Vsonic VSD1S Review - Quality Earbuds or a Dud?

Vsonic VSD1S Review

Vsonic VSD1S earbuds

The VSonic VSD1S has been making a name for itself because of its quality sound, wearing comfort, and affordable price.

VSonic claims their VSD1S features most of the sound quality of their flagship GR07 earphones at a fraction of the price.

If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of earbuds with a great sound for less than $50 dollars, this is a great pair to buy. Check out the following review to learn more.

Pros: Great sound for the price; a great buy for audiophile sound at a budget price; comfortable to wear.
Cons: The high end and low end are both slightly boosted, but not in a bad way. They are not as flat as higher end, more expensive models; some may find the treble to be prominent on some material; no additional features such as microphone or inline controls.

Specifications

  • Type: In ear wired headphone
  • Driver: 11mm driver units
  • Rated Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 110 dB
  • Frequency Response: 10-22000 Hz
  • Distortion: <2%
  • Rated Power: 10 mW
  • Maximum Input Power: 50 mW Plug: 3.5mm dual channel plug
  • Cable: 1.30 TPU Cable, 4 X 20 core high purity silver plated wires +/- 3%

Package Contents

  • VSonic VSD1S Headphones
  • 3 pair of silicon tips (S, M, L)
  • 1 felt pouch

Comfort

This is a comfortable pair of earphones to wear once you find the right sized ear tips. Fortunately, additional tips are included in small, medium, and large sizes. If you want different sizes or different materials, you could always upgrade to some nicer aftermarket tips.

Once in your ears they stay in place and feel lightweight and comfortable. While working on this review, I especially liked the swivelling nozzles. Because of the swivelling you can wear the headphones with the cable up or down.

I didn’t notice a lot of cable rustling while wearing the review model, which is a plus for a set of earbuds in this price range. I wore them over ear and found them to be comfortable to wear with minimal cable movement noise.

Durability

The VSonic VSD1S features a design that is acceptably durable for the price. They’re not military grade by any means, but for the price, they are well built. The earphones are contained in oval shaped plastic.

The cables, while probably the weakest part of the design, are comparable in thickness to similarly priced models. I found the L shaped plug on the review model to be a great addition, making the plug less likely to be hit or broken, protecting both your headphones and your device.

Features

The VSonic VSD1S is designed to be a low priced audiophile pair of earbuds. Therefore, they do not offer any additional features.

There are no inline controls and no built in mic or other types of bells and whistles. What they do offer instead is a quality, comfortable to wear pair of earbuds with a great sound. Considering the price, the lack of features doesn’t bother me at all.

Passive noise isolation is decent. They are small earbuds so don’t expect an extreme amount of reduction in outside noise. A proper fit certainly helps with the passive noise reduction.

If you’re looking for the best sounding set of earbuds you can find without spending a lot of money, and don’t need a lot of additional features, these are certainly a great choice.

Sound

VSonic is a popular brand in China, and is growing in popularity outside of there as well. VSonic’s highest end earphone, the GR07 is popular among audiophiles for its superior performance, sound, and affordable price. The VSonic VSD1S is designed to deliver the sound and feel of the GR07 at a fraction of the cost.

The VSonic GR07 is known for its balanced audiophile level headphone sound. The VSD1S has a similar sound but seems to have more of a boosted bass. Where the GR07 is more even and well balanced, the VSD1S has a somewhat similar overall sound with slightly hyped bass.

The bass is not overly boosted. In fact, many may prefer the extra low end. The bass is clean, clear, and powerful without being boomy. The VSD1S features a little more low end than a perfectly balanced audiophile set, but a little less low end than an enhanced or extended bass model. Overall, the bass response is a good compromise that will please most listeners and work well with a lot of different types of material.

The high end is clear and present. Like the GR07, the VSD1S has a somewhat pronounced treble response. This shouldn’t be an issue, but if you’re listening to material that is already on the sibilant side, it may become noticeable, especially at high volume levels.

On most material, however, the response should be perfectly fine. If you are highly sensitive to treble, this may not be the set for you. If you like clear and distinct treble clarity; on the other hand, this set is a great choice.

I wouldn’t call the sound completely audiophile, but this is only when compared to models costing much, much more. For the price, you would be hard pressed to find a nicer sounding set of headphones. The sound is overall more balanced than most other earphones I have tried in this price range.

The midrange is slightly less in level than the low end and high end, but only by a miniscule amount. It seems to be more that the bass and treble are slightly boosted, as opposed to the mids being cut.

Our Verdict on Vsonic VSD1S

Considering the price, there is a lot to like about the VSonic VSD1S.

This model doesn’t offer additional features—if you need to make phone calls with your headphones, this is not the best choice. But, if sound quality is your main focus and you’re OK with not having extra features, the VSD1S is a great pair of headphones at an incredibly low price.

They are about as close to audiophile quality headphones as anything I have tried at this price point, and can hang with headphones costing much, much more.

  • Andy
  • May 9, 2018

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