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Hifiman RE272 top of the line IEM Loaner program

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RE272 In-ear Headphones

Retail: $249

Driver Size: 9 mm
Impedance: 20 Ohm
Effeciency: 103 dB 
Freqancy: 15 Hz to 22K Hz

Earphone to TRRS balanced plug length: 55cm

Extension Cords Length: 60cm

Three different extension cords:



TRRS to TRS (phase reversed)


This is a worldwide loaner program. We are proud to announce our new, top of the line RE272 In-ear headphone.Hifiman would like to allow some qualified members to be able to participate in our demo for our new flagship RE272. Five headphones will be included in this program. In your request, please include the portable gears that you will be using, and the other IEMs that you have in your collection.

We would like to allow the first 20 eligible people that request a trial for each headphone, and here are the following parameters:


  • You can keep the headphone for up to one week
  • You must agree to ship the headphone and all of it’s accessories to the next person that we give you that is on the waiting list including using insurance

and signature confirmation

  • We ask that you include a small review of the headphones in this headphone loaner thread
  • We ask that you treat the RE272 as if it was your own and take great care in handling and storing the headphone
  • We ask that you have fun and enjoy the loan and share your experience with friends and other Head-Fiers.
  • We reserve the right to deny requests that we feel don’t have the proper amp or experience using high end headphones 










Update July 24, 2011


We have sold out the first batch. We will ship all trial samples in the 2nd batch. We will start to do shipping sometimes next week according the following procedure. 4 samples will be shipped. If there are any headfiers who interested in join the program, please contact the last loaner member in the team you belong to. 


Team US 1 (west)








Team US 2 (east)








Team Asia








Team Commonwealth of Nations and Brazil







post #2 of 124

Location: India


Portable Sources: Sansa Clip+, Cowon S9, iPod Touch 3G (with LOD), Fuze V1 (with DIY LOD)


Desktop Sources: HRT MSII, uDAC-2


Portable Amps: Arrow 3G, iBasso T3


IEMs I own: SM3 v1, CK10, FX700, DBA-02, TF10, e-Q5, GR07 and RE-252, RE0, RE-ZERO....   Rest in my profile

Edited by esanthosh - 7/22/11 at 1:36am
post #3 of 124

Location: India


Source: Fiio E7


Amps: fiio E9


Earphones I have : Re262, Re1

Experience with other earphones: Re0, Klipsch S4, Ortofon Eq5


post #4 of 124

Location: Canada


Source: uDac, Sony S639 with Fiio LOD


Amps: Sound Magic A10 or Fiio E11 or PA2V2


Earphones I have : RE 0, RE 252, Monster Turbine Pro Gold, UE TF10, Shure SE215,

Experience with other earphones: several other lower end models.

post #5 of 124

Location: Canada


Source/amp: Sansa Fuze Rockbox, Fiio L6 LOD, Audio-gd Sparrow, Pico Slim, various vintage equipment


Headphones/IEMs: RE0, RE252, RE262, Grado HF-2 (modded), Beyerdynamic T50P, Yamaha HP-2


Experience:  I have written a few reviews here on Head-Fi, quite a bit of experience with different makes and models of headphones and other various equipment ranging from speakers, turntables, receivers, amplifiers, cd players,


post #6 of 124

I have heard the non-balanced prototype version of the RE-272 and they are VERY nice.


(I like the sound signature and the balance between a fast and smooth presentation.) 


I'm interested in hearing what others think of them...


Will do a review in July!



post #7 of 124

Location: United states, Washington state


Source/amp: Sansa Clip 8gb > Fiio L6 LOD > Fiio E11.  Also have an Audio GD NFB-11 which should be more than sufficient to power the 272's.


Headphones: Denon LA7000, HD650, HD600, HD580


IEM: Sennheiser IE8, Monster Turbine Pro Copper


Experience: Owned multiple pairs of high end dynamics including recabled pairs (HD800, T1, D7000's).  Everything is listed in my signature if more information is needed.



post #8 of 124

Location : United States / Arizona

Sources : iPod 5th Generation Video and 3rd Generation Touch as well as 3 DAC based desktop systems (AMB Labs Gamma2, PS Audio Digital Link 3, MDHT Havana)

Headphones: HD600, HD650, HD800, LCD-2, ESP-950

IEM: Shure Se530, UE Tri-Fi10, Ety ER4-S

Amplifiers: AMB Mini3, PPAv2, PS Audio GCHA, Singlepower Supra XLR, Fiio E1

post #9 of 124

Location:  Bombay, India


Portable Sources: Sansa Fuze, BlackBerry 8330,


Desktop Sources: Musicstreamer II


Portable Amps: Ibasso P3+


IEMs I own: RE1, RE262, Microsonics Epic X, Brainwavz M3, Sherwood SE-777,


Headphones I own: Sennheiser HD650, Yamaha YH-100 orthodynamic

post #10 of 124

Location : United Kingdom / London

Sources : Fiio E7 DAC with Apple Macbook Pro, Sony NWZ-S610 Player, iPhone 4

Headphones: Sennheiser HD380, HD570

IEMs: Sennheiser CX400, Sony MDR-EX500, HiFiMAN RE-0, RE-262 

Amplifiers: Fiio E7

post #11 of 124

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Portable sources: Sansa Fuze (Rockboxed), Nationite Nanite N2 (Class A amp), Ipod Shuffle


Desk sources: Indeed G2 (Class A amp) + Oneal 200w RMS stereo amplifier + Realtek ALC888 (computer)


IEMs I own: Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10, Fischer Audio Eterna rev 1, Brainwavz B2, Vsonic GR07, Brainwavz Alpha and ProAlpha.


IEMs I owned: Visang R03 (Brainwavz M2), Philips SHE9550, SoundMagic PL30



Edited by mefxes - 7/22/11 at 7:23pm
post #12 of 124

Location: New Delhi, India


Portable Sources: Creative Zen, Sansa Clip+, iPhone 4


Portable Amps: FiiO E3, FiiO E11 (ordered. Should be reaching me in a week or so)


Desk Sources: Asus Xonar DX >> Creative Gigaworks T40 + Head Sonic TQ


IEMs I own: Sennheiser CX300, Shure E3C, Shure E5C, HiFiMan RE-262


Headphones I own: Sennheiser HD650



post #13 of 124
location : Malaysia
source : Samsung galaxy s with voodoo sound driver
amp : fiio e7
iems : Sony ex1000, Panasonic hje900, westone um3x
tested thoroughly : jvc fx700, ortofon eq7, fad 1601sb, sunrise xcape ie, sennheiser ie8, westone 2, westone 3, radius ddm and some others
post #14 of 124

Location : India

My portable gear : HM602-->CB-06-->d10-->RE262

All Iems I own - RE0,RE1,RE2,RE262,PL50.


The Iem box looks great Nankai.



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Fang, you are killing me! wink.gif Please tell me you will have a balance headphone amp module for the HM801, that would be awesome! If so any chance to audition them as a combo?

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