GS Audio Impressions Thread
Aug 10, 2021 at 3:19 PM Post #451 of 930

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How is the sound?
Out of the box, it's sounding pretty sensational! I put some Final E tips on and I'm listening to I, Robot by the Alan Parsons Project right now. Later, I'll listen to the Dr Chesky binaural headphone "Ultimate Demonstration Disk." Overnight I'm going to start burning burn it in some before commenting in detail and making comparisons.

They look great and the cable is awesome. Right off the bat I'm liking these better than some other units I've been listening to recently.
 
Aug 10, 2021 at 3:50 PM Post #452 of 930

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Out of the box, it's sounding pretty sensational! I put some Final E tips on and I'm listening to I, Robot by the Alan Parsons Project right now. Later, I'll listen to the Dr Chesky binaural headphone "Ultimate Demonstration Disk." Overnight I'm going to start burning burn it in some before commenting in detail and making comparisons.

They look great and the cable is awesome. Right off the bat I'm liking these better than some other units I've been listening to recently.
Man I read that as "Alan Partridge" and my mind was racing as to what that would sound like and why it would be one of your first listens...
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Aug 11, 2021 at 12:38 AM Post #453 of 930

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GS Audio GD3A, ST6A, ST6B, ST8B, ST10 listening impressions ~ mini review

General info
Most of the listening was done on a Cayin N3 Pro as the source. I used the 3.5mm output no tubes. The measurements was done on a iec 711 coupler off of Aliexpress. I am still mostly a noob, so take it with plenty of salt if anything is off looking. I use EQ only went noted for some comparisons, otherwise most of the sets were listened to with no EQ for the main impressions. The sets do appear to take EQ well if you want to play around with it, I only tried 5-10DB swings here and there to check it out.

Overall theme for the iems. As a group they all have a moderately large soundstage. As a group detail imaging and separation was excellent, the quality tends to increase a bit as the price increase. The crossover work was also well done. I had a hard time determining where they were implemented it overall. I am sure someone with a trained ear could, but for someone like me I could not. The size of the shell does increase quite a bit as more is stuff in it. People with smaller ears might find the ST10 or large iems potentially off putting due to size, the ST8B was where the comfort level was mostly there for me. The ST10 did fit, just after a few hours I had sore ears after the fact.

GD3A
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The bass is clean, detailed and moderately textured. Compared to the other GS Audio I have, it has the more impact wise(DD). Bass is the slowest in the GS Audio lineup that I have. Quicker then the GK10 LZ A7 showing more of a BA presentation with some of the DD impact. The Mids detail is clear and clarity, male vocals is a bit recessed and female vocals are fine. Some might be seeking more treble extension.


ST6A
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The bass is still rather well done. Here it is more of a BA style bass, quicker then the GD3A, also a bit thicker also in the presentation, but you do lose a bit of the impact. It is still well done, just the difference between BA and DD it feels like. It had a feeling where the drivers could not keep up with the track, there was no smearing in faster moving tracks. Probably a good presentation of what BA bass should sound like if someone is curious when compared to the GD3A.
The male vocals are a touch closer to the mix, and the brightness that could be seen as missing in the GD3A is well presented here. Is it worth the increase in price, that can be highly debatable. It is a well done tuning with the extra perks of having more drivers to fill out the sound a bit more. Probably the biggest question do you want the increase technicalities and BA bass or just slightly worse and more of a DD impact.


ST6B
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So The big thing is how do you like your treble and upper mids. Due to the recession the bass-lower mids are much more presented forward. Also the sharp increase in the mids lower treble honestly is a bit too hot overall. The ST6B sharp dropoff in the treble also make some instruments just sound a bit too off overall to the overall mix.
Personally the ST6A is the better tuned of the set. Both are close enough tech wise, the soundstage and air is better on the ST6A, the 6B is much more intimate of a presentation.

ST8B

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So this is what I would probably describe as the perfect laid back IEM that I have tried so far. Everything is well balanced throughout the mix with some treble rolloff at the end. Nothing is extremely overpowered at all. There is less air and soundstage presence then the rest of the collection here. Technicalities are in-between the ST6A and ST10.


ST10
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So the ST10 Yeah, I called it neutral bright, nah its more closer to a V shape after some more time listening to it and not trying to compared it so harshly to the ST8 at first impression. The Treble at first glance is not that bad overall. It is brighter then the ST6A but at least it is not unbearable for me.
From the collection I have it is by far the best technicalities of the sets I have. Also has the largest overall soundstage. I do not find the extra treble energy that poorly done compared to the rest, but it certainly will be probably too much for some.





Comparisons


Geek world GK10
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Compared to the GD3A, it has more of a sub bass/bass presence throughout the overall mix. There is a bit more overall impact to the bass, but my set has some subbass bleed. Slightly more soundstage, and the separation and details takes a step back. Treble is a bit farther back and you more air to the overall sound. Personally I prefer the GD3A here more.

Fearless Roland

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Is there any Fearless Roland fans somehow still out there? Yes the Roland is Dark. The ST8B could be a potential upgrade path. The ST8B gives you overall a higher level of technicalities and soundstage with giving you some more energy where the Roland is just too dark overall at. You do lose the speed of a DD driver for the bass, but the rest of the presentation would be an overall upgrade. And honestly since the EST drivers are honestly wasted here, the treble has overall much better quality and texture overall. Even when you EQ the treble down to the Roland's darkness.


