You mean RE0? Well, then it doesn't seem crazy to me at all. I think RE0 is on par with e-Q5, which should be very close to GR10. In fact, I consider the latest version of RE0 (which sounds better to me than the original version) to be a top-tier IEM that can compete with any other great IEM I've heard. For $79, they are an epic steal - if Hifiman decides to raise the price to $300-$400, I would still consider buying them.
Well, I haven't heard the re0, but the re-zero I heard was nice if you don't like music to sound real. Like, if you think using the sharpen filter on a picture over and over again makes it better.
Now, this picture does look kinda cool in its own way, but it's not true to the original picture, or the actual person.
I thought the re-zero was interesting, but for anyone looking for what music actually was intended to sound like it won't be top-tier. For people who love the above pic of Anne, it might be the best earphone ever.
Also, the Re0 is known for falling apart and Fang ignoring people asking for replacements.
I haven't heard the eq5, but the eq7 sounds like and is mostly put together like a $300-400 earphone. The re-zero didn't and wasn't, I doubt the re0 would be either.
Edited by Kunlun - 5/27/11 at 10:14pm