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post #631 of 1166
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

There's going to be an influx of new R-50 owners do to Jokers positive review.

 

They definitely do sound good. Although I disagree with the 10 out of 10 overall value rating (9.9 would have been better). The included tips suck so bad, that you have to replace them. LOL

post #632 of 1166
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Yeah but tips isn't a big deal as most people have a lot of tips.  Personally I didn't think the stock tips were that bad, yes you can find better but they worked ok for me.  I think 10/10 is fair based just on sound quality alone, for $120 you can't do much better than the R-50.

post #633 of 1166

Beware of the fact that the R-50 do not have enough bass, for bass lovers.  I am one of them, and the R-50 are like dessert to me.  I can only eat so much of it, but I want some of it.


Edited by Alberto01 - 12/1/12 at 5:30pm
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Reading joker's review and ratings now, I feel like Rock-it made an april joke on me by sending me a pre-production sample or something.

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Originally Posted by PMAP View Post

Reading joker's review and ratings now, I feel like Rock-it made an april joke on me by sending me a pre-production sample or something.

 

or maybe you just didn't like the sound of them, just because Joker likes them doesn't mean that everyone has to like them.

post #636 of 1166

I love the sound, I just hate everything else about them. Mostly the build quality. I'm just waiting when they're going to fall apart.

 

Heck I even hear quite a bit of microphonics regardless how well I wrap the memory wire around my ear.

 

I just don't get it. It's not like I haven't used 50 IEMs already and I agree with joker usually.


Edited by PMAP - 12/1/12 at 5:24pm
post #637 of 1166
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I know they aren't built like say the tank like e-Q5 but I didn't think it was all that bad and the silicone cover would protect them from braking and like Joker I didn't hear a lot of microphonics at all.  I mean for $120 just the SQ is worth the price alone.

post #638 of 1166

fact is, noone has reported a broken R-50 yet.. That ought to mean something

post #639 of 1166

My R-50 broke without much abuse. I think it has something to do with the tropical weather humidity. Similar to dba-02, I think the filter system could have been implemented better. The cabling looks similar to the original dba-02, which lacks some strain reliefs and can break under heavy usage. It's not bad, but definitely not build like a tank. One more thing, the warranty service sucks (non-transferable, upfront fees)

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What upfront fees? When I asked about my lose memory wire, they told me they'd replace it but didn't mention any fees. It would require to ship the phones to HK or China however.

post #641 of 1166

when my memory wire came loose and the sound became diminished on one side, they had me mail them to their office/factory/whathaveyou in Nashville and they were replaced free of charge.

post #642 of 1166
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Originally Posted by Prashanth R View Post

fact is, noone has reported a broken R-50 yet.. That ought to mean something

See here in this page, the history of the previous post about a broken R-50:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/600093/rockit-sounds-r-50-review-impressions-appreciation/555#post_8712114

 

Also, shermanator's pair stopped working on one side on the first day he got them.

 

I am in the tropics with a high relative humidity.  But I take care of my IEMs very well.  The braided cable is stronger than it looks.


Edited by Alberto01 - 12/4/12 at 9:46am
post #643 of 1166

I am really interested in getting the R50.

I own a RE0 now and would like to upgrade.

 

Would anyone be able to compare the R50, RE0 ?

 

EDIT : I have ordered the IEMs.

 

Ordered it 2 days back, But I have not received a tracking number yet.

 

 

Thanks a lot.


Edited by zeus_hunt - 12/10/12 at 10:31am
post #644 of 1166

No news about the new version a user posted before?


Edited by BakaPhoenix - 12/18/12 at 3:35pm
post #645 of 1166

I'm thinking about getting the R-50s but the one thing that turned me off them was the concerns about how long they will last. I live in a sub-tropical climate and I probably will use them quite a bit. There were several reviews on Amazon that complained about how they broke after around 4 months use. Is this true?

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