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I would also like to know what your thoughts are on the RE 600 in terms of SQ and value, since the introduction of newer iem's in its price range.
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Joker, how do you feel the DUNU Titan 1 stands compared to the DN 2000 in terms of overall sound quality and soundstage? I ask this because to my knowledge they both deliver a very similar sound signature, and some believe the Titan 1 to surpass the DN 2000 in certain aspects.

 

I don't feel these IEMs have the same sound signature based on my listening so far and I can't say one is better than the other in all cases. The DN-2000 has a v/u-shaped sound signature with bass emphasis that increases towards the sub-bass region (it definitely has more sub bass than the Titan 1, and I feel like it usually has more bass overall) and more recessed mids. The Titan 1 is maybe a tiny bit v-shaped but I struggle to think of it as mid-recessed because there's so much presence in the upper midrange. It's pretty bright because there's a lot of energy in the upper mid and treble region, but not particularly harsh. Kind of reminds me of the Ostry KC06 in that way. 

 

If you're looking for a more v-shaped sound, the DN-2000 is definitely better. If you're looking for more balance, and maybe are worried about the pricier model's bass being too heavy or mids being too recessed (and also don't care about noise isolation), the Titan 1 may well be better than the pricier model. As for soundstage, I think they're both well above average. The DN-2000 benefits from its u-shaped tuning while the Titan 1 seems to just naturally have an airy and pretty open soundstage. I haven't reviewed the Titan 1 in full yet but if you put a gun to my head right now and made me pick one purely for soundstaging I'd probably pick the Titan. 

 

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I would also like to know what your thoughts are on the RE 600 in terms of SQ and value, since the introduction of newer iem's in its price range.

 

I've never really recommended the RE-600 over the less expensive RE-400 in the first place so just on that basis I don't think it's value is that high. There are IEMs near $200 that I prefer to the RE-600, such as the TDK BA200.


Edited by ljokerl - Today at 11:44 pm
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Thanks! Do you find the Titan to deliver on sound quality rivaling the DN 2000 as well? An estimation on your x/10 scale would help. (Even if its subjective)
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