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post #196 of 293
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Originally Posted by getclikinagas View Post

I haven't noticed any big change with burn-in. The bass did seem punchier to me. But I believe this was more of a brain-burn-in effect.

 

I'm glad you're enjoying them. If you find the sub-bass lacking(like I do), you could try a narrow lift of a few dBs at ~35Hz. They do respond well to EQ.

 



Thanks

You are right the sub bass could do with a slight lift, so I done a quick adjustment and applied 2.5dB to 32Hz and 1.0 dB to 64Hz in Rockbox. It sounds better, more rounded.

Will try other settings to find optimal balance.
post #197 of 293

Recently got these. As compared to my Klipsch X10, these are more refined (especially in the treble). They don't have that thump the X10 can produce but the artificial sounding treble of the X10 is hard to listen to after the RE-400. The X10 is still a great, fun IEM if found for under $100 but this IEM is clearly better in all but comfort and bass slam (hard to beat the X10 gel tips for comfort and ease of taking in/out).

Compared to my full sized K550, again the RE-400 treble is smoother but just as detailed (K550 can be a bit sharp) but the overall sound, excellent bass quality/quantity and spaciousness of the K550 is considerably better.

 

Overall, a very good IEM but not a world beater.

 

All running from my Note 3 -> Dragonfly DAC/Amp with the comply tips.

 

Something interesting between players- Neutron players bass boost/EQ is not nearly as effective and the bass boost of Poweramp- truly adds fairly clean rumble. The downside is that enabling the tone on Poweramp reduces output some. 

post #198 of 293
These have really started to grow on me! With a subtle sub bass boost in Rockbox I'm getting tight well defined bass and the rest is superb with excellent clarity. GR07 ii will have to be quite special to best these.

These have actually started to put me off my IE80s, they sound bloated and slow in comparison.
post #199 of 293

I've noticed that the cable on my pair enters the housing slightly different from the pictures of other RE-400s that I've seen. It is straight rather than at a slight angle and also the distance to the back of the housing seems larger...

 

 

To other owners of this IEM, can you post pictures of yours for comparison?

post #200 of 293
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Originally Posted by e30pilot View Post

These have really started to grow on me! With a subtle sub bass boost in Rockbox I'm getting tight well defined bass and the rest is superb with excellent clarity. GR07 ii will have to be quite special to best these.

These have actually started to put me off my IE80s, they sound bloated and slow in comparison.

 i own both the gr07 be in particular, and i wouldn't say they best it. its a different tuning

 

i find the gr07be easier to like, i would think even the mkII too because of the extra bass boost and the treble boost makes the listening experience more fun.

 

the re400 is smoother i think better for certain genres (they are good for anything i throw at it, but i think their best genre is acoustic, slower music, allowing their smoothness and delicate to shine through)

 

but most people listen to pop, bassier music so the gr07 would appeal to that crowd. plus i prefer the cables and the housing (the adjustable nozzle is more comfortable) not by much though. plus i love the soundstage of the gr07 > re400. its definitely wider and more spacious

post #201 of 293
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

 i own both the gr07 be in particular, and i wouldn't say they best it. its a different tuning

 

i find the gr07be easier to like, i would think even the mkII too because of the extra bass boost and the treble boost makes the listening experience more fun.

 

the re400 is smoother i think better for certain genres (they are good for anything i throw at it, but i think their best genre is acoustic, slower music, allowing their smoothness and delicate to shine through)

 

but most people listen to pop, bassier music so the gr07 would appeal to that crowd. plus i prefer the cables and the housing (the adjustable nozzle is more comfortable) not by much though. plus i love the soundstage of the gr07 > re400. its definitely wider and more spacious


Cool, only reason I said whether they would best it is because they are both known as neutral IEM but have turned out to be a bit different.

 

I agree with your description of their sound and I just happen to prefer the sig of the RE-400 more. But it could be to do with synergy too as I am pairing mine with the Fiio X3 and finding the combination fantastic.

post #202 of 293

thanks for these reviews man , big help .

post #203 of 293

Here's a shot of mine.  I got these from Amazon (HiFiMan store).

 

 

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I tried to post a picture but no luck.  I do agree that in your picture the cable is closer to the ear and in my IEM the cable is closer to the back.

 

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Originally Posted by e30pilot View Post
 

I've noticed that the cable on my pair enters the housing slightly different from the pictures of other RE-400s that I've seen. It is straight rather than at a slight angle and also the distance to the back of the housing seems larger...

 

 

To other owners of this IEM, can you post pictures of yours for comparison?

post #205 of 293
Great review. I received my 400s last week. The "reduced" bass compared to mainstream 'phones took some getting used to, but the clarity is amazing and addicting. smily_headphones1.gif

The large bi-flange tips fit well, but I prefer the Comply T400 foam tips. The medium foam tips get a nice deep fit, but the large foam tips get a better seal, but shallow fit.
post #206 of 293
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Originally Posted by e30pilot View Post

I've noticed that the cable on my pair enters the housing slightly different from the pictures of other RE-400s that I've seen. It is straight rather than at a slight angle and also the distance to the back of the housing seems larger...




To other owners of this IEM, can you post pictures of yours for comparison?

My 400s look pretty much identical to yours. The cable enters the housing straight, and the entrance is slightly inboard from the rear.



I ordered my 400s from the HiFiMan store with fulfillment by Amazon. It came packaged with a variety of rubber tips (3 pairs clear, 5 pairs black rubber) five pairs of replacement tip filters, a shirt clip, two sets of Comply foam tips, and a zip-closed carrying case.

post #207 of 293
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Originally Posted by MrRodriguez View Post

My 400s look pretty much identical to yours. The cable enters the housing straight, and the entrance is slightly inboard from the rear.



I ordered my 400s from the HiFiMan store with fulfillment by Amazon. It came packaged with a variety of rubber tips (3 pairs clear, 5 pairs black rubber) five pairs of replacement tip filters, a shirt clip, two sets of Comply foam tips, and a zip-closed carrying case.


Ah cool, it seems they have made an adjustment to the design. I thought my one had some kind of manufacturing defect.

Mine also came with exactly the same accessories as you. Thanks for the pics.
post #208 of 293
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Originally Posted by e30pilot View Post
 

I've noticed that the cable on my pair enters the housing slightly different from the pictures of other RE-400s that I've seen. It is straight rather than at a slight angle and also the distance to the back of the housing seems larger...

 

 

To other owners of this IEM, can you post pictures of yours for comparison?

mines actually comes out at any angle i dun have a pic atm but i made a review on youtube you can check see it there,

 

i dunno why they changed it now but i think its better now especially for over ear wear, mines flops out sometimes cause it stick out at an angle (i think hifiman intended them to be worn with the cable down thats why they flare out that way) 

 

but the cable noise is quite bothersome while wearing cable down tbh so its only over ear for me

post #209 of 293
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sorry for the double post i forgot to leave the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTSAv7m5fhE

 

i checked out the monster turbines too i have a couple of reviews coming so feel free to subscribe

post #210 of 293
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

sorry for the double post i forgot to leave the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTSAv7m5fhE

i checked out the monster turbines too i have a couple of reviews coming so feel free to subscribe

Which Turbines? The Copper Pro? If so, how are they, and how do they compare to the RE-400s?
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