Originally Posted by ktan3142
Hey all. After reading/browsing through the entire thread, I became intrigued by the Havi's. Can anyone compare these to the GR07BE and/or RE-400? The reason I ask is because I currently own the RE-400 as my on-the-go pair with my Sanza Clip. I also have an unopened pair of GR07BE that I can sell if the Havi is comparable to it. I apologize for missing any comparisons if they have already been posted.
Second, if I were to get the Havi B3, it would be the "Old Version" from Penonaudio right? Thanks in advance.
I have the gr07 BE and the havi.
Here are the things I prefer in each of these:
Havi B3: ***With an amplifier***Has a more reference sound. More articulate and detailed. Much better for instruments and has a better sound stage. Highs are less sibilant.
Havi B3 ***without an amp*** The Havi B3 is inferior to the GR07 BE in every way.
GR07 BE: ***Compared to amplified b3*** Much easier to drive than the b3 (sounds awesome amped or unamped). Closest thing I own that sounds like the havi but with more impressive bass. GR07 BE has better bass in both quality and quality). GR07 BE has crisper treble if you prefer this. GR07 BE has more dynamic sound than the b3. GR07 BE plays all genres of music well (Havi's even response and balanced bass is better suited for rock and alternative and less suited for edm). The gr07 BE has a better cable and accessories. The fit is more customizable on the gr07 BE.
***If Havi B3 is not amplified*** The gr07 BE is superior in just about every way.
Both are winners, but if you buy the Havi B3 an amp or high output player is necessary.
PS If you get the Havi get the pro I (old version).
PSS Penonaudio is awesome.Edited by Hisoundfi - 7/4/14 at 11:59pm