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post #571 of 682
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

I just got the RE-400 and they are too bass light for me, using the stock small double flange.  I much prefer my Zero Audio Carbo Basso and Carbo Tenore.  Would like to try some different tips before selling them.  What tips are recommended for the RE-400?

 

Memory foam tips, and some EQ bump in the sub bass region makes a huge difference. They can handle EQing very well.

post #572 of 682

Hi, I would like to know what do you guys think it would be my best first IEM,

 

The RE400, TDK BA 200, or Vsonic GR07?? It's my first pair of IEMs so I don't know what to expect, they principally for use while commuting and when studying....

 

Thanks, I'm actually overwhelmed with all the info and reviews...

post #573 of 682

gr07be absolutely not impressed me. vsd1 to my ears more better for less money but re-400 more accurate more interesting to my ears. I have not heard TDK BA 200 but sony xba-3 impressed to chills.


Edited by stimer - 10/7/13 at 9:28am
post #574 of 682
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Originally Posted by mrs1986 View Post
 

Hi, I would like to know what do you guys think it would be my best first IEM,

 

The RE400, TDK BA 200, or Vsonic GR07?? It's my first pair of IEMs so I don't know what to expect, they principally for use while commuting and when studying....

 

Thanks, I'm actually overwhelmed with all the info and reviews...

 

Firstly, what type of music are you listening to primarily?

post #575 of 682
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

 

Firstly, what type of music are you listening to primarily?

 

I listen all kind of music, from hip hop (just recently), rock, classic music instrumental, punk, i dont know, i actually find something good on all kind of music...

post #576 of 682

My RE-400 finally broke this week. The strain relief glue on the IEM shells gave up a while ago, but even though not something that should happen, I was willing to deal with it and just glue it back myself. Unfortunately after that the actual cable jack part started making static/channels cut off when the cable moves around.

 

It´ll be interesting to see if HiFiMaN´s warranty will get me a new one, but it´s clear to me that ultimately the build quality with this IEM quite bad. The only good things are the actual drivers and shells, the rest is all fragile. Sound quality wise I still highly recommend them and think they are fantastic value, but the build quality is not acceptable. It´s still better than the UE 900´s though - at least the shells haven´t broken down into two pieces :) I´m only going to buy IEMs with detachable cables and metal or acrylic shells from now on.

post #577 of 682

Did anyone try Logitech UE600 silicone tips? For me, it is one of the best tips but I don't have it anymore. Maybe it can emphasize the treble region a bit of RE400s.

post #578 of 682
I am considering buying RE-400. But before I pull the trigger on those I have one concern:

How those deal with metal/rock music?
Is there even any alternative for metal/rock under 100, which is avail in Europe?

Thanks in advance.
post #579 of 682

My biggest hesitation remains QA. I got RE0 last Dec, and am now on pair #3. And this week, the  cord protector whatchamacallit (where cord goes into to earpiece) pulled out on #3. I am not hard on them. They are very courteous and fast with replacements,but still... Are RE400s any better in terms of n the reliability?

post #580 of 682

I got these a couple weeks ago so I guess I'll make some impressions.

 

Clarity is very good, thanks to an emphasis in the mids and a decently controlled bass.  Treble extension is a bit lacking.

 

Their biggest downfall is too much emphasis on the 2khz area making them shouty and prone to sounding too congested depending on the recording.  A combination of this and a bass that tends to get drowned out in noisy environments tends to make these lose neutrality rather fast depending on the ambient noise.

 

Comfort is very good, and I found good isolation with the stock small dual flange tips.  The majority of the cable is very good and free of microphonics, but I wish smaller cables branching from the y splitter were the same as well.

 

 

I got them for 80 and free shipping, and at that price I'd give them a 4/5.  If hifiman could correct the shoutiness and have better extension in both frequency extremes, it'd sound even better.

post #581 of 682
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Originally Posted by Baroninkjet View Post
 

My biggest hesitation remains QA. I got RE0 last Dec, and am now on pair #3. And this week, the  cord protector whatchamacallit (where cord goes into to earpiece) pulled out on #3. I am not hard on them. They are very courteous and fast with replacements,but still... Are RE400s any better in terms of n the reliability?


In my opinion, no. I owned the RE400's for a short time but I had a channel imbalance and just got a refund. Seems they have problems as most hifiman IEMS do. Hifiman does have great customer service, but you know what's better than that? Durable IEMS that don't break in the first place. I wish they would make the prices a bit higher and use higher quality materials. In terms of sound/$  Hifiman has always provided (although maybe not so much on the RE600), but build quality has always been an issue as far as I can tell.

 

It's rather sad really. I loved the RE262, thought the RE0 was pretty good, and the RE400 sounded nice as well - but the build quality. :(


Edited by Zalithian - 10/13/13 at 7:46pm
post #582 of 682
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Originally Posted by DuckSoup View Post

I am considering buying RE-400. But before I pull the trigger on those I have one concern:

How those deal with metal/rock music?
Is there even any alternative for metal/rock under 100, which is avail in Europe?

Thanks in advance.

In my opinon they do very well with metal and rock. That's a big chunk of my listening. Stuff like Opeth sounds fantastic. Even faster more complex bands like btbam or animals as leadersdont sound congested or struggling during fast passages. They won't do as well for detail and seperation as a full size will, but dont go In expecting that.They have slightly forward mids, treble isn't very emphasized, I bump it up +2 on the e17. Bass is what many would call light, but what's there is detailed and enough for me. Make sure to make diy tips or grab comply ts400s if you do get them. The stock small biflange worked well for me but didn't seal enough and the co.ply and diy tips are honestly a lot more comfortable, to me at least. They are a more neutral iem, which I actually prefer for metal, if I want in your face I now go for my magnum v5 build. If I want some fun with loss of upper mids but insane soundstage,airyness and instrument separation, I for now grab the he400. But, for on the go, I absolutely love these. I really don't care to venture further as far as iem game goes, these are it for me. Full size, well, that's a long road that'll never end I fear. Ling winded rant over.
post #583 of 682
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

In my opinon they do very well with metal and rock. That's a big chunk of my listening. Stuff like Opeth sounds fantastic. Even faster more complex bands like btbam or animals as leadersdont sound congested or struggling during fast passages. They won't do as well for detail and seperation as a full size will, but dont go In expecting that.They have slightly forward mids, treble isn't very emphasized, I bump it up +2 on the e17. Bass is what many would call light, but what's there is detailed and enough for me. Make sure to make diy tips or grab comply ts400s if you do get them. The stock small biflange worked well for me but didn't seal enough and the co.ply and diy tips are honestly a lot more comfortable, to me at least. They are a more neutral iem, which I actually prefer for metal, if I want in your face I now go for my magnum v5 build. If I want some fun with loss of upper mids but insane soundstage,airyness and instrument separation, I for now grab the he400. But, for on the go, I absolutely love these. I really don't care to venture further as far as iem game goes, these are it for me. Full size, well, that's a long road that'll never end I fear. Ling winded rant over.
Thanks for your opinion. Yes I just need those for on-the-go, so I will get RE-400 this week.
post #584 of 682

Is there any sibilance on these?

post #585 of 682
I've never experienced anything remotely close to sibilance
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