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post #166 of 15259
I finaly bought my Head-Direct RE0. I'll be using them for plane trips and portable audio. I'm looking forward to hearing how they sound plugged into my new Levono W500 laptop PC.

The only decent headphones I can compare them to are my newly acquired Senn. HD650. Stay tuned.
post #167 of 15259
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Originally Posted by Mdraluck23 View Post
They seem excellent. Haven't heard any bad reviews. They seem like a nice change. I will be buying them most likely. Would you suggest an amp for them? Or is that not necessary with an iPod. I don't need maximum volume.
I would suggest running them without an amp first. If you find yourself liking the signature and end up selling the S4, you can invest in an amp. IMO you'd have to spend around $90-100 to get a decent pairing with the RE0. None of the <$20 Fiio toys will do.
post #168 of 15259
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Finally had a chance to take a pic of the post-op ADDIEMs, for anyone curious.



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Originally Posted by iPoodz View Post
I have nothing valuable to add (except, to tell you that your writeups are excellent, as usual), but I was curious about your ADDIEMs.

I was lurking, and clicked your profile, and did a double take (or three). Did you re-cable out of necessity, or in the hopes of getting a better sound?
post #169 of 15259
Interesting operation you did there on the ADDIEMs. Any thoughts on how they sound after the procedure versus before?
post #170 of 15259
ADDIEM with meelectronics cable and triple flanges? Nicely done.

@TheGame21x
There won't be any direct sound difference, but because the cable is so much less microphonic you will get a defacto improvement when on the move.
post #171 of 15259
that's a nice recable. good thing you didn't choose the M6 cable (version 2 was the one I had at least) as the M9 cable looks much better
post #172 of 15259
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Originally Posted by TheGame21x View Post
Interesting operation you did there on the ADDIEMs. Any thoughts on how they sound after the procedure versus before?
I'm not a big believer in cables but I can't say for sure since I also took the chance to perform goodvibes nail polish mod while I had them opened up. Two variables mean I have no clue how each one affected the sound, but the overall effect is positive . Trip flanges help too, though they tickle my brain.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
that's a nice recable. good thing you didn't choose the M6 cable (version 2 was the one I had at least) as the M9 cable looks much better
Actually that is an M6 v2 cable. The M9/M11 cable is different, terminated with a 45-degree plug rather than the low-profile L-plug that I like. Meelec cords are color-matched to their earphones so the black/red M6/M11/M9 have the dark grey cable while the silver/clear M6/M11/M9 have the silver cable.
post #173 of 15259
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ATH-CK100 added. So much for keeping my blurbs short and sweet
post #174 of 15259
Great thread! I check it infrequently and enjoy reading your reviews.
Not to sound intrusive, but could you consider reviewing the Phiaton PS200? I personally enjoy my pair quite a bit, and they're reportedly similar to the CK10s. It's a shame that they were $130 on Amazon a week or so ago, seeing as the price has risen to $180 as of late.
post #175 of 15259
i hope you change your plan from review hippo shroom to hippo VB , many people prefer vb than shroom
post #176 of 15259
You make the CK100 sound kind of like the SE530.
post #177 of 15259
I wish I knew what the SE530 sounded like to respond to that :P

I'll have to read that long writeup on the CK100 soonish..They are pretty ridiculously expensive however. Even with a forwarding service its $360 which makes it too expensive :P

on another note, any interest in the alpha brainwavz? i got them bundled up in a purchase recently and probably got no plans to use them or probably even open the plastic wrapping since I got no use for them and seeing as you got like a trillion budget iem's.
post #178 of 15259

a different perception of the REO's

I bought the REO's after reading the reviews here after having 3 pairs of cx300's breaking in just over a year and these are what I compare the REO's to, that and my HD280's.

First off their sensitivity is WAY less than the cx-300's (100dB vs.112dB) This is a huge difference and so their max volume is also less and if you are like myself, using them with your phone, this is a deal breaker in itself because walking down a street at peak hour they just arent loud enough, not to mention I am draining my battery faster. Admittedly my nokia n82's amp is under powered but so are a lot of phones.

