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post #451 of 469
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

 

HF5 will probably be better. HF5 is single balanced armature I think, and the RE0 (replaced by the RE400 now) is a dynamic driver. The R-50 is a dual BA. They all have a analytical sound signature

Yes I know and I`m going to compare these two - REO and R-50 for semi-portable use because at home I`m perfectly fine with HD600 :)

post #452 of 469
Re0 is still a surprising iem. It's been so long since I took these out from my old iem pile. I gave it a whirl with my AK100, being a dynamic and notoriously known for sounding best amped. It sounds damn good. What an old new surprise if I may say. Ak100 and Re0 makes an odd good couple, one being a somewhat new premium player, the other an old school previous bang-for-buck iems.
post #453 of 469
If interested, I have a pair of used RE0s. The left side doesn't play sound any more.

If you can recable, you can probably fix this gem. Unfortunately, I don't have the faculty to do these type of mods.

PM me if interested. Would prefer to trade for another pair of IEMs.
post #454 of 469

Hey all,

 

Just wanted to chime in here again.  I had grabbed a spare set of RE0 when they were clearing them out just in case mine went south.  well, my originals are still going strong, so, thought I'd go a little crazy.  

 

I had my extra RE0 terminated with a balanced RSA connector.

 

I am now sitting here listening to:  Balanced CD Player --> RSA Lightning fully balanced amp --> Balanced RE0

 

Holy crap.  Truly astounding performance.  I have not heard Hifimans most recent flagship, but it would take a Lot to dethrone this setup.  I Love these earbuds.  they continue to blow my mind every time I put them in, and I've heard a LOT of high end setups.  

 

Thanks, just wanted to gush a little bit.

post #455 of 469

you should probably try RE-272 , which is made for balanced listening and it is a top-notch analytical iem even in standard listening setup

i also have 262 , and i had zero/252 in the past

hifiman may be the greatest 'under the radar' universal iem company at the moment.

 

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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

Hey all,

 

Just wanted to chime in here again.  I had grabbed a spare set of RE0 when they were clearing them out just in case mine went south.  well, my originals are still going strong, so, thought I'd go a little crazy.  

 

I had my extra RE0 terminated with a balanced RSA connector.

 

I am now sitting here listening to:  Balanced CD Player --> RSA Lightning fully balanced amp --> Balanced RE0

 

Holy crap.  Truly astounding performance.  I have not heard Hifimans most recent flagship, but it would take a Lot to dethrone this setup.  I Love these earbuds.  they continue to blow my mind every time I put them in, and I've heard a LOT of high end setups.  

 

Thanks, just wanted to gush a little bit.

post #456 of 469

Someone posted elsewhere you can pick up the re0 for $50? Does anyone know where? I'd love to get a pair, and I'm pretty sure they are still the best sounding iem at that price point.

post #457 of 469

Since the RE-0's are discontinued, is there anything else at a similar price range that is neutral and otherwise as great as these were?  If they are indeed selling for $50 somewhere, I would also indeed like to know.  Thanks!

post #458 of 469

I think they were $50 when on clearance.  I've seen them for sale used a few times.  Post a want to buy.  I've not heard the new RE series.  but I've heard that they are quite good as well.  might be worth a try.

post #459 of 469
Just picked up a pair on eBay for 50, seems to have a slight cable issue, but given how uncommon these are to find, I'm willing to take a shot. Here's hoping I like the sound. Had to laugh that someone failed to snipe at 1 second left.
post #460 of 469

Looks like I should get these in the mail today, am I right in guessing these should do well with classical?

post #461 of 469

I'll refrain from saying yes due to never hearing these, but from what I've read many people love the re0 for classical.

post #462 of 469

Sweet.  I'd be curious to see if a Sansa Clip can handle them, even if not, I still have the X3 at least.

 

Hmm, just off an initial listen, these might replace my Ety HF5...  I'm not sure yet.  The bass feels certainly more present, which is the one drawback of the HF5 to me.


Edited by Saoshyant - 5/27/14 at 1:25pm
post #463 of 469

remember that tip and seal are of utter importance with the re0.. with the wrong fit, they suck.

post #464 of 469
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

remember that tip and seal are of utter importance with the re0.. with the wrong fit, they suck.

 

I'm fairly sure the comply tips I put on are creating a good seal, I always have discomfort issues with typical stock tips, so I've bought quite a bit of comply tips of various sizes to compensate.  They may not create the best sound, but to me it doesn't matter how good the sound is if discomfort keeps me from wanting to listen to them.

 

Maybe one day I'll find a high end earbud that actually performs classical quite well, then I won't have to worry about discomfort at all.

 

But thanks for the heads up, I listen to headphones usually, so seal doesn't always come to mind.

 

And on a different note...  WOW...  these are the most microphonic IEMs I've ever used.  I typically wear my IEMs down because I never really seem to have an issue with it, the exception being my Meelec M6 for obvious design reasons.  This is the first time walking my dog I had to stop and reinsert IEMs just so I could hear my music.  I guess I'm not that sensitive to microphonics if this is the first time I'm being bothered by it, just caught me by surprise.


Edited by Saoshyant - 5/27/14 at 2:32pm
post #465 of 469
Yeah. That cable is micro phonic. Insert them upside down and run the cord behind your ears.
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