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post #1921 of 2264
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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post
 

If someone likes RE272 and has amplifier, just try Etymotic ER4S and start to live happy for a long years:)

I have both, but prefer the 272 lately simply because the fit ....Ety with triples = physical torture.

Both are fantastic sounding by the way.

I received my RE400's recently but have not had a lot of time with them. I see  Hifiman are going to have issues as usual with their cables,

Just by looking at them.

Now detachable cables should be the go with them because its obvious their cables are their Achilles heel.

post #1922 of 2264
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

I have both, but prefer the 272 lately simply because the fit ....Ety with triples = physical torture.

Both are fantastic sounding by the way.

I received my RE400's recently but have not had a lot of time with them. I see  Hifiman are going to have issues as usual with their cables,

Just by looking at them.

Now detachable cables should be the go with them because its obvious their cables are their Achilles heel.

I believe having detachable cable will make the situation worse, why?

Because detachable cable usually isn't included in the warranty...LOL

Just kidding ;)


Edited by IAmSoCheap - 9/4/13 at 1:10am
post #1923 of 2264

The best way to avoid detachable cables with Re-600 is to go fully balanced with either the HM801 or HM901 ; )

post #1924 of 2264

Got my RE600 today. Really impressive stuff I have to say.

I paired it with the hifiman 901 + balanced amp card as advertised lol

Great great vocal, reminds me of HE500 which is one of my favorite big cans.

Only complaint is a little bit lack in the bass department. Just personal preference. BTW, the highs are not lacking or anything, the extension is just as good as any other flagship dynamic monitors I've ever heard.

 

 

post #1925 of 2264

I have RE-400, but they're DULL) Also soundstage is smallish compared to other IEMs I own - AT CK10 and Xcape IE.

post #1926 of 2264

weeell compared to the CK10 yes, those things are like sparkly sparkling sparkle sparkle sparkles. dull isn't the word I'd use though, perhaps laid-back!

post #1927 of 2264
It's finally happend, my re400s are falling apart. The second support sleeve has broken off. Thats ok hifiman I forgive you but you seriously need to call your plant and change the glue you are using it's too weak. On the plus side this means recabling is going to be pain free. Can anyone recommend a quality cable that wont go over 50usd.
post #1928 of 2264
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Originally Posted by RadiatedAnt View Post

It's finally happend, my re400s are falling apart. The second support sleeve has broken off. Thats ok hifiman I forgive you but you seriously need to call your plant and change the glue you are using it's too weak. On the plus side this means recabling is going to be pain free. Can anyone recommend a quality cable that wont go over 50usd.

 

How are you going to recable them...?  I am curious how you plan on acccessing the driver to install a new cable.  I'm generally game for most mods but I don't see where these come apart to allow it.   Mine have just started getting fiddley on the right side.  So I moved the sleeve till I got a good connection and the driped a drop of crazy glue gel down the sleeve. just enough to lock the thing in place.  It's drying now and is still working fine.  I think that will save me getting a new pair.  With an eyeglass microfiber cloth filter placed in between the nozzles foam insert and the external filter these significantly improve.  Can't fully comment as this is part of what's going on in the 400 w Rin filter and the 600 tour and I promised not to comment at this point.  But try the filter you will be pleased and of course it's completely reversable.

 

Fwiw

post #1929 of 2264

My RE400 are also falling apart. Same thing, one of the sleeves is falling off. It´s just glued together. A weak spot in otherwise nice build quality... 

post #1930 of 2264
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
 

So the wiring to the plug on my RE-400s has failed. My fourth Hifiman product that has not last 6 months. Such a shame, the SQ on these was so great for the price. Anyone else having problems?

 

I had the same problem after three weeks (!!!) and just received my replacement from Hifiman...

 
...and the rear of one of the barrels is badly scratched, as well as the left sleeve missing the raised dot. I am wondering if I was sent a prototype. I love the sound and they're by far the most comfortable earphones I've ever used, but so far am very disappointed with the quality of the product and Hifiman's service. I guess I'll use these for another three weeks until they break and then buy something else.
post #1931 of 2264
I too had them replaced after 2 months - the angled jack gave away...
Now after another 2 months the cable wiring is dying, probably both above the jack and near the shell - split section...
Oh well just when I thought the build quality is finally nailed down... It has to be the cable mad.gif
post #1932 of 2264

I recently got to hook up my RE-400 with my O2 after doing the microfiber cloth mod, and damn does it impress. I felt that the mod made the mids and highs smoother, while taming the midbass a bit. Instead of having punchy bass, it feels "thumpy" (imagine a bare fist vs. a gloved fist punching you). I might've lost some bass texture and ironically got more treble presence - this does not sound like the description of the RE-600 that I'm reading. I suspect this is because my microfiber cloth was on the thick side (compared to traditional soft microfiber cloth), so the results may not be the same for everyone. 

 

On a side note, the RE-400 really loves power: the difference between a Sansa Clip+ and an O2'ed computer (no soundcard or DAC) is appreciable. 

 

EDIT: I would not hesitate to call my modded RE-400 a fusion of the RE-ZERO and the RE-262 (RE-ZERO highs/amount of detail, 262-ish midrange, 262-ish bass). Yes, the bass sounds like the "wet cardboard" 262 bass that another Head-fi member so described :p.


Edited by ktan3142 - 9/18/13 at 1:22pm
post #1933 of 2264

Are there any recommended silicone tips that fits the RE400? A cheap variety pack would be great. I imagine this has been covered some in the thread already, but it's massive, and a search yielded too many results to get anything cut and dry.

 

Thanks

post #1934 of 2264

Sony Hybrid Tips.

post #1935 of 2264

Those look like they will work for me, thanks a lot!  :)

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