Conclusion

Overall the GS Audio Line up was a pleasant surprise. The only one I truly did not care for that much was the ST6B. I can overall highly recommend most of the items here. For most people I would lean the ST6A and the GD3A will probably be the most popular. Safe general tunings that works. The ST8B could be the sleeper here for anyone that likes a more relax presentation. The ST10 honestly probably does not do enough to warrant the higher price tag. Yeah it is better then the ST6A, worth the price difference debatable. The ST8 will probably get the most used out of them for me, since it is more relaxed presentation(I deal with migraines/headaches too often sadly) but the ST6A or ST10 is certainly the better sounding sets.

For me it turned out to be ST8B>ST6A=GD3>ST10>ST6B
 
Aug 11, 2021 at 4:34 AM Post #454 of 930

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ordered the GT12 because I liked the look of graph. 😂

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Also made a request to tune their SE8 like this for my bday lol

and got this response :)
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So I asked them about the EST implementation and this was their response..

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Such a friendly company : )

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ordered the GT12 because I liked the look of graph. 😂

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Also made a request to tune their SE8 like this for my bday lol

and got this response :)
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So I asked them about the EST implementation and this was their response..

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Such a friendly company : )

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Hopefully we will see them release an SE8B with that consideration in mind.
 
Aug 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM Post #457 of 930

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I really like their engagement with you!
Every time I chat with one of their reps has reinforced to me how nice a company they are. They tend to respond quite quickly, too, though that may be because I am bad at falling asleep like a normal person and my waking hours are basically their time zone's norm.
 
Aug 11, 2021 at 6:17 AM Post #458 of 930

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As far as I can tell without going back through and directly comparing every listing, these three appearance options are new. My guess is that they were originally intended for upcoming IEMs, but they decided to let us choose them early.
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It should be fairly obvious that I would favor the A07 and A12 of these particular newcomers, since the A11 is just a different shell color with basically the same faceplate from the ST10. The A07 really reminds me of the TRI Starlight, which is an absolute stunner of an aesthetic, and the blue stabilized wood of the A12 looks quite elegant.

Just remember that they've unfortunately moved on to charging $20 for changing the appearance of the shells. It does make sense, given that they're going to have to put special notes on the order and actually keep track of all of that during production. It is an inconvenience to them, since it disrupts their typical production flow for your set. At least you get an option, though, since I know there have been plenty of sets from other manufacturers that I completely disregarded because they were wholly unattractive to me and there were no alternate configuration options. So even with a premium being charged, it is worthwhile sometimes to make sure you're truly happy with your IEM purchase.

Having said all that, I am very, very curious what kind of IEMs they're planning to release that will use A07 and A12 shell designs by default. I'm hoping for some exciting developments.
 
Aug 11, 2021 at 8:01 AM Post #459 of 930

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As far as I can tell without going back through and directly comparing every listing, these three appearance options are new. My guess is that they were originally intended for upcoming IEMs, but they decided to let us choose them early.
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It should be fairly obvious that I would favor the A07 and A12 of these particular newcomers, since the A11 is just a different shell color with basically the same faceplate from the ST10. The A07 really reminds me of the TRI Starlight, which is an absolute stunner of an aesthetic, and the blue stabilized wood of the A12 looks quite elegant.

Just remember that they've unfortunately moved on to charging $20 for changing the appearance of the shells. It does make sense, given that they're going to have to put special notes on the order and actually keep track of all of that during production. It is an inconvenience to them, since it disrupts their typical production flow for your set. At least you get an option, though, since I know there have been plenty of sets from other manufacturers that I completely disregarded because they were wholly unattractive to me and there were no alternate configuration options. So even with a premium being charged, it is worthwhile sometimes to make sure you're truly happy with your IEM purchase.

Having said all that, I am very, very curious what kind of IEMs they're planning to release that will use A07 and A12 shell designs by default. I'm hoping for some exciting developments.
A07 looks quite similar (or identical lol) to the Shuoer EJ07M.
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A07 looks quite similar (or identical lol) to the Shuoer EJ07M.
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I think the EJO7M have a more satin finish, while the A07 faceplate is still glossy like the Starlight
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Sad news. USPS delivered my ST10 and KBEAR Robin directly outside my garage door(I have security camera and it recorded)…I’m out for vacation and there are few thunderstorms and flood warning incoming near my house😂😂

Hopefully ST10 could stay 4 more days without totally soaked….
 
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Sad news. USPS delivered my ST10 and KBEAR Robin directly outside my garage door(I have security camera and it recorded)…I’m out for vacation and there are few thunderstorms and flood warning incoming near my house😂😂

Hopefully ST10 could stay 4 more days without totally soaked….
Luckily they come in a sealed plastic clamshell case with an o-ring, so as long as nobody takes them, the GS Audio ones will be fine. Not sure about the KBEar Robin.
 
Aug 12, 2021 at 8:18 AM Post #463 of 930

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Luckily they come in a sealed plastic clamshell case with an o-ring, so as long as nobody takes them, the GS Audio ones will be fine. Not sure about the KBEar Robin.
That’s a good relief! Thanks!
 
Aug 12, 2021 at 8:32 AM Post #465 of 930

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Don't you have any friendly neighbours who can pick it up for you ?
Actually, that’s my plan B, sent a text last night. I noticed the neighbor did reply the text👍

Now it’s worry free!
 

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