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post #226 of 235

Ah, I see.  I didn't know the S9 was balanced!  I'll have to look into that wink.gif

post #227 of 235

It was done intentionally and there was an explanation for that on another thread, unluckily Cowon dropped it now on their new models. 

post #228 of 235

So the S9 would have been good for trying out ZERO's balanced ability?  =\

I was going to grab an S9 instead before trying out the J3.

post #229 of 235

Can anyone compare the bass quantity of RE-ZERO to Brainwavz M1. I am planning to buy the ZEROs. From the reviews, it looks like I will like the sound signature, but just curious how the bass quantity is comared to M1. I am planning to use them with my Clip+ without an amp.


 


Edited by nizarp - 4/26/11 at 3:11am
post #230 of 235

M1s have a little more bass.

Zeros have a quite tight and detailed bass.

If you liked the M1s the ZEROs are a step up in detail and the mids of the ZEROS are more forward which is great for vocals.

I dont have my M1s or ZEROs anymore , but this is how I remember them.

post #231 of 235
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Originally Posted by paulypaul View Post

M1s have a little more bass.

Zeros have a quite tight and detailed bass.

If you liked the M1s the ZEROs are a step up in detail and the mids of the ZEROS are more forward which is great for vocals.

I dont have my M1s or ZEROs anymore , but this is how I remember them.


Thanks for the reply.

 

In that case, I think I will like them. I actually purchased the Brainwavz M3 as an upgrade to the Brainwavz M1. But I didn't like the sound signature of M3, because IMO, the bass of M3 is overemphasized compared to rest of the spectrum. While the sound of M1 is much more balanced than the M3.

 

post #232 of 235

I think I'm actually enjoying these more than the GR07. It seems more balanced and the mids shine on them more because of this as they are naturally a bit forward. Impeccable clarity throughout the range and with my tips the bass and soundstage shine. 

 

Monster triple-flanges pushed all the way back (past the usual limit of the nozzle). I used a comply core to keep the tips intact. Tested different tips with low tone sine waves and these tips bring out the most bass. 

 

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Edited by Inks - 10/24/11 at 1:46pm
post #233 of 235

I moved from the RE-Zero to the RE-262.  If you want more bass the RE-262 is it.  It's sound is still very refined and balanced, just with a bit more bass emphasis and very good bass extension.

 

The perfect headphone for me is somewhere between the RE-Zero and RE-262 though... maybe biased toward the RE-262 because it has the right amount of bass, layering, details, etc, all it need is a 2 or 3 dB bump across the entire upper half of the audible frequency range -- it's just barely missing the "energy" the RE-Zeros have in the treble.  IMO of course.  

 

I hope this helps someone with their next IEM purchase! :)


Edited by Kibble Fat - 10/24/11 at 2:48pm
post #234 of 235


 

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Originally Posted by Kibble Fat View Post
The perfect headphone for me is somewhere between the RE-Zero and RE-262

 

I think you may be right - I've never owned the RE-ZERO, but I did have the RE0 18 months back and I can relate to everything written about the treble energy/resolution on the RE0. Its interesting to watch each new flagship IEM from HiFiMan, particularly as the prices come down. At 149 USD, the 262s are one of THE bargain buys in audio IMO.

post #235 of 235

re-zero for 99$ is top bang-for-buck IEM , imo

 

especially for someone entering the IEM arena and not willing to spend more than 100$

 

i have moved now to re-272 but i remember the zero with love and appreciation

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