Vsonic: A full Product Line Shoot-Out!

GR06

We move on with the Vsonic GR06, which is around the same price of the GR04 FSE. They have similar looks and the housing on the GR06 also has a squared housing, but more in a trapezium shape. It looks a little bit odd, but just like the GR04 FSE, it comes in handy positing the speakers into your ear. The overall build quality feels very solid on the GR06, it’s an item where Vsonic pays a lot of attention to. Just like the GR04 FSE and the GR07 MK2 the GR06 has the variable angle nozzles. I really like the concept, for me it is a big asset; a perfect fit from the first time you put them on.

The cable has the same brass color as the GR04 FSE and is slightly thicker as your average cable, it’s also tangle resistant, yet it feels supple. Just like every other Vsonic model, the GR06 comes with a ton of accessories; 14 pair of ear tips, a set of ear guides and a synthetic leather pouch. The isolation of the GR06 was a little less efficient than on the other GR0X’s, but it’s still good.

Vsonic 6 B

The GR06 was one of the last in the Vsonic series that I listened to, and to be quite frank about it, I had a difficult time listening to it. I had in mind that Vsonic is a brand that has a focus on bass oriented listeners, but clearly I was somehow wrong. I gave it some more time to discover what it was all about and throw away my first impressions. When I picked it up and started listening for the first time, I missed that warm bass that I was enjoying from the other Vsonicโ€™s. I listened to the GR04 FSE, GR02 / GR02 Bass edition and the fabulous GR07 before I listened to the GR06 and it doesnโ€™t have that signature bass sound like the other ones. On top of that there was the airy sound I also didn’t come across with the previous models. Don’t panic, it’s still good iem but I’m just explaining why it didn’t catch on with me from the start. So I figured out I had to take another approach to the GR06, I started watching TV with the GR06 and didn’t choose my favorite music while watching some TV. ย So that way I wouldn’t put too much focus on the sound of the GR06.

After some time spent with the GR06, it kind of grew on me and I really started to enjoy it. I realized that is a matter of perspective, Vsonic wants to show us they have more aces up their sleeves with this iem. The bass sounds good, I only had to give it some time, it’s a warm mid bass that is complementary to the midrange. As mentioned before, it isn’t made for the bass head as there’s no punch but a loose and slow mid bass with a good extension , yet I can not say that it’s muddy. From my experience I can tell that I enjoyed the lows the most when listening to some heavier music genres, such as Metallica, Ministry, etc.. Music with a drummer that goes heavy on the bass drum. The lows connect very well with the mids who have an airy feeling and sound natural. Although the mids are upfront, it all is nice and neat. Voices and guitars are coming through very well, plenty of detail, but I missed some body and texture. They sound clean but to be fair the high are suffering from sibilance, which becomes very noticeable with those airy mids.

The GR06 has a very open and airy soundstage, in contrast with the other Vsonic models. Imaging could have been better, somehow I think the airy sound plays a big part in this, but for its price it’s certainly above average.

All things considered it took me some time to appreciate this GR06 but I’m glad I do now. As you all have read I’m a big fan of the square housing and those adjustable nozzles, and so will you if you give it a chance.

 

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Lieven is living in Europe and he's the leader of the gang. He's running Headfonia as a side project next to his full time day job in Digital Marketing & Consultancy. He's a big fan of tube amps and custom inear monitors and has published hundreds of product reviews over the years.

31 Comments

  • Reply February 13, 2013

    Lespectraal

    Sounds like the GR01s are the IEM for me. Thanks for the review man, you’ve got me wanting this particular IEM now.

    • Reply February 13, 2013

      L.

      Glad you like it!

  • Reply February 14, 2013

    reckoncile

    That is a sexy GR01 picture ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply February 14, 2013

      L.

      Glad you like!

  • Reply February 15, 2013

    Eli

    I appreciate the time that you’ve taken to write this, but your poorly phrased English made understanding many of your observations & conclusions difficult. There were several instances where I had to stop reading the review, go back a several sentences, and try to start over, just to correctly understand what you were trying to say or describe.

    Considering the fact that there are 5 long pages of you musing on these IEMs, the normally minor inconvenience of interpreting poorly phrased/written English made for an unappealing read.

    I’m a fan of Headfonia. I hope that you work on improving the quality of the writing in the future, as your website is devoted to (often lengthy) written reviews & articles. It’s not about nitpicking, it’s about making sure that your opinions & conclusions are clearly expressed in a way that your readers can consistently understand and thoroughly enjoy reading.

