Originally Posted by Deni5
Boost enthusiasm? What person would wan't to work hard on something for 3 years only to put out something that would be clearly inferior to the older stuff? That doesn't make any sense at all. For all the new models they put out they worked on issues from the earlier models and imo also perfected with every new model. Surely they wouldn't take many step back - but believe they can achieve something even better than before (like working on the bass issue). To me they resemble perfectionists and don't just put out something just for the sake of it.
You're assuming too much, Westone supposedly worked on th W3 for more than double of that and it's disastrous. Just look at the end reult, it doesn't fix every issue of the old models, it just makes different compromises. It's not a step-back, but not a huge step forward as claimed. I need sometime to get definitive so far on the RE400, but IMO, it's a slight upgrade to the RE0 at best.
Here's how i break it down
RE400 improves on the subbass of the RE0: Big plus in my book
RE0 has slightly more air than RE400: Slightly plus for the RE0
Channel matching seems better on RE0: Titanium drivers seem harder to control, plus for RE0
1k peak is tamed on R400: Slightly plus for RE400
Shallow insertion for RE0, deep for RE400: IMO, this is a plus for RE0, wider soundstage because of the shallow insertion. Deep insertion with the housing size is feasible for me easily, but will make it less accessible for the masses.
Edited by Inks - 3/7/13 at 8:23pm