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post #16 of 136

 

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 Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

What's also very interesting is that at the time of writing this review there are a grand total of zero portable amps and digital audio players (dap) combined that accept this kind of plug which makes me wonder if this product is worth it. 

 

 Well, not a grand total of zero. My Cowon S9 and my friend's Cowon D2 accepts this type of strange plug.

 

Look at this phone that comes bundled with the D2 Korean DMB version(Notice the TRRS connector) :

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Wow, it is hard to upload a photo :)

post #17 of 136
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Well I don't consider that really accepting it although maybe the Cowon daps can accept those because of that bundled earphone there. It's more luck that you are able to use it just like how it's luck my dac/amp can use it. I meant more of a balanced source there. Either way it would be better if it was just a standard plug imo.


Edited by rawrster - 7/28/10 at 5:48am
post #18 of 136

Yeah standard plug would have been great. Balanced output for a 99$ iem? Hm. It might have been ok if the cable and the soft adapter werent both right angled.

post #19 of 136
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I used the hard adapter so the soft adapter isn't an issue and it isn't terrible since it isn't very long. I do understand why they used this balanced plug however as Fang mentioned releasing some kind of portable amp in the future that is supposed to accept the TRRS plug. Also since it's limited in number it allows him to test if balanced plug is what would work for future models or not.

 

Considering the sound coming out of these I could care less what adapter I use. They have been regulated as one of the earphones that are in my bag when I leave the house right now taking over the place of the e-Q7. I usually keep 2 or 3 pairs in my bag. I have my M9 in case my clip+ runs out of battery and I have to use my phone. I have my Livewire Trips and also my RE-Zero. Everything but the M9 usually changes over time as I change things up every once in a while.

 

I'm really liking them and can't think of their sound getting better although people have reported changes over more hours with the RE0. I'm not expecting anything but if it does get better that's just an added bonus.


Edited by rawrster - 7/28/10 at 7:54am
post #20 of 136

Great review. Mine are on the way, but I have an awful feeling that they'll arrive after I've gone on holiday. Earliest I could possibly have them is the 5th, so... I hate waiting.

I hope they live up to my expectations.

post #21 of 136

Personally my next IEM will probably be a RE252 coming from the RE0.

post #22 of 136
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Personally my next IEM will probably be a RE252 coming from the RE0.


Fitting is a slight issue, but I am wondering if the RE-Zero uses the RE-252 drivers.

post #23 of 136

My RE-Zero is not burned-in yet, it has just 8-10 hrs. It is a little bit bright for my taste right now. Did anybody noticed the same before? Will this go away with burning-in?

post #24 of 136
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My RE-Zero is not burned-in yet, it has just 8-10 hrs. It is a little bit bright for my taste right now. Did anybody noticed the same before? Will this go away with burning-in?


I see kostalex now has the RE-Zero, will you be doing a comparison with the RE252 (km version) and maybe the RE0?

post #25 of 136

Yes, after the 200 hrs of good burn-in.

post #26 of 136

Yes, I felt they were bright out of the box as well, and now that I have burned them in at 100 hours and changed to Sony hybrids, they are less so.
 

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My RE-Zero is not burned-in yet, it has just 8-10 hrs. It is a little bit bright for my taste right now. Did anybody noticed the same before? Will this go away with burning-in?

post #27 of 136

I look forward in your review!
 

post #28 of 136
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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post

My RE-Zero is not burned-in yet, it has just 8-10 hrs. It is a little bit bright for my taste right now. Did anybody noticed the same before? Will this go away with burning-in?


I think they were a tad much but I didn't really take much notes when I first got them. I do remember that when I got them they didn't really impress but over some time they did get much better in terms of enjoyment. I'm not sure how many hours I have on it but definitely over 200 by now.

 

Also I may get my RE-Zero back early next week so if you have any specific questions I'll compare those two a bit when I get them back.


Edited by rawrster - 7/28/10 at 1:01pm
post #29 of 136

my first impression was these were very bright in the mids, but now getting close to 100 hrs i am really enjoying the sound of the ZEROs.

They are still brighter in the mids than my RE0s, but i would say not as much as when new.

I also feel like the bass has picked up a bit more in quantity and feel there is more detail in the bass in the mid bass area.

I have delegated my RE0s to the car now as i tend to want to listen to the ZEROs at home now.

Not to say the RE0s are any less of an IEM, just that i prefer there sound in a noisy environment because they have a warmer presentation to me.

I am very happy with the ZERO purchase.

As far as the driver, i would love to try a RE252 to compare the 2.

IMO they are a different driver than the RE0s and their specs are so close to the 252 i cant help but wonder.


Edited by paulypaul - 7/28/10 at 3:41pm
post #30 of 136

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Originally Posted by paulypaul View Post

my first impression was these were very bright in the mids, but now getting close to 100 hrs i am really enjoying the sound of the ZEROs.

They are still brighter in the mids than my RE0s, but i would say not as much as when new.

I also feel like the bass has picked up a bit more in quantity and feel there is more detail in the bass in the mid bass area.


That's EXACTLY what I feel right now, mine also getting close to 100 hrs. 

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