pull these iem comments quickly into a comparison with the MD's to answer the originating question, before the whole off topic thing riles up the subject police again...

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^^ Agreed. Let's stay on topic please.

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