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post #1276 of 2535
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

yeppp they can hang but not own. Same goes for the DUNU DN1000s and others claims that they blow the VSonic GR07 BE outta' the water. It is far from that, cuz those are no doubt great sounding but they are a bit overhyped as well. And guess who were the same culprits that did that. hoho :wink_face:



Having never heard or owned GR07 BE that cannot be me. :wink_face: 

post #1277 of 2535

I actually love the GR07BE from memory... thinking of repurchasing these.
Ostrys don't blow them away as I stated before, but they do somethings better like smoother, less peaky treble but still retaining all of the energy. I think the bass was better on the GR07BE iirc

Wish I could give the Dunus a shot though

post #1278 of 2535
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

To be honest, I'm disappointed that this thread's tracks were halted...

 

I think people will always have their own preferences. An iem has its own sound sig and different people will prefer different sound sig. I for one would take the KC06s over the w4s because i'm a not a fan of how the w4s are tuned to sound abit laid back. Same could be said for the KC06, bassheads may not love them but for me I love the bass. It has the right amount of punch i want for EDM songs while this vary with sources i found that the bass quantity was more for rockboxed classic rather than my HTC One. Also for those looking for isolation, these are not for you.

 

I listen to these while studying either in the library or at home, can use for hours without feeling fatigue, never used them walking or in the gym. Also use them for sleeping,while costing only $60 it gets the job done. I just love how they sound to my ears and regardless of what people say, I still rate them highly :atsmile: 

post #1279 of 2535
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Originally Posted by SyedZ2ez4 View Post
 

I think people will always have their own preferences. An iem has its own sound sig and different people will prefer different sound sig. I for one would take the KC06s over the w4s because i'm a not a fan of how the w4s are tuned to sound abit laid back. Same could be said for the KC06, bassheads may not love them but for me I love the bass. It has the right amount of punch i want for EDM songs while this vary with sources i found that the bass quantity was more for rockboxed classic rather than my HTC One. Also for those looking for isolation, these are not for you.

 

I listen to these while studying either in the library or at home, can use for hours without feeling fatigue, never used them walking or in the gym. Also use them for sleeping,while costing only $60 it gets the job done. I just love how they sound to my ears and regardless of what people say, I still rate them highly :atsmile: 

You and a few others have mentioned this.

 

I seriously want to try that out ASAP.

post #1280 of 2535
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

I actually love the GR07BE from memory... thinking of repurchasing these.
Ostrys don't blow them away as I stated before, but they do somethings better like smoother, less peaky treble but still retaining all of the energy. I think the bass was better on the GR07BE iirc

Wish I could give the Dunus a shot though


I rate Dunu DN-1000 higher than the GR07 MK2 for my preferences, especially with a strong source like my Studio V units. has more clarity, soundstage and cleaner/cooler tonality for what I need, I believe Lin feels the same, though never having heard GR07 BE cannot say.  At the end of the day all the "he said" / "she said" finger pointing is just ridiculous  because it comes down to one word.....Preference.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/25/14 at 12:29am
post #1281 of 2535
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 



Having never heard or owned GR07 BE that cannot be me. :wink_face: 

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Nope it was just some other noob. ;)

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

I actually love the GR07BE from memory... thinking of repurchasing these.
Ostrys don't blow them away as I stated before, but they do somethings better like smoother, less peaky treble but still retaining all of the energy. I think the bass was better on the GR07BE iirc

Wish I could give the Dunus a shot though

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meh those DN1Ks were pretty good but you're not missing out on much. Got rid of them due to their lack of emotional energy with the music rendition. Kinda' like neither warm nor cold jack-of-all-trades but master of none things so had to spit them out, unless you like your stuff lukewarm. haha

 

Actually the treble extension was the high light of those DN1Ks, they had one of the best trebles i have came across, but the mids and bass despite being adequate was nothing to write home about. Hence why i am still looking for a $200 and under set that i feel truly deserves their asking prices in todays crazy competitive iem market arena. Great tyme to be in this hobby fo' sho, a curse as well as a blessing. LoL :triportsad:

post #1282 of 2535
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Originally Posted by SyedZ2ez4 View Post
 

I think people will always have their own preferences. An iem has its own sound sig and different people will prefer different sound sig. I for one would take the KC06s over the w4s because i'm a not a fan of how the w4s are tuned to sound abit laid back. Same could be said for the KC06, bassheads may not love them but for me I love the bass. It has the right amount of punch i want for EDM songs while this vary with sources i found that the bass quantity was more for rockboxed classic rather than my HTC One. Also for those looking for isolation, these are not for you.

