I'm new to high quality audio and I own a pair of Westone UM2's currently and love them. Great upgrade from my UM1's. I've been thinking about getting a pair of RE-ZEROs, though. Many here seem to be fans of them. First off, I just wanted to see if anyone disagrees that RE-ZERO sounds better than the RE0.
Secondly, I get the impression that most people think the RE line outstrips the UM2's, and I was wondering if that's really true. I just find it so difficult to believe that something in that price range can blow such an enjoyable phone out of the water.
From what I can gather, the RE-ZERO is a bit more balanced sounding than the warmth in the UM2. That accurate or am I reading things wrong?
Lastly, I was wondering about amp recommendations for either phone. I haven't amped anything yet and I'd like to read up on anything you guys have to recommend.