Originally Posted by KayDat
So how do the RE0 and RE1 fare against each other? RE1 certainly looks like it has better packaging, if the Head-Direct shop photos are anything to go by. Also for the RE0, what is the new cabling like? Is PPE better or worse than knit?
Personally, I returned my RE0s@ 29 days for a couple of reasons, one of them being that I like my RE1s better (the other reason was a physical defect that didn't affect SQ, but was convenient as it made returning necessary). They both really benefit from amplification IMO. To my ears, the RE0s were anemic in the low end without amping, while the RE1s need amping for overall dynamic definition.
To me it wasn't much of a contest, but my opinion seems to be in the minority even though the RE0s seem to be losing their FOTM status as of late (the RE1s had FOTM status before the RE0s came out). To me the two are analogous to the HD600/650 comparisons, where the difference is largely seen as personal preference and the 600s are generally seen as easier to drive than the 650s.
Ironically, I prefer the HD600s to the HD650s, but I want to give the 650s another chance. The RE0s, not so much