    • Reply February 15, 2013

      Andrew Hulva

      I completely agree. The author gave it his best effort I’m sure, but headfonia has consistently put out well written articles. Not that we are entitled to such a standard, as this is their site, not ours, but it is hard to enjoy the read when you have to have to read not only what’s there, but what should be there as well.

      • Reply February 15, 2013

        Sam Pascoe

        A teacher a Princeton once said, “Edit until you have cut it down to the main pros and cons, then edit 5 more times”

      • Reply February 18, 2013

        Mike

        Thank you for the honest and constructive comments, guys.

  • Reply February 16, 2013

    dalethorn

    Funny thing – I always scored at the top of my classes in English, yet I had no problem reading this at all. I wonder if it just has to do with getting familiar with different writing styles and non-native writers. There is so much text on the Web today that we’re going to have to learn to digest it somehow.

    • Reply February 16, 2013

      L.

      Thanks for the support Dale, I mostly think it’s exactly what you mention.

    • Reply February 18, 2013

      Mike

      Thanks Dale.

      • Reply March 11, 2013

        Fabio_Rocks

        Hey Mike I think you must hire Dale as a reviewer. This guy is so skilled at headphones! I really like his style and he owns a lot of stuffs, He is very good to comparison. With Dale headphonia will be daily updated:) PS: this is a sincere comment, I am no affiliated with him.

        • Reply March 11, 2013

          dalethorn

          Thank you for the confidence. But it’s best that I stay independent, otherwise I would have to work much harder learning more about more products, not to mention listening skills. I think the good thing about Headfonia is that it works just right to attract people like yourself who can also contribute.

  • Reply February 18, 2013

    Marley

    How would compare the GR07 to some full sized headphones? Like the HD650, or maybe some closed headphones in the same price range?

    • Reply February 18, 2013

      Mike

      Quite hard to find a comparison to the 07 to be frank. It’s definitely nothing like the 650.

      • Reply February 18, 2013

        Marley

        Surely you could something about the technicalities of the GR07 ๐Ÿ˜€ And whether it holds up to closed headphones in its price range? HD650 is pretty special though, technically I’m not that impressed, but its timbre is something else.

        • Reply February 19, 2013

          Mike

          What is there to say about the technicalities of the GR07? It’s pretty good but I feel that most good IEMs these days are just as competitive.

      • Reply March 11, 2013

        Fabio_Rocks

        I hope so! The hd 650 is so sleepy…

    • Reply February 20, 2013

      L.

      I have the HD650 on my head now and the GR07 in my hands. Will listen later

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Meh

    Come on Mods, it’s 2013, you are audiophile studying budgets, and yet you havent reviewed the Somics MH 463 or EFI-82 MTs?

    *shruggs* I dont know man, you should know those by now.

    They. Are. Amazing.

    • Reply March 4, 2013

      dalethorn

      The 463 got a rave review for sound, but gets killed for having very bad earpads. So does the signature change with replacement pads?

    • Reply October 29, 2013

      L.

      We’re not that much into universal iems tbh

      • Reply October 30, 2013

        Meh

        I see, well, these China budget stuffs are really sweet for their price. I still put a vote in that you try them out, worth a fifty from your pockets definitely.

  • Reply March 11, 2013

    Fabio_Rocks

    Hi guys I just ordered the V-sonic gr07 mk2 after 2 weeks of hard research on various website and forums. For the price of 130Eur I think they are a great deal.

    I have some questions for Lieven: Electric guitars sounds upfront-inyourface or laidback? Do you miss some bass compared to your favorite headphones? (I know you are a kinda basshead:) )

    There is also a Vsonic gr07 bass edition out there.

    Anyway it was a nice review, no problem for reading at all.

    • Reply October 29, 2013

      L.

      Only saw this just now. I didn’t do the review Fabio ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply April 17, 2013

    Peter Jan Icogo

    Add VC02 and VC1000 too ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice Write-up bro! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

    • Reply April 17, 2013

      L.

      Thanks! We’re done with iems for the moment though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply October 29, 2013

    Dan Z

    I know this was written a while ago. But would anyone happen to know how the GR07 MK2 would stack up against the B&W C5 headphones, since they are pretty much the same price. I would imagine the overall quality is better on the GR07 than the C5 from the review on the C5.

    • Reply October 29, 2013

      L.

      Definitely go for the GR07MK. The C5 was really weird airy sounding, while the Vsonic is top

      • Reply October 31, 2013

        Dan Z

        I thought as much, thanks for the quick reply

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