i have the re2 and love its sound. but i would like a bit more sparkly high end and maybe a tad more bass. will the re0 satisfy my needs?
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3/17/10 at 1:11am
hell yeah, I never understood the fuzz about the RE2, what I remember was a super microphonic and tangy cord and just really boring sound. RE0 wowed me when I got it.
++ RE0 is the frst Head-Direct/Hifiman IEM that I actually like. The RE2 and RE1s were pretty bad to my ears, because of flat, boring sound with low detail resolution and recessed treble on RE1 and recessed bass on RE2. The cables were also horrible - hard/inflexible and very microphonic. RE0 is a big step up from both in build quality, ergonomics and sound IMO. It is closed back, so the isolation is better, the cable is much softer and much more flexible (although still microphonic), the earphone body is now metal instead of plastic and finally the sound is vastly superior with gobbles more detial, superior tonal balance, and much better treble extension. Compared to RE2, the bass on RE0 is also quite a bit better extended into the sub bass and is more controlled. RE1 has a bit more sub bass than the RE0, but not much more and RE0 has much better detail in the low end, and much better treble.
So in the end, yes I think it's totally worth it to get RE0 if you like RE2 - chances are, you will be blown away, especially if you got an amp.