Vision Ears VE7 Review


I was originally going for a custom version with the VE7. However, there was a lockdown going on here so that prevented any visits to an audiologist. So Amin and I decided to go with the signature universal version. Initially, it was a bit disappointing for me since I know how good a custom VE monitor is. However, the universal fit pretty much shocked me all around.

With the supplied SpinFit tips, the fit is outstanding. It’s extremely comfortable and I can even say that it’s more comfortable than a few of my custom monitors (comfort-wise that is). The shape of these shells is excellent for a very comfortable and seamless experience. I even fell asleep with them a couple of days ago and when I woke up, it did not bother me a bit. I simply forgot about my disappointment regarding having a custom VE IEM. What a great job here.

Vision Ears VE7

A custom-fit is a 10 out of 10 for me when it comes to IEMs, but the VE7 is very close to perfection, which is like a 9.8/10. The funny part is that normally SpinFit tips don’t work well for me, but with Vision Ears, they fit into my ears fantastically. You just need to select the ideal size of the tips and you’re good to go. I know that fitting is a personal matter and it can differ from person to person, but in my experience, the VE7 is the best fitting universal IEM I’ve ever had.

Sound Quality

I’ve tested a few Vision Ears models in the recent past. This is my first ever VE review but I already know their success in terms of tuning a monitor. When it comes to sound, Vision Ears never disappoint in my opinion. For the record, I’ve thoroughly listened to the Erlkönig, VE8, VE5, and the Elysium beforehand.

The Vision Ears VE7 continues to showcase the technical supremacy of VE monitors overall. This model in particular is tuned for the best clarity and neutrality. It also has an extra focus on the treble section, which VE explained when they announced this model. The IEM managed to be one of my all-time favorites already, and there’s no exaggeration in that statement.

The VE7 can be considered as a VE8 with less warmth, or an analytical VE8 somewhat with a bit more treble focus and slightly thinner tonality. So I think Vision Ears have provided the customers a good choice or another alternative you might say, for the lovers of this more analytical tuning. And yet, the VE7 gives a bit of fun too. Let’s check it out.

Vision Ears VE7


The VE7 has an excellent bass definition and texture. The sub-bass area is just a bit lifted to provide that rumble down low, and the mid-bass definition is just right to provide the music a nice base and foundation. This is not a huge bass reproduction by any means, but when it needs to, it gives a very good kick and rumble. So although being a neutral and analytical IEM, the VE7 doesn’t lack bass at all.

The sub-bass area is especially very good and that’s the area that provides the vividness to an otherwise neutral presentation. The bass is still very well balanced and the mid-bass quantity is just right and correct to me. However, this bass structure might not be your choice when it comes to genres like Pop, RnB, and EDM. It instead is better for Classical, Jazz, Classic Rock, and vocal-oriented music. If you’re searching for very deep and rumbling bass with great quantity, the VE7 is not that IEM. However, it’s perfect for the genres I mentioned above, because of its controlled and well-textured midbass.

For popular types of music, I would suggest you choose warmer IEMs with a bigger bass response and a more rounded tuning. It’s not like the VE7 can’t sound good with those genres, and I actually liked listening to it with EDM, but it’s not the most ideal IEM for that. In its own approach, the VE7 has a good bass performance with excellent technical abilities such as decay, dynamism, texture, and resolution. The key factor here, as usual, is your preference.

Vision Ears VE7


The mid-range is one of the best parts of the VE7. This area has great definition and transparency overall. Everything sounds immensely clear and crisp in this range, and the instruments have a great timbre. If you would like your mids a bit darker and meatier, the VE7 is not quite like that. It instead is on the open and bright side with a crisp approach. There’s a great amount of air and spaciousness in mids as well.

Upper mids are slightly elevated compared to the lower mids, which adds to the crispness and liveliness even more. This is not done in an unbalanced or inconsistent way. The VE7 is a very coherent monitor with all of its 7BA drivers. VE has done that in a very natural way to make the IEM sound very clear, dynamic, and vivid with the slight upper mid boost.

The resolution and refinement in the mid-range are one of the best I’ve heard, and the instrument definition is fantastic. So when I look at it from a technical perspective, the VE7’s mid-range is excellent. In a subjective sense, again, if you want a darker and fuller approach, the mid reproduction might come a bit thin for you. But actually, after you listen to the VE7 for a couple of hours, you realize that it doesn’t lack body at all.

Vision Ears VE7

If you’re coming from a meatier-sounding IEM with more midbass quantity you might think so that it doesn’t have the fullness. But in its own neutral and crisp presentation, the VE7 certainly has a good enough body, especially when it comes to Jazz and Classical. In fact, I started to listen to more Classical music with VE7 because the way it reproduces the instruments and bass notes is exceptional in every way. In Jazz, the contrabass sounds excellent with tremendous control and texture, and it doesn’t get in the way of other instruments at all.

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A keen audiophile and hobby photographer, Berkhan is after absolute perfection. Whether it is a full-frame camera or a custom in-ear, his standpoint persists. He tries to keep his photography enthusiasm at the same level as audio. Sometimes photography wins, sometimes his love for music takes over and he puts that camera aside. Simplistic expressions of sound in his reviews are the way to go for him. He enjoys a fine single malt along with his favourite Jazz recordings.


  • Reply July 3, 2021


    Hi Berkhan,

    You reviewed ESR mkii previously. Can you compare it with VE7? I think both of them are neutral monitor.


    • Reply November 15, 2021


      Somehow I missed this comment. Sorry about that.

      If it still would help, I’d say the ESR is more balanced and linear with a hint of warmth. It has a wider sound-stage too.

      The VE7 has better treble response with much more energy and clarity. And overall it’s the more transparent and resolving IEM but the ESR is much more easier to listen to.

  • Reply November 8, 2021


    Hello Berkhan,
    Thank your your review, quite timely to me. I’m considering the VE7, which I had the chance to test alongside other IEMs, in particular the 64Audio A12t.
    I would be keen on your view vs the A12t (I’d say, VE7 has smaller stage, less bass overall when M20 is on, more forward/vivid vocals, more natural trebles) and perhaps the DUNU DN2000, the ones I’ve been running with for a while (a.o. VE7 has more forward mids, less U-shaped – but how about sub-bass??).

    • Reply November 15, 2021


      I think A12t would sound wider with less energy in the treble section. But it has been a long time since I’ve listened to it in a show.

      For Dunu, I don’t know how it sounds so I can’t compare.

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