HiFiMAN RE-272 Review
Chinese audio manufactures HiFiMAN have just recently discontinued their earphone line in exchange for a new one. Luckily I had the chance to review one of there new range, the RE-400 (which is a fantastic earphone), but as well as that a friend also loaned be their old flagship, the RE-272. I am going to start with saying that I think it is insanity that they are discontinuing an earphone as accomplished as this, the same also applies to the RE-262 that I have auditioned in the past. The RE-272 is an earphone that uses a 9mm dynamic driver that has impedance of 20 ohms. Price was £150 and I think a few are still going in America for that price but in the future the price could vary, I have a feeling that it will rise.
These are earphones that do differently to many others but you can deny how linear there frequency response is. I have fallen in love with these and will be upset when I have to send them back as I am upset that HiFiMAN are not continuing to sell these so people can experience the magic but I am sure there are reasons for HiFiMAN’s decisions, likely an unfortunate neglect for such as well done product. For its score some of me wants to put it as the best universal while some of me says it is not really as good as some others I have heard, well I ended up going with my first though and it is top universal for now and simply because it really shows everything else up in direct comparison due to its immense detail.
Long Live the RE-272