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post #421 of 493
Perhaps with a very resolving headphones it might be more apparent. But with the RE600, I really can't say anything that is technically better than dx100 other than a different sound sig. Trust me I very much want the 901 to beat the dx100 as it will motivate me to buy it and justify the purchase to my wife. Hahahaha!
post #422 of 493

do these need an amp?

 

how do they compare to Westone 4R or Shure SE535  ?

post #423 of 493
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post
 

do these need an amp?

 

how do they compare to Westone 4R or Shure SE535  ?

 

They don't need an amp, but could improve with one (like every other IEM).  As with comparisons.  They are more linear than the W4 in the bass with better depth, although the W4 has more fluidity to the bass.  The RE600 is mid centric while the W4 isn't quite as mid centric.  RE600 is more clear as well.  The 600s roll off the treble while the W4 has more quantity.  Both detail really well with good clarity up here.  Not too much time to do an actual comparison at this time (no free time, this is from memory), I'm sure I've done one in the past on the RE400/RE600 thread (you'd have to look for it).

 

No comparisons to the SE535 as I have never heard them.


Edited by tinyman392 - 12/27/13 at 4:17pm
post #424 of 493
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They don't need an amp, but could improve with one (like every other IEM).  As with comparisons.  They are more linear than the W4 in the bass with better depth, although the W4 has more fluidity to the bass.  The RE600 is mid centric while the W4 isn't quite as mid centric.  RE600 is more clear as well.  The 600s roll off the treble while the W4 has more quantity.  Both detail really well with good clarity up here.  Not too much time to do an actual comparison at this time (no free time, this is from memory), I'm sure I've done one in the past on the RE400/RE600 thread (you'd have to look for it).

 

No comparisons to the SE535 as I have never heard them.

 

thank you. Great info.

post #425 of 493

What's the difference between RE-600 and RE-600S ?

post #426 of 493
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What's the difference between RE-600 and RE-600S ?

S comes only with the single ended cable.
Get the non S version
post #427 of 493
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What's the difference between RE-600 and RE-600S ?

 

 

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S comes only with the single ended cable.
Get the non S version

 

I thought the S came with the standard TRS cable instead of the TRRS-balanced plug...  I could be wrong though.  But unless you're using a balanced source (HiFiMan's or a different one), the S version would be a little better as you don't need to use the included adapter for the headphones to function properly. 

post #428 of 493
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I thought the S came with the standard TRS cable instead of the TRRS-balanced plug...  I could be wrong though.  But unless you're using a balanced source (HiFiMan's or a different one), the S version would be a little better as you don't need to use the included adapter for the headphones to function properly. 

You are not wrong. Other than using it with hm901, you will need to attach an adapter for the non-S version to work.

The S version is targetted for the majority of us while the non-S is for the selected few.
post #429 of 493
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You are not wrong. Other than using it with hm901, you will need to attach an adapter for the non-S version to work.

The S version is targetted for the majority of us while the non-S is for the selected few.

 

I have the non-S, it needs an adapter for anything that isn't balanced (iPhone, iPod, phone, laptop, etc.)...  I assume the S is the opposite, it doesn't need an adapter unless you're using a balanced source/amp (HM901, etc.).  (this is what I stated in my post above)

 

EDIT: I get what you're saying.  The non-S model is ONLY for the HM901, no other balanced sources will work with it. 

post #430 of 493
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I have the non-S, it needs an adapter for anything that isn't balanced (iPhone, iPod, phone, laptop, etc.)...  I assume the S is the opposite, it doesn't need an adapter unless you're using a balanced source/amp (HM901, etc.).  (this is what I stated in my post above)

 

EDIT: I get what you're saying.  The non-S model is ONLY for the HM901, no other balanced sources will work with it. 

 

** For ease of interpretation I will spell out the entire name (:

 

I think you can hook up the RE-600 to other balanced source using an adapter (i.e. TRRS to RSA balanced connector) to make it work with balanced sources other than HM901.

 

I still think that the RE-600S is more conventional since not many of us have the HM901. Using the stock adapter will add unnecessary bulk and the purchase of a TRRS to RSA adapter will cost quite an amount.

 

Hifiman could have understood the market and released the RE-600S subsequently.

post #431 of 493
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** For ease of interpretation I will spell out the entire name (:

 

I think you can hook up the RE-600 to other balanced source using an adapter (i.e. TRRS to RSA balanced connector) to make it work with balanced sources other than HM901.

 

I still think that the RE-600S is more conventional since not many of us have the HM901. Using the stock adapter will add unnecessary bulk and the purchase of a TRRS to RSA adapter will cost quite an amount.

 

Hifiman could have understood the market and released the RE-600S subsequently.

 

Understood.  I thought HiFiMan's HM901 followed the standard balanced output that everyone else used, I was mistaken XD  I do agree that HiFiMan should have released both models at the same time though.  The adapter is a failing point on the RE-600, mine has gone out once, luckily, people are good with replacing stuff ;) 

post #432 of 493

How much better is the 600 compared to the 400?

post #433 of 493
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How much better is the 600 compared to the 400?

They are a little more refined in the treble, it's more linear, but also more subdued. Bass extension and presence is increased and again more linear overall. The differences between the 600 and 400 are small, but certainly there.
post #434 of 493
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They are a little more refined in the treble, it's more linear, but also more subdued. Bass extension and presence is increased and again more linear overall. The differences between the 600 and 400 are small, but certainly there.

Well, 400 it is then. Thanks.

post #435 of 493
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Well, 400 it is then. Thanks.

Enjoy them, unless you have a HiFiMan balanced source, I recommend the S-model. Do take note that the RE-600 is a tad bit darker in nature too due to the subdued treble.
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