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Wow, wow, WOW!!!! Guys, you won't believe this! Try it out NOW! I am listening to this track with the RE272. I know it's horribly low bitrate and highs sound like horrible noise, but the saxophones... you just need to hear it to believe it. But here's the thing. We all know that fit is very important with IEMs and bad fit can be detrimental to IEMs sound quality. So just to make it fair, put on the small, soft clear bi-flanges that come with RE272, put the IEM in your ears and don't make them seal fully. Just insert them deep enough so that the midrange doesn't sound tinny. Now listen to the track... it's simply breathtaking the way these saxes are reproduced! I swear I can almost reach my hand and touch the instruments! The tone/timbre, clarity, articulation and dynamics are impeccable here - no Starx Omegas can compare! lol But seriously - the sound is amazingly great.


Edited by Pianist - 8/26/11 at 10:22am
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Nice review esanthosh. Your thoughts are honest and your approach is sound. You are also one of the few that's willing to admit our poor auditory memory, instead of giving out an inaccurate picture.

If it has less bass than the CK10, I'll expect a thin note. Also disappointed it doesn't seem to have the dynamic range of the Re262 or Ex1000.


Thanks.

 

That poor auditory memory combined with getting used to an IEM's sound can lead to a distorted picture of where it actually stands. I have in the past, either over-rated or got under-whelmed with an IEM only to find it's true worth during A:B sessions. That's why I don't trust my 'from memory' comparisons that much.

 

Regarding RE272's bass, let me take some help from mvw2's description of RE262's bass here

 

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... the thin note also means bass notes don't carry a lot of heft.  From a frequency response point of view, bass isn't rolled off.  From a dynamics point of view, bass is quite presented volume wise,  However, the short decay and subsequently thin note means the bass lacks a lot of heft and presence.  It ends up sounding a good bit light in bass even though the sensitivity is there.


Take the same issue, but with lesser quantity and only slightly longer decay - that was my issue with RE272. The bass heft was not there when comparing to other IEMs, even to the ones which don't have that much quantity to begin with. I couldn't bring myself to call that bass as something with quality. The information is there, but it's presence is marginalized. I am nowhere near mvw2 in explaining things and can only extrapolate his words to explain myself smile.gif.

 

Of course, I did not have Pianist's deep fit.

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The deep fit will only help marginally, IME. The RE262s are pretty straightforward when it comes to fit, 272s are the same. I am able to insert them very very deeply and it only helped the texture a bit. 

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I think RE272 does texture in the lows extremely well. I can hear every single little detail down there and it comes through clear as a bell.

 

The FX700 and DT880 start to sound more and more grainy to my compared to RE272...


Edited by Pianist - 8/26/11 at 11:09am
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Am I going crazy? Where's the OldBenKenobi's posts?! And my reply to them?! blink.gif

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Am I going crazy? Where's the OldBenKenobi's posts?! And my reply to them?! blink.gif


Hurricane Irene? rolleyes.gif

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Oh I see now... poor bennyboy. He is probably the only person besides me who actually loves to listen to RE272s. frown.gif Other people may appreciate their technical abilties, but they say that they are boring, too bright, too analytical, whatever. I think they are very musical, natural, involving IEMs.


Edited by Pianist - 8/26/11 at 2:12pm
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Since you like RE272 so much, are you going to change your rankings now? wink.gif

 

RE272 are none of that - too boring, too bright or too analytical. It does not do anything too much.


Edited by esanthosh - 8/26/11 at 7:54pm
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Since you like RE272 so much, are you going to change your rankings now? wink.gif

 

RE272 are none of that - too boring, too bright or too analytical. It does not do anything too much.

 

For now, I will rate it at the very top. My mind may change later on when I AB it against other IEMs I tried before or get a new IEM that I will like more. Or I might find some flaw with RE272 sound eventually that will turn me off from them. But as it stands right now, I enjoy the sound of RE272 more than that of any other IEM I ever had.

 

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For now, I will rate it at the very top. My mind may change later on when I AB it against other IEMs I tried before or get a new IEM that I will like more. Or I might find some flaw with RE272 sound eventually that will turn me off from them. But as it stands right now, I enjoy the sound of RE272 more than that of any other IEM I ever had.


That always happens. All I wanted to know was if you have changed your mind about the previous low ranking of RE272. Your initial impressions (in mark's review thread) made it seem like you had not quite made up your mind about them. But, you are pretty clear in this thread, so I was surprised that you still ranked it that low :)

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^ RE262 are for boys, RE272 are for men. wink.gif

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guess i will have to wait for the 282 , which will be for gods tongue_smile.gif

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  Try it out NOW! I am listening to this track with the RE272. I know it's horribly low bitrate and highs sound like horrible noise, but the saxophones... you just need to hear it to believe it. [...]

 

Yeah, the RE272's accentuate Saxophones in a similiar way to vocals.

 

I tried that track with RE0, RE252, UE700, RE272 and E888... the Saxophones sound most vivid on the RE272 and the UE700, I'm not a Jazz person, but I liked it the most on UE700. The RE252 had the best 'live ambiance'.

 

 

 

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