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post #76 of 272
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Originally Posted by mukulymn View Post

My review

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-re272/reviews/5575



"When it come to lows, 272 start to reveal its weakness, its fast and clean but lacks quantity and texture. U dont feel bass, u dont hear bass, u only hear a sound. On certain tracks it tries to play some bass, you feel some texture, but it all ends with that track. You skip the track and your misery begins. Thats the biggest let down for such a wonderful iem."

 

This was my biggest gripe and and instant deal breaker for a flagship IEM.  Not much different than a heavy bassy IEM with no treble or severely rolled off.....deal breaker.

 

 

post #77 of 272

I feel that the biggest weakness of the RE272 is the lack of texture in the overall sound, not just bass. This IEM just doesn't dig very deep into the micro detail. The RE0 at $79 has better micro details than RE272. RE272 has other strengths though like clarity, speed, cotrol, transparency and timbre.

post #78 of 272

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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

I feel that the biggest weakness of the RE272 is the lack of texture in the overall sound, not just bass. This IEM just doesn't dig very deep into the micro detail. The RE0 at $79 has better micro details than RE272. RE272 has other strengths though like clarity, speed, cotrol, transparency and timbre.


I find that to be one of the many particularly strengths of the RE252, hence why it's my absolute favorite between the 252, 262, and 272.

post #79 of 272
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

I feel that the biggest weakness of the RE272 is the lack of texture in the overall sound, not just bass. This IEM just doesn't dig very deep into the micro detail. The RE0 at $79 has better micro details than RE272. RE272 has other strengths though like clarity, speed, cotrol, transparency and timbre.



Thanks pianist, i mistakenly used texture instead of timbre in my review, got confused among the two T's :)

post #80 of 272
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Originally Posted by mukulymn View Post





Thanks pianist, i mistakenly used texture instead of timbre in my review, got confused among the two T's :)


Texture is really similar to timbre though.  In a sense (one way to view it), the texture of bass is the difference in it's quality/tone/distinguishing sounds from one low-end instrument to another.  And timbre is the same, just for mid-to-high range instruments.  At least that's how I think of it...  Texture = timbre for bass (by definition it's kinda true since it does allow you to distinguish). 

 

post #81 of 272
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post




Texture is really similar to timbre though.  In a sense (one way to view it), the texture of bass is the difference in it's quality/tone/distinguishing sounds from one low-end instrument to another.  And timbre is the same, just for mid-to-high range instruments.  At least that's how I think of it...  Texture = timbre for bass (by definition it's kinda true since it does allow you to distinguish). 

 


Thanks tinyman for clarification. I agree to what u say of timbre. but i feel texture is little diff. If my point is not valid i want others to correct me.
Say i am playing a guitar, now if you hear the strings and your mind interprets the sound it says its guitar not mandolin or ukulele. Now if a play a note with a pick and same note with thumb, timbre is same, but texture has changed. Where previously it was thin, with thumb it becomes dense.

 

 


Edited by mukulymn - 9/4/11 at 3:03am
post #82 of 272

There is glossary somewhere at head-fi. I bet it covers both terms.

post #83 of 272

Glossaries here and heresmile.gif

post #84 of 272
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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post

There is glossary somewhere at head-fi. I bet it covers both terms.



I know there are, there's one stickied and they do cover both terms.  I took the physics definition of timbre though (IDK if it differs from the one supplied here, they both mean the same thing, just worded differently).  I used my own structured definition of textured (which is derived from the definition used in the glossaries) :)  Thanks though :)

post #85 of 272

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

 

Also, I just realized that with a sufficiently deep insertion, the RE272s can also be made to sound really neutral. Think about it - the bass is a bit lean, but with a deep fit it will become stronger and just about right, the peak at 2 kHz will become less apparent the deeper you put the IEMs in and may disappear alotgether and the upper highs will be tamed as well. The result should be a very neutral sound and not a bassy, dull sound like what most other IEMs provide with a deep fit.

 

x2. I am listening to HM602 > RE272 > Etymotic ER6-14F foams* and smiling happily. Deep fit and narrow tube made RE272 a king. It is step above RE262, ER-4S, SE530, CK10. Just another league. Realism ("artist is here in my room" ) is exceptional, reminding me stats and properly driven Tesla T1.

 

I will order custom tips for them. This will stop my jealousy to the things like JH13.

 

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Edited by kostalex - 9/4/11 at 8:31pm
post #86 of 272

Just replaced RE262 with RE272 in my signature, though I yet to compare them directly :)

post #87 of 272

anyone here that has had the RE-272 and the e-Q5 ?

 

which one of the two did you like better ?

post #88 of 272

I liked the e-Q7 more than the RE272 if that helps.... probably not :p

post #89 of 272

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Originally Posted by tuahogary View Post

I liked the e-Q7 more than the RE272 if that helps.... probably not :p


Care to kindly explain why? I'm guessing the answer is no. tongue.gif

post #90 of 272

Only if the asker is honestly interested my opinion tongue.gif

Seems like I'm hearing the RE272 differently than most people... so not much I can say other than reading what people have to say here and feel better about myself 

I agree with some opinions there so maybe my ears aren't all that bad lol

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