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what did it just overtake?

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joker

do you the new re272 cable+plug (which i suppose is the same for the last batches for all the other models too) is totally better than the RE0 2009 cloth one. or is there any advantage on the cloth one?

 

I only know of the RE262 having the same cable as the RE272. I think the RE0/ZERO are still using the (rev. 3?) rubbery PPE cable. The cloth cable was rev.2 and hasn't been in production in a while. I like it just fine but the current one is good too, though not as good as the latest RE272/RE262 cable.

 

i'm almost sure the RE0 has the new cable. the plug is that beefy angled one that comes with the new re272/re262

the RE0 v3 was the thin L plug

how do you find the new one to be worn over the ear? is it easier than the cloth one?

i'm asking because the new plug is toooo thick for my clip+. while the straight one is excellent
it isnt a buy killer , though 

 

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what did it just overtake?


The JH13 appreciation thread

 



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i'm almost sure the RE0 has the new cable. the plug is that beefy angled one that comes with the new re272/re262

the RE0 v3 was the thin L plug

how do you find the new one to be worn over the ear? is it easier than the cloth one?

i'm asking because the new plug is toooo thick for my clip+. while the straight one is excellentit isnt a buy killer , though 

 


Both cables are fine over the ear. They are soft and flexible, no issues at all.

 

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I can confirm that the RE262 cable is very good - probably a little stiffer/thicker than some may be accustomed too, but so very much better than my recollections of  the RE0 cable. The housings also feel considerably more 'industrial strength' than those of the RE0 - I have read some complaints re quality control on both phones, but nowhere near as many for RE262 compared to the ongoing litany of woe that seems to plague the RE0.

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Hey Joker and Niyologist...thanks for the input on the M9.  I'm really enjoying it and I have another question about the M9 versus the M11+. 

 

I like the M9 bass extension and it's leagues better than the Ink'd.  I also had a Sennheiser CX475 and I like the M9 much better than that too, but some may prefer the CX475 as it's mid-range is better.  For my tastes though, the bass doesn't have enough impact for me and I'd rather sacrifice some mid range for better bass seeing as I listen to DnB, dubstep, hip hop, house etc.  Plus I think the M9 fits better and is built better with the housing strain relief whereas the CX475 doesn't have that.

 

Anyways I wanted to know if trying to exchange it for a M11+ makes sense.  I wouldn't want less bass than the M9, if anything I'd like more and to hit more lower frequencies cleanly and increased mid range.  I've read the M11+ definitely has better mid-range, but will I be disappointed if I lose some of the bass of the M9?  Cost would be about $28 for the M11+...make sense or just stick with the M9 ($18) which has about 10 hours listening time without burn-in?

 

EDIT:  You know what, I'm not going to bother trying changing it.  Rather spend the money on a much better upgrade like the SP51, Hippo VB, or Brainwavz M2.  I'll keep checking around to see what else would suit me.


Edited by DnB Sublimity - 10/24/11 at 6:51pm
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I can confirm that the RE262 cable is very good - probably a little stiffer/thicker than some may be accustomed too, but so very much better than my recollections of  the RE0 cable. The housings also feel considerably more 'industrial strength' than those of the RE0 - I have read some complaints re quality control on both phones, but nowhere near as many for RE262 compared to the ongoing litany of woe that seems to plague the RE0.



Agreed, just got my new RE262 in. The new cable on it is much better than the older run of the RE262. It's much more flexible and softer. It may be a tad thicker than the average cable, but I have no complaints at all and am very satisfied. Sounds just as great as I remembered it the first time I owned them, these liquid smooth mids are addicting smily_headphones1.gif.

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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/15/14 at 11:07am
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Anyways I wanted to know if trying to exchange it for a M11+ makes sense.  I wouldn't want less bass than the M9, if anything I'd like more and to hit more lower frequencies cleanly and increased mid range.  I've read the M11+ definitely has better mid-range, but will I be disappointed if I lose some of the bass of the M9?  Cost would be about $28 for the M11+...make sense or just stick with the M9 ($18) which has about 10 hours listening time without burn-in?


The M11+ has plenty of bass - very close in quantity to the M9 with less recessed mids to boot. If you wanted more bass, however, you should probably hold off for the SP51 w/extreme port or M31.

 



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joker you should put a paypal on your account somewhere im sure many of us would donate a buck or two wink.gif for the help this thread and you have been. the money could go towards more iems to review haha. and they must stay unbiased!



The Head-Fi community bought me a UM Miracle (that thread is linked somewhere in the Miracle review). They are fantastic IEMs and I really couldn't ask for more.

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I am sure this has been asked and mentioned here somewhere, but how long do you do a burn-in(if you do any) before you start to use the IEM? What is the difference between the Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Pro and EB versions in your testing so far? 


Edited by battleaxe - 10/24/11 at 11:50pm
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And it may very well continue on that same path since it's rumored to be discontinued in the near future...



 

 

Really?Says who?

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The M11+ has plenty of bass - very close in quantity to the M9 with less recessed mids to boot. If you wanted more bass, however, you should probably hold off for the SP51 w/extreme port or M31.



I'm also thinking about the VB, which I'd do if they'll honor 3 year Squaretrade warranty against any channel imbalances or a driver dying beyond the standard 1 yr.

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I am sure this has been asked and mentioned here somewhere, but how long do you do a burn-in(if you do any) before you start to use the IEM? What is the difference between the Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Pro and EB versions in your testing so far? 


100 hours with the same combination of music, white noise, and pink noise on a loop.

 

The SF5Pro and SF5EB don't have much of anything in common except part of the model name, the manufacturer, and the cable. EB is a bass monster; 5 Pro is pretty well balanced, maybe a little dark but not too bad. I like both better than the new SuperFi 5 / UE600.

 



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I'm also thinking about the VB, which I'd do if they'll honor 3 year Squaretrade warranty against any channel imbalances or a driver dying beyond the standard 1 yr.



The VB and it also drops off in bass emphasis more quickly than the M9/SP51, both of which have enhanced mid-bass as well as sub-bass. VB does sound cleaner, though.

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Really?Says who?


See this post and onward.

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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/15/14 at 11:07am
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The VB and it also drops off in bass emphasis more quickly than the M9/SP51, both of which have enhanced mid-bass as well as sub-bass. VB does sound cleaner, though.


Yeah I'm most likely going for the SP51 especially if I can get a better price on it later.  What would be your top 5 <$50 phones with sub bass extension/warm signature but also clear midrange along with highs that aren't piercing/sharp...in general have an open feeling to them with maximum deep bass impact?   I was thinking about spending a little more for the Hippo VB's bc they seem highly regarded for bassheads, but now I'm not so sure seeing as the bass emphasis drops off quicker than the SP51's.

 

BTW Newegg.com has the M9's until 10/31 for $11.99 plus free shipping (coupon code EMCJKHE65).  Same price as the Ink'd, yet sooooo much better hahaha.


Edited by DnB Sublimity - 10/25/11 at 11:03am
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