- Jan 30, 2011
- Bucharest, Romania
This. The R2A's are an amazing piece of work, and the soundstage is definitely great, but I do believe there was a lot of over hype for these.
That said, for the KS price they're an absolute steal.
I am not entirely sure about the price. For the asked price, one could get something better, R2a costs about the same price as ie80 from sennheiser, and R2pro costs more than ie800. Why are they considered as good priced? They cost more than ie800 sometimes, and sure sound worse, not having the treble of a top tier IEM.
Maybe people do not see the price as they should. They are a flimsy built pair of somethings that are sure not to be up to the the quality of the asked price. At 400 pounds for R2pro, ie800 is clearly better from a distance. I think that if one is up for thick but better sound, could get se846 at around the same price, depending on the country and luck with fiinding a store who has them. Even get a lightly used JH IEM, or countless other options, like a second hand akg k3003.
I would like to not put an accent on how badly they are over-hyped. At the price point of ie80, I am sure that thick sound with lots of soundstage winner will be ie80