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post #16 of 64
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Mine spent the last year in my desk drawer. Then I got a Digizoid ZO2 amp. It really brings the RE0 to life. Imagine - an RE0 with BASS!
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Same here.  Great combo. My RE0 dreadful cable has been recabled to a more soft ortofon like cable and it's a keeper.  I've always liked the MTPC despite even worse build quality, and the RE0 with the ZO gets me close to it.  Regarding the RE252, it's better overall, but the design is horrific and the material a dirt and ear wax magnet.

 

Regarding warmth, the RE0 is far from warm.  Hifiman/Head-Direct didn't get warm until the RE262.  The RE0 static price is still a very good buy if you fancy its signature, and Head-Direct has great customer service.


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post #17 of 64
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some of the happy users say the built problem don't exist in current version as before.

post #18 of 64
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some of the happy users say the built problem don't exist in current version as before.


I bought mine February of 2011. Idk if that's the current model. Went out within a few months.


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post #19 of 64
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I bought mine February of 2011. Idk if that's the current model. Went out within a few months.
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wow, they really have a major issue in built quality, if i wanted something like re0, i would go for sunrise xcape or xcite

post #20 of 64
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I bought mine February of 2011. Idk if that's the current model. Went out within a few months.
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wow, they really have a major issue in built quality, if i wanted something like re0, i would go for sunrise xcape or xcite

if build quality is important get away from the sunrise's. i dont know if  the issues were fixed with the new batches, though

 

personally, i liked the Crystal more than the RE0. better built, fun and still offers very good details not so far from the re0

post #20 of 64

I haven't had build quality issues with any Hifiman.

 

I liked the RE252 but the helix-lock rubber black seal shape didn't fit everyone very well.  It had "silver voice coils, for more real bass" of which I couldn't hear much 'real bass'.

 

The RE262 and RE272 have titanium or titanium coated drivers I think.

post #22 of 64
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if build quality is important get away from the sunrise's. i dont know if  the issues were fixed with the new batches, though

 

personally, i liked the Crystal more than the RE0. better built, fun and still offers very good details not so far from the re0

so, both re0 and xcape sound great but the quality is a problem...

post #23 of 64

I was under the impression the V-sonic models mentioned (GR06, GR01, GR04) were all smooth-sounding, enjoyable, so not analytical at all.

post #24 of 64

GR01 is dual-armature TWFK, the CK10 and UE700 are certainly more analytical than the RE0 overall, I haven't heard the GR01 yet (on the way).

post #25 of 64

there's the Rockitsounds R-50, which also uses a TWFK and just for $120 shipped. there's a thread here, so check that

post #26 of 64

Incredible highs, yes incredible mids? Ehhhh. The mids are a bit recessed on the RE0 and aren't what I'd call incredible. They're good, no doubt, but not incredible.

 

The lack of bass is easily remedied with some EQ but if that's not an option, you might not like them too much if bass is your thing.

 

But, in 2012, I'd still say they're worth it. I've had mine for about 2 and a half years and I still enjoy listening to them (no defects either!) but it's worth noting that some people have had some hardware problems with them recently. Like I said, I haven't had any problems but it's still worth noting, just the same.

post #27 of 64
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Incredible highs, yes incredible mids? Ehhhh. The mids are a bit recessed on the RE0 and aren't what I'd call incredible. They're good, no doubt, but not incredible.

 

The lack of bass is easily remedied with some EQ but if that's not an option, you might not like them too much if bass is your thing.

 

But, in 2012, I'd still say they're worth it. I've had mine for about 2 and a half years and I still enjoy listening to them (no defects either!) but it's worth noting that some people have had some hardware problems with them recently. Like I said, I haven't had any problems but it's still worth noting, just the same.

have you try the sunrise xcape? quite a strong competitor in the same category as the hifiman re0 and zro

post #28 of 64

recessed bass and narrow sound-stage is trademark HiFiMAN, the RE0, RE252 and RE272 are all like that, seems like bass and sound-stage is not for audiophiles.

post #29 of 64
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recessed bass and narrow sound-stage is trademark HiFiMAN, the RE0, RE252 and RE272 are all like that, seems like bass and sound-stage is not for audiophiles0024070711-sarcastic_hand.gif

 

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post #30 of 64

Re0 is still worth it for the money imho.  Love the analytical sound and treble sparkle.

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