Sad story, I lost my RE0 somehow. It's even sadder now because I _need to choose_ a replacement based on someone elses reviews as I do not have much of models to hear by myself in my town. Every time it's a time-eating nightmare so I beg for your help.
It's hard to say about a certain sound signature but I love details AND the bass as well. My RE0, though classy in details, did not bring enough bass so I tuned it in my FiiO E17 to necessary level. And I was happy with this configuration.
Speaking about the music, my playlist is really very wide: brutal and technical death metal, post-rock, jazz, lounge an other instrumental music often adjoins goa trance, rap and etc. So I guess I need an all-rounder.
The budget is $150.
Based on the |joker|'s multi-EMI reviews, I stopped with the following models but I open for your suggestions:
HiFiMan RE-400 ($99) - I do not like it's behind RE0 in details but I am not sure by how much.
Rock It Sounds R-50 ($120) - I do not like it's weakier in lows than RE0. Again, by how much? Will the amp help?
Fischer Audia DBA-02 mk2 ($145 in my country) - not sure how weakier the lows are compared to RE0.
VSonic GR07 mk2 / BE - it's out of my budged but if it's really better than others, I can eat catfood for a week more. lol
What do you recommend? Please help.