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post #106 of 2011
Interesting - we sure seem to perceive the critical 3-8kHz range differently. Thanks for the follow-up.

Judging by the curve shape of your results I guess you listened quite a bit louder than me.
post #107 of 2011
Bumped for reasons of big sale.
post #108 of 2011
post #109 of 2011
Would you recommend the re0's over the sennheiser cx550?
post #110 of 2011
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Originally Posted by guineapig View Post
Would you recommend the re0's over the sennheiser cx550?
Yes! the RE0 absolutes outclasses it.
The sub $100 category is a no brainer atm with the current RE0 price.
post #111 of 2011
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
Yes! the RE0 absolutes outclasses it.
The sub $100 category is a no brainer atm with the current RE0 price.
So the re0 is currently the best mid class IEM that you can get for under 100 bucks?
post #112 of 2011
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Originally Posted by guineapig View Post
So the re0 is currently the best mid class IEM that you can get for under 100 bucks?
Yes. People would class this as a high-end IEM tbh.
It's a complete steal. Remember since this is a mid to high-end IEM, one thing you might not like is that is makes your 128kbps mp3's sound like crap as it reveals the files for what they are, which is low-quality.
post #113 of 2011
Well, most of my music is in 320 kbps. I would have liked it to be in flac/lossless, but my iPod won't play those sort of files.
post #114 of 2011
That's fine then. the RE0 is a no brainer atm.
post #115 of 2011
Yep, I'm gonna order it tomorrow. Main thing that's sort of making me iffy is that it's from China. I'm not sure if it's going to be durable and last me a long time, no offense to the chinese though. <_<
post #116 of 2011
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Yep, I'm gonna order it tomorrow. Main thing that's sort of making me iffy is that it's from China. I'm not sure if it's going to be durable and last me a long time, no offense to the chinese though. <_<
The build quality is fine. I don't like the name change to Hifiman from a business standpoint tbh. Most of your electronics in made in China. Also I think Fang has supplies in the US for the US orders.
post #117 of 2011
Didn't want to resurrect a 2nd RE0 thread so I'll just post my question here.

Has anyone seen/can anyone make a direct comparison of these to:
1) Phonak PFE
2) Shure E4
I realize that they are all totally different animals, but I need some reference points to imagine the sound of the RE0.

Any input is appreciated!
post #118 of 2011
PFE has better treble (no sibilance like the RE0, but more or less the same amount of treble), a more even bass response (no midbass hump) that goes a little deeper than the RE0, better soundstage, much less cable noise.

RE0 has a more "lush" midrange, more bass quantity (well, midbass at least), and probably a better/easier fit than the PFE for most people.
post #119 of 2011
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post
PFE has better treble (no sibilance like the RE0, but more or less the same amount of treble), a more even bass response (no midbass hump) that goes a little deeper than the RE0, better soundstage, much less cable noise.

RE0 has a more "lush" midrange, more bass quantity (well, midbass at least), and probably a better/easier fit than the PFE for most people.
Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.
post #120 of 2011
Could be due to the Sony hybrid tips I'm using, but I don't get any sibilance or cable noise from RE0.
In fact, lack of sibilance with the amount of treble it provides was what impressed me the most.
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