Originally Posted by hush4hire
how about vsonic gr06? can it beat re0 off its sub 100$ category?
I think so, I haven't heard that one, just seen some random reviews that it's mid-centric or something, the R04 updated version has a linear response with nice extension, the R04 flagship version I suspect will easily beat the RE0 since the R04 already has in my book, and the GR07 (flat) and RE262 (mid-centric) definitely will for ~$50 more, or the Sony EX600 if you want more expansive soundspace.
If you like analytical sound the Etymotic HF5 and Ultimate Ears UE700 rule the ~$100 mark, as far as BA drivers are concerned. NOCS NS400 seems interesting.
The RE0 was always a little bit overrated in it's hype days, often put in the same sentence as Audio Technica CK10 and such... however it offered a nice flat, warm, analytical sound, though not at the levels of RE252 and definitely not RE272.
These days I'd venture the Sony EX600 and Vsonic GR07 are the dynamic driver RE0 successors with distinctly better sound, and RE262 for the sweeter and mid-centric-er category.