Moving on to the sound, the REO's definitely respond more to dynamics in music and fidelity is better generally than the cx300's which I liked but the mid to upper range is without a doubt far to emphasized making cranking choruses with singers pushing the point just plain painful to listen too.

The bass?....well there isnt much, I like what my sub does for music bellow a 100hz and the RE0's just dont represent it accurately/enough below around 70hz , especially emphasized against the inflated mids and while the cx300 bass is a little over done and loose at least it has some that u can tame with eq if u wish, increasing bass with eq is not as good a solution for the REO's, I had to push my eq to 80% to get a track of mine I am mixing to a close approximation of what it should sound like with the sub bass melody.

A big part of the reason IEM has taken off is because of the increased bass they are capable of compared to earbuds, I have earbuds with more bass than the REO's.

The high's are nice enough but sibilance is a problem as u move into the mids on some tracks.

Music making and mixing is my life so it is with at least some experience I make these comments, that and I have seen how damaged ears perceive sound in the mid range with the desire for terribly inflated mid/highs that result from it and continue to damage those ears. This is an important point to consider when it comes to IEM's while they inject the sound right into your ear drums.

I am still 'breaking in' the REO's but I cant see this changing much of the above and while the cx300's are nothing special in regards to creating space/detail/dynamics they are still a better solution (while they work) than the REO's and I will now never buy another pair of IEM's under 110dB sensitivity. The RE3's seem like the next thing to try.

the search for a decent pair of IEM's at a sane price continues.
post #179 of 15259
Congrats again joker, your CK100 review is excellently written and spot-on!

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Originally Posted by mvw2 View Post
You make the CK100 sound kind of like the SE530.
Don't make the mistake of interpreting it this way. Apart from both being 3-driver BAs, these don't have much in common.
post #180 of 15259
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Originally Posted by ovo View Post
I bought the REO's after reading the reviews here after having 3 pairs of cx300's breaking in just over a year and these are what I compare the REO's to, that and my HD280's.

First off their sensitivity is WAY less than the cx-300's (100dB vs.112dB) This is a huge difference and so their max volume is also less and if you are like myself, using them with your phone, this is a deal breaker in itself because walking down a street at peak hour they just arent loud enough, not to mention I am draining my battery faster. Admittedly my nokia n82's amp is under powered but so are a lot of phones.

Moving on to the sound, the REO's definitely respond more to dynamics in music and fidelity is better generally than the cx300's which I liked but the mid to upper range is without a doubt far to emphasized making cranking choruses with singers pushing the point just plain painful to listen too.

The bass?....well there isnt much, I like what my sub does for music bellow a 100hz and the RE0's just dont represent it accurately/enough below around 70hz , especially emphasized against the inflated mids and while the cx300 bass is a little over done and loose at least it has some that u can tame with eq if u wish, increasing bass with eq is not as good a solution for the REO's, I had to push my eq to 80% to get a track of mine I am mixing to a close approximation of what it should sound like with the sub bass melody.

A big part of the reason IEM has taken off is because of the increased bass they are capable of compared to earbuds, I have earbuds with more bass than the REO's.

The high's are nice enough but sibilance is a problem as u move into the mids on some tracks.

Music making and mixing is my life so it is with at least some experience I make these comments, that and I have seen how damaged ears perceive sound in the mid range with the desire for terribly inflated mid/highs that result from it and continue to damage those ears. This is an important point to consider when it comes to IEM's while they inject the sound right into your ear drums.

I am still 'breaking in' the REO's but I cant see this changing much of the above and while the cx300's are nothing special in regards to creating space/detail/dynamics they are still a better solution (while they work) than the REO's and I will now never buy another pair of IEM's under 110dB sensitivity. The RE3's seem like the next thing to try.

the search for a decent pair of IEM's at a sane price continues.
Not meaning to recommend the HJE900 (they are just 100db), nevertheless you might be interested in reading this and my subsequent reply.

BTW from your description I believe that you would like the $50 Soundmagic PL50, even though their sensitivity is only 109db.
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