i really liked it although it seemed like a better/improved 262
then again ,i don't know how better /worse these are compared to the other 400$ iems out there
having the 262/272 , i am kinda a Hifiman fan myself , my next iem will probably be the 282
For having compared the two extensively on iphone 4 and balanced HM801, I'd say first of all, they sound great with both players.
Main differences between these iems are:
272 are more extended on each end of spectrum and neutral sounding (white sound so to speak). They sound very balanced and coherent with plenty of details and articulation but are a little "shy" in the Sub bass–Bass departments (a little EQ bass boost helps) Most people described them as analytical. Personally, I never cared for analytical sound signatures yet, always loved the 272. Best Highs in all Hifiman iems. Great with everything, especially with electronica.
600 are slightly less extended on each end of spectrum and sound a little more "orangy". They have a noticeable sense of bloom and liquidity the 272 do not have. They sound bolder, more organic and musical. Bass feels bigger (272 a tad more shy but slightly deeper and more articulate). That's the type of sound signature I'm generally after, yet, they haven't made me love the 272 any less. Best "liquidity" in all Hifiman iems. Great with everything but especially with acoustic stuff.
In short, 272 (technical) vs 600 (musical). I love them both.
Edited by proedros - 4/5/14 at 1:04pm