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I've recently purchased the RE-600 and I must say that i'm extremely impressed with them so far. I've been a long time user of the Etymotic ER-4P/S for many years and more recently the Westone W40.

 

To my ears, the RE-600 are able to match the treble and resolution of the ER4 but with a much wider soundstage and fuller/impactful bass, yet are much less prone to sibilance. Isolation still leaves a lot to be desired, but comparing against the ER4 probably isn’t a fair game lol.

 

The W40 has more impactful bass and great layering, but sounds confined. Treble is a tiny bit less forward vs the ER4 and RE-600. As though there was a fine veil over it. But honestly, it might just be me since I much prefer an analytical sound. Perhaps if I had never listened to the ER4 I might fall in love with the W40 lol

 

Later on, I got the HM-901 DAP and listened to the RE-600 in balanced output. I was blown away! The soundstage was opened up even more! In certain tracks, I felt as though I was an audience at the stage. It was very rare to experience such a soundstage on an IEM. Vocals weren’t so ‘in your face’ and sounded more smooth and laid-back. I don’t see how one would dislike this pair of IEMs. To fully realize the potential of the RE-600 I highly recommend running it in balanced mode! 

post #2267 of 2280

RE-600S + Calyx M = fantastic match! I am very happy with them. :etysmile:

post #2268 of 2280

I just received my second RE-400 unit in the last couple of weeks. The reason for two: amazon screwed up and shipped me a previously opened unit with missing tips and scuffs on the housings. Kraft Audio made it right, offering a $20 refund if I reordered my pair through them. 

 

Something interesting that I'm sure has already been covered, my iem's are different. 

 

The original package had a hard strain relief on the 3.5mm jack. The new unit has a very flexible soft strain relief. Here's to hoping the upgrade goes further to increase durability on these. I love the sound, but I'm sick of paying $$ on iems that don't last. Fingers crossed, HIFIMAN. 

post #2269 of 2280
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Originally Posted by NebraskaX24 View Post
 

I just received my second RE-400 unit in the last couple of weeks. The reason for two: amazon screwed up and shipped me a previously opened unit with missing tips and scuffs on the housings. Kraft Audio made it right, offering a $20 refund if I reordered my pair through them. 

 

Something interesting that I'm sure has already been covered, my iem's are different. 

 

The original package had a hard strain relief on the 3.5mm jack. The new unit has a very flexible soft strain relief. Here's to hoping the upgrade goes further to increase durability on these. I love the sound, but I'm sick of paying $$ on iems that don't last. Fingers crossed, HIFIMAN. 

any pictures??? 

post #2270 of 2280
Unfortunately I already packaged up the stiff strain relief version. I could snap a pic of my new pair with the very flexible relief.

What version do you guys have?
post #2271 of 2280
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Unfortunately I already packaged up the stiff strain relief version. I could snap a pic of my new pair with the very flexible relief.

What version do you guys have?

yup if you can that would be great!

 

i have the older stiff one i believe! 

 

what about the strain relief to the actual earphones? did you find the new ones being more flexible?

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wow sweet picture thanks! it looks much better!

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I recently started looking into RE-600's and I have a couple of questions. I've seen some posts about strain reliefs breaking, and I'd like to know are they prone to break under normal usage (ie. commuting, cycling, travelling etc)? Secondly, there has been some talk about RE-800's. Are they likely to be released in the near future (within six months), and should I wait for them?

post #2275 of 2280
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I recently started looking into RE-600's and I have a couple of questions. I've seen some posts about strain reliefs breaking, and I'd like to know are they prone to break under normal usage (ie. commuting, cycling, travelling etc)? Secondly, there has been some talk about RE-800's. Are they likely to be released in the near future (within six months), and should I wait for them?

 

really ? is there any link/info ? wher did you see about it ?

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really ? is there any link/info ? wher did you see about it ?

 

Just some forum talk (probably speculative). I don't know how often Hifiman pushes new products/revisions to the market, so I just asked if someone knew anything about it.

How's the bass on 600's? I was also looking into Grado GR10, but they're supposedly too ligh on the bass. I'm looking for something overall balanced, with a good kick on the bass. DITA Audio's The Answer and Sennheiser IE800 are also on my eye, but they're a tad more expensive.

post #2277 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

Just some forum talk (probably speculative). I don't know how often Hifiman pushes new products/revisions to the market, so I just asked if someone knew anything about it.

How's the bass on 600's? I was also looking into Grado GR10, but they're supposedly too ligh on the bass. I'm looking for something overall balanced, with a good kick on the bass. DITA Audio's The Answer and Sennheiser IE800 are also on my eye, but they're a tad more expensive.


600 is a very nice iem , balanced and musical

it's my next purchase once my 262 break down (or i win some money)

post #2278 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

I recently started looking into RE-600's and I have a couple of questions. I've seen some posts about strain reliefs breaking, and I'd like to know are they prone to break under normal usage (ie. commuting, cycling, travelling etc)? Secondly, there has been some talk about RE-800's. Are they likely to be released in the near future (within six months), and should I wait for them?

 

I've heard nothing about this RE-800 :p  If you're on the go with a non-balanced source, I'd recommend the RE-600s.  HiFiMan has seemed to do quite a bit regarding build since the initial release.  One of the main things I saw while I was in Chicago was the change in headphone jack which should correlate to them lasting longer.  I haven't had any issues with mine since I got mine.  

post #2279 of 2280
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I've heard nothing about this RE-800 :p  If you're on the go with a non-balanced source, I'd recommend the RE-600s.  HiFiMan has seemed to do quite a bit regarding build since the initial release.  One of the main things I saw while I was in Chicago was the change in headphone jack which should correlate to them lasting longer.  I haven't had any issues with mine since I got mine.  

 

Good to know, I'll go for the non-balanced version when I upgrade my iems, if I choose to go with the Hifiman's offerings. I took part in the Indiegogo project for funding the Light Harmonic's Geek Wave DAP, once its finished and shipped its time to upgrade.

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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

Just some forum talk (probably speculative). I don't know how often Hifiman pushes new products/revisions to the market, so I just asked if someone knew anything about it.

How's the bass on 600's? I was also looking into Grado GR10, but they're supposedly too ligh on the bass. I'm looking for something overall balanced, with a good kick on the bass. DITA Audio's The Answer and Sennheiser IE800 are also on my eye, but they're a tad more expensive.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-re-600/reviews/11286

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