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Thanks

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New 262 owner here.  At first I was disappointed and almost returned it at a point.  But I decided to be patient and let the burn in do it's work.  I'm over 50 hours now and I must say It's really amazing.  My only concern is it kinda lacks that rocking feeling when listening to distorted guitars.

 

I hope the E17 would solve that problem (or maybe the E11).  What do you guys think?

 

Source is an iPod Nano 5g and a Galaxy S2

post #154 of 342

If you find it amazing now wait until you get a little more power to bring out the dynamics.  Don't return them until you get a chance to amp them properly.
 

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New 262 owner here.  At first I was disappointed and almost returned it at a point.  But I decided to be patient and let the burn in do it's work.  I'm over 50 hours now and I must say It's really amazing.  My only concern is it kinda lacks that rocking feeling when listening to distorted guitars.

 

I hope the E17 would solve that problem (or maybe the E11).  What do you guys think?

 

Source is an iPod Nano 5g and a Galaxy S2



 

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New 262 owner here.  At first I was disappointed and almost returned it at a point. 



I did actually returned them, because the sound was real crap  (like listening music trough a mobile phone speaker). The new ones also sounded like crap.... Suddenly solved after burning few minutes at extreme volume.

 

It seems like something more than a normal burn process. Perhaps the membranes are stacked and need to be released, or something like that. I am wondering if this is only happening with the new production, since I haven't heard the RE262 veterans talking about serious dissapointment at the initial limpressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #156 of 342

I've had mine for almost a year, they sounded pretty good right out the box and if any improvements were made during the burn-in process it was subtle.  The RE-Zeros on the other hand needed quite some burn in before enjoyable.  Like you guys, pre-burn-in I didn't quite understand the love of the RE-Zeros, then after some time I did enjoy them quite a bit.  
 

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I did actually returned them, because the sound was real crap  (like listening music trough a mobile phone speaker). The new ones also sounded like crap.... Suddenly solved after burning few minutes at extreme volume.

 

It seems like something more than a normal burn process. Perhaps the membranes are stacked and need to be released, or something like that. I am wondering if this is only happening with the new production, since I haven't heard the RE262 veterans talking about serious dissapointment at the initial limpressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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Tonight I just realized the large biflange that come with the re262 are different from the re0. I prefer the re0 biflange by a wide margin as I can get an even better seal. 

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I can get a pretty good seal with the large biflange that came with the 262 but how can experiment with the re0 tips without ordering a re0?
 

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Tonight I just realized the large biflange that come with the re262 are different from the re0. I prefer the re0 biflange by a wide margin as I can get an even better seal. 



 

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These are the tips that come with the re0: http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=33#

My re262 biflanges have a smaller top flange and it's further away from the bottom flange. I'll have to take a picture of them side by side. I can get a good seal with the re262 biflanges but I have manuever them a bit. The re0 biflanges seal immediately. 

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shotgunshane.. did you buy the RE0 from head-direct.com?

 

When I bought the RE0 (from head-direct.com) six or so months ago, they came with the same (two) biflanges that came with the RE262.  I get a great seal with the smaller biflanges but I've been curious to try the ones you linked.. 

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No, I got my re0 through a trade. I'm the 3rd owner, so I'm not sure which version it is but it did come with the tips in the link. 

post #162 of 342

Flysweep, I bought the biflanges in shotgunshane's link and I can verify that they are indeed the larger newer versions. You could also make back some of your money by selling the filters that come with them.

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How are those filters held on, by adhesive? When should you change them and how do you take them off? I have both bi-flanges, but I have settled on the small-medium black Monster foam hybrids as giving me the most enjoyable sound I like on the RE262.

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How are those filters held on, by adhesive? When should you change them and how do you take them off? I have both bi-flanges, but I have settled on the small-medium black Monster foam hybrids as giving me the most enjoyable sound I like on the RE262.



Not sure. I never had a need for the filters since I don't produce much earwax (plus I clean my ears regularly). I suppose you're supposedchange them when they get clogged by earwax and you notice a dip in SQ.

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Not sure. I never had a need for the filters since I don't produce much earwax (plus I clean my ears regularly). I suppose you're supposedchange them when they get clogged by earwax and you notice a dip in SQ.



Yeah, I don't generate earwax like that either. By the way eke2k6, for $20 I think you would be amazed to hear the Thermaltake Isurus (if you don't have it already). It competes with some $100 IEMs with a DDM mixed with TF10 (if was dynamic) sound...

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