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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

enjoyed the sweet read! nice to know the where the re400 stands now .. especially with the slew of earphones coming out in the chinese/ asian market! 

 

did you find the rockets eartips slip off easily? they seem like they are practically glued to your ears once their in, and it would require a tow truck to yank them out (that kind of seal sounds interesting but at the same time worrisome) 0.0 not sure how i feel about that! 

 

That... is complicated... The tips aren't silicone; they are a medical grade thermoplastic elastomer... So they have a lot of similar properties to rubber... Like they are sticky in nature. This causes them to grip your ear and stay in very well. This is usually a good thing. However, like rubber they also expand very easily under heat. So while under regular usage if the tip stays below the expansion point it stays on the housing of the IEM very well, if not... well then it can and will come off in your ear and chances are if they are deep in you'll need a set of tweezers to get them out. It has only happened to me once and it was annoying, but using other tips will mitigate that issue. 

There are other issues too... they will, over time, mold to your ear. Which you would think is a good thing, but unfortunately it actually cuts down on the seal you get, at least in my experience. I've rotated the tips and flipped them between ears to continue to get a good seal.

 

Just to bring this back to topic about the RE400s. I actually wasn't able to find a really usable tip from the selection they gave me so I ended up buying some Auvio tips (which work really well for them). For the Rockets I didn't but I'm highly considering investing in some Comply tips. 

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Hey I'm using the Auvio tips on my RE-400s as well! They're great. I too could not get the provided tips to work with my ears but the Auvios create a great seal and their bore matches up well with the bore of the earphones.

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I finally settled with the smallest of all Sony Hybrid sizes and the fit is great. They allow a very deep seal and the comfort is by far the best. With the stock bi-flanges I kept getting soreness in my canal and my ears became very itchy after a while.

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I've got to admit - some would rank the re 600 over the rockets regarding the SQ but I can't help but feel worried about the life span of the songbird!

I owned the Miles Davis Trumpets but got them replaced 4x due to the not so eternally true lifetime guarantee - That was pretty much the best upgrade to the Re400 (more refined microdetailed version with wide soundstage +more subbass +8k airy smooth)

but dammit it's disheartening seeing them have crappie cables!
Edited by 1TrickPony - 5/19/15 at 1:55am
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Guys, do you think the RE400 and RE600's sound signature complement each other?  Is it a good idea to own both?

 

My RE600 is under warranty repair, and I found a great deal for the RE400.  I only heard the RE400 way back for awhile, and I cant recall how it can compare to the RE600.  Hoping it would be like the Momentum and MOE, where balanced and v-shape sound sig respectively complements each other.

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I have a similar question. I just ordered the HM700 RE600 package yesterday. I'm not regretting my purchase but I'm kind of thinking I should have done a little more research. I guess I'm going to find out regardless.

 

But would you guys say it's necessary to get the HM700? I have an X3II that I love but I figured for $100 more I figured I'd try the balance/synergy. If the difference compared to the X3 is minute, then I might not even touch it and put it up on ebay instead. 

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Originally Posted by thedude22 View Post
 

I have a similar question. I just ordered the HM700 RE600 package yesterday. I'm not regretting my purchase but I'm kind of thinking I should have done a little more research. I guess I'm going to find out regardless.

 

But would you guys say it's necessary to get the HM700? I have an X3II that I love but I figured for $100 more I figured I'd try the balance/synergy. If the difference compared to the X3 is minute, then I might not even touch it and put it up on ebay instead. 

I'm willing to bet the X3II has a better UI and is just overall easier to use. But I will say the RE-600s sound just a bit better running balanced with my HM-700. I think you'll mostly use the X3 though.

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