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post #1546 of 4929
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Originally Posted by willy156 View Post

hey I also ordered from penonaudio and my tracking # said as of june 30th it is being processed for departure from hong kong. how long has it been since you've been at that stage? the iems should arrive within 7-14 days, according to their website
I'm in the same boat as you. It should be here on my end in 10-15 days.
I confirmed with them last night after they asked a question about the penon iems I ordered. I guess they are putting everything in one package and sending it yesterday or today.
post #1547 of 4929
@kova4a

Im not acting like it is only something that vsonic does, but I am saying that with their new products, this is becoming their MO.

You can't disagree with it, nor can you say that it's not frustrating.

It would have been better to have them keep it all a secret, made thousands of pairs, them dropped a bomb on all of us. That would have been exciting. Instead it's a waiting game, and aggravating messages like the one you posted.

Your last post you agree that it's frustrating to deal with delays with vsonic, or any company for that matter.

So we disagree to agree? I guess I don't get it.
post #1548 of 4929

Hi I've been lurking around these parts for quite awhile...and for my first post I've decided to share my impressions of the VSD3S as there seem to be people interested in getting these. I'm lucky to be in Singapore and just picked up my pair personally from lendmeurears.


I'm no audiophile and am not as well versed as many of you, so I apologise if my descriptions aren't as accurate or detailed as they could be.

 

I've been using entry level Shure IEMs (SE110, SE215, SE215LTD) for the past 5-8 years or so. Recently I bought a FIIO X5 DAP. Listening to it on my full sized cans, I decided that my shures weren't doing it justice. Thus begins my flirtation with Vsonic...the GR07s have been universally praised here on Head-Fi so I decided to get a pair...ended up getting the GR07BE...and after reading up on the VSD3S I decided to get myself a pair...at that price how couldn't I.

 

I'll be squaring these up against mainly against the GR07BE which I have been listening to as my daily IEM for a few weeks now. 

First off, compared to the SE215 & SE215LTD, the vsd3s completely blows them out of the water in every respect. Not even close.

 

 

1) Sound 

    My immediate impression coming just seconds from listening to the gr07be the whole day was that the vsd3s was missing a little detail in the higher and lower ends and the soundstage was a little smaller and the bass was a little less punchy. One difference I did note is that the gr07be has considerably better instrument seperation to my ears.

The mids are very much more present on the vsd3s than the gr07 which makes me believe that the vsd3s are a little more balanced sounding while the gr07 have slightly recessed mids. Vocals and certain instruments like piano and trumpets come through with quite a bit of presence without being in your face.

While it's true that from an audio quality standpoint the vsd3s is very slightly outclassed by the gr07be, to many the vsd3s may be the more enjoyable IEM to listen to. It sounds less fatiguing and more lively then the gro7be and the more I listen to them the more I'm enjoying them...they will not probably replace the gr07/be but they may very well end up being the easier and more fun iems to listen to.

 

The se215 is generally described to be a very fun sounding iem, and the vsd3s is definitely fun if not funner? I would describe the sound signature to be somewhere between the gr07be and the se215 (leaning closer to the gr07be). Its got just enough detail and richness and just enough 'fun' to find a nice spot between them. 

 

 

2) Build Quality

   The plastic shell on the gr07 seems a little more robust while the vsd3s has a bit of a hollow plastic lighter feel to it? Similarly, the cables on the gr07 are a hair thicker and seem better built and even those cable don't really inspire my confidence. The biggest gripe I have with the build quality of the vsd3s is that there is no strain relief on the straight plug on the end of the cable - just a hard plastic housing which is a potential point of failure.

That's not to say its the worst built iem out there...while it looks (questionably) prettier, its not as premium feeling as it's bigger brother.

 

 

There are a lot of other things I'd like to mention, and I've taken a bunch of pictures to to illustrate comparisons but alas I don't have the account rights to do so yet. So I shall return and follow up these impressions at a later time when I can post up some pictures.

 

I'd like to conclude by saying that while the vsd3s is not as technically capable as the gr07be's (which are 3 times the asking price) they are quite close and they may end up being the ones I go to more often due to their fun and inviting sound. It's a steal for the asking price.

 

Thanks for reading :)


Edited by menamesringo - 7/1/14 at 10:41am
post #1549 of 4929
Awesome comparisons!

Welcome to head-fi!
post #1550 of 4929

Great first post. Thanks a lot for the review and comparisons. My VSD3S just arrived in the US so they should be here within a week. I'm getting even more excited to hear them. 

post #1551 of 4929
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post


I want to compare the two, as many have been curious if the vsd3 line can compete with the GR07BE. I am one of them.

