OK traded for a almost brand new pair of re400 's and all I can say is... Wow.. This is what I've been looking for for a very long time.. Spent hundreds and hundreds on higher priced iems and as they are all nice sounding of course.. These almost beet every single pair in clarity and detail.. I'm a detail junkie and these just gave me just what I've always been looking for.. And I can't believe they are only around 100 bucks.. Come on are all these other so called high end company's.. The Westones.. The shures.. And so on.. Paying attention to hifiman.?? Well they better.. :-P. Way to hifiman.. I'm very new to this company but I sure know where my hard earned dollars will be going.. Thanks :-). Very happy..
I'm pretty sure you own the Senn IE80 too, how do these compare with RE-400. I'm about to pull the trigger on these or maybe the GR07 mk2.
I like the IE80 but just cannot seem to love them and cannot justify the cost for the level of performance they offer.
I too love detail and clarity. I also prefer a clean studio type sound with nothing masked or overdone. Can you recommend me one over the other? (RE-400/GR07mk2)
My main genre is electronic, some 80's, Michael Jackson, soundtrack (Hans Zimmer) etc
i have personal experience with the re400s and the gr07 but the be edition if i had to pick one i would go for the gr07 it has a better package all together (if you exclude the price)
the cable on the hifiman is really thin and it kinks and its just not good compare to the gr07 (now for if you take in consideration its price and the sound quality) they had to cut costs on the cable to make a profit i understand
but if you need isolation go for the re400s. i find the gr07 just okay in isolation
but it seems like you could benefit from the extra bass the gr07 offers for the genres you listed. i would try to be actually, even though its considered bass enhanced its now where near my monster turbines or my jvc fxr 80s ( and by no where i really mean that) its more >re400 though if i had to put it in a diagram in terms of bass
( monster turbines)---(jvc fxr80)----------------------------------(gr07be)--------------(hifimanre400)
<-- bassy neutral