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I got a pair of RE-300h earphones in the mail the other day and...I noticed something strange when I listened to them for the first time. Something I'd never heard in a HiFiMan earphone before.   BASS.   Holy crap these things have one heck of a low end. I mean, it's not huge or even "big" by my standards but the sub bass presence and detail is just...great. I'm listening to Run the Jewels 2 and, geez. Loving the bass so far.   The rest of the sound is great so far...
 Well that's the problem. Sometimes, belief can stand in the way of truth, impeding progress toward acceptance and action taken to correct it. Case in point, what you mentioned about climate change.  I believe in burn in because (as you said) there's science behind it. It's been shown that headphones and speakers can sound different before and after burn in. I have yet to see even the tiniest bit of evidence supporting the (sometimes) radical changes people claim to hear...
 Big improvement from those in my view, having heard the two. 
Well, I can't speak for anyone else doing reviews but I write what I hear and I don't believe in cable magic.    That said, I do believe in burn-in, but only in exceedingly rare circumstances. One example (the only one I can remember, actually) was for the V-Sonic GR07 BE, which mellowed out a bit in the high end over the course of a number of weeks and went from occasionally piercing to merely bright. Subtle, of course. Maybe I just got used to it. I don't know for...
 I know, that's what I meant when I said it isn't meant to be worn over the ear. 
I posted my review of the S0 a few days ago.    http://www.head-fi.org/products/brainwavz-s0-in-ear-headphones/reviews/12024   Here's the highlights.   "The overall sound signature is bass biased, but not to the same degree as the S5, and as a result, there’s a less recessed midrange but one that’s grainier in comparison. For the most part, the sound signature doesn’t try to emphasize any one frequency range too much. The low end is emphasized and offers up detail...
The RE-600 for $200 is a CRAZY good deal. Would buy in a second if I didn't already have one.
I have the Cayin C5 and I honestly don't think the bass boost will satisfy the biggest of bassheads. It's much lower (and honestly woolier) than the bass boost I remember from other Fiio amps I've tried in the past (and for the record, I've not heard the E12).   The JDS Labs C5 on the other hand...I love the bass boost on that amp. definitely the amp I go to when I just want to give myself a bass headache with the right headphones.
 That's probably because they've been remastered, like a lot of SACDs and the like were. If you were to convert the same tracks to PCM, they probably wouldn't sound any different.DSD is one of those features that's nice to have (I guess) but isn't really viable in the long run. I doubt it'll gain much traction but hey, I've been wrong before. Anyway, I'm intrigued by this mini DAC/Amp. Might be worth looking into to compare with my UD120 and Encore mDAC review unit.
Quote: I don't use spotify (stupid data caps) but I would imagine so, iOS routes the audio from every other app I've used on my iPhone through the DAC so I can't see why Spotify wouldn't work.  When you say "and that's it", you mean you're connecting your IE800 directly to the UD120? Because if you are, that's why. the UD120's not designed to drive headphones directly. You've got to add an amp to the chain for good results.
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