VSonic VS7: Unboxing

Introduction

The VS7 is VSonic’s modern answer to their aging GR07, a model legendary for its “giant killer” status back in the day, alongside a myriad of problems mostly relating to sibilance and durability issues.

Seems like with the VS7, VSonic aims to kill these two birds with one stone.

Product details: http://www.lendmeurears.com/vsonic-vs7-transparent-white-light-mirror-resin-housing/

MSRP: ~$120

Driver specifications: Single dynamic driver

This GR07 was kindly provided by the folks over at LendMeUrEars.

Non-Audio Opinions

My unboxing posts are pretty much the only times I’ll ever talk about build quality, accessories and the like. I’m not really the person to ask about these things as I don’t really care about them that much.

Accessories: cable, tips and cloth pouch.

Cable: 4-core wire in a twist braid configuration. Comes with a T-split; yes you read that right, a T-split.

Connection: semi-proprietary extruded 2-pin connection. Not as deep as standard extruded connections from old UE/qdc so standard cables will stick out a fair distance.

Build: feels pretty sturdy, though the seam between the faceplate and the shell is rather obvious.

Fit: not quite pseudo-custom but also definitely not negative profile. Fits weird for my kind of large/deep ears.

Initial impressions

  • Relatively flat and balanced type of signature though with subdued treble, making for a laidback listen
  • The sibilance issue in the GR07 (if you ever had it in the first place, I haven’t myself) is rectified in the VS7
  • Seems that VSonic has gone too far with dampening the treble, also resulting in suppressed upper mids alongside the treble which kills a lot of energy as well as definition

Measurements

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