Outstanding value for such an amazing all-rounded earphone
Totally Dubbed, Overclock
6 November 2013
Excerpt: First of all I would say a huge thank you to Zarni from the USA for sending me out the VSonic GR07 MK2 Pro. I've always wanted to get my hands on the VSonic range, due to their incredible praise they received in the recent years. The GR07 MK2 Pro, being regarded by many as one of the best earphones, not only in its price category but as a neutral sounding earphone with a little punch.
Summary: These iems are incredibly detailed and clear at both ends of the spectrum. Although this is the bass edition of the GR07, the bass is not too heavy as to cloud the mids and highs. It is quick and controlled, but never fails to let its presence be known. Mids are clear and slightly dry; nothing special. Highs are spacious and airy, which contributes to a very well presented sound stage.
Pros: Sound stage, treble and bass extension, incredible detail, sq:price ratio
Cons: Require a lot of burn in, stock foams are useless
Summary: I had the GR07s for a few months before I got the BEs secondhand. I loved the GR07 sound and if I had to nitpick and find one thing to improve upon it would be their slightly dry bass range.
Well. Problem solved.
The BEs are are incredible IEM. They retain the all-too-raved-about sound of the Mk II but add a touch of mid-bass to make those modern hip hop, electronic, dance recordings even more fun.
It bears mentioning that the BE is by no means a basshead IEM.
VSONIC is a well-known name in audiophile circles, with rave reviews coming from their GR07 monitors, which have recently seen an upgraded Mark II version and, the version I’ll be covering today, the Bass Edition. As a natural basshead, I was intrigued when I saw the GR07 Bass Edition earphones on sale a couple months ago and my curiosity got the better of me and I purchased a pair.
Pros: Excellent Bass Quality and Quantity, Well Balanced Sound Signature, Great Selection of Accessories
Cons: Occasionally Prone to Mild Sibilance, Bass Rumble Might Be Fatiguing for Some
Summary: I've written a full, more detailed review here: Passion For Sound
In summary though, the GR07 MkIIs are a brilliant earphone for the money. The only other IEM which I find comparable for the price is the HiFiMan Re-272 which is now no longer available. The GR07 holds its own against the Re-272s and actually out-performs it in terms of total frequency balance (the GR07 has the bass response that the Re-272 lacks).
Pros: Neutral sound signature, good details, great performance for the price, moderate impedance makes them versatile with different sources
Cons: Fit took a while to get right with adjustable nozzles / square housings. Cable guides are bulky and without them the cable sometimes falls off my ears
Summary: I received my GR07 MK2 a few weeks back, and they have gone through the hundreds of hours supposedly required for burning in their bio-cellulase drivers. Having gotten over my new toy effect, I still enjoy them immensely, so I figured it’s time for my first review. This is modeled after the reviews of legends like |Joker| and Swimsonny. I hope this helps you as much as they have helped me. Enjoy!
Pros: Balanced sound, comfortable fit, fantastic cable, great build quality
Summary: For the price somewhere between $150.00 and $180.00 USD, there really isn't many other competition for the price. They really get the job done well. Can get a little stale in sound sometimes but that's really a rare case. These really are great!
Great sense if air in the treble (one of the best I've heard) with great detail and extension (sibilance was not a problem for me personally).
Fairly flat mid range that is true to the recording.
Pros: Great overall sound, HUGE bang for the buck, nice looking IEM, works well with most set ups
Cons: can be difficult to get an proper insertion (isolation)
Summary: these are nicely made and sound nice. They definitely put their sound signature stamp all over my record collection which is odd because they are fairly neutral in many respects. I feel it's somewhere in the dynamics and/or presentation that they add their unwanted stamp. For their designed purpose, on stage, I say these are spectacular and well made, but for casual and relaxed listening, they did not excite me enough to warrant further listening.