The h3 is superior, but most people who like the im50 would love the h3 also.
And yes, the bass on the h3 is epic.
Got my Vivo Xplay 3S with XE-800's today. First impression..... WHOA. Even the phone speakers sound spectacular.
The XE-800 is an improved GR07 MKII. In a way I think it sounds better. Still early though. It looks sexy as hell, and the movable nozzle is very convenient and comfortable.
A Chinese review I found feels the same way:
"XE800 is VSONIC work, and there have been anecdotal biography XE800 is an improved version of the GR07's. Hand wood GR07MK1, MK2, CLASSIC ......, it can not compare it. And I listened to a nostalgic version R02 contrast six months, the feeling is still relatively high similarity of style. Let's call it GR07 MK4"
Easily the best phone/iem combo I've heard, ever. Need to test the Havi on it later.
How about XE-800 by itself? I have been told by someone they will go on sale as stand alone for about $125... kind of high....
On the contrary, if you go by GR07 MKII pricing, it's a steal if you grab one on taobao for under $100. Mine were $63 extra, $599 for the phone itself, shipped via DHL Express free within 3 days.
Nevermind, read it wrong....................