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Flysweep,I totally agree with those comments. My sentaments exactly mate.

 

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Yes maybe so but as I have not had the Merlin for a while, as they are still in China for that slight refit issue. But what I was merely stating is that Im really digging its sound especially the mids, used in union with my desktop counterpoint amp.

I guess I like different different IEM's for the things they do for me. Customs are fantastic but I like to have a few different types of IEM's around also, perhaps kinda greedy of me really.....biggrin.gif

Thanks SS, nice to know that I can still run them in balanced mode if I get HM-801. Also agree with your reply to pack21's question.

 



Yep, different flavors for different moods.  Here is what you would need to run the 801 balanced:

http://new.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=107

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Yes, my understanding is you should be able to run them balanced on the 801 with that cable. 



My comment was strictly on how the midrange is portrayed, not on the technical prowess of either. Two phones can have similarities in certain aspects of a sound signature but opposites or dissimilar in technicalities and other aspects. 

 


 



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Originally Posted by maguire View Post

Yes maybe so but as I have not had the Merlin for a while, as they are still in China for that slight refit issue. But what I was merely stating is that Im really digging its sound especially the mids, used in union with my desktop counterpoint amp.

I guess I like different different IEM's for the things they do for me. Customs are fantastic but I like to have a few different types of IEM's around also, perhaps kinda greedy of me really.....biggrin.gif

Thanks SS, nice to know that I can still run them in balanced mode if I get HM-801. Also agree with your reply to pack21's question.

 

 

 

 

 



Thx.

 

Sorry for my rookie question.

 

:)


Edited by pack21 - 2/3/12 at 6:20pm
post #184 of 342

No probs pack21, You had valid questions & hope we answered them for you. That's how you learn, if you dont ask you wont know.

 

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So I've been looking at these for a long while but I don't really want to be carrying an amp around (they will be used with an iPod Classic 160GB and iPhone 4) so I guess I should look elsewhere? I keep getting seduced by the descriptions people give of these phones although I know they are in no way practical. Can anyone recommend something similar to these that are easy to drive?


Edited by coolguyalex - 2/8/12 at 8:46pm
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Edited by syphen606 - 3/29/12 at 5:35pm
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Sorry they didn't work out for you.  You didn't like them through the C421 with that bass boost?

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Edited by syphen606 - 3/29/12 at 5:36pm
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So I've been looking at these for a long while but I don't really want to be carrying an amp around (they will be used with an iPod Classic 160GB and iPhone 4) so I guess I should look elsewhere? I keep getting seduced by the descriptions people give of these phones although I know they are in no way practical. Can anyone recommend something similar to these that are easy to drive?



You may want to check out the VSonic GR07 for similar carity, detail, and soundstage width, or the FXT90 for similar mids, dynamics, and presentation. I bounced back and forth between these 2 and the Future Sonic Atrio MG7s for some time before finally settling on the FXT90s - there's a link to my review in my sig. I still want the other 2, of course >:D

post #190 of 342

Hey, have the newer 262's improved cable?

Only because mine are the older ones that I bought from a fellow Headfier, which by the way were spot on when I recieved them. Now I am finding that I get crackling noise from right side and cutting out sound.

Really annoying as I was quite enjoying these guys.

Anything I can do about it, like recable or ? Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

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You may want to check out the VSonic GR07 for similar carity, detail, and soundstage width, or the FXT90 for similar mids, dynamics, and presentation. I bounced back and forth between these 2 and the Future Sonic Atrio MG7s for some time before finally settling on the FXT90s - there's a link to my review in my sig. I still want the other 2, of course >:D


 

From what I have read the GR07 seems to be a very good choice, I've just bought some RE-ZEROs though so hopefully they will tide me over :P

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Hey, have the newer 262's improved cable?

Only because mine are the older ones that I bought from a fellow Headfier, which by the way were spot on when I recieved them. Now I am finding that I get crackling noise from right side and cutting out sound.

Really annoying as I was quite enjoying these guys.

Anything I can do about it, like recable or ? Any ideas would be very much appreciated.


Are they still in warranty from the originl owners's purchase date?  Have that seller send you his receipts. Also you can PM the president of Hifiman here 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/43701/nankai

 

 

post #193 of 342

So there is a "new" 262 cable.  Didn't know that.  Is it a different cable composition or just a different sleeve?

 

I see Shotgunshane is selling his 262.  Say it ain't so.  biggrin.gif

 

My 262's are still kicking strong a year later.  I imagine if these ever fail I will try something new but for now I can't find a good reason to upgrade.  Mainly because I use my desktop rig than my portable rig. 

 

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I see Shotgunshane is selling his 262.  Say it ain't so.  biggrin.gif

 



Haha. I would say I'm using the money to fund my mg6pro purchase, which is true in the short run but when it comes to universals, I just like trying different things and posting my thoughts on them; and to try something else usually means something has to go. But I have the RE0, plus ZO, to satiate my Hifiman appetite. 

 

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You may want to check out the VSonic GR07 for similar carity, detail, and soundstage width, or the FXT90 for similar mids, dynamics, and presentation. I bounced back and forth between these 2 and the Future Sonic Atrio MG7s for some time before finally settling on the FXT90s - there's a link to my review in my sig. I still want the other 2, of course >:D



Sorry to jump in.  I am very interested in either GR07 or RE-262, but still having reservation.  I like plentiful and impactful bass (rock/electronica) and I fear either one of these might disappoint.  At the moment, after reading Syphen606's impression, I'm at a distant with the RE-262.  I know a lot of people dislike AKG sound signature, but it is my favorite.  I owned various models of AKG headphone/iem.  I'm much older now and am losing hearing, that's why I crave little more mids and tasteful trebles.

 

 

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