Originally Posted by cove66
I'm thinking about either getting the IM70 or the VSD3S. Can I get a comparison from someone whose heard both?
Depends on what you're looking for. The IM70's sound a little shy on the upper end, while the VSD3S sound reserved on the lower end, when you compare them together. The VSD3S were detailed, had a good balance throughout the range (thought they sounder a little bright, but not silibant), and they were a lot more comfortable than the IM70's. The midrange was pretty much even on both headphones, but on some tracks the VSD3S went over the IM70's. On the lower end side, i preferred the IM70, it had more control, and detail than the VSD3S, but you need to consider the VSD3S isn't a Bassy headphone. The only part where i thought the IM70 fell short over the VSD3S was on the upper end. The VSD3S had more range, a lot more air than the IM70's and felt wider.
Edited by Kukyo - 8/28/14 at 3:29pm
In the end, despite i like detail and air, i prefer the IM70's over the VSD3S, because they didn't impressed me that much after the first listen, and despite that the VSD3S were more comfortable, and had a better upper end than the IM70's, i felt the 70's sounded more "right" to my ears. If i had extra money laying around, i'd get both (or the VSD3S, considering i already have the IM70's).