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HiFiMAN RE-600 Reviews

TheGame21x

The Lap of Luxury

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Pros: Exceptional sound quality, Incredibly versatile, Very comfortable, Large number of accessories,

Cons: Expensive, Might not be airy enough for some, The RE-400 exists

  Thanks to the folks at HiFiMan for sending me a sample of their latest IEM to review.   Well, let’s get right to it. This is HiFiMan’s in ear monitor flagship, the RE-600 “Songbird”. Replacing the previous flagships, the RE-262 and RE-272, the RE-600 has some big shoes to fill, and with a $399 price tag attached, higher than either of its predecessors, it’s certainly got its work cut out for it. So, does the RE-600 live up to its lofty expectations and earn its keep? Read on to find out.   Packaging I’ve been skipping this part of my reviews for a while as the packaging is rarely exceptional or interesting enough to warrant a mention but in this case, I’ll make an...
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mark2410

HiFiMAN RE-600 Quick Review

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Pros: Sound quality, its practically perfection.

Cons: Rather flavoured and if you want this quality you have to pay for i

HiFiMAN RE-600 Quick Review   Thanks to Head Direct for the sample.   Full review at http://www.head-fi.org/t/678638/hifiman-re-600-review   Brief:  HiFiMAN’s finest IEM to date.   Price:  US$400 so about £255 or £302 if HMRC spot it   Specification:  3.5mm mini plug, Mini adapter for regular earphone jack, Frequency Response: 15Hz-22KHz, Impedance: 16 Ohms, Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW, Weight: 0.48Oz (13.7g)   Accessories:  13 pairs of tips, 10 filters, balanced to normal adapter, cable wrappy thing and a little case.   Build Quality:  The best so far for HiFiMAN, the cable is supposedly all Kevlar...
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Matias

RE-600S are very good!

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Pros: Flat frequency respose, not agressive, detailed and natural sounding.

Cons: Not enough deep bass and air. Fancy package not useful.

I bought the S version that has standard 3.5mm TRS unbalanced plug. I didn't want to use the balanced-to-unbalanced adaptor that comes with the non-S version because my players would not have balanced output I thought it was a problem less and avoids more connectors deteriorating the signal path.   First impression when receiving the box is that it is fancy looking with leather and mirror, but on second thought not very practical. Stored the box and will never look at it again, so what for? I would rather save ~$50 off the price. Comes with various tips and I used the one that came pre-installed (small bi-flange), which suits me fine. Also the tips come in the box within holes...
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babmusician

Rich sound!

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Pros: Great dynamics, punchy, very good bass, good midrange, smooth highs

Cons: too much energy in high mids !

Amp: Metric Halo ULN-8   compared with my Sennheiser HD800 and Ultrasone ED10 (the re600 really can be compared with some good full size headphones), the RE-600 is not that revealing in the midrange and not that fast, but still rich and punchy with clear midrange.   Stage: HD800 has very good stage reproduction. (yes we all know that) But when you listen to big orchestra (like Mahler, Wagner) you hear an exaggerated instrument separation and a huge (... again exaggerated) room (not a fair comparison but : compared with my studio monitors PSI A21-m)   ED10 is for me the best in this department. But RE-600 is also 3D! Stage is not big, but is there.  ...
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