 

I listen to these while studying either in the library or at home, can use for hours without feeling fatigue, never used them walking or in the gym. Also use them for sleeping,while costing only $60 it gets the job done. I just love how they sound to my ears and regardless of what people say, I still rate them highly :atsmile: 

 

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


I rate Dunu DN-1000 higher than the GR07 MK2 for my preferences, especially with a strong source like my Studio V units. has more clarity, soundstage and cleaner/cooler tonality for what I need, I believe Lin feels the same, though never having heard GR07 BE cannot say.  At the end of the day all the "he said" / "she said" finger pointing is just ridiculous  because it comes down to one word.....Preference.

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Plus 1000000000000000000000000000000000000

 

But you have to find out what you truly like 1st through trial and error. : P

post #1283 of 2535
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

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Nope it was just some other noob. ;)

 

 

 

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meh those DN1Ks were pretty good but you're not missing out on much. Got rid of them due to their lack of emotional energy with the music rendition. Kinda' like neither warm nor cold jack-of-all-trades but master of none things so had to spit them out, unless you like your stuff lukewarm. haha

 

Actually the treble extension was the high light of those DN1Ks, they had one of the best trebles i have came across, but the mids and bass despite being adequate was nothing to write home about. Hence why i am still looking for a $200 and under set that i feel truly deserves their asking prices in todays crazy competitive iem market arena. Great tyme to be in this hobby fo' sho, a curse as well as a blessing. LoL :triportsad:

I feel your pain, the eternal struggle of wondering if something's better :( dem feels

GR07BE was close to perfection for me :D TBH, that's the real gem under $200 imo

How about the Fostex's in your pic?

Ostrys are doing it for me too atm, true gem under $100 fo' sho

post #1284 of 2535
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

But you have to find out what you truly like 1st through trial and error. : P


Exactly mate, exactly. 

post #1285 of 2535
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


I rate Dunu DN-1000 higher than the GR07 MK2 for my preferences, especially with a strong source like my Studio V units. has more clarity, soundstage and cleaner/cooler tonality for what I need, I believe Lin feels the same, though never having heard GR07 BE cannot say.  At the end of the day all the "he said" / "she said" finger pointing is just ridiculous  because it comes down to one word.....Preference.

All that sounds appealing and all (especially the clarity and soundstage bits) but I think there was something about the GR07 that I love, can't put my finger on it.. I think it was just so natural in tonality

post #1286 of 2535
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

All that sounds appealing and all (especially the clarity and soundstage bits) but I think there was something about the GR07 that I love, can't put my finger on it.. I think it was just so natural in tonality


You won't match GR07's natural timbre, I don't know of many IEM's that can, not even EX1000 I tried personally.

Only when it comes down to a technicality shoot out I prefer DN-1000 for its soundstage and separation, basically the BA aspects.

KC06 is quite strong in both timbre and soundstage, as you would have heard. 
 

post #1287 of 2535
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

I feel your pain, the eternal struggle of wondering if something's better :( dem feels

GR07BE was close to perfection for me :D TBH, that's the real gem under $200 imo

How about the Fostex's in your pic?

Ostrys are doing it for me too atm, true gem under $100 fo' sho

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If VSonic liberated the sound of the GR07 BEs with a more 3D tuning, also a slight increase of mid range resolution the GR07 BE would be unstoppable fo' sho. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


I rate Dunu DN-1000 higher than the GR07 MK2 for my preferences, especially with a strong source like my Studio V units. has more clarity, soundstage and cleaner/cooler tonality for what I need, I believe Lin feels the same, though never having heard GR07 BE cannot say.  At the end of the day all the "he said" / "she said" finger pointing is just ridiculous  because it comes down to one word.....Preference.

All that sounds appealing and all (especially the clarity and soundstage bits) but I think there was something about the GR07 that I love, can't put my finger on it.. I think it was just so natural in tonality

 

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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

All that sounds appealing and all (especially the clarity and soundstage bits) but I think there was something about the GR07 that I love, can't put my finger on it.. I think it was just so natural in tonality


You won't match GR07's natural timbre, I don't know of many IEM's that can, not even EX1000 I tried personally.

