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post #31 of 854
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Originally Posted by mvw2 View Post

I don't mind 150ohms.  It just dedicates an amp to it which a lot of people tend to have anyways.  The RE252 and RE-ZERO are alternatives for lower power applications.


I think my J3 should be fine but I have no desire to carry around an amp with me. Although around 85% of my listening is done with my transportable setup which uses my dac/amp so I'm not worried there. The other 15% is with my J3 where most of that is sleeping on the subway :P

 

The price sounds reasonable. From all indications the cable used is supposed to be superior and many consider the RE252 top tier so I imagine it would be just as good if not better so it's not a bad price. Other top tier earphones are much higher in price and closer to $400 and up.

post #32 of 854

Wow now I'm quite interested in these, it seems a lot more serious than the previous REs because of their use of high quality materials.  Don't mind the high ohms, especially if the driver is up to par to yuins that also have high ohms. My only concern now is the bass, I'm not a basshead by any means but I've tried the previous top REs (252,Zero,0s) and they all have thin bass. Give me some well extended bass and bump up the quantity a bit and I'm satisfied. I also wonder if they're using the same driver or if they're going to use a better bigger driver this time which I hope is the case.

post #33 of 854

good i like high impedance stuff

post #34 of 854
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

good i like high impedance stuff


Does high impedance and low sensitivity iems offer something extra over low impedance and highly sensitive iems

post #35 of 854
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Originally Posted by mukulymn View Post

Does high impedance and low sensitivity iems offer something extra over low impedance and highly sensitive iems

In general, no. The only obvious advantages for high impedance and low sensitivity are that the IEM will be much less sensitive to hiss from the source and usually handle power better. However, the real plus side is that impedance and sensitivity are part of the criteria that tune the frequency response to what deem to be ideal.

post #36 of 854

Can't wait to see these in action, not to mention compared them with the RE0 and RE252!  All I can say is, at least they will fit a lot better than the RE252.

post #37 of 854

The only thing is that I might be tempted to buy a RE252 when I get these to see how they compare ;p

post #38 of 854

lol, maybe I should get the RE-Zero and do a full comparison haha

post #39 of 854

Then when you get the RE262 you can sell me the RE252 for extremely cheap :) The only thing is if the J3 I have doesn't have enough power to drive them decently. If I had to buy an amp I would be pretty disappointed since I don't like added bulk an amp and cable brings..not to mention how one straps an amp onto a touch screen dap.

post #40 of 854
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

Then when you get the RE262 you can sell me the RE252 for extremely cheap " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//smily_headphones1.gif" title=":)" width="" /> The only thing is if the J3 I have doesn't have enough power to drive them decently. If I had to buy an amp I would be pretty disappointed since I don't like added bulk an amp and cable brings..not to mention how one straps an amp onto a touch screen dap.


Haha!  I hope there will be an introduction price!  lol I swear this hobby is never ending: IEMs to Headphones to Vintage Audio Equipment.  Good thing I don't have that kinda of money to get new home theater style equipment and I prefer the old stuff :P

 

I can see your dilemma, it would be pretty sad to see a thick strap or band over that beautiful screen.  You could use those adhesive velcro pieces on the back. 

post #41 of 854

I wonder if they'll have a  pre-order price special, that will definitely make it hard to resist

post #42 of 854

I think they kinda already did when they had a pre-order sale on the HM602 that included the RE262 :)

post #43 of 854

yeah, I'm hoping for one for the IEM alone thought....

post #44 of 854
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Originally Posted by mukulymn View Post




Does high impedance and low sensitivity iems offer something extra over low impedance and highly sensitive iems



 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

In general, no. The only obvious advantages for high impedance and low sensitivity are that the IEM will be much less sensitive to hiss from the source and usually handle power better. However, the real plus side is that impedance and sensitivity are part of the criteria that tune the frequency response to what deem to be ideal.


basically what ClieOS said.  i hate hiss with a passion but ive found that near all drivers / headphones (without a crossover anyway) behave better with more impedance and then having power thrown at it. 

post #45 of 854

Thanks a lot clieos and mark for the response

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