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SA6 or RE2+C751?

post #1 of 7
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My brother is thinking about getting a set of IEMs, but is kind of torn between the c751 (98+SH) and the RE2 (80+SH) and is now thinking about getting both of them (And I'm thinking of the SA6 (189 shipped) for myself). So the 2 part question goes:
1. RE2 or C751 (for classical music, CCM, movie soundtracks, etc)?
2. RE2 and C751 or the SA6? //(Is this option worth it over just one IEM)

I realize that the RE2 does have a return policy, and I could order both and return the RE2 if unwanted, but I'd rather avoid the hassle. Also, he has an iPod nano g1, eventually to get a d2 (I've read that the c700s should be EQed to make it better, and iPod's EQ isn't the easiest to use). I'm not sure how big of a budget he can get--birthday in 2 weeks--so it may or may not be possible to get $200 worth, being the reason for the 2 part question.
Thoughts/comments?
post #2 of 7
C751 for classical, I'd say. Wide soundstage, more detailed mids and highs.

Ooh...2 v. 1. No comment there.
post #3 of 7
I'd go SA6 to be honest with you.

I would say the C700/C751 once burnt in are like the RE2's but with better separation, slightly wider soundstage and of course, a goodf amount of bass that's lacking in the RE2's.
Thefroe having them both together = bad idea IMO.

Go the SA6.
post #4 of 7
i would go with 1 IEM. An EQ should be able to help change the sound characteristics enough to handle the different types of music you listen to.
post #5 of 7
I have to respectfully disagree on the EQ comment. I've never found EQ to be able to compensate adequately for a sound I didn't like. A good example is the CX300 with its overblown bass. You can decrease the bass with EQ but it still just doesn't sound right. Similarly, although I like the RE2's, they are not particularly strong in bass, and adding bass through EQ does not help. It just sounds like you are pushing the bass to a level the IEM can't naturally handle.

I am just really not an EQ person. A good headphone or speaker should sound good with flat EQ. The only place I use EQ is in my office with a cheap set of powered speakers at low volumes. Turning the bass knob to about 3/4 in that setup does help.
post #6 of 7
I'm not sure if I've fully understood the available options, but I'd go for:

Your brother: C751
You: SA6

Be interetsed to hear your views on how the two compare.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Scott549 View Post
You can decrease the bass with EQ but it still just doesn't sound right. Similarly, although I like the RE2's, they are not particularly strong in bass, and adding bass through EQ does not help. It just sounds like you are pushing the bass to a level the IEM can't naturally handle.
Agreed, but it's better to spend money on one good IEM and make minor eq adjustments than to buy two so-so IEMs...
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