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post #1291 of 16802

Great review of the 262 Joker.Just great beerchug.gif

 

I also liked your ''cons'' on the 262 , since i can live with that jecklinsmile.gif

 

 

Cons: Still no carrying case included, cable-down fit not for everyone

 

 

My 262 is being shipped to me today and i feel like i made the right choice in buying them

 

 

Thanx for giving us your review , always a pleasure !!!

 

 

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Edited by proedros - 11/25/10 at 6:24pm
post #1292 of 16802

The RE262 has become one of my more favorite earphones in my possession. I can wear it straight down without a problem but over the ear is much preferred. The soundstage is definitely impressive for an earphone and the midrange is excellent.

 

I do wish they came with a proper carrying case as the plastic case they come in is not something you can bring outside. I have various ebay cases and altoids tin cans but it would be nice if they had a small case I can just throw in my bag when I leave the house.

post #1293 of 16802

Interesting review on the 262. RE1's bass is closer to RE0, so 262 has the best bass among the Hifiman IEMs :)

 

I remember clieOS mentioning 262 being closer to DDMs than 252s earlier. How do 262s sound compared to DDM?

 

PS: A small typo. I typically search by numbers. In the Index, it says 2A13 and in the review, it's 1A13 incorrectly.

post #1294 of 16802
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post
Great review of the 262 Joker.Just great beerchug.gif

 

I also liked your ''cons'' on the 262 , since i can live with that jecklinsmile.gif

 

 

Cons: Still no carrying case included, cable-down fit not for everyone

 

 

Thanks. Cons are not usually a big deal for me since of course the biggest con would be a sound signature one doesn't like and I can't make a guess at that. The lack of a proper carrying case is just something that's always bugged me about Head-Direct's earphones, especially with a $250 price tag. Like rawrster said I can always grab another case but I don't see why I should have to. I've got some $4 generic earbuds from focalprice that came with a nice protective carrying case...

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by esanthosh View Post

Interesting review on the 262. RE1's bass is closer to RE0, so 262 has the best bass among the Hifiman IEMs :)

 

I remember clieOS mentioning 262 being closer to DDMs than 252s earlier. How do 262s sound compared to DDM?

 

PS: A small typo. I typically search by numbers. In the Index, it says 2A13 and in the review, it's 1A13 incorrectly.



I haven't heard the DDM in a while but from memory I'd say the DDM is more textured and blended while the 262 is smoother and better-separated. DDM has more sub-bass, slightly less forward mids, and slightly crisper treble but I think the RE262 extends farther up top. It's also much easier to get used to (sound-wise) as the DDM has a somewhat unnatural sound at first listen for reasons I couldn't explain.

 

Looking at my own sound scoring the DDM is right on the borderline at 9.675 but I rounded it off to 9.75. The RE262 is firmly in 9.75 territory. I think these might get spread out more once the SM3 is introduced.

 

Oh and thanks for the correction - fixed that. I shudder to think of Tier 1A, never mind earphone 1A13...

post #1295 of 16802

Pff RE-262, bring on the SM3 ksc75smile.gif

post #1296 of 16802

Must get my hands on a pair of RE262, lol!

post #1297 of 16802
Sounds like I chose wisely without knowing. Looking forward to giving these a go.
post #1298 of 16802

hah mythless :) I wonder when they will be available for individual sale. I'm thinking once the new year hits they will be available since I'm sure they are busy with all the orders regarding their recent products such as the HE6, HM601 combo and their other headphones. Of course there may be those who have do not need the RE262 that they got from the 602 combo.

post #1299 of 16802

Joker, Enjoying the SW-Xcape right now, and interested to hear your take on them, esp how it compares to the RE0 which it seems to share similarities, but not quite as good as. 

post #1300 of 16802
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Originally Posted by kmhaynes View Post

Joker, Enjoying the SW-Xcape right now, and interested to hear your take on them, esp how it compares to the RE0 which it seems to share similarities, but not quite as good as. 



Well I only have the RE-ZERO now and I think i prefer it to the Xcape slightly but I wouldn't say that one is necessarily better than the other at this point. Great earphones with slightly different sonic inclinations - certainly two of my favorites in their price range.

post #1301 of 16802
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hah mythless :) I wonder when they will be available for individual sale. I'm thinking once the new year hits they will be available since I'm sure they are busy with all the orders regarding their recent products such as the HE6, HM601 combo and their other headphones. Of course there may be those who have do not need the RE262 that they got from the 602 combo.



Exactly what I am doing, trying to see those with the DAP who don't need the RE262.  I am still deciding if I should also get the RE-Zero just to have the "complete" set per se.  Am I missing anything if I don't get the RE-Zero?

post #1302 of 16802

The complete set obviously:)  I actually really like the RE-Zero but the RE262 deviates from what I call the house sound of the RE lineup if RE0 and RE-Zero is anything to go by. The RE-Zero has slightly sweet midrange and from memory a bit less extension in treble than RE0. Bass is similar but easier to drive. I think if compared to the RE0 I would prefer the RE-Zero but I don't have the RE0 anymore to compare. If you have the money and want to get the set or want something different than RE0 I'd say go for it.

post #1303 of 16802

Probably not then, like all the RE-Zero reviews, they sound too similar to the RE252.  I prefer the RE252 over the RE0 any day, but that design was its downfall.  Of course, unless someone offered me a price I couldn't refuse, haha.  But, I am quite fixated on the RE262 and my Pico Slim wants to drive them. :D

post #1304 of 16802
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Probably not then, like all the RE-Zero reviews, they sound too similar to the RE252.  I prefer the RE252 over the RE0 any day, but that design was its downfall.  Of course, unless someone offered me a price I couldn't refuse, haha.  But, I am quite fixated on the RE262 and my Pico Slim wants to drive them. biggrin.gif






RE262 are a great match for the Pico Slim, and I prefer them amped vs not.
post #1305 of 16802
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Originally Posted by mythless View Post

Probably not then, like all the RE-Zero reviews, they sound too similar to the RE252.  I prefer the RE252 over the RE0 any day, but that design was its downfall.  Of course, unless someone offered me a price I couldn't refuse, haha.  But, I am quite fixated on the RE262 and my Pico Slim wants to drive them. :D


I liked the RE252 better than the RE0 as well but the RE-ZERO is the one I felt was worth keeping when factoring in usability in addition to sound signature. I think I may yet end up keeping the RE-ZERO over the RE262.

 


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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

RE262 are a great match for the Pico Slim, and I prefer them amped vs not.


I really can't imagine the opposite being the case - these aren't some 16-ohm toy that reaches full potential driven by a cell phone.

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