GS Audio Impressions Thread
Aug 12, 2021 at 11:04 AM Post #467 of 1,258

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Went and measured both sides (stock tips M sized). Looks pretty good.
 
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Not as good as the GD3A matching. But considering it has 11 drivers, I say its good lol.
 
Aug 13, 2021 at 1:51 PM Post #469 of 1,258

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Before buying the gd3a: is there any notable difference amped and not amped?

Better buy 2.5 mm cable for extra gaining, or it just won't make any difference?
 
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Before buying the gd3a: is there any notable difference amped and not amped?

Better buy 2.5 mm cable for extra gaining, or it just won't make any difference?
It isnt really power hungry, so not a problem in that regard.

But all transucers I have does sound better on my Asgard 3 compared to my lowly LG G7. :joy:
 
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It isnt really power hungry, so not a problem in that regard.

But all transucers I have does sound better on my Asgard 3 compared to my lowly LG G7. :joy:
Yeah, pretty much none of the GS Audio sets need a whole lot of power, so it's mostly down to the coloration of your source and how much you value the lower noise floor and improved channel separation that you typically get from balanced.
 
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Yeah, pretty much none of the GS Audio sets need a whole lot of power, so it's mostly down to the coloration of your source and how much you value the lower noise floor and improved channel separation that you typically get from balanced.
Depends on the amp rather than the SE/balanced specifically. Most amps with both of them are going to have more focus on the balanced output and a better implementation on it rather than the SE.
 
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It isnt really power hungry, so not a problem in that regard.

But all transucers I have does sound better on my Asgard 3 compared to my lowly LG G7. :joy:
Off topic: RikudouGoku, are you thinking of trying any thieaudio iem? Would love to see your opinions on some of them!
 
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Off topic: RikudouGoku, are you thinking of trying any thieaudio iem? Would love to see your opinions on some of them!
I have one, the Voyager 3 and I got burned. Not really interested in them tbh.
 
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Speaking of Thieaudio, I personally had the L3, L9 and the Monarch and didn’t care much for them. They seem to follow some reviewer's target response closely thus look great on graph and can sound quite detailed (Monarch esp.) but overall dry, incoherent and soulless sounding for me.
 
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Speaking of Thieaudio, I personally had the L3, L9 and the Monarch and didn’t care much for them. They seem to follow the target responses closely thus look great on graph and can sound quite detailed (Monarch esp.) but overall dry, incoherent and soulless sounding for me.
So, thieaudio is technically good iems, but this GS Audio are more enganging?

Can you make a fast comparison to the GD3A?
 
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ST10 arrived!
Basic Info: 10BA(combination of Sonion and Knowles)
Sub-woofer: Sonion 38 AcuPass (2BA)
Bass-Mid: Sonion 37 (2BA)
Mid-Treble: Sonion 2389D (2BA)
Super Tweeter: Knowles SWFK (4BA)

Best match: DUNU SA6 cable & Xelastec M (could use CP360-M or L to tame bass)

Still assessing initial impression.
With M11Pro, it sound very warm, non harsh, and non-V☺️ But the treble extension is certainly noticeable right out of the box, I hear very dark upper registers above 9khz.

Trying some tip /cable/ dap rolls.
-stock ear tips pretty nice!! Very very wide bore, shallow nozzle length, pretty nice quality (soft ) silicone.
-stock cable reminds me of KBEAR Limpid Pro, 8 core.


Beautiful😁
(faceplate and shell are not default ones)

Updates:
-fit to my ear is one of the best, pars with Blessing2/Dusk/Variations. Nicely shaped shell!
-I feel I’m in need more treble and lower bass floor, right now the balance reminds me of more darker tuned KZ AST.
-right now trying some treble boost cables with bass-tame ear tips(CP360-M size or smaller), with smaller output impedance source L&P W2, ST10 starts to show a solid and rich potentials.
-The instrumental separations with properly matched setting, is hitting very very high standards, S-grade!
-Mid range is rich too, the only problem with ST10 is bass-floor management, it’s too high with original tuning, which provides a dark sound reproduction and that does not working well in revealing the solid technical capability ST10 is capable of.

-ST10 for the most of people may need after market retuning, a solid, very very solid technicalities, just need to lower bass floor by either EQ or cables/tips/l, I found lower output impedance source 0.12Ω OI with L&P W2) matches to ST10 better, high OI device (like M11Pro (1.1Ω with SE, 2.5Ω with balanced), skews the bass to even higher floor.

update2:
Good match ear tips:
#1: Azla Xelastec M
#2: SpinFit CP360 M
#3: JVC Spiral Dot++ M

Good match cables:
#0: Dunu SA6 stock cable
#1: KBEAR Limpid Pro (8core, pure silver), TRI Starsea stock cable (4core, SPC), the very very primitive look stock cable that came with $46 GeekWold GK10😂(4core, SPC?)
#2: Linsoul EST cable(4 core, SPC): the stock cable for Monarch/Clairvoyance
#3: XINHS Gold/Silver Mix (4core)

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ST10 arrived!
Basic Info: 10BA(combination of Sonion and Knowles)

Still assessing initial impression.
With M11Pro, it sound very warm, non harsh, and non-V☺️ But the treble extension is certainly noticeable right out of the box, I hear very dark upper registers above 9khz.

Trying some tip /cable/ dap rolls.
-stock ear tips pretty nice!! Very very wide bore, shallow nozzle length, pretty nice quality (soft ) silicone.
-stock cable reminds me of KBEAR Limpid Pro, 8 core.


Beautiful😁
(faceplate and shell are not default ones)

Updates:
-I feel I’m in need more treble and lower bass floor, right now the balance reminds me of more darker tuned KZ AST.
-right now trying some treble boost cables with bass-tame ear tips(CP360-M size or smaller), with smaller output impedance source L&P W2, ST10 starts to show a solid and rich potentials.
-The instrumental separations with properly matched setting, is hitting very very high standards, S-grade!
-Mid range is rich too, the only problem with ST10 is bass-floor management, it’s too high with original tuning, which provides a dark sound reproduction and that does not working well in revealing the solid technical capability ST10 is capable of.
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At least they do look fantastic while you're sorting out source, cable, and tips to retune the sound. I adore the stabilized wood faceplates and they look far better with the clear she'll than I expected.
 
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At least they do look fantastic while you're sorting out source, cable, and tips to retune the sound. I adore the stabilized wood faceplates and they look far better with the clear she'll than I expected.
With treble boost and bass nerf retuning, ST10 afterall is a 10BA high-end IEM🤔 Will A-B test with same 10BA Anole VX tomorrow👍
here is some internals, and the cable I landed(KBEAR Limpid Pro, looks almost identical to stock cable).
For treble extension and taming bass, Xelastec M size works great, I ordered Azla Crystal and will see if it fits better soon.

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