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post #406 of 469

Yep, a little superglue will go a long way.

post #407 of 469

3.5 years and going....talk about a resilient iem

 

guys , tell me something

 

i have the RE-272 and i wanted to ask if buying a pair of these for 49$ as a backup is a good idea

 

or perhaps , coming from the 272 , the re-0 will seem to me not good enough ?

post #408 of 469
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

3.5 years and going....talk about a resilient iem

 

guys , tell me something

 

i have the RE-272 and i wanted to ask if buying a pair of these for 49$ as a backup is a good idea

 

or perhaps , coming from the 272 , the re-0 will seem to me not good enough ?

 

It is officially discontinued though, at least till the stock on current sale is all depleted. Same goes for all current HifiMan IEM (RE262 / RE272) where RE400 and RE600 will take over in time.

 

I actually just bought a back-up pair of RE0 even though my old RE0 (as well as RE272) is still going strong. That should tell you my answer.

post #409 of 469
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

3.5 years and going....talk about a resilient iem

 

guys , tell me something

 

i have the RE-272 and i wanted to ask if buying a pair of these for 49$ as a backup is a good idea

 

or perhaps , coming from the 272 , the re-0 will seem to me not good enough ?

 

I don't know how good the RE-272 is, but I don't have a big problem going from the W4 or W3 to the RE0 when alternating.

post #410 of 469
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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post

 

I don't know how good the RE-272 is, but I don't have a big problem going from the W4 or W3 to the RE0 when alternating.

 

Going from the RE-272 to the RE0 is in my experience less of a diversion than going from W4 to the RE0. This is purely based on sound signature match up more than personal preference.

 

So buying a pair of  RE0 at its current $49 price tag and to be used as a cheap backup for the RE272.  All I can say is that I think it is a very good idea.


Edited by Jupiterknight - 1/4/13 at 9:21pm
post #411 of 469
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Originally Posted by Jupiterknight View Post

 

Going from the RE-272 to the RE0 is in my experience less of a diversion than going from W4 to the RE0. This is purely based on sound signature match up more than personal preference.

 

So buying a pair of  RE0 at its current $49 price tag and to be used as a cheap backup for the RE272.  All I can say is that I think it is a very good idea.

 

Yeah, it's more of a difference going from the W3 to RE0 since their signatures are more contrastive. The W4 is markedly better imo, but the main difference is the fullness of sound. Still, the RE0's for $49 is great. They'll clearly be gone soon too, so may as well buy em while you can.

post #412 of 469

The 272 is another excellent IEM.  I would call The RE-0 slightly dryer sounding then the 272, but not at all in a bad way.  just a little different.  I'm going by memory, and I think I recall the 272 has a bit more soundstage.  for $50 bucks, you seriously cant lose.  thats why I bought a backup pair as well, even though mine work great.

 

I"ve not tried this W3, I will have to.


Edited by Keithpgdrb - 1/4/13 at 9:30pm
post #413 of 469
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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post

 

Yeah, it's more of a difference going from the W3 to RE0 since their signatures are more contrastive. The W4 is markedly better imo, but the main difference is the fullness of sound. Still, the RE0's for $49 is great. They'll clearly be gone soon too, so may as well buy em while you can.

 

I agree and the RE0 seems to be a very logical choice to complement the RE272 as a cheap kick around option particular when it might be discontinued very soon, at least this is how it seems where it's going in the forthcoming line up.

post #414 of 469

I'm more temped to buy a back up pair of Re262. The Re0 at least have a recable procedure posted.

post #415 of 469

The 272 and RE0 aren't very different. Those graphs show very similar FR's. RE0 at $49 is a really really good deal.

post #416 of 469

I am not sure why, I have the RE0 which is one of my very first IEM and I feel they are so so. I then acquired many more IEMs and a headphone AMP.

 

One day I listen to the RE0 with the AMP and wow that is a lot of difference with and without AMP. I think AMP is important for the RE0 to perform to it's full potential.

As of today, I have move to other equipment and even sold the TF10 but I will never sell the RE0. I like it best compare with all my current IEMs and earbuds.


Edited by whoelse - 1/15/13 at 5:57am
post #417 of 469

Sometimes, with the RE0, I feel like missing some "air".

now, is AIR's the word I am looking for, in this case ?

 

Air = more extension

OR

Air = kind of sparkles / over-emphasized parts of brightness

OR

Air = ...something else ?

 

This is the my issue (/quandary):

take, for example, the song: "Demons", by Brian McFadden.

Link for a legal preview, here: http://megaboon.com/common/preview/track/2804102.mp3

 

The RE0's presentation feels too(?) dark... And it makes me feel like there is not enough breathing there.

It makes me feel a lack of air in my throat, while listening to the song;

 

it is, in a way, similar to the feeling you have before you cough. Only, you don't, Because it's a "small" one.

 

 

does anybody understands what am I mumbling about ? 

post #418 of 469

OMG just got the Sony Hybrids

total sound changer!

 

it was a PITA to put them on, 

but it was worth it completely!

 

I am much more enjoying my music now.. i'm not ashamed to hear "dance" songs now.

 

tomorrow i will compare with my newly member.. (RE-272)

post #419 of 469
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Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

OMG just got the Sony Hybrids

total sound changer!

 

it was a PITA to put them on, 

but it was worth it completely!

 

I am much more enjoying my music now.. i'm not ashamed to hear "dance" songs now.

 

tomorrow i will compare with my newly member.. (RE-272)

Hrmm... interesting. I never tried to use my sony tips because the bore size is significantly smaller than the stock RE0 tips. I'll give it a go.

 

EDIT: Seems to work quite well actually. Wasn't too hard to install them, just make the Sony tips inside out then sort of twist them from one corner onto the RE0's. I like it :)


Edited by bhima - 1/24/13 at 12:58pm
post #420 of 469

Yeah, had to work very carefully with small tweezers (pincers) to get it on.

 

there are things clearer on the soundstage (which seems now larger on a slight margin)

 

take for example, the song: "Era - Ameno".

you can now hear the low-bass rumble (something I only heard with IEMs like Sennheiser's IE80 and such.. )

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