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post #211 of 686
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

 

I've found that the bass shines best with R1 or Meel double-flanges, or with the Auvio silicon tips.

 

I'd add the TS-400's to that tip list as well. 

post #212 of 686

Thanks for the feedback. It looks like the Radioshacks have the Auvio tips in stock. I have rather large earholes, do you think I can get a good seal using those tips? 

post #213 of 686
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Originally Posted by lwien View Post

What makes you say that?

Because it is my understanding they have been ergonomically designed to be worn cable up and indeed my experience and that of others seems to back that up - the seal is easier that way.
post #214 of 686
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Originally Posted by Dregur View Post

Thanks for the feedback. It looks like the Radioshacks have the Auvio tips in stock. I have rather large earholes, do you think I can get a good seal using those tips? 

They come in a range of sizes. They are supremely comfortable and seal well for me.

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Originally Posted by Muzeick View Post

Because it is my understanding they have been ergonomically designed to be worn cable up and indeed my experience and that of others seems to back that up - the seal is easier that way.

And this understanding comes from an official statement from HiFiMAN? Link plz.
Edited by vwinter - 7/5/13 at 11:43am
post #215 of 686
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Originally Posted by Muzeick View Post


Because it is my understanding they have been ergonomically designed to be worn cable up and indeed my experience and that of others seems to back that up - the seal is easier that way.

 

Can you point out what part of the design has been ergonomically designed to be worn cable up, 'cause I can't see it.

 

With that being said, I do get a better seal when wearing them cable up.   I have no idea why though and can't see anything in the design that would cause this to happen, so I just assumed that it has to do with the shape of my canals and the angle in which I insert them.

post #216 of 686
No link just a hunch.
post #217 of 686

Well, I went ahead and ordered them, should get them by Tuesday. These are my first "reference" style IEM's, so this should be an interesting experience.

post #218 of 686
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Originally Posted by Dregur View Post

Well, I went ahead and ordered them, should get them by Tuesday. These are my first "reference" style IEM's, so this should be an interesting experience.

 

IMO, these weren't designed as reference...  A reference IEM, RE272, Etymotic, DF-comp IEM will sound well too bright for modern recordings.  These were designed to listen to the recording without hinderence, fatigue, or anything of that nature.  Hence the warmer overall sound, it is forgiving as it filters out some of the garbage that is present in many tracks nowadays. 

post #219 of 686
They are a 'waterline', not a 'reference'.

Don't ask me what the difference is, because I don't know. And neither does anyone else. These kind of labels just get in tthe way of the point.
Edited by Muzeick - 7/6/13 at 12:20am
post #220 of 686
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

IMO, these weren't designed as reference...  A reference IEM, RE272, Etymotic, DF-comp IEM will sound well too bright for modern recordings.  These were designed to listen to the recording without hinderence, fatigue, or anything of that nature.  Hence the warmer overall sound, it is forgiving as it filters out some of the garbage that is present in many tracks nowadays. 

Hmm " Reference" is a so vague. The RE400 is pretty flat on the DF reference, its just a downsloap (272s are also downsloap). Vsonics studio monitor is GR07, Sonys the 7550 and UE the UERM, the RE400 is just as flat as these, all which are downsloap. ER4S itself is not purely DF. Flat iems are flat on the downsloap, or using a Olive Welti curve if that's an aid

Lol waterline isn't anything
post #221 of 686
I agree. Earphones have such stupid names.

If I launched one, I would call it Steve.
post #222 of 686

Oh, I know. It's why I used reference in quotes. It's sorta my catch all for more neutral sounding/analytical/whatever earphones.

post #223 of 686

Don't worry about it, people tend to go ballistic over stupid things here. But IMO, RE-400 is certainly the waterline of $100 IEM, possibly more.

post #224 of 686
Hmm ill agree RE400 is one of the best in its price range. RE0 is about just as good though, too bad those are gone.
post #225 of 686
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Hmm ill agree RE400 is one of the best in its price range. RE0 is about just as good though, too bad those are gone.

 

+1 I still have an RE0 and compared to RE-400, I think RE0 actually has more detail and clarity overall. RE-400 has better dynamics, somewhat better presence in the deep bass and a more 3D soundstage. For acoustic music which I listen to a lot, RE0 is the better choice with its higher fidelity IMO. For pop, rock or dance, RE-400 does better. I really wish Hifiman kept the RE0 too!

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