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post #7546 of 16802

Hey, I've been looking to buy a new pair of IEMs and narrowed down my choices to the GR07 and RE-262. I already own a Etymotic HF5 and love the detail but want something that has a larger soundstage and maybe slightly more colored. Which of the two would compliment the Etys more?

post #7547 of 16802
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Originally Posted by qilto View Post

Hey, I've been looking to buy a new pair of IEMs and narrowed down my choices to the GR07 and RE-262. I already own a Etymotic HF5 and love the detail but want something that has a larger soundstage and maybe slightly more colored. Which of the two would compliment the Etys more?

 

 

RE-262.

post #7548 of 16802

don't worry about it, i'm a complete noob when it comes to headphones
 

post #7549 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JPFrost View Post

I'm looking for something to compliment my Yamaha EPH-100 set (which I love btw). Something that just has a different sound signature. Not especially bright or analytical, but just a bit brighter. I'm inrigued by the R-50 and perhaps the JVC FXD80. The ATH-CKM500 seem really interesting as well.

 

Any thoughts or opinions?

 

Three earphones I've never heard. The GR07 is brighter than the EPH-100 and might be worth having as a compliment.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Davidisawesome View Post

I have looked at the RE0, but the TRSS adapter kind of put me off. And also the only place i can find them is on ebay where they could be fake

 

As far as I know the RE0 is still not sold in balanced configuration, only the RE-ZERO is. Head-direct.com is the official source for all things HiFiMan. They ship worldwide.

 

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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

What do you plan to revise on the RE262 review?

The newer inter-changeable cable?

Does the SQ change?

Also ,does the old version has a balanced cable or normal?

 

The new one I have here is completely identical to the RE272 aside from the finish on the housings. The original one I had was very different - not balanced, no way to swap channels, and it has the stringy rubbery cable from the RE-ZERO. No SQ score change but the text needs revising.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by qilto View Post

Hey, I've been looking to buy a new pair of IEMs and narrowed down my choices to the GR07 and RE-262. I already own a Etymotic HF5 and love the detail but want something that has a larger soundstage and maybe slightly more colored. Which of the two would compliment the Etys more?

 

The RE262 is more colored and will differ from the HF5 more. Both have a larger soundstage. 

post #7550 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The new one I have here is completely identical to the RE272 aside from the finish on the housings. The original one I had was very different - not balanced, no way to swap channels, and it has the stringy rubbery cable from the RE-ZERO. No SQ score change but the text needs revising.

Gotcha!

I think the new model is a very very clever idea from HifiMan.

This gives you the freedom to swap channels, use a balanced setup, or just plug it straight away to a normal 3.5mm jack.

post #7551 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Gotcha!

I think the new model is a very very clever idea from HifiMan.

This gives you the freedom to swap channels, use a balanced setup, or just plug it straight away to a normal 3.5mm jack.

 

Agreed, I think I mentioned in the RE272 review that I'd never seen much merit in modular cables until HiFiMan used one for their TRRS configuration instead of the more cumbersome solution of the RE-ZERO.

 

There is one downside with updating the RE262 and RE272 reviews - I can't find any mention of the 3-year warranty for the RE272 anymore frown.gif

post #7552 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

There is one downside with updating the RE262 and RE272 reviews - I can't find any mention of the 3-year warranty for the RE272 anymore frown.gif

Yes :(

post #7553 of 16802

hi joker, its me again rolleyes.gif, i am in a dilemma: i am still searching for the most fatigue free iem. as for that i bought the silver bullet and the tandems. both are ok, while the tandems are still a little bit to aggressive. on the other hand the silver bullets are a little too dark to me. is there anything even smoother borderline boring up to 150 $? maybe M3? oh, and it should be a dynamic driver, as i need a little sub bass rumble.


Edited by sofastreamer - 7/16/12 at 1:12am
post #7554 of 16802
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

hi joker, its me again rolleyes.gif, i am in a dilemma: i am still searching for the most fatigue free iem. as for that i bought the silver bullet and the tandems. both are ok, while the tandems are still a little bit to aggressive. on the other hand the silver bullets are a little too dark to me. is there anything even smoother borderline boring up to 150 $? maybe M3? oh, and it should be a dynamic driver, as i need a little sub bass rumble.

 

 

Have you looked at the Yamaha EPH-100? They sound pretty smooth to me, although not boring at all... rolleyes.gif

post #7555 of 16802

yes, i owned them and they were much to aggressive sounding and there was a treble peak, that was piercing to me. although it seems, that i am the only one that feels so.

post #7556 of 16802
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

yes, i owned them and they were much to aggressive sounding and there was a treble peak, that was piercing to me. although it seems, that i am the only one that feels so.

 

 

Yes, indeed it seems you're the only one who felt that. I'm very sensible to treble harshness and sibilance, and I find the EPH-100 to be very smooth and enjoyable...

post #7557 of 16802
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

hi joker, its me again rolleyes.gif, i am in a dilemma: i am still searching for the most fatigue free iem. as for that i bought the silver bullet and the tandems. both are ok, while the tandems are still a little bit to aggressive. on the other hand the silver bullets are a little too dark to me. is there anything even smoother borderline boring up to 150 $? maybe M3? oh, and it should be a dynamic driver, as i need a little sub bass rumble.

 

I would advise trying one of these EQ tutorials for smoothing out all the treble peaks with whatever phones you're using

 

For the theory behind these EQ methods read this opening post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/413900/how-to-equalize-your-headphones-a-tutorial

 

But for a better way to achieve the desired results visit my ongoing updated guide

http://www.head-fi.org/t/615417/how-to-equalize-your-headphones-advanced-tutorial-in-progress

post #7558 of 16802
eq is no option because of using a lot of different sources.
post #7559 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The new one I have here is completely identical to the RE272 aside from the finish on the housings. The original one I had was very different - not balanced, no way to swap channels, and it has the stringy rubbery cable from the RE-ZERO. No SQ score change but the text needs revising.

 

 

 

Hi joker, is this new RE262 with detachable cables on the housing or they comes with some extension cables to swap channels? Didn't see any of info on Hifiman's  website. Thanks.

post #7560 of 16802

^^Not with the detachable cables from the housings.

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