New Hifiman Flagship (together with Unique Melody): RE1000
Dec 30, 2014 at 2:09 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 138

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Recommended price RMB 3999, which is about 650 USD. More details to follow....
 
That picture says dual dynamic drivers custom IEM.
 

 
Dec 30, 2014 at 2:48 AM Post #2 of 138

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Has the RE272 + RE600 been birthed? 
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Although that isn't mathematically sound.
RE400+RE600 = RE (400+600) = RE1000 
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Dec 30, 2014 at 2:49 AM Post #3 of 138

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Has the RE272 + RE600 been birthed? 
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Although that isn't mathematically sound.
RE400+RE600 = RE (400+600) = RE1000 
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Pretty good head-fi arithmetic there. The price however is a bit more than RE (400+600).
 
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Dec 31, 2014 at 12:19 AM Post #5 of 138

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More details. Apparently the drivers are designed by hifiman. Lots of marketing speak about nano-technology with better response speed. 
 
Dec 31, 2014 at 12:54 AM Post #6 of 138

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  More details. Apparently the drivers are designed by hifiman. Lots of marketing speak about nano-technology with better response speed. 

Wonder if this has anything to do with the RE1000 or just a concept
 

 
Jan 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM Post #8 of 138

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I've been checking out the Chinese sites to get impressions. Apparently someone met the Unique Melody boss and asked for the demo to hear; and the boss said there was only one demo currently existing. So he didn't get a chance to listen to it.
 
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Hopefully, it'll be voiced along the lines of the HE-560 or the Jade 2.
 
The diaphragm is, as expected from a HiFiMAN-designed product, Titanium-coated. So it should have very good high-frequency extension given the right canal depth placement as well as great speed and detail, especially considering HiFiMAN's claim that they've worked even more on the way the treatment of the diaphragm was made.
 
As some people may recall, the RE-600 was described as "too dark" by many, and did not manage to distance itself from the RE-400 despite being a lot pricier. Dr. Bian has stated before that they actually refined the diaphragm nano-coating process substantially in the RE-600 over that of the RE-400, and despite those revisions, it seemed not to make a lot of subjective difference, except that the RE-600 was measurably better in distortion levels (essentially zero, even when driven to extremely loud levels), and that some people reported it sounding a lot better when given a good amount of balanced driving power (such as from the HM-901).
 
I don't expect a major leap forward, but sticking an (expectedly) excellent driver in a custom shell will likely help the sound signature be at its best, and HiFiMAN has a well-established track record of producing some of the most pleasing-sounding audio products around. I find this announcement encouraging, especially now that UM has managed to sort out its production line issues.
 
When I get the chance (will try to do that ASAP, but if not, by late-January), I'll try to confer with HiFiMAN to see if I can glean some good details.
 
Jan 3, 2015 at 8:59 PM Post #11 of 138

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Hmm, the reliability of Hifiman with the customer service of Unique Melody...

Well, I'll be interested in reading more about it.


I actually think hifiman has pretty stellar customer service.
 
Jan 9, 2015 at 6:14 PM Post #12 of 138

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Was there any word about release dates? And I'm guessing these will only be available as customs?
 
Jan 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM Post #14 of 138

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I've given up on balance armature IEM, they sound great but I had a much more satisfactory musical experiences with dynamic drivers. I hope this delivers. 
 
Jan 24, 2015 at 10:34 PM Post #15 of 138

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  I've given up on balance armature IEM, they sound great but I had a much more satisfactory musical experiences with dynamic drivers. I hope this delivers. 

 
I totally agree on dynamic drivers.
 
I'd say dual-dynamics have yet to prove themselves fully. We'll see if the re-1000 delivers or not.
 

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