Originally Posted by IEMagnet01
Well the VSonic's have a lush detailed sound, with lightweight bass. They need a bass boost to even get close to the PortaPros,but are technically superior, vastly superior to the PortaPros, but maybe not as "fun" sounding compared. Still the GR07's are a great IEM and I enjoyed them. I hear the IM70 has more bass than the IM50, so you might want to lean towards the Im70 to get a sound that's close to those PortaPros? Anyone else agree?
Yeah, I've been reading up on a set of IEMs to see what I think would fit my taste. I've always disliked the way IEMs fit (they tend to fall out of one of my ears), but my friend just got some Shure SE215s (I think) for Christmas and I love the over the ear fit of those things. What I didn't like was the sound they were pumping out though. Day 1 they wowed me, but it's not something I'd like to own. Maybe after some burn in, if you believe in that sort of thing, they will improve.
So, now I'm looking at IEMs to provide me with sound on the go. I've love my PortaPros, but they have been stepped on (my fault) and there is some rattling in the left driver, so I'd like to replace them. I'm leaning toward the VSonics since they are popular here and seem to have the sound signature and soundstage (for an IEM) that I'd like. However, the ATH-IM70s seems to be slightly different yet just as good as well as cheaper. Also, I'm not too keen on the super flashy red on the IM70s...but I can deal with that if I get the sound I want/like.
Also, I think I can deal with lightweight bass. Bass isn't the #1 thing on my list for sound. I've LOVED my first pair of entry level cans, my dear Senn HD555 with the plastic grate removal mod. Not the heaviest bass around for sure and I doubt the VSonics or the ATs are that light on the bass.
Anyway, some guidance on that showdown would be much appreciated.