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post #16 of 103
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Updated with new info.

Finally got the bi-flanges Fang send me along with the new RE1 (which still in burn in and will be reviewed later).

I swap out my UE bi-flange and test it out on the RE2 and the isolation is indeed better. Now it provides roughly 20~23dB of noise reduction (the original tips has about 16~18dB on it). The magic in these bi-flanges lies in the different thickness b/w the first and second flanges: The first flange is soft and comfortable in the canal but not as isolating, while the second flange is thicker thus provides the necessary isolation and shielding the canal opening from the outside.

Also worth noting is that the bi-flanges also kick out slightly more bass.

For those who are interested in RE2, note that the group buy will be over in a few days. Quick and grab one as it is IMO a steal.
post #17 of 103
They do look an awful like the Sony EX-70s, more so than the ones ClieOS compared the RE2's with.
post #18 of 103
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Yuin looks like generic old Sony too. Doesn't stop us from loving it, does it?

A preview: RE1 is light year ahead of RE2 and possibly is one of the best, if not the best, dynamic IEM out there.
post #19 of 103
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A preview: RE1 is light year ahead of RE2 and possibly is one of the best, if not the best, dynamic IEM out there.
And I just ordered RE2
post #20 of 103
ClieOS is it possible to get a Frequency Response Graphs on reviews ?
post #21 of 103
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ClieOS is it possible to get a Frequency Response Graphs on reviews ?
I wish I can, but I don't have anything that can measure the FR of headphone. Maybe you should ask Fang directly?
post #22 of 103
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I wish I can, but I don't have anything that can measure the FR of headphone. Maybe you should ask Fang directly?
I m not sure if he can... as there is no info under specifications for both RE2 and RE1 (except 150ohms) on head-direct website..

I just asked this on his post.
post #23 of 103
just got my re2's yesterday. i must say that this one is an awesome in-ears.
Pics here. CLICK!

One question though, I bought a Comply T-400 in Hong Kong but I am looking for the best eartips I can buy online. The black biflange lacks isolation (not fit for my ears), i lost one of the white today , the clear works fine but i am still looking for alternatives just in case I lose it again.
post #24 of 103
another Q...is burn-in necessary or effective with this in-ear? how many hours?
post #25 of 103
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The white one can be replaced by any UE bi-flanges, the big bi-flanges is by far the best tips for the RE2, and unfortunate it is not on sell anywhere.

...and no, I don't think burn-in is needed.
post #26 of 103

no depth?

I just got my pair of re2's and I have to say I'm disappointed after the great reviews on this forum. While I wouldn't classify myself as an audiophile, the sound coming from my pair just sound really cheap... The best way to describe it is that there is no depth to the music. I think the biggest reason is that there doesn't seem to be any bass whatsoever? (And I'm not a huge bass person)

I tried them off my laptop as well as a creative zen v plus and the sound is about the same on both. No bass, and the highs are really harsh. I'll try to get my friend who is more of an audiophile then I am to take a look at them and see what he thinks, but so far, the ep-630s sound way better then this one.

I'm thinking either I got a bad pair or maybe my hearing sucks... but I'll report back in after fiddling with them a bit more.
post #27 of 103
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I just got my pair of re2's and I have to say I'm disappointed after the great reviews on this forum. While I wouldn't classify myself as an audiophile, the sound coming from my pair just sound really cheap... The best way to describe it is that there is no depth to the music. I think the biggest reason is that there doesn't seem to be any bass whatsoever? (And I'm not a huge bass person)

I tried them off my laptop as well as a creative zen v plus and the sound is about the same on both. No bass, and the highs are really harsh. I'll try to get my friend who is more of an audiophile then I am to take a look at them and see what he thinks, but so far, the ep-630s sound way better then this one.

I'm thinking either I got a bad pair or maybe my hearing sucks... but I'll report back in after fiddling with them a bit more.
Have you gotten a good seal? That would explain the lack of bass. Unless you got a defect, the re2's have pretty good bass, not too deep but deep enough for my needs.
post #28 of 103
Yeah, I noticed that the different flanges really affect the sound, but even with the big bi-flanges, the sound is lacking. When you talk about seal, are you talking about the earbud fitting into the ear or the fitting of the flanges on the bud itself? From what I can tell, it is seated right.
post #29 of 103
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Yeah, I noticed that the different flanges really affect the sound, but even with the big bi-flanges, the sound is lacking. When you talk about seal, are you talking about the earbud fitting into the ear or the fitting of the flanges on the bud itself? From what I can tell, it is seated right.
Yes, meaning that when you pull the iem out of your ear, it should have like a suction feeling.
post #30 of 103
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Have you gotten a good seal? That would explain the lack of bass. Unless you got a defect, the re2's have pretty good bass, not too deep but deep enough for my needs.
Same opinion here.

00seven, you need to get a good seal to get the bass, but even so RE2 isn't a bass monster (as I point out in my review) so you shouldn't expect any head shaking bass. It is, IMO, a bass quality > quantity kind of IEM like the Ety.

If you are just coming out from a pair of EP-630, than you will think the bass is lacking, as EP-630 has a very bloated bass and a dark sounding signature which is totally different from RE2. For RE2, music is much less colored and presented with a very natural sound signature that is a lot more accurate than EP-630. Unless you are a basshead (which you might not know), than RE2 is a much better choice than EP-630.
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