Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Hifiman IEM's: RE-400 and RE-600
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hifiman IEM's: RE-400 and RE-600 - Page 22

post #316 of 2302
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

@ClieOS

So, do you think the RE600 is an overall upgrade to the RE272 in terms of detail and soundstage? Or more of a sidegrade?

Two different beasts. I haven't really heard any IEM that can beat RE272 on detail retrieval, and its soundstage is rather good for an analytical sound. RE600 in comparison has almost the opposite sound. Instead of focusing on being analytical and more or less sterile like RE272, RE600 is liquid and musical. The main focus is on the mid and bass. Soundstage is obviously small because of its forwardness but it has a fairly 3D quality in it. It is more enveloping than it is open-ended.

 

I won't say one will trump the other on everything since they both have their own strengths. You can call it a sidegrade but to me the comparison itself is apple and orange.

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by munchzilla View Post

 

....

will check out TDK BA200! thanks

really looking for something with decent bass, nice smooth mids for vocals, preferably a bit forward, as well as a nice treble that doesn't pierce.

 

Sound like you are describing BA200 to me. Hopefully you will like it.

post #317 of 2302

Cat got ahold of my 262 and chewed on the wire badly, just got an FiiO E11 for it this past friday. :(

 

How is the RE400 in comparison to the 262 if I can't find a brand new replacement?

Here's hoping crutchfield or AA doesn't sell out of their remaining supply for the 262 by next weekend.


Edited by Dat bass - 1/29/13 at 8:04pm
post #318 of 2302

Oh great guys cant wait for your thoughts comparing against your other Hifiman IEM'S

post #319 of 2302

[UPDATE] After talking with Fang, apparently the RE600 I received is part of the prototype. His worker in China sent it out to me for sampling but forgot to mention it in the package while Fang was far away in Las Vegas (for CES2013). The final version is still in tuning (so it won't be the same as the RE600 prototype I have now) and won't arrive until April or May. The RE400 I received earlier is however the final version and is on sale now.

 

All bet are off for now, I guess we have more waiting to do.

post #320 of 2302

Well that explains the fact that there was not that much difference between the 2. I could not justify that price increase RE400V RE600.

 

Good to know....Good work Cleos.

post #321 of 2302
Thread Starter 
Uh oh, April-May eh? I guess I'll have to settle for a k3003/ie800 or tg334 frown.gif

My impatience will be costly!

Although I love my 272's, I'm heavily due for an upgrade
post #322 of 2302

i have been told roughly march. Fang has really gone back to the drawing board since CanJam on these!

post #323 of 2302

April/May huh, that's still far away considering the RE600s were presented already in October 2012...

Anyway I am still hoping the RE600 will be a worthy upgrade to the RE262/272. So take your time, HifiMAN beerchug.gif

 

The same amount of detail and soundstage as the RE272 presented in a more liquid, musical, smooth way + full-bodied bass and I will be willing to spend my $$$. wink.gif I think I am not the only wishing for this kind of sound sig. I wonder if this could all be done with just one driver ?

 

I am not sure if it was a smart move to remove the RE262 and RE272 from the current range - both are/were somehow unique in sound signature and design and are not easily replaceable by other IEMs currently available. Just my 5 cents...

 

I am still enjoying my RE262s but for me it's also time to upgrade...

post #324 of 2302

X2 Zach....beerchug.gif

post #325 of 2302
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachgraz View Post

The same amount of detail and soundstage as the RE272 presented in a more liquid, musical, smooth way + full-bodied bass and I will be willing to spend my $$$. wink.gif I think I am not the only wishing for this kind of sound sig. I wonder if this could all be done with just one driver ?

 

 

It could, but it will be more of a V-shaped FR curve and traditionally not the most popular among HF'er (though I personally like it).

post #326 of 2302

Darn, Head-Direct slipped while handling my order and forgot to ship my paid-for RE-400 - it's missing from the manifest. (HE-500, the extra stuff for it and the cable arrived fine.)

We'll see how they handle that, but no review by me for a time.

post #327 of 2302

Here's my unboxing video of the RE-400s. A note: I've been told that the packaging isn't the final one. Please bear with me as English isn't my native-language lol

 

post #328 of 2302

LINK to my review of the RE-400. Spoiler - I dig it. A lot. 

post #329 of 2302
Well I picked up a used pair of RE272. Pretty much walks all over the RE400. I also think the 262/272 fit is a lot more comfortable for over the ear use. The RE600 is going to have to be pretty impressive to replace both the 262 and 272. Hopefully it will be.
post #330 of 2302

Re-272's had the kind of Ortho smoothness to it while avoiding being stuffy.  They don't seem to have that veil I felt all other iems I've tried had.  I hope mine last forever but I think I'm going to be buying up the last few pairs in bunches if the re600 doesn't pan out.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Hifiman IEM's: RE-400 and RE-600