- May 17, 2007
This. I recently got and burnt in an SR60e and an RS2e. The SR60e didn't sound like much in the beginning, the RS2e sounded quite good from the get-go. Both got much better after 2 days of non-stop playing of Jamiroquai and Rage Against The Machine at a volume that was just below where things would sound distorted (not as loud as i would normally listen!).
In the end (after 4 days of burn in) the SR60e sounded really enjoyable, shockingly good for such a cheap headphone. It's a fun headphone which shows you microscopic details you never heard before in a song, at the price of sounding just a little bit bright. But really bearable bright for my taste!
The RS2e on the other hand is a lot less in your face with the details (but they are there) but in return sounds very laid back and "solid".
I am pretty sure what i said about the 60s also is true for your 80s. I wouldn't even say the RS2e is better than the SR60e, it's just different.
The SR80e I bought have a bunch of hours on them already
I should try and audition the rs2e again - I casually listened to them at canjam at schiit's booth and didn't think too much for them, but they weren't so thin, reverby (shouty?) with female vocals, and dry with the treble. I know the ttvj pads will flatten out the treble relative to the bass, but not sure if it'll fix the hollow vocals