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post #1036 of 1234

Clie , would you think of re 400 as a more versatile fxd80?,i listen to what i think what zelda mostly listens too , or at least something along the line , thanks

post #1037 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

Clie , would you think of re 400 as a more versatile fxd80?,i listen to what i think what zelda mostly listens too , or at least something along the line , thanks

 

They are both good all-arounder with different focus. RE400 is on the warmer side and has an excellent mid density for vocal and texture (plus a good bass to support it), but it doesn't have a lot of sparkles and upper detail for analytical listener. FXD80 on the other hand has good soundstage, crispy detail and harder hitting bass, but a milder U-shaped sound pulls the vocal further away. However, it is not away enough for vocal to lose all its sweetness. I would think FXD80 is the kind of sound that would wow a person at first while RE400 is that kind of sound that tends to grow on a person on the long run. For that, I would think RE400 has a more versatile sound, but FXD80 isn't bad either.

post #1038 of 1234

Might have to see if i can find a store that accepts paypal and deliver to indonesia for the re 400 cant seems to find one anywhere, hifimans page even told me to go pre order , are they not released yet ?

post #1039 of 1234
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RE400 is officially released during CES 2013 a few days ago, so I doubt you will find it elsewhere beside Head-Direct. Just pre-order it and it should be shipped out in the next few days.

post #1040 of 1234

Oh? Did you get a review copy for the RE 400? , Hmmm which one should I get, should I wait for the Re 400 or order an FXD 80 for 59 dollar on Rakuten

post #1041 of 1234
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Yes, I do have a RE400 review sample. Both are fantastic IEM for the price, but FXD80 @ $59 might be a better bang for the bucks. As I have said before, I don't see vocal as the most important bit in anime music and jPop in general, so I'll recommend FXD80 over RE400 for these genre. For English music, I'll recommend RE400 first.

post #1042 of 1234

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/e-earphone/item/4975769402968/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/jism/item/4975769402968-35-20201-n/

those are the headphones right? so I am not buying any kind of lower end edition or something like that?
 

post #1043 of 1234
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Yes, those are the FXD80.

post #1044 of 1234
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http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/e-earphone/item/4975769402968/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/jism/item/4975769402968-35-20201-n/

those are the headphones right? so I am not buying any kind of lower end edition or something like that?
 

but you´ll need to use Tenso. which may add $20 to the total


Edited by Zelda - 1/13/13 at 10:35am
post #1045 of 1234

Eh thats true I guess, there is also them going for 88 bucks on ebay with free shipping

edit:

correction, cheaper price


Edited by Retrias - 1/15/13 at 5:42am
post #1046 of 1234
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Final Audio Design Adagio V added.

 


 

 

AdagioV.jpg

Balanced-12.    Final Audio Design Adagio V (link)
Mild U-shaped sound that is bright, piecing and gainy. Though gently roll-off under 100Hz, bass still reaches down deep to almost 20Hz. Lower mid seems a little hollow and give the impression of a V-shaped sound, while upper mid, noticeably on the 6kHz to 7kHz region has a big spike that adds a lot of sibilance and graininess into the music. Treble extends well up to the top, decently detailed but nothing spectacular as most detail is constantly overshadowed by sibilance. Above average soundstage due to the laid back presentation, particularly on lower mid.
Pro: None.
Con: Extreme sibilance.

post #1047 of 1234

Hey ClieOS,

 

Which one would be better for the sansa clip+(rockboxed), the MH1 or MH1C?

 

Thanks
 

post #1048 of 1234
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Hey ClieOS,

 

Which one would be better for the sansa clip+(rockboxed), the MH1 or MH1C?

 

Thanks
 

The are the same thing, just wired differently in the plug. You need the MH1C as it is the one that is compatible to Clip+.

post #1049 of 1234

Hey ClieOS, I'm looking to purchase a new IEM now. Got the MH1C and although i enjoy the sound, i found it a bit muddy and the left earbud keeps falling out. 

I'm looking for a something balance/analytical and warm, true to the sound the music was produced. Based on the reviews, RE-400 seems like a good choice. What do you recommend? Budget around the RE-400.

post #1050 of 1234
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RE-400 is an excellent all-arounder, its strength is in its mid and bass with class leading texture, richness and detail. However, treble, while complimenst the mid and bass very well, is not as stand out as a real analytical IEM like RE0 or RE272. It is one of the best $100 out there, but it is not the most accurate around. It is more like a balance between musicality and accuracy. In fact, it is close to what I'll refer as being stage monitor tuned.

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