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Kova and Peter have the Shure SE215 right ?

So my friend asked me wich one would be better to be used on the gym, VSD3S or the Shure, he listen mostly rock althought durability is a key point, even more than SQ.
Thanks.

And my VSD3S still don't arrived, brazilian postal service is a ****.


Edited by altrunox - 7/1/14 at 6:07pm
post #1577 of 4929
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Originally Posted by altrunox View Post
 

Kova and Peter have the Shure SE215 right, so my friend asked me wich one would be better to be used on the gym, VSD3S or the Shure, he listen mostly rock althought durability is a key point.
Thanks.

And my VSD3S still don't arrived, brazilian postal service is a ****.


can't say about durability as i have yet to see a vsd3 but 215 sucks for rock for its bloated bass.

its good for rap or hip hop though

post #1578 of 4929

would you think VSD3S is good for rock,pop,hiphop? 

post #1579 of 4929
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Originally Posted by willy156 View Post
 

would you think VSD3S is good for rock,pop,hiphop? 


peter has mentioned on 2-3 pages back that 215 is nothing in front of vsd3,,,,even a new member has said pretty much the same thing.

 

if u like rock u got to stay away from 215,not worth it.

 

and most are positive on vsd3 being much more balanced compared to 215 so out of the two vsd3 is better but if i was ur friend i would get gr07 be or re-400 without even thinking twice

post #1580 of 4929
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Originally Posted by altrunox View Post
 

Kova and Peter have the Shure SE215 right ?

So my friend asked me wich one would be better to be used on the gym, VSD3S or the Shure, he listen mostly rock althought durability is a key point, even more than SQ.
Thanks.

And my VSD3S still don't arrived, brazilian postal service is a ****.


how many days it has been??

post #1581 of 4929
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Originally Posted by menamesringo View Post

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 smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks and excellent write-up. Oh btw, welcone to head-fi and sorry about wallet.......biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


how many days it has been??

I bought it on the LMUE on their preorder, they posted it at 18/06 I guess, they arrived two days ago in Brazil, altought all the products arrived in a "fiscalization center", almost all the products go through inspection :mad:

I have product that are in this centers for more than two months :deadhorse:

 

And this is the better part, all the products that are +US$25 get 60% of fee + US$6 :deadhorse:

 

I asked them to send it as US$15 to try to avoid been taxed, but usually they look inside the package, search for the product on the web, a tax them anyway. :mad: 

And even so they take usually more than one moth to do it...


Edited by altrunox - 7/1/14 at 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by altrunox View Post
 

I bought it on the LMUE on their preorder, they posted it at 18/06 I guess, they arrived two days ago in Brazil, altought all the products arrived in a "fiscalization center", almost all the products go through inspection :mad:

I have product that are in this centers for more than two months :deadhorse:

 

And this is the better part, all the products that are +US$25 get 60% of fee + US$6 :deadhorse:

 

I asked them to send it as US$15 to try to avoid been taxed, but usually they look inside the package, search for the product on the web, a tax them anyway. :mad: 

And even so they take usually more than one moth to do it...


damn thats expensive.

 

in india the custom is 33% i think but product has to be above 30$ if i remember correctly.

but for such low prices generally they don't bother to impose any customs,its pretty lax here.

 

don't worry lmue always downgrade the order so u may escape the customs

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Thanks and excellent write-up. Oh btw, welcone to head-fi and sorry about wallet.......biggrin.gif


oye shawan have u tried brainwavz m3??

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Yeah, but in the iem world things are a bit different and there's been quite the progress, especially in the price to performance ration for the past couple of years, IMO only the etymotics really survived the test of time with the 20 years old er4 still being among the best and with a cult following.

Yes you are rite and thx for bringing that out .....ety's ER4 series is still going on and on......their deep insertion(precise dia nozzle) and triple flange tips are very plus.......
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post


oye shawan have u tried brainwavz m3??
Nope,and henceforth no priority on those but something next level to single dynamics, like triple hybrids and quad BAs and may be >15mm drivers as well....but as usual no customs for now. Most know the reasons for not going customs.mad.gif
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Fx850 ^
post #1588 of 4929
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Originally Posted by Shawn71 View Post


Nope,and henceforth no priority on those but something next level to single dynamics, like triple hybrids and quad BAs and may be >15mm drivers as well....but as usual no customs for now. Most know the reasons for not going customs.mad.gif


me too,,,thats why i held myself from getting vsd3.

i may go for vsd7/9 when they come out but if i have my money saved i will go to se846 or ie800 directly.

 

but some members are reporting ie800 to be too bass heavy.

 

also what about h3??its getting quite a good praise

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Hi everybody !

I have a VC-02 and think its bass is sometimes great, and other times just reasonable, depending on the song; I do not have a better iem to compare it to.

Could someone who has heard these, the VSD1 and the VSD3, make a small comparison, mainly about each one's bass, please ? I think about buying any of these last two, and would like to get a notion on their differences, what to expect from them...

Thanks in advance for the time spent !

Regards.

 

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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post


me too,,,thats why i held myself from getting vsd3.
i may go for vsd7/9 when they come out but if i have my money saved i will go to se846 or ie800 directly.

but some members are reporting ie800 to be too bass heavy.

also what about h3??its getting quite a good praise

Well, to me, I will just split up/break down my investments into buying more IEMs(ofcourse the better ones) than buying just one single IEM as close to a grand. That way im not locked myself up for a long time sticking to just one toy but rather buy one by one with enough money saved in my wallet. Also big advantage in doing so is that, while waiting for another new toys,I have sufficient time to make over the $$$ and trying different tech/brands of IEMs. Now we had witnessed lot of new models in just half past 2014, like AT line-ups,now vsonic and t-peos's $120 triple hybrids,havi,ostry,jvc,nuforce,rha etc. to name few....

One thing Im wondering is that (though its not about vsd3 subject) how bwavz is bold enough to fix their price, times 2 and times 1.5 of vsd3 and vsd5 on a very recently launched model, while vsd3/s released lately and vsd5 is right next door for the release.....considering their market presence and customer base. Just..........
Edited by Shawn71 - 7/1/14 at 8:42pm
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