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re-262 with ipod touch

  1. Andries
    Hello head-fi members,

    I recently bought a ipod touch, however, my sennheiser CX-300 broke the same day. Looking for some IEM's in in the sub-$100 priceclass i accidentally found the re-262's in the multi-IEM review, and stretched my budget.

    So now i am planning on buying the re-262 with a Fiio E6 amp and the lighting to 30-pin + Fiio L9 cable.

    After reading many reviews i am still not sure if this is the best combo for my taste in music. I listen a lot to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys kind of rock, but also a lot of radiohead/MuteMath/U2/Muse and some jazz and acoustic music now or then.

    I also read the summer buying-guide and everywhere i read something about the re-262‘s they say it is not bass heavy. For years i have listened to the CX-300’s and being a bass-player i sometimes liked the bassdrum to be very present and loved a deep, open E to dominate for a moment. I am a bit afraid of missing that, and a possible lack of bass is the only thing holding me back currently.
    Being used to the bass-heavy CX-300 (what was, not knowing better, a great IEM for me) and knowing what i mostly listen to, do you think i will still love the re-262’s?

    Another way of phrasing this: The CX-300 are bass heavy while the re-262 are not, however they are in different universes when it comes to sound, does that mean the re-262 have the same amount/more bass but with more mid+high, balancing them out?
     
  2. ZARIM
    The RE262(highly recommended) are very detailed and they are on sale at head-direct for only $99 and there bass will improve with E6. But if you want bass like on CX300 then GR07 are great buy with good punchy bass and wide soundstage.
     
  3. Andries
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    The thing is that i don't really know if i want bass like on the CX300. It is the only IEM i ever bought and just don't know any better. I am really curious for the sound of the re-262, but, but, but......
     
    -You mention a $99 price on head-direct, i however couldn't find them there.
     
    -If i go on and try the re-262 but find they are not the right fit for me, is it easy to sell them with less then around $40 loss?
     
    -Would the E11 instead of the E6 give an additional (little) boost to it's bass? And doesn't a re-262 with the E6 (and the bass boost EQ) come close to the GR07?
     
    Thanks in advance!
     

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