Vsonic VC02 Quick Review
Brief: A Vsonic I haven’t loved.
Price: £32 or about US$50
Specification: Driver: 3mm High Dynamic CCAW Drive units, Impedance: 16ohm +/- 10%, Sensitivity: ≥100dB (@ 500Hz), Frequency Response: 10Hz- 25kHz, Channel Balance: ≤2dB @ 500Hz, Distortion: ≤2% @ 105dB, Rated Power: 10mW, Maximum Input Power: 30mW, Plug: 3.5mm dual-channel plug, Cable: 1.3 TPU cable, 4X20 Silvercore wire
Accessories: 7 pairs of Hybrid tips, 3 normal silicon tips and 1 biflange pair of silicones. A shirt clip and a little baggy.
Build Quality: Buds seem good, cable is a bit thin but since it’s replaceable who cares.
Isolation: Very good. For a dynamic it’s about the best there is. You can sit these deep and its right up there with BA drivered stuff.
Comfort/Fit: Comfort was fine for me unless I wore down and shallow as they kept moving when the cable pulled. Fit though was another issue. I have sinus issues and often sealed dynamics don’t equalise the air pressure in my ears well. They did not here well at all.
Aesthetics: Clean and understated. I like the silvery grey cable and silvery grey buds. Nothing fancy though.
Sound: I think that with the fit issues I had meant that I didn’t hear what it seems everyone else does. These did not work out for me. They were not only boring and lifeless but the highs I found grating. They despite overall feeling slightly muffled managed to have an abrasive edge in the lower highs that just killed me. These I constantly wanted the volume lowered and anything but the softest songs I quickly skipped. Everyone else seems to love them but I couldn’t. Otherwise they have a very monitor like balance at a very low price. The bass it’s very articulate too and the mids are pretty good. The detail level is pretty high for the cost. As for the highs, like I said they just grated on my ears. Extension I didn’t think was great and they didn’t have the shimmer of a dynamic. Mostly what I got was hard edged.
Value: Everyone else loves them but for my money I’d take the GR04 in a heartbeat over these.
Pro’s: Detachable cable, high isolation, monitor like balance.
Con’s: Too sealed, fit issue for me, abrasiveness in the highs.