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HiFiMan - RE 272 - In-Ear Stereo Headphones

by HiFiMAN

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  • Dynamic, in-ear stereo headphone
  • Large 9mm driver
  • Neodymium magnet
  • Balanced four-pin mini (female) to regular mini (male) adapter
  • reversed phase (L/R) balanced four-pin mini (female) to regular mini (male) adapter


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Technical Details

  • Microphone-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B00681ZUPK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2011

Product Description

"Staggering Amounts Of Detail Retrieval" The RE-272 is the flagship of HiFiMan's dynamic in-ear stereo headphone series. The RE-272 has extremely wide frequency response with superb dynamics and features an incredible 103 dB sensitivity, thanks to its 9mm driver with Neodymium magnet. It can be used with virtually any type of amplifier or audio device. The RE-272 delivers crystal clear detail, a neutral sonic signature, and a wide soundstage. "They offer staggering amounts of detail retrieval and clarity, and technically represent a step up from the already excellent 262s," reports Bennyboy in is October 11, 2011 post at AnythingButiPod.com. "Easy To Listen To All Day" "They have the type of sound that's easy to listen to all day (And I have in fact! 12 hours straight) with no fatigue at all," notes Ishcabible in his Headfiles.org review for September 26, 2011. The RE-272 comes supplied with four different size flanges, a balanced four-pin mini (female) to regular mini (male) adapter, and a reversed phase (L/R) balanced four-pin mini (female) to regular mini (male) adapter.

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You will save yourself a lot of money by not being a snobby audiophile!
B. Jordan
Sound is incredible after 90+ hours very detailed neutral with just right amount of bass.
JuliusL
The trouble sounds a little grainy but that could be the song I'm not sure.
Steven Klimasewski

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steven Klimasewski on December 9, 2011
HIFIMAN/HeadDirect RE 272

A Little About Myself

I am very honored to have been one of the many chosen that were able to review this unit and I want to thank HeadDirect and HIFIMAN for putting this together. I don't have a lot of experience with IEMs and so this has been very fun and interesting. I would say I have decent experience with over the ear headphones I have heard many headphones and on a lot of different amps which I hope will allow my review to be a little more informative and useful. I am not down with all the audio terms, so I can only hope that someone will find this review useful. Thank you again and happy listening!

Packaging

When I received this unit I was surprised by how nicely the case looked, the pictures don't do it justice and everything is packed nicely in the box. However it looked like it was already opened I don't know if you guys test them before sending them out or not? But everything appears in great condition and the headphones themselves are very appealing to the eyes.

Sound (With Burson 160 - MS II+)

Pros

The highs are well done, not too bright, musical and a little forgiving, this works great for jazz music and classical as well as older rock. I've found that it has a good center image with a lower mid field type soundstage it seems to be very dynamic in its soundstage though. One moment it can be very close and intimate if the music calls for it and on other tracks can have a pretty decently large soundstage, for the most part however it seems to sit in the lower midfield to me. Very smooth,detailed, and well balanced mids very good for vocals like Norah Jones,Patricia Barber, even male vocals sound astonishing, such as Tom Waits Etc.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Jordan on November 26, 2012
The Re-272's are in the market at producing flat, untainted, accurate sound, and this they do very well. In fact, they do it better than custom in-ear monitors I have paid 5x the price for. If you're simply in the market for something with more "oomph" than your crappy iPod headphones, this is a really complicated and expensive route to a solution. There are hundreds of options for you that cost a fraction of this. Beats by Dre. Skullcandy. etc!

Almost every review I read about the RE-272's are frustrated people who complain about the lacking bass and the volume not being loud enough. Trust me, these IEMs can produce a wider range of bass than anything in the price range, but there is no such thing as a dynamic in-ear that is going to out of the box. The required burn-in time is 150 hours, and trust me, the difference before/after burn-in is immense. Especially with low end. If that isn't enough bass for you, well, then you don't want to listen to accurately balanced music, and that's totally fine and subjective. You will save yourself a lot of money by not being a snobby audiophile!

But please, for the love of god, follow the instructions and burn these things in before sending them back and giving them a bad review!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JuliusL on March 7, 2013
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This was probably best spent usd 200 on any headphones Ive bought so far!
Sound is incredible after 90+ hours very detailed neutral with just right amount of bass.
It is not true that these have no bass at all!

Too bad that they are discontinued I was planning to get a backup pair just in case something happens to my pair they are so incredibly good sounding with any kind of music. Value of these is incredible considering the price.

Thanks for these HiFiMan you are now my Nr.1 brand for headphones!
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These headphones are comfortable, easy to put on, and sound VERY good when combined with a parametric equalizer.

The headphones are also very sensitive*, so you might be able hear some circuitry noise when using them with cheaper players, cell-phones, and sound-cards. Luckily, on the the player that I use (SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip), the noise is barely audible and completely unnoticeable when any sound is playing. On my smart-phone (HTC Desire from 2010), the noise is too annoying not to notice.

The headphones also have very low electrical impedance*, but since the impedance doesn't vary very much over the frequency range, this shouldn't be much of a problem.

The headphones also don't isolate against external noise as well as other headphones I own (Audeo PFE 121; Logitech UE600), but considering their improvement in audio quality, I think this is a fair trade-off. As long as you're not using these in extremely noisy environments, this shouldn't be a problem. When using them at home, this won't be a problem at all.

Overall, since these headphones provide audio-quality similar to large full-size headphones, I don't see a reason to prefer carrying around regular headphones unless you really don't like the feeling of having something in your ears, but if that's a problem, there's lots of different types of tips/sleeves that you can try.

I can't give these a full 5 star rating because they still have that unnatural boost in the 2-4kHz region that most headphones unfortunately seem to have. This is an annoyance but not a big problem since parametric equalizers are widely available these days. On my desktop computer, I use the "leet_equalizer_bw2x2" LADSPA filter for a system-wide EQ.
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