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post #301 of 342

head direct is now showing these at $99.  when did this happen?

post #302 of 342

Noticed the price drop around Black Friday.  A couple new models coming out.  RE-400 and RE-600.  RE-262 is no longer listed on Head-Direct.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632802/upcoming-hifiman-iems-re-400-and-re-600

 

 

 

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head direct is now showing these at $99.  when did this happen?

post #303 of 342

I got a Sansa Clip +, what amp should I take to make those RE-262 sounds good ? smily_headphones1.gif

post #304 of 342

I'm about to sell my Headamp pico slim amp, which make my RE-262 sound wonderful, if you are interested...

post #305 of 342

i really wish that Hifiman would put back into the market both the 262 and the 272 - i was real lucky as i managed to trade my re-400 (which left me completely unimpressed) for a pair of like-new re262

After 2 days of listening , compared to the re-400 , i think re-262 (when properly amped) totally wipes re-400

In fact , i like so much how 262 sounds through the arrow amp that my 272 have been collecting dust too

262 and 272 are two different beasts that complement each other great - something like say Bird/Magic or Jordan / Pippen

and to think that people shell out 300-400$ for overrated iems from all the 'giant' companies

great iems and again i believe that hifiman is now the king of value-for-money IEMs

 


Edited by proedros - 11/9/13 at 2:04pm
post #306 of 342

fantastic iem , especially for the price you can get one used here (100$)

especially when amped with an amp.

post #307 of 342
Thread Starter 
I bought another pair. Going to run them balanced this time.
post #308 of 342

i went ahead and bought a 2nd pair as back-up  :p - it was too cheap to resist

 

you should try also 272 ,if you can run them balanced

 

hifiman should bring these two iems back...

post #309 of 342
Thread Starter 
Just a little update. I received my used pair and couldn't be happier about revisiting these.

My tastes a changed a bit since the original review. Mostly I prefer neutral-ish sigs now and the re262 isn't too far off. Whereas before I liked to boost the bass, I now find it fantastically neutral. It really is superb.

Of course vocals really shine in the re262. However I do prefer to eq down 1900hz by -2db with a Q of 2. This takes the slightly shouty edge of things.

Treble is also pretty darn good. It's laid back and relaxed but maintains decent sparkle and extension and most importantly weight.

I haven't tried it balanced yet. I'm having Ted of HPL make me some extensions to use. Particularly one with an rsa balanced connector to use on my solo/duet stack.

All in all this is without a doubt my favorite Hifiman iem.
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Just a little update. I received my used pair and couldn't be happier about revisiting these.

My tastes a changed a bit since the original review. Mostly I prefer neutral-ish sigs now and the re262 isn't too far off. Whereas before I liked to boost the bass, I now find it fantastically neutral. It really is superb.

Of course vocals really shine in the re262. However I do prefer to eq down 1900hz by -2db with a Q of 2. This takes the slightly shouty edge of things.

Treble is also pretty darn good. It's laid back and relaxed but maintains decent sparkle and extension and most importantly weight.

I haven't tried it balanced yet. I'm having Ted of HPL make me some extensions to use. Particularly one with an rsa balanced connector to use on my solo/duet stack.

All in all this is without a doubt my favorite Hifiman iem.

Have you ever gotten around trying the RE400? Theoretically wise, it could look like your EQ'ed RE262 + adding a few db's around 9-10k.. I don't know, purely guessing and that's why I'm asking?

post #311 of 342
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Just a little update. I received my used pair and couldn't be happier about revisiting these.

My tastes a changed a bit since the original review. Mostly I prefer neutral-ish sigs now and the re262 isn't too far off. Whereas before I liked to boost the bass, I now find it fantastically neutral. It really is superb.

Of course vocals really shine in the re262. However I do prefer to eq down 1900hz by -2db with a Q of 2. This takes the slightly shouty edge of things.

Treble is also pretty darn good. It's laid back and relaxed but maintains decent sparkle and extension and most importantly weight.

All in all this is without a doubt my favorite Hifiman iem.

 

i feel the same - i went ahead and bought them again 2 years later and i love these little monsters

the soundstage is insane , amped with my arrow 4G these things kick ass

hifiman is the man , kudos to Fang and his team

post #312 of 342
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Have you ever gotten around trying the RE400? Theoretically wise, it could look like your EQ'ed RE262 + adding a few db's around 9-10k.. I don't know, purely guessing and that's why I'm asking?

I had the re400 when it first came out. It has a bit more bass and sounded fairly sleepy to me. I didn't try eq at the time. I wouldn't mind hearing it balanced though.
post #313 of 342
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I had the re400 when it first came out. It has a bit more bass and sounded fairly sleepy to me. I didn't try eq at the time. I wouldn't mind hearing it balanced though.

 

Maybe it was tired because it had lost its balance... How can you get a balanced version? Do they sell these individual or do you know if it is it possible to recable the RE400 into a balanced version?

post #314 of 342
Thread Starter 
As far as I know, Hifiman is only providing the balanced version with the new 700 series dap. I'm not sure how difficult it would be for someone to recable one to balanced.
post #315 of 342

the HM700/RE400B combo is getting terrific praise at its thread - and the price (250$) seems fantastic

but still , the RE400 was such a dull,mediocre iem for me that i will probably pass this combo and stay with what i already have (not to mention lack of funds)

J3 + Arrow 4G + RE-262/272 will be ok for now

shane , you get the same feeling that 262 now sounds much better to you than 2-3 years ago , huh ? lol

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