Only when it comes down to a technicality shoot out I prefer DN-1000 for its soundstage and separation, basically the BA aspects.

KC06 is quite strong in both timbre and soundstage, as you would have heard. 

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


Exactly mate, exactly. 

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Welp ya'll just read my mind, cuz the timbre and natural texture of the GR07 BEs is their bread and butter, as some loves to hype their "organic" sounding bass etc.

 

And this is what i felt about a direct comparo between the DN1Ks vs. the GR07 BEs:

 

 

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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post
 

Thanks sfwalcer. I found the soundstage/3D on the GR07MK2 better than GR07 but I think that can't be helped because of the slightly mid-forward SQ of the BE which limits the soundstage. 


Yeah no problemo. And here is another revelation i had recently regarding how these gr07 BEs compare to the new kid on da' block that is the DUNU DN1000s........

 

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I actually like them A LOT (referring to the DN1Ks). They don't best the gr07 BEs on all fronts but is a great side grade to them. Lets just say those gr07 BEs are akin to that old school analog sound that has great flavor/ texture but is lacking a bit in HD/3D resolution. These DN1Ks are akin to the new school digital sound that has amazing 3D_ness/ clarity and extension. I like the treble of the DN1Ks more than the BEs, but the bass of the BEs wins in overall texture/ depth. Mids on both are on par. So both are amazing.

 

 

.... so do those new DN1Ks REALLY blows the gr07 BEs outta' the water as some has claimed??? I don't think so at all.

post #1288 of 2535
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post


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Welp maybe that is true for mere human memory but i ain't human am i now. HE HE HE biggrin.gif

Hey you know what, most impressions and reviews are a bunch of bull anyways, cuz i just make it up as i go along. hoho Problem??? happy_face1.gif  

No problem as long as you clearly state it which you did. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

You and a few others have mentioned this.

I seriously want to try that out ASAP.

It beat PK1 in comfort for sleeping or just in the bed by the way.
post #1289 of 2535
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


You won't match GR07's natural timbre, I don't know of many IEM's that can, not even EX1000 I tried personally.

Only when it comes down to a technicality shoot out I prefer DN-1000 for its soundstage and separation, basically the BA aspects.

KC06 is quite strong in both timbre and soundstage, as you would have heard. 
 

:O cheers for that H20... looks like I might have to repurchase the GR07BE

 

@sfwalcer: Definitely try Heir tips btw, I felt like the Ostrys were a tad too warm for my tastes, Heir tips helps out the tone a lot

post #1290 of 2535
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

You know what, these Ostriches can actually turn crazy warm sounding just like the Piss_tons. Alls you have to do is use the TEAC ZE1000 onion tips on them. The tips covers the bass vent on the nozzle so combined with the slightly more narrow bore of the ZE1000 tips, makes these Ostry sound pretty damn warm and the results in a very similar sound siggy as the Pistons. Though i didn't like it that much cuz other parts of the frequency sounded a bit off. But it ain't too bad sounding, so i can just imagine what peps can do to mod these Ostrys with simple tip/ vent blocks, etc.

... these funky tips right here. LoL 

 

Completely blocking the front vent is too extreme, but you might want to try the second mod I described in this post:

 
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

Here's something I'd like to share about the KC06's tuning (please excuse the less than stellar picture quality).

 

As I posted earlier, these IEMs seem to be meticulously tuned via front and back vents:

 

 

When worn with the usual (silicone) tips, both vents remain open:

 

 

Since air escaping from the front vent has a similar effect to wearing an IEM with a loose seal, blocking that vent results in (significantly) more bass.

 

Here's how you can easily block that front vent, just use an additional foam tip underneath your regular tip:

 

 

Blocking that vent completely results in a lot more bass. However, bass quality and low end clarity takes a noticeable hit.

 

So, what we want to try next is more subtle. We'll try to boost that bass just a little bit...

For this mod, you'll need a tip with larger bore size than your KC06 tip:

 

 

Slide that tip from the opposite side on top of your KC06 tip:

 

 

The second tip remains reversed and creates an air chamber above the front vent.

Thus it acts like a spring against the leakage from the vent, resulting in mildly boosted bass.

Since the effect is only mild, most of the original quality is retained. (Note that the rear vent is still open.)

 

 

I personally think that the KC06's stock tuning is petty much perfect. But those who'd like to coax a little more bass out of them, might want to try this mod.

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