Next up is the GR07 MK2 , one of Vsonics flag ships and is the successor of the GR07.
Just like the GR04 FSE and GR06 the GR07 MK2 has been designed within the squared housing concept. In combination with the patented variable angle nozzle of Vsonic, it’s child play to find the perfect position for iems into your ears. The variable angle nozzle makes it possible to adjust the angle of the nozzle, there is a little bit resistance so the nozzle stays in a correct position and doesn’t lead its own life. The square housing takes place in the auricle and doesn’t hurt because the edges of the square housing have been rounded off.
The cable has been improved throughout the evolution from GR07 to GR07 MK2, it became more flexible and they’ve added more silver to the color. Vsonic claims that the new version of the cable would reduce the sibilance and improve the clarity of the sound, unfortunately I don’t have a GR07 to make a comparison. The cable has a plastic cover and ends in an L shape with a golden plated jack and is provided with a cable cinch, which for me is very handy when I use the GR07 outdoors. The plastic makes sure that there is a small chance it will entangle itself. There is no cable noise, all we can say is that this is just another well-built iem from Vsonic.
Needless to say is that you’ll find the right kind of ear tips within the accessories that have been provided by Vsonic, and it’s no different with the GR07 MK2. Beneath the foam layer in the package you’ll find 10 pairs of hybrid tips, 3 pairs of silicon tips and a pair of foam tips, also included is a pair of ear guides and a leather pouch. With sizes small, medium and large everyone will find the perfect fit.
Vsonic uses bio cellulose drivers for its GR07 MK2, which is a technique that hasn’t been used often in this segment. Here’s a link if you want to know more about the technical aspect of this type of driver (yep, we just linked to Head-fi!)
Before listening I had great expectations of the GR07 MK2, because I had already listened to a few other models and as you can read I’m very satisfied with all of them. So, did this one live up to the rest? Of course it did, and how! First impressions are pretty impressive, the GR07 MK2 sounds like the GR04 FSE but much better. And that means a lot as I loved the GRO4 FSE. Only this time with the GR07 MK2, Vsonic they’ve tilted it up a few levels.
The lows are very enjoyable, partly due to its full, rich and warm sound, where the mid range of the lows are punchy and tight. In terms of depth, I can not say that this iems reaches to the sub bass, but there is more than enough depth. Add some nice texture to all of this and you’ll hear a nice controlled bass. The mids are neutral and somehow share the same warmth as the lows, further on they’re clear, transparent and exhibit multiple layers of detail. Likewise are the highs of the GR07 MK2, no flaws detected, except I noticed a little bit of sibilance when there are high cymbals in a song. But that is a rigorous remark because the highs are good, they have a nice extension and perform in a non-fatiguing way.
At the end of the line we can conclude that the hard work that Vsonic has put into the GR07 MK2 really has paid off. It is well-built and the improvements are a true benefit for the consumer, and then I refer to assets like the variable angle nozzle. But most importantly it sounds great! Nice wide sound stage with a good imaging of instruments and that warm controlled bass in combination with smooth mids that are built up with multiple layers of detail and texture. This GR07 gives you a great deal for your money, and I’m certain that this iem swiftly finds its way to the top.