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post #76 of 96

I had included I believe some standard foam cylinders (slightly more porous than that of the foam inside the RE-400 nozzle), small microfiber discs from an eyeglass cleaning cloth, and small felt discs from a thin piece of felt.  I currently use the felt discs under the HiFiMan filters but above the stock foam in the nozzle and have liked the results of that the best.  The microfiber cloth tames the treble a bit more in comparison and creates a more warm signature, but I liked the presentation with the felt the best personally.  The same felt I used can be found at Michaels or probably any craft store in 12"x9" sheets for like $0.30 each, and I just used a standard paper hole punch to make the discs, then a hobby/xacto knife to trim them to the proper size to fit in the nozzle.  Microfiber cleaning cloths can be found at any store like Target, Walmart or at an eye doctor/lenscrafters and usually cost about $2.00 each - make sure you get the thin kind designed for cleaning glasses, phones or tablet surfaces.

post #77 of 96
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Better late than never... thanks for your impressions, Zida!

 

As for the filters, these have been provided by Inks / Rin and they refer to this paragraph in Rin's RE600 analysis:

 

 

I remember Rin mentioning that an eyeglass cleaning cloth (or any other non-woven fabric) can be used for filtering, but I haven't seen what he included with the tour loaner.

 

Thanks! I think I should have a cloth like that hiding somewhere around here...

post #78 of 96
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Thanks Zida!!! I am highly disappointed others haven't written anything on the other hand......guess I know who to rely on in the future. '

 

The impressions of the RE400 vs the more expensive RE600 are pretty consistent, will wait till I finish my writing to say more. 

post #79 of 96

With Inks banned here what is happening to the tour?

post #80 of 96
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With Inks banned here what is happening to the tour?

 

The tour will continue as planned, but unfortunately we're waaay behind schedule. :o

 

We had to send the faulty tour loaner to HiFiMAN for warranty replacement and a new pair of RE600 should be on their way to Inks as we speak. I don't know for how long he's been banned and I've had trouble contacting him after his ban, but I'm confident that we'll overcome these obstacles and continue with the tour soon.

post #81 of 96
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The tour will continue as planned, but unfortunately we're waaay behind schedule. :o

 

We had to send the faulty tour loaner to HiFiMAN for warranty replacement and a new pair of RE600 should be on their way to Inks as we speak. I don't know for how long he's been banned and I've had trouble contacting him after his ban, but I'm confident that we'll overcome these obstacles and continue with the tour soon.


Fantastic to hear.

Why was he banned?

post #82 of 96
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Why was he banned?

 

Typically, this can be answered by clicking a banned member's name, selecting "all posts" and inspecting the most recent ones. :cool: 

post #83 of 96

I'm just wondering if there's any updates on the tour?

post #84 of 96
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Better late than never... thanks for your impressions, Zida!

As for the filters, these have been provided by Inks / Rin and they refer to this paragraph in Rin's RE600 analysis:


I remember Rin mentioning that an eyeglass cleaning cloth (or any other non-woven fabric) can be used for filtering, but I haven't seen what he included with the tour loaner.

Good thread...

Anyone cn post pics of where the filters are to be placed? (Sorry being extra careful not to have something fall off into my ear)

Anyhow, i remembered stumbling on another forum where some just doubled up stock sticker filter to tame the treble. Has anyone tried it instead of the cloth?
post #85 of 96
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Good thread...

Anyone cn post pics of where the filters are to be placed? (Sorry being extra careful not to have something fall off into my ear)

Anyhow, i remembered stumbling on another forum where some just doubled up stock sticker filter to tame the treble. Has anyone tried it instead of the cloth?

Here is some data from Rin Choi on what/how much different types of dampener materials will adjust.  Changes will only be a few dB in various regions of the FR as you can see.  I tried the handkerchief (small disc of microfiber cloth in between the filter and foam in the nozzle) which you can see from the measurements attenuates everything above 1kHz the most.  Then separately I tried a second HiFiMan filter which makes more minimal.  Lastly I had the idea for a small disk of thin felt (again in between filter and foam in nozzle) and it seemed to not attenuate everything above 1kHz quite as much as the handkerchief and was the best compromise for my preferences.  The materials are pretty inexpensive to try, I say give it a go!

 

post #86 of 96
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Good thread...

Anyone cn post pics of where the filters are to be placed? (Sorry being extra careful not to have something fall off into my ear)

Anyhow, i remembered stumbling on another forum where some just doubled up stock sticker filter to tame the treble. Has anyone tried it instead of the cloth?

 

You'd want to use the tip with the "bar" in it to stop the filter from going into your ear (it'd work the best.  Otherwise, you can use the tip itself and place the filter over the nozzle and tip on top (so the filter is between the tip and a the nozzle; it'll be this way regardless of whether or not you use the "bar" tip). 

post #87 of 96
Thanks modulor and tinyman for the explanation.

Been out of head-fi since '07 and it's since changed... I don't recall measurements were being used as extensively compared to before. It helps a lot.

The graphs helped and will add that site to my favorites.
post #88 of 96
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I'm just wondering if there's any updates on the tour?

 

According to Inks, the tour loaner should be on its way to Europe. I'll update the thread when the eagle has landed.

post #89 of 96

how many people are we subscribed for europe ?

post #90 of 96
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how many people are we subscribed for europe ?

 

See first post. Afaik it's only Sweden and you.

 

Speaking of which, after quite a looong wait I've finally received the RE600 and already forwarded it to Sweden. So the tour is officially back on track now.


Edited by james444 - 2/12/14 at 8:55pm
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