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post #601 of 720
Sound is great, cable is Terrible. But, for the sound of these at 100, ill deal with it. If they break, ill attempt a recable. You're not going to get detachable with this kind of sound at this price. Hifiman knows where to "cut corners" to get the "best" sound quality to price ratio. Yes I also wish they had a better upper cable, and that the bottom half didn't get tangled up so damn easily. But, for 99 bucks, I am still a very happy camper for what they offer in sound quality. I may still sell them, but only because they don't get much headtime, as well as every other hp I own.
post #602 of 720
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

Sound is great, cable is Terrible. But, for the sound of these at 100, ill deal with it. If they break, ill attempt a recable. You're not going to get detachable with this kind of sound at this price. Hifiman knows where to "cut corners" to get the "best" sound quality to price ratio. Yes I also wish they had a better upper cable, and that the bottom half didn't get tangled up so damn easily. But, for 99 bucks, I am still a very happy camper for what they offer in sound quality. I may still sell them, but only because they don't get much headtime, as well as every other hp I own.

That doesn't explain how vsonic can make a phone that's better built for 1/3 the price of the Re400s. The Re600s build quality doesn't look that flash either.

The strain relief at the enclosures that mark L and R on mine are falling off again and this is my second pair.
post #603 of 720
1/3 the price? Which vsonic are we talking about? The gr02?
post #604 of 720
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1/3 the price? Which vsonic are we talking about? The gr02?

Yes I'm saying the GR02 is better built than the RE400s

post #605 of 720

I can confirm that the cable and finish on the RE-600 is of better quality and feels more durable overall, but at 4x the cost it's not worth it really.  I honestly preferred the sound of the RE-400 in most aspects.  If my cable fails, I plan on re-cabling either myself or via BTG-Audio.  They are certainly one of the best at their price point, especially with their level of transparency, linearity and how the mids are presented.  The cable on the GR07 MKII/BE is hard to beat for a stock cable outside of upper tier BA universals and cIEMs.  The cable is really my only complaint with these, but it could be worse...it could be a flat cable :p

post #606 of 720

Hey guys, I posted a topic, but figured it would be better to ask in here. Can you guys take a look and help me out?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690166/im-not-enjoying-my-ue900-what-should-i-get-instead

post #607 of 720
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

I can confirm that the cable and finish on the RE-600 is of better quality and feels more durable overall, but at 4x the cost it's not worth it really.  I honestly preferred the sound of the RE-400 in most aspects.  If my cable fails, I plan on re-cabling either myself or via BTG-Audio.  They are certainly one of the best at their price point, especially with their level of transparency, linearity and how the mids are presented.  The cable on the GR07 MKII/BE is hard to beat for a stock cable outside of upper tier BA universals and cIEMs.  The cable is really my only complaint with these, but it could be worse...it could be a flat cable :p

hi!!! 

 

just curious how much is it to recable them? i'm not much a solder-er myself.

 

curious how your going to recable them? the housing doesn't have any screws that i see

 

is it even worth it to recable them? i love them but if a new one is like 99$ and recable is like 80 or even 100$ why bother sometimes =(

 

is there limit on how many times you can recable? if thats the case, i'm set for life =) gr07 BE re400, monster turbine as my iem alone i have more but (8320, she3580). but those first three i mentioned are fabulous!

post #608 of 720
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hi!!! 

 

just curious how much is it to recable them? i'm not much a solder-er myself.

 

curious how your going to recable them? the housing doesn't have any screws that i see

 

is it even worth it to recable them? i love them but if a new one is like 99$ and recable is like 80 or even 100$ why bother sometimes =(

 

is there limit on how many times you can recable? if thats the case, i'm set for life =) gr07 BE re400, monster turbine as my iem alone i have more but (8320, she3580). but those first three i mentioned are fabulous!

The housing is likely adhered with some strong glue along the seam like the previous models, so with a bit of heat they should come apart.  I have no experience doing this yet, so I'd likely have Brian over at BTG-Audio give it a go since he's done a few other HiFiMan recables already.  I don't have a warranty on mine, so depending on how much it cost total I may do that if the times comes, but at $99 I could just as easily get another pair.  Brian's services are usually pretty reasonably priced, and I think he charges $55 for the service.

 

I also have a Monoprice, and for $7 it's also a really great bargain pair!

post #609 of 720
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Originally Posted by Sephael View Post

Hey guys, I posted a topic, but figured it would be better to ask in here. Can you guys take a look and help me out?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690166/im-not-enjoying-my-ue900-what-should-i-get-instead
Have you tried the 100 ohm adapter, blocked the pinholes and tried out different tips?
post #610 of 720

I've done it all, doesn't help, sadly. I'm almost certain that I'm not getting a good seal with any of the provided tips...

 

I'm torn between tips 2 and 3 (1 being largest).

With tips 2, I'm getting a good seal but the sound is bloated (probably because the seal is too tight, I can also hear my heartbeat heh).

With tips 3 I get better sound clarity but I lose the seal when I open my mouth.

post #611 of 720
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Originally Posted by Sephael View Post

I've done it all, doesn't help, sadly. I'm almost certain that I'm not getting a good seal with any of the provided tips...

I'm torn between tips 2 and 3 (1 being largest).
With tips 2, I'm getting a good seal but the sound is bloated (probably because the seal is too tight, I can also hear my heartbeat heh).
With tips 3 I get better sound clarity but I lose the seal when I open my mouth.
Tried making your own tips out of ear plugs? Or used complys put on the right way?
post #612 of 720

I've used complys before on RE0 and my budget sony mdr ex50, so I used them on the ue900, still no luck. I can sometimes get a good sound out of them, but it only lasts for a single track and then I have to fiddle with the EQ..

post #613 of 720
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Originally Posted by Sephael View Post
 

I've used complys before on RE0 and my budget sony mdr ex50, so I used them on the ue900, still no luck. I can sometimes get a good sound out of them, but it only lasts for a single track and then I have to fiddle with the EQ..

Did you put them on correctly?

post #614 of 720

post #615 of 720

Out of the box, I'm diggin these. Last decent IEMs I had were re0s which broke quite a while ago. 

 

The bass is definitely stronger on these and extends lower.

Pre break-in, there is detail but not as much separation as I had with the RE0s. I'm sure it'll change with some run-time. 

And of course when I give them a better input. Running off a 120gb zune isn't exactly a hi-fi setup :p

 

Can't wait to get the DX50 to see how these get along, and also looking forward to my BA200s coming to compare to these.

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