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HiFiMAN RE-272 Review - Page 21

post #301 of 488

I was really disappointed to see the re-272 discontinued.  Once mine broke in, they were--to my ears--almost perfect (listening mostly to uncompressed files through an iPod Classic > Headstage Arrow 4g).  With gain set to 2 and bass to 1 on my Arrow, the re-272 has all the bass and energy I need, plus that absolutely gorgeous mid and treble.  I wear them exclusively over the ear, so I wish there was a version with a dedicated cable for that style so I could avoid the bulky (and expensive) connector.  Other than that, big thumbs up from me.

 

The cable on my first pair hardened, cracked, and shorted out within a year, but HifiMAN replaced them on warranty without any trouble.  I was disappointed by the lack of durability, but this new pair should last me for at least another year or so.

post #302 of 488

mark , any chance of doing a review for the RE-600 ?

post #303 of 488
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

mark , any chance of doing a review for the RE-600 ?

yes

 

i have been told i ought to be getting one its just a question of when that happens.   am greatly looking forward to it.

post #304 of 488

Ive just got a pair of RE400, admittedley not much time with them, but amped with Quickstep 272 is a beast........................

post #305 of 488

After thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours spent trying out different combinations, it's these babies that stay with me; driving them with an Uber Frost and Meier Classic.

post #306 of 488

this may be the greatest sub-250$ iem that kinda went by unnoticed here lately

a shame if you ask me , but those who got it probably got their money's worth.

post #307 of 488
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post
 

this may be the greatest sub-250$ iem that kinda went by unnoticed here lately

a shame if you ask me , but those who got it probably got their money's worth.

i could probably agree with that statement, i still liked the 262 more though

post #308 of 488

Not lean but clean, that's how I here it.  A shame it'll be when my warranty runs out in 2014.

post #309 of 488

I got one and would pay to repair if it gets broken. Not that I get more time to listen to music now but soon.

post #310 of 488
Eq'd sub bass 3db, midbass 2db. Holy cow.
post #311 of 488

Now that the RE-272 are discontinued, and the newer RE-400/600 has a different sound signature, does anyone know of an current alternate IEMs that have a similar sound?

How do they compare to the Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII ?

Anyone got a used pair of RE-272 the sell?


Edited by TJ Max - 9/27/13 at 12:56am
post #312 of 488

RE272s sure are missed, best IEM Hifiman has ever created.

post #313 of 488
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

RE272s sure are missed, best IEM Hifiman has ever created.

 

having owned re-zero/252/262/272/400 , i think i agree with you

 

this IEM should have been huge in popularity

 

oh well....

post #314 of 488
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post
 

 

having owned re-zero/252/262/272/400 , i think i agree with you

 

this IEM should have been huge in popularity

 

oh well....

 

I think it's because many IEM users don't know high quality sound/hifi world much thus using **** source (I say iphone or majority of portable DAPs back then are pretty much **** as well) with the RE-272 which ruins it's transparency and euphony when arguably, such attributes of sound can be said as the differentiating factor to high quality sound to average sound quality.

 

This RE-272 can compete with my HE-400 (planar HP) when it comes to transparency and that says a lot. 

post #315 of 488

I think its design shell could be one reason, the the newer RE400/600 shells are much easier to the eye & also fit.

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