Plus, anything I pay over $100 for usually stays at home. I like to have pairs that I use daily that if they got snagged or broke I wouldn't be too upset.


nice........wish i had that much free change really

post #1552 of 4929
@menamesringo

"Welcome to head-fi and sorry about your wallet" wink.gif

Nice first post and interesting read.

I totally agree with you that the VSD3S is indeed very fun and easy to enjoy. That's probably why I like it so much as a compliment to the Havi B3 that's technically superior but doesn't perform as good will all kind of music.
post #1553 of 4929

So like, are the Shure SE215 obsolete nowadays? 

post #1554 of 4929
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

@kova4a

Im not acting like it is only something that vsonic does, but I am saying that with their new products, this is becoming their MO.

You can't disagree with it, nor can you say that it's not frustrating.

It would have been better to have them keep it all a secret, made thousands of pairs, them dropped a bomb on all of us. That would have been exciting. Instead it's a waiting game, and aggravating messages like the one you posted.

Your last post you agree that it's frustrating to deal with delays with vsonic, or any company for that matter.

So we disagree to agree? I guess I don't get it.

Nah, I don't get frustrated with production delays. I understand that some people do, especially people newer to this hobby, who probably delayed other purchases to wait for a certain products like the new vsonics.  

 

But seriously, I'll understand if one does not have any other iems or just don't want to buy anything, otherwise else I don't see what the big deal is - no one is really forcing him to wait or spend his money. He can just go buy something else and move on or cancel his pre-order if he already has preordered but can't wait a few more weeks. But no - you still get someone, who's frustrated by the delays coming in the delayed product thread and starting to complain or sarcastically mentioning how he bought something else and acting like he thinks the other people still waiting are idiots, which happens from time to time. There are already a whole bunch of posts in this thread of people complaining or just saying that they bought this or that other iem - well, good for you - go comment about the iem you bough. Now that's the stuff that annoys me and not production delays.

 

And yeah, I'm drunk again coz otherwise I never write this long meaningless comments coz I'm sure people will still complain.

post #1555 of 4929
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Originally Posted by willy156 View Post
 

So like, are the Shure SE215 obsolete nowadays? 


215 are the second most overrated earphones i have ever heard,the first one being klipsch s4...........at 100$ they are atleast double what their original price should be.

 

but the level of isolation and comfort is awesome and hard to topple

post #1556 of 4929
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


215 are the second most overrated earphones i have ever heard,the first one being klipsch s4...........at 100$ they are atleast double what their original price should be.

 

but the level of isolation and comfort is awesome and hard to topple

Well, overrated is a bit strong when you consider that at the time of its release it was one of the first affordable iems with detachable cable and a shure on top of that as they are kinda known for being overpriced, so the se215's announcement created quite a stir in the audiophile world. The main issue though was the build quality and the sound cutting off on a lot of the units including mine. Sound-wise it was a pretty decent performer. But yeah, in the current sub-$150 range they are getting obsolete.

post #1557 of 4929
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


215 are the second most overrated earphones i have ever heard,the first one being klipsch s4...........at 100$ they are atleast double what their original price should be.

 

but the level of isolation and comfort is awesome and hard to topple

Remember the Shure SE215 came out a while back.  Since then the earphone market has become increasingly competitive and offerings have improved accordingly.  The 215 isn't a bad IEM, it'

s just not worth the MRSP.

post #1558 of 4929
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post
 

Remember the Shure SE215 came out a while back.  Since then the earphone market has become increasingly competitive and offerings have improved accordingly.  The 215 isn't a bad IEM, it'

s just not worth the MRSP.


it just is a bad iem(for me)......but its expected too.

i mean u get a detachable cable and fantastic build quality from a high end maker like shure for 100$!!

u got to suspect some compromises there,,,,,,but my cousin loves bass so much that even after buying copper pro's he literally worships the 215!!

 

so yes i think technically its not a very good iem but for people who love isolation and bass,its a fantastic deal at 100$

post #1559 of 4929
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

Well, overrated is a bit strong when you consider that at the time of its release it was one of the first affordable iems with detachable cable and a shure on top of that as they are kinda known for being overpriced, so the se215's announcement created quite a stir in the audiophile world. The main issue though was the build quality and the sound cutting off on a lot of the units including mine. Sound-wise it was a pretty decent performer. But yeah, in the current sub-$150 range they are getting obsolete.


my cousin has experienced some cable issues too,,,like breakage at connector point.

 

another fact--------shure gives 2 year warranty only for eu,usa and some other countries.If u are in india the warranty is only 1 year,well thats ******** i think.its written on the box only.

post #1560 of 4929

all right,change of topic.

 

anyone got brainwavz m3 here??

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