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post #91 of 854

Reviews take time esp for dynamic drivers where a lot of reviewers put them through some kind of burn in process. I think most are having more fun with the HM602 than the RE262 however :P I just wish there were more impressions of them.

post #92 of 854

I gave all I could. The new owner surely will be providing more information soon.

post #93 of 854

I'd be happy to part with my RE-262s if anyone is interested - PM me.

 

Update: Sending them to |joker| and mvw2 to demo.

 

I already have my SM3s and don't have any desire to own numerous higher end universals.


Edited by Hero Kid - 10/16/10 at 3:05am
post #94 of 854

Build quality concerns me, their track record was not really stellar.  I will be very sad if it does not last twice as its warranty, considering it will be priced at $250 (someone mentioned somewhere earlier.) China can make good stuff, please make it good.

post #95 of 854

Just received my RE262. If you are expecting something similar to RE0, RE252 or RE-ZERO, you will be disappointed. RE-262 is a different beast all together (in a very good way). In fact, it is perhaps closer to DDM than to the other three. Not as quite as bassy (but still plentiful enough) and smaller in soundstage, but the vocal is more forward with almost the same texture' as DDM. That is SWEET, I really love it. Well I am going to burn it in for 50 hours first, then give it another listen for the review. Ciao.

post #96 of 854

wow that sounds pretty good so far..

post #97 of 854
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Just received my RE262. If you are expecting something similar to RE0, RE252 or RE-ZERO, you will be disappointed. RE-262 is a different beast all together (in a very good way). In fact, it is perhaps closer to DDM than to the other three. Not as quite as bassy (but still plentiful enough) and smaller in soundstage, but the vocal is more forward with almost the same texture' as DDM. That is SWEET, I really love it. Well I am going to burn it in for 50 hours first, then give it another listen for the review. Ciao.


Thanks clieOS. A departure from their usual sound? This is very interesting. Will wait for your full review smily_headphones1.gif

 

A few things I'm worried about - How's the fit? How is the quality of the cable and the build quality in general?

post #98 of 854
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Originally Posted by esanthosh View Post

A few things I'm worried about - How's the fit? How is the quality of the cable and the build quality in general?

Fit is fine with the big bi-flange. The little horn fit right into the outer ear, but not tight as RE252. You ca ever wear it over-the-ear with big bi-flange, The cable is different from the PPE cable of RE252 or RE-ZERO, stiffer - as if there are more wires inside the sleeve. I don't see any build quality issue so far.
 

post #99 of 854

^What about the highs? Compared to RE0/RE252 ? I hope it's not similar to RE1. 

post #100 of 854

Wow, looking for your impressions, ClieOS!

post #101 of 854

Treble is better than RE1, not as good as RE0/RE252. It is still fairly capable, but treble isn't quite on the center stage when compared to the more analytical of RE series.

post #102 of 854

@Clieos Thanks for the reply. I would consider RE262 an upgrade to RE1 then. wink.gif 

post #103 of 854

I was hoping something similar to the RE0 but better :P I'll find out eventually..

 

Is the cable material similar to the RE0, RE-Zero, etc. I've never liked the cable on them and found them to have too much memory esp if you store it in a case for weeks..but you can't exactly judge memory on a cable from day 1.

post #104 of 854

I was expecting the soundstage to be wide and deep ( ...cause of 252) . it might improve with burn in though.

 

What source did you use ...i mean HM-602 itself has forward mids.

when i get my package the 262 are to be burnt first! ....cautiously

 

post #105 of 854
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Just received my RE262. If you are expecting something similar to RE0, RE252 or RE-ZERO, you will be disappointed. RE-262 is a different beast all together (in a very good way). In fact, it is perhaps closer to DDM than to the other three. Not as quite as bassy (but still plentiful enough) and smaller in soundstage, but the vocal is more forward with almost the same texture' as DDM. That is SWEET, I really love it. Well I am going to burn it in for 50 hours first, then give it another listen for the review. Ciao.



Whoah more like the DDM's? Now that's something I didn't anticipate from Head Direct. Let's hope they have a more universal fit than the DDM's heh.

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