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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

Y
ya I bought the s400 from target the other day, and maaan they are comfy, but, switching back and fourth to the stock dou le flange, there's a noticeable decrease In imaging and detail, that's why I'm hoping the ts400s do the trick. Because I got a great seal with the s400, and the comfort is almost worth it to keep those. But I want the sound of the stock tips, ill order them today and report back whenever I get them.

See I don't like a more upfront sound, so the S400 sound good to me, also I've never heard anything else!
post #347 of 690
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See I don't like a more upfront sound, so the S400 sound good to me, also I've never heard anything else!
Ya I'm the opposite, I like a very upfront sound, that's why I like the re400, they're neutral ish but the mids are slightly forward, I love these iems. On a side note, I tried these straight out of ny iPod touch the other day, man they sounded just terrible, usually they run out of ny fiio e17 to lod to iPod. I guess that amp cleans up the sound a lot more than I realized. I wonder if these things scale well?
post #348 of 690
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post


Ya I'm the opposite, I like a very upfront sound, that's why I like the re400, they're neutral ish but the mids are slightly forward, I love these iems. On a side note, I tried these straight out of ny iPod touch the other day, man they sounded just terrible, usually they run out of ny fiio e17 to lod to iPod. I guess that amp cleans up the sound a lot more than I realized. I wonder if these things scale well?

 

Hmmmm............I've run them straight out of a Shuffle and they sound great.

 

I'm a bit surprised that an amp would make that much of a difference with these.

post #349 of 690
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

just got a pair of these from a fellow head-fier

 

first thought, i don't think these outperform re-272

 

will get back with more impressions , but people who said they are better than the 272 ? nope.

It's very subjective which is better.

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Anyone else curious? wink.gif

post #351 of 690

Nice pictures. Hope you're enjoying both of them.

post #352 of 690

of course it is

 

but having owned almost every hifiman iem (re-zero , re-252 , re-262 , re-272) , i find re-400 the worse of them all

and re-272 is miles apart from it

miles.

 

i am really curious who here thinks these outperform the re-272

i am reaaaaaaaaaaaally curious.

 

 

then again , re-272 went kinda unnoticed from the masses (even though , almost everyone who got it liked it...) so yeah

 

trust only your ears/brain.


 

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It's very subjective which is better.


Edited by proedros - 7/27/13 at 12:24pm
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Edited by proedros - 7/27/13 at 12:25pm
post #354 of 690

Can you elaborate a bit on what makes them so much better for you?

post #355 of 690
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

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Anyone else curious? wink.gif

I'm planning to sell my JVCs as soon as I stop being lazy about it. I can get reasonable sound out of them, by EQing the lows down, but they still get a bit shrill at the top end every now and again, and they don't fit my ears particularly well. I definitely prefer… everything… about the HiFiMans.

post #356 of 690

the basic problem of the re-400 for me is that they sound 'veiled' and 'hollow' at the same time

maybe i get a bad fit or the tips are wrong - or maybe the 272 are so better

i also think that the 272 is much more comfy inside my ear compared to the 400 which yes it is small and protrudes very easily inside my ear but it kinda buggs me

 

let me say that i LOVE hifiman products (i have previously purchased re-zero, re-252 , re-262 as well) so i am inclined to have a favourable opinion on their iems

 

however , on first listen (and i intend to come back again here after a few days) and seeing the feedback of the people here , i was quite dissapointed with what i heard

 

sure , it's only a 100$ iem and i am definitely comparing it to the (250$ worth) re-272 so maybe i am a bit harsh - but judging from memory i liked much more the re-zero (which sold back in 2010 for 100$ as well)

in any case , i want/will listen some more to the 400 , as having the 272 for almost 2 years may produce a sonic prejudice versus the 400 sound signature

i ain't saying the 272 is perfect - it could use a tad more bass ,but for 250$ i think this is the best iem i have bought so far by quite a margin , and i have no upgraditis whatsoever these last 2 years ( i would have to go for a 400$+ iem and money is quite tight atm actually)

as for someone saying that re-400 > eq5

no way jose , eq5 were really sweet with a bit sibilance being their only drawback to my ears.

 

cheers

 

 

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Can you elaborate a bit on what makes them so much better for you?

post #357 of 690
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

 

Anyone else curious? wink.gif

 

 

 

Compared them a few weeks ago. The FXD80 cannot compete at all IMO. 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

 

 

Compared them a few weeks ago. The FXD80 cannot compete at all IMO. 

Yea I just went back to back a few times and I agree. The re-400 is expert at layering the music so you hear everything very distinctly. For me that's more important than having big bass.

I just got the re-400 today, loving them so far. Can anyone comment on any perceived changes they had with burn-in? 

post #359 of 690

Any fellow here who has (or listened to) both RE-400 and FXT90?

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since hifiman products are finally getting some love, maybe it's a good time to get their best iem at the moment (excluding re-600) at a great price

 

i just spotted some new pairs of RE-272 at amazon.com going for 200$+free delivery

 

if you think re-400 is good , you should listen to this momma

 

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