Hello Head-fi. Normally I try not to start these kind of threads, but money's at stake here (I guess that's a given since I'm on Head-fi? ).
Anyway, I've searched a bit around for direct comparisons between the RE-262 vs. the Meelec A161p but couldn't find any. I've read many a good things about the 262, and fell in love with their mids, highs, and soundstage (coming from an RE-ZERO and Ety HF3). However, I keep reading that it has good subbass extension, but I'm not feeling it. Is it because I've only burned them in for ~30 hours? Or is it because my amp is inadequate? My portable gear is a Clip+ with a one battery cMoyBB.
I recently ordered the A161 and want to know which to keep without opening the A161 (I don't want Meelec to be unable to sell a product that is opened for a few hours when it could've otherwise been sold as brand new). Specifically I'm seeing how their soundstage and (sub)bass compare, but I don't mind a direct comparison between the entire spectrum.
Which is the better value (RE-262 for $100 or the A161 for $66)?