Originally Posted by floydstyle
hey Coq, how will industrial and hard rock music sound in these IEM? Tool, NiN, Disturbed to name only these one.
I mostly listen to pink floyd but I also want my other bands to sound awesome as well.
Well, I can't tell you really about hard rock, or industrial (metal) as I listen mostly to industrial electro (funker vogt, kmfdm, skinny pup, velvet acid christ, grendel, feindflug and so on) and to be honest - there are better IEMs for that kind of music. I couldn't even try because I just sold my pair to my father who listens more to pink floyd, ry cooder, and that kind of music in order to purchase other IEMs.
The thing is, you can't really have any IEM that will do all kinds of genres flawless; you have to compromise no matter how expensive gear you buy. If you're willing to compromise by listening to industrial and heavy metal with the RE-262 you should be prepared that it might not satisfy you. If you want a good IEM that will give those genres the justice they deserve, it might not fit too well with Pink Floyd. The styles are pretty different and I know that I'd want something like the RE-262 for the Pink Floyd kind of music and something totally different for the "RAWK" impact.
Someone said it so well: "I don't think the RE-262 were tuned for everyone in mind..." and it is so true. As said, for certain music it really creates something so beautiful that you can almost touch it. For other genres, it just sounds veiled, muffled and wrong. Maybe you should go for the RE-262 for Pink Floyd as your main IEM and a cheaper "do-it-all-decent" IEM for all the other music? There are fairly cheap ones with a V-shaped sound (that is what I'd like for metal and industrial metal) so it wouldn't have to be "ridiculously expensive" to buy two sets..
How deep is your wallet?