I am currently attempting to decide whether I should purchase the AKG k550/545 or the Vsonic Gr07. I know we are comparing two very different devices, however I was wondering if anyone has remarks on what to expect from the two. I am looking for something with good instrument separation, not too much bass, and a wide sound stage. I listen to everything from jazz to rock and indie. I do not listen to EDM, or bass heavy music but when there is bass I like it to be smooth. These would be used almost exclusively for use while studying in a library at school, and because I fear that although the Vsonic GR07 would have a clear and distortion free sound that I would end up having a congested and small feeling sound stage due to it being an IEM.
Has anyone hear compared their GR07 or similar earphone to a headphone? How does the sound stage compare? Would I have to go to a $300 Westone, or would that also have a smaller sound stage?