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post #1966 of 2011

Perhaps I live in an alternate forum universe, but I've always noticed drastic changes of opinion among Head-fi membs. 

 

Correct me if I'm dung, but when it comes to sonic aesthetics, isn't honesty preferable to discretion? We have enough politics to negotiate without there being a politics of subjective sound.

post #1967 of 2011

My re-cabled pair survived a trip through the washing machine in my shirt pocket.

 

Legend phones.

post #1968 of 2011

Thanks for the information. Very comprehensive review. :)

post #1969 of 2011

Looks like my pair crapped out again exactly the same as I sent it in for a few months ago, it's loose in the casing itself again and cuts sound in/out when I tap on it.

 

Just going to toss these things in the garbage. It was bad enough that when they repaired them the first time they came back all scraped and beat up when I got them back. Barely use them and definitely haven't stressed them.. just poor build quality on my pair.

post #1970 of 2011

@Elanzer, its kinda late, but hey, dont throw them out. Somebody mite be needing them at a low price. It would be better than just throwing them away right? Sell them broken, those interested can get the cable repaired if broken, or sell with the warranty. They get them replaced themselves....dont waste a lovely pair of IEMs bro....wish i had the money to get urs...would have repaired them.

 

Regards

post #1971 of 2011

Bro, thanks for your review here. Since with my budget around $100, I have Sony XBA-1 in mind but since reading this review, would you say its a good choice to favor RE-0?

 

Thank you.

post #1972 of 2011
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Originally Posted by ertai View Post

Bro, thanks for your review here. Since with my budget around $100, I have Sony XBA-1 in mind but since reading this review, would you say its a good choice to favor RE-0?

Thank you.

Can't really say much since I have yet to listen to XBA-1, though I might have the chance to review it in the next few weeks.
post #1973 of 2011

That would be great :)

post #1974 of 2011

I have Etymotic HF5 for one month now and listening to it 4-5 hours everyday. Although I like the over-all sound, but when compared to my broken RE0 (right ear stopped working) I still prefer the later.

 

IMHO REO is a very enjoyable IEM compared to a slight boring sound(flat detailed) HF5.

 

Newbie here and i cannot yet described audiophile terms. What I love about REO are treble extension, timbre and has more air plus noticeable better vocals compared to HF5. 

 

I wanted to purchase another REO from Head-Direct but i'll be more careful this time. I hope fellow HEAD-FIer will inform us here that if they have new batch(2012) of REO, it does have the strict build quality standards. 

 

Im from the Philippines and if I shipped back a dead REO i will cost me $68 plus the cost of shipping it back here. 

 

Maybe the great Clieos have an idea. Many thanks...

 

post #1975 of 2011
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Originally Posted by moracajay View Post

I have Etymotic HF5 for one month now and listening to it 4-5 hours everyday. Although I like the over-all sound, but when compared to my broken RE0 (right ear stopped working) I still prefer the later.

 

IMHO REO is a very enjoyable IEM compared to a slight boring sound(flat detailed) HF5.

 

Newbie here and i cannot yet described audiophile terms. What I love about REO are treble extension, timbre and has more air plus noticeable better vocals compared to HF5. 

 

I wanted to purchase another REO from Head-Direct but i'll be more careful this time. I hope fellow HEAD-FIer will inform us here that if they have new batch(2012) of REO, it does have the strict build quality standards. 

 

Im from the Philippines and if I shipped back a dead REO i will cost me $68 plus the cost of shipping it back here. 

 

Maybe the great Clieos have an idea. Many thanks...

 


I actually am like you and prefer the RE0 over the HF-series (it's a shame mine are dead too) :(  My reasons were a little different though as the delicacy of the bass texturing was a little better with the RE0 over the HFs to me.  Treble was also a lot better as well. 

 

post #1976 of 2011
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I actually am like you and prefer the RE0 over the HF-series (it's a shame mine are dead too) :(  My reasons were a little different though as the delicacy of the bass texturing was a little better with the RE0 over the HFs to me.  Treble was also a lot better as well. 

 

I agree with you entirely, specially on build quality issue ...

Another plus for REO for me is that you can easily fit it, like, put it in put in out in your ear with no extra move/care or whatsoever, Unlike Etys to get a good isolation you have to lift your upper ear a bit and insert it.

 

I can sleep(any position) enjoying the sound of REO with no problem but with Etys sleeping sideways will push them to your ear more and because its so tiny, it tickles a little bit. So REO overall.

 

I wish the build quality wasn't that fragile. I really miss REO.

post #1977 of 2011

Sorry to drag this thread back from the dead, but I saw that Headphonic are selling the RE0s again unpackaged so couldn't resist in ordering a pair for $40AUD delivered. From memory I liked these alot until the housing came apart (which I glued back) then the jack end started having problems. I hope they sound as good as my memory, but it may be just the case of "fond memories" and actually not good anymore, like going back to play some of old favourite video games (such as scorched earth, which I did recently) and thought, what the hell is this. 

post #1978 of 2011
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Sorry to drag this thread back from the dead, but I saw that Headphonic are selling the RE0s again unpackaged so couldn't resist in ordering a pair for $40AUD delivered. From memory I liked these alot until the housing came apart (which I glued back) then the jack end started having problems. I hope they sound as good as my memory, but it may be just the case of "fond memories" and actually not good anymore, like going back to play some of old favourite video games (such as scorched earth, which I did recently) and thought, what the hell is this. 


I ordered a pair this evening as well. (before reading this) :D I was speaking about these in the Colorfly C3 thread.

How did you come across them?

I'm really interested in how they perform with my Studio V players. 
 

post #1979 of 2011
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I ordered a pair this evening as well. (before reading this) biggrin.gif  I was speaking about these in the Colorfly C3 thread.


How did you come across them?


I'm really interested in how they perform with my Studio V players. 

 

I came across them while doing my RMA for my third pair of RE400s with Headphonic. Side note: they are really good.

While looking for some information I was just browsing to see what they had on offer and low and behold, they were there. I actually rubbed my eyes to see if it was a de ja vu moment but no it was really. For $40 I couldn't resist hearing them again
post #1980 of 2011
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post


I came across them while doing my RMA for my third pair of RE400s with Headphonic. Side note: they are really good.

While looking for some information I was just browsing to see what they had on offer and low and behold, they were there. I actually rubbed my eyes to see if it was a de ja vu moment but no it was really. For $40 I couldn't resist hearing them again


Haha, I was actually there looking at some DAP's for someone giving a recommendation and thought I'd hover around and check out some items.

There they were! I've owned a pair in the past but not since a few nice source upgrades, so more than welcome back.

I agree they sounded great when I had them, I never found the treble as detailed as people say on that pair though.

Lets meet back here when they arrive and get this party started. :wink_face:

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