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What is SD (SD2)?:)

 

Meier Audio Corda StepDance and 2StepDance. The 3rd generation is called QuickStep

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ClieOS, what do you think about the dynamics and resolution of RE400 compared to its predecessors?

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ClieOS, what do you think about the dynamics and resolution of RE400 compared to its predecessors?

 

It definitely has the best dynamic of HifiMan so far to my ears. Resolution is above average but don't come close to that of RE272.

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does the bass scale well with eq or amping? that's the only thing i'm concerned about.i want a good all-around new set and i'd like my music to be relatively uncolored but still have enough bass there for when it calls for it in order to make the music sound fuller.

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Thought I'd post here instead of crowding your concise IEM comparison thread, how do the RE-400 compare to the GR07 MkII and Ortofon E-Q5 in detailing? Also, which is the most tonally neutral of the three?
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Thank U:)

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does the bass scale well with eq or amping? that's the only thing i'm concerned about.i want a good all-around new set and i'd like my music to be relatively uncolored but still have enough bass there for when it calls for it in order to make the music sound fuller.

EQ - yes; amping, not so much. RE-400 doesn't seem to be very sensitive to source and quite easy to drive, so it doesn't show much improvement with more power. I don't find it needing more bass (though I am admittedly not much of a bass lover), but it already has quite a deep reach so boosting the quantity isn't an issue.

 

 

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Thought I'd post here instead of crowding your concise IEM comparison thread, how do the RE-400 compare to the GR07 MkII and Ortofon E-Q5 in detailing? Also, which is the most tonally neutral of the three?

 

As far as neutrality goes and overall detail, I'll say GR07 MK2 > e-Q5 > RE400. RE400 actually has better upper treble extension than e-Q5, but it doesn't highlight them as much in the presentation, e-Q5 on the other hand tends to draw out the lower end treble detail. GR07 MK2 is by far the most balance between them. However, RE-400 does has better mid range detail. Personally, I'll put GR07 MK2 a little head of the other two, while e-Q5 and RE-400 are close to being on par.


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post #23 of 682

so you're saying that a 100$ IEM (RE-400) equals a 250$ IEM (eq-5) ?

 

wow

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Personally, I'll put GR07 MK2 a little head of the other two, while e-Q5 and RE-400 are close to being on par.
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so you're saying that a 100$ IEM (RE-400) equals a 250$ IEM (eq-5) ?

wow


I don't get why so many get caught up in price differences.Higher pice doesn't imply better performance. Matter of fact, many of the 1000$+ universals are by no means higher than all the cheaper stuff IME.
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so you're saying that a 100$ IEM (RE-400) equals a 250$ IEM (eq-5) ?

 

wow

 

Not that much surprising because I believe Fang's does intent for RE400 to 'crash the party', so to speak wink.gif

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ClieOS, would you say RE-400 is superior to Phonak PFE single driver in sound quality? What about RE-400 versus Ety ER4? Honestly, I am getting tired of single balanced armature dryness and its lack of the effortless treble extension compared to good dynamics.

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ClieOS, would you say RE-400 is superior to Phonak PFE single driver in sound quality? What about RE-400 versus Ety ER4? Honestly, I am getting tired of single balanced armature dryness and its lack of the effortless treble extension compared to good dynamics.

 

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so you're saying that a 100$ IEM (RE-400) equals a 250$ IEM (eq-5) ?

 

wow

 

e-Q5 is good, but isn't worth its price IMO. I think even RE0 could beat it in many ways.

post #28 of 682
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ClieOS, would you say RE-400 is superior to Phonak PFE single driver in sound quality? What about RE-400 versus Ety ER4? Honestly, I am getting tired of single balanced armature dryness and its lack of the effortless treble extension compared to good dynamics.

 

I'll say it is overall better but I am not sure it will be helpful to you. PFE and ER4 are much closer to being reference sounding then RE400 will even be. They are definitely not a match sound signature wise.

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Thanks ClieOS, I'm really starting to get a good idea of what to go for. In terms of treble extension, presence and detail then, the GR07 tops both the E-Q5 and RE-400?
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Thanks ClieOS, I'm really starting to get a good idea of what to go for. In terms of treble extension, presence and detail then, the GR07 tops both the E-Q5 and RE-400?

 

Yes. RE400 has good extension as well, but it is not quite on the front as GR07.

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