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Damn I love the re0's, but 2 small complaints :)

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, just got my replacement re0's in finally! I forgot how much I love these. I had the TF10's but sold them to a fellow boardie. I just love the neutral and detailed presentation of the re0's, what can I say. The separation, to my ears is better than on the tf10's.

Two minor complaints, however:

1) I sent my original unit back to Head-Direct in the box with all the included tips (minus the ones I had used extensively), but the replacement I received included only the phone in a manila padded envelope. Is this normal? Should I have just hung on the original box and accessories? I feel slightly gipped (sp?) but maybe this was my misunderstanding.

2) Does anyone else find the little sliding cable binder/clip/whatever (what's it called?) really way too tight to be useful? I feel like I am going to damage the cables if I use this slider regularly.

post #2 of 19
you should have held onto the box with the accessories. i think it was posted in the email that they give you when you ask for replacement.

the clip is tight

i'm surprised head-fiers do not find channel imbalance on the re0. i went through a couple of re0 and there is a strong imbalance with the right side being louder. i got to try my friend's and his was perfectly fine.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hmm, yeah my first set didn't have an imbalance issue and these don't seem to either. hmm I dunno. Too bad about the overtight clip.. I'll have to make my own
post #4 of 19
that is perfectly normal and they should have told you to only send the headphones, with no tips, no case, nothing
then they send you new headphones with just plain tips

they didnt tell you that?
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well, I dug it up. here's what they said..

"Our warranty policy is 30 days refund and 1 year replacement. Please print your online receipt, note you need a replacement, and ship the earphone, receipt and note back to us."

So, I guess they did just say "earphone". Whatever, not a big deal.
post #6 of 19
yeah most smaller companies like head direct only send the earphones back when doing warranty or replacement in my experience.

also i have no issues with the slider thing above the y split. its tight but doesnt give me any worries that the cable will be damaged.

i didn't like the box or the tips so it wouldn't be an issue with me but extra tips arent too hard to find if you did use them.
post #7 of 19
Take this as an opportunity to get good tips; a pair of sony hybrids and/or some shure olives.
post #8 of 19
Never owned the RE0, but two pair of RE2s broke due to the tight slider. On the third pair, I never messed with it.
post #9 of 19
Don't use slider at all.
post #10 of 19
Yep, the slider is really tight... maybe shoot HiFiMan an email or post in the sponsor forum.
post #11 of 19
Yeah, the Sony hybrid tips, even the fakies on eBay fit the RE0 and give pretty sound for me. I recently pulled the original large double flange clear tips that came with my RE0, and I cut off the back tip to make a single tip that fits my ears perfectly, and I think the sound is a bit better than the hybrid fakes.

Funny, but the best sounding tips I've found, esp for bass response, is some of my son's Senn CX-300 II mid-size tips. The core hole is large and sometimes slips off the RE0 barrel when I remove them, but I just slip the tip back on.

BTW, no R/L imbalance issues with mine for 6+ months.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by kmhaynes View Post
Yeah, the Sony hybrid tips, even the fakies on eBay fit the RE0 and give pretty sound for me. I recently pulled the original large double flange clear tips that came with my RE0, and I cut off the back tip to make a single tip that fits my ears perfectly, and I think the sound is a bit better than the hybrid fakes.
That's an interesting mod. I've kinda wondered why the second flange if it isn't meant to be in your ear. I might try that someday.
post #13 of 19
I think MANY owners have voiced their concerns over imbalance and rattling bass at higher volumes.

The stock tips leave a lot to be desired. I'll try them with CX tips and see if they fit better.

The ring is very tight and worrisome for long-term ownership. I fashioned a tape slider and it works like the plastic tube slider you'd find on other IEMs.
post #14 of 19
The Sony tips fit me a lot better. I'm not sure if they're the hybrid, but I found some spare ear tips from my ancient EX51 sony buds and they fit perfectly. I'm a happy camper now.

dL
post #15 of 19
Regarding the slider: I have the older RE0 version with the fabric cable, and do not fine the slider to be too tight on it. I guess when used on a rubber cable, the added friction makes it harder to move.
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