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post #31 of 96

Excellent, I'll keep an eye out for the update!

post #32 of 96

This sounds like fun. I would like to join assuming I'm not busy when it's supposed to go to me. 

 

James, you sure like having these kind of tours lately :P

post #33 of 96
Thread Starter 

RE400 owners only sorry, wouldn't be fair to others and I officially have to say, it's closed. I have just added a new user, Pianist, but he's the last to be added. I have a good enough team I can count on. 


Edited by Inks - 9/2/13 at 2:02am
post #34 of 96

I have a RE400 but if it's closed that fine. Although are there any details about this mod for the RE400


Edited by rawrster - 9/2/13 at 7:12am
post #35 of 96
Has anyone tried the RE400 mod apart from Rin?
post #36 of 96
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Originally Posted by zowki View Post

Has anyone tried the RE400 mod apart from Rin?

 

Inks has...  The RE-600 being sent around is also coming with the parts (handkerchief, I assume cut to size) to mod the RE-400 with.  It goes in between the nozzle and the tip; the bar tip would, more or less, be the best to hold it in place (as that is its purpose). 

post #37 of 96
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I have a RE400 but if it's closed that fine. Although are there any details about this mod for the RE400

Ill add you as a user might be taken off for lack of response. Sorry, didn't seem you owned them based in your sig. PM me your address
Edited by Inks - 9/2/13 at 2:50pm
post #38 of 96

this will be interesting, as an RE-600 owner I'm hereby subscribing to this thread.

ta-da!

post #39 of 96
Yes I tried a variation using double knit fabric about the same thickness and porosity as a handkerchief but slightly softer and stretchier. I put them directly over the foam filter in the nozzle below the external fabric filters. Can't use single flange bar tip...it wont seal. I use a large stock double flange modified with an foam core in bottom flange and a foam sleeve over the top core, with the flange cut back to expose the foam. This gives me the best sound and seal. I prefer the upper mid and high frequency balance. The sound stage and space are a bit better and bass is a bit snappier... FWIW
post #40 of 96

so , has the tour started ?

post #41 of 96

I guess it's begun, as I just received the RE-600 (guess I'm first?) - initial impressions on build/construciton:

 

- Driver housing: Piano black finish is a bit nicer, same with the lasered/cut finish on the end, appears to have a clear coating?  More subtle/sleek looking.

- Upper cable: Material above the Y-junction is a bit different in texture, feels a bit more durable, thickness seems the same.  A little stiffer in comparison, the RE-400's is more rubbery in feel.

- Lower cable: Slightly thicker and stiffer on the RE-600, likely due to composition of wire-sheath (teflon perhaps, as it's more stiff?)

- Overall: RE-600 feels a tad more solid overall, likely due to the stiffer, slightly thicker cable.  Strain reliefs are the same, driver housing on RE-400 more prone to scratching I suspect

 

Note: There is a mark near the end of the cable, looks like a small burn in the nylon sheath that exposes the rubber sheath below - just want to confirm this is known as I didn't want to be blamed for damaging them.

 

Listening results to come... :cool:

post #42 of 96
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

I guess it's begun, as I just received the RE-600 (guess I'm first?) - initial impressions on build/construciton:

- Driver housing: Piano black finish is a bit nicer, same with the lasered/cut finish on the end, appears to have a clear coating?  More subtle/sleek looking.
- Upper cable: Material above the Y-junction is a bit different in texture, feels a bit more durable, thickness seems the same.  A little stiffer in comparison, the RE-400's is more rubbery in feel.
- Lower cable: Slightly thicker and stiffer on the RE-600, likely due to composition of wire-sheath (teflon perhaps, as it's more stiff?)
- Overall: RE-600 feels a tad more solid overall, likely due to the stiffer, slightly thicker cable.  Strain reliefs are the same, driver housing on RE-400 more prone to scratching I suspect

Note: There is a mark near the end of the cable, looks like a small burn in the nylon sheath that exposes the rubber sheath below - just want to confirm this is known as I didn't want to be blamed for damaging them.

Listening results to come... cool.gif

Glad you got them! I sent them on Monday. I ran them on Jlabs burn-in app for about 50 hours before any serious listening. Also demagnetizes them with Sheffield MDMS tracks.
I am just waiting for Inks to give the go ahead on impressions. I inserted the filters. Between the foam nozzle inserts and the external filters since they will not stay in place in the large double flanges. Just a note for you double flangers who find the singles don't seal.

I should have inspected them thoroughly...I did not. I did not know about the mark you mention. I treated them carefully. They were either in my ears or in the case and no place other than on top of my computer when they were burning in.

Enjoy...looking forward to your impressions and everyone else's as well.

Happy listening,

jgwtriode
post #43 of 96
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Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post


Glad you got them! I sent them on Monday. I ran them on Jlabs burn-in app for about 50 hours before any serious listening. Also demagnetizes them with Sheffield MDMS tracks.
I am just waiting for Inks to give the go ahead on impressions. I inserted the filters. Between the foam nozzle inserts and the external filters since they will not stay in place in the large double flanges. Just a note for you double flangers who find the singles don't seal.

I should have inspected them thoroughly...I did not. I did not know about the mark you mention. I treated them carefully. They were either in my ears or in the case and no place other than on top of my computer when they were burning in.

Enjoy...looking forward to your impressions and everyone else's as well.

Happy listening,

jgwtriode

 

Holding off on listening impressions for now, just waiting for Inks OK to proceed - I'll be recording results as I go though.  So far just testing with some random reference tracks of mine and SineGen vs the stock RE-400, and will try filters this weekend.  Also, I've got some other microfiber and damping material I may tinker with (just for optional material impressions whether they work or not), but I'll have to try to afix the microfiber provided in one of the other tips for extended listening as I can't get a proper seal with the bar/filter tips...really wish they had a 'medium-sized' version of this one.

 

I just baby all my gear (and even more-so with other people's gear) so  I just wanted to make it know right off the bat - not accusing anyone of anything, but as long as it's something pre-existing that the owner knows about...just being as transparent as I can :o

post #44 of 96

I can't wait to hear your impressions! (and then hear these for myself) :evil:

post #45 of 96

Same here :)

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