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post #2191 of 2346
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Originally Posted by soundbear View Post
 

I've read some of this thread, comparisons bet the 400 and 600, but wonder if anyone has compared them to either the ex1000 or mdr 7550(which I own.)  I'm trying to figure out if either the 400 or 600 would be a side grade or upgrade to my 7550 and a signature comparison.   I'm also trying to figure out if the 400/700 balanced combo comes closer to the 600 unbalanced.   Any thoughts or links would be sincerely appreciated! :normal_smile : 

theres a youtube reviewer that i think used ur mdr 7550

 

heres some links

 

his review on the re400

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8DtFnm2Ks4&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLDp6fyvziq0g0aa7cx02GQ5TeJK3RUClX

 

his review on the mdr7550 wow he also has the ex1000 perfect!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOEAuw8wpE&list=PLDp6fyvziq0g0aa7cx02GQ5TeJK3RUClX

 

this is somewhat related he compare the gr07 with the mdr7550 and the re400 so you can find some information there regarding the re400

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I8FEeE0u3k&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLDp6fyvziq0g0aa7cx02GQ5TeJK3RUClX

post #2192 of 2346
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Originally Posted by Kclone View Post
 

I have not read through the whole thread but I have a problem with my RE 600s.  I got it in early January and by the 20th of Feb. one side seem to keep shorting out.  I think it is problem with the cable.  needless to say I am pissed.   Has anyone else had any problems?  I got it off Amazon so it is past the 30 day replacement policy.  Should I call HiFi Man directly for help?  Any advice would be appreciated.  thanks.

 

Probably the cable shorting out near the strain relief. I had the same problem with my RE600 tour unit. I'd send hifiman-us a PM, he's been extremely helpful in my case.

post #2193 of 2346
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Originally Posted by soundbear View Post
 

I've read some of this thread, comparisons bet the 400 and 600, but wonder if anyone has compared them to either the ex1000 or mdr 7550(which I own.)  I'm trying to figure out if either the 400 or 600 would be a side grade or upgrade to my 7550 and a signature comparison.   I'm also trying to figure out if the 400/700 balanced combo comes closer to the 600 unbalanced.   Any thoughts or links would be sincerely appreciated! :normal_smile : 

 

Unless mids quality is your highest priority, the RE600 are rather a sidegrade than an upgrade to the 7550 in my book. Their detail and refinement in the mids is what really stands out for me. Apart from that, I'd give a nod to the 7550 for better bass and call treble pretty much a draw. Same for dynamics, since both need a little more than average volume to really come alive. Soundstage goes to the 7550 for those who prefer space and to the RE600 for those who crave intimacy.

 

That's pretty much all I can think of right now, hope it helps.

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Thanks very much Tom22 and James444.   Very helpful.   :beerchug:

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Kclone, PM sent to you.

 

Peter

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post #2196 of 2346
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

I love their gear, I have 252,262, 272, RE400......But darn those crappy cables......I don't understand how a company like this that consistently puts out great quality iem's can so consistently put out poor quality cables?

That is my only gripe...Once they finally fix this then.....Well the sky's the limit. Sorry for the rant...

Absolutely right!   I had to get my 262's replaced 2x  within the warrantee period due to poor cables.    While their customer service is excellent, as I mentioned in another thread, their quality control is terrible.   Four hundred dollars for an IEM without detachable cables is inexcusable!   They need to make detachable cables or perhaps a Headfi member who has "cable talents" can offer recabling services for them as apparently the usual recabling companies won't.

 

 I think we should hold HiFiMan accountable for its cables and build quality like Digitalfreak has done with "boutique players."   Digitalfreaks  excellent thread, http://www.head-fi.org/t/682750/the-sad-state-of-the-so-called-audiophile-dap-market, points the finger at "the high prices we've paid for players with shoddy firmware that only makes us want to smash the player against the nearest wall".   TeamHiFiMan should acknowledge this problem and address it!

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For those of you who use these on a daily basis, are these ok to be put in your pocket and brought around for rough use?

I just got them but I don't know how delicate tehy are or how to take care of them.
post #2198 of 2346
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post

For those of you who use these on a daily basis, are these ok to be put in your pocket and brought around for rough use?

I just got them but I don't know how delicate tehy are or how to take care of them.

it wil broke down very fast. I never put it in poket but they still broke after 1 month used and my local shop said there are no warranty for jack and cable real bad ....

post #2199 of 2346
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... are these ok to be put in your pocket and brought around for rough use?

A definite big NO 

post #2200 of 2346
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post

For those of you who use these on a daily basis, are these ok to be put in your pocket and brought around for rough use?

I just got them but I don't know how delicate tehy are or how to take care of them.

You're definitely going to want a travel case of some sort (the clameshell case they come with works prefect) for when they're not in use.  You may be able to find a lower profile case online from Meelectronics or Amazon.  They'll put up with some abuse when wearing them, but I wouldn't want my pair rubbing around in my pockets for risk of scratching the aluminum or putting too much pressure on the strain reliefs.

post #2201 of 2346
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For those of you who use these on a daily basis, are these ok to be put in your pocket and brought around for rough use?

I just got them but I don't know how delicate tehy are or how to take care of them.

In short no, u shouldnt even wrap the around ur device after use. U have to religiously unplug it and , slowly coil it (for me around 3 fingers and store into the included clamshell case)

The overall build is quite dissapointing. I baby mines likeno tomorrow, and so just that. If the sound wasnt this good, i wouldnt recommend it.

Ill need to find someone else other than vesperaudio to recable it down the road (in case they refuse to recable it like brian at btgaudio--> cited high failure rate, so he doesnt bother anymore)
post #2202 of 2346
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post

For those of you who use these on a daily basis, are these ok to be put in your pocket and brought around for rough use?

I just got them but I don't know how delicate tehy are or how to take care of them.

 

No, they are not very rugged. I've always used the accompanying small carrying case throughout the few years I've owned the UE400's, but the jacket surrounding the wire in the cable still stripped from the jack. The monitors still function, but they're very delicate. Be gentle with them.

post #2203 of 2346
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
 

 

No, they are not very rugged. I've always used the accompanying small carrying case throughout the few years I've owned the UE400's, but the jacket surrounding the wire in the cable still stripped from the jack. The monitors still function, but they're very delicate. Be gentle with them.

I dun know when will they leave me....
I love their sound but this build ruin everything. 

post #2204 of 2346
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Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post
 

I dun know when will they leave me....
I love their sound but this build ruin everything. 

 

Wupps, I've just realised I'm in the wrong thread. I thought I was in the Ultimate Ears thread and mixed the UE700's with the RE-400's. Here is the comment anyway. Just bear in mind that I've not tried the 400's yet, though they are the next IEMs I will probably buy, for which I'll outline the reasons below.

 

 

What I loved the most about the UE700's was their size. I listen to a lot of music in bed and wanted something that was as flush with the head as possible. Other IEMs protrude quite inelegantly from my ears, but the UE700's, they are tiny and allow me to more comfortably, though still not perfectly, lie on my side and rest easy while listening to ASMR sound bites or my favourite music.

 

I think the only other IEMs I know of that has such a miniature form factor, at around the same price and with the same high quality, neutral sound, are the RE-400's.

 

 

Sorry for the confusion. I guess both the HiFiMan's and the Ultimate Ears face the same quality issues. Ha! ^_^

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How do you guys find the newer cable on the RE 400?

I am just waiting on my replacement pair with that newer version to arrive.

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