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HiFiMan RE-0 In-Ear Stereo Headphones

3.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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  • Driver unit: 9mm
  • Impedence 64 Ohm
  • Sensitivity 100 dB / 1 mW
  • Max. input 30 mw
  • Frequency response: 15 to 22 KHZ

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Product Description

Head-Direct RE0 In-ear Headphones, with the nick name "Kylin", are one of the best In-ear headphones in the world. * In-ear Design, 15-20 dB isolation * The best dynamic drivers * Smooth and transparent middle range. **Current RE0 cable was made by PPE material, which is much more reliable than the old version fabric cable. The new L-shape miniplug is much better than previous plug, too.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B001MQ8BL6
  • Item model number: RE0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 30, 2008

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Much has been said on the sound quality of these phones. Yes, they sound phenomenal. They are extremely precise and extremely clear. You can't really fault them... unless sterile is not your preferred sound. They are analytical to a "fault"- while the bass can go way down, it may not be loud or boomy enough for some listeners. It's not that anything is missing, it's just that a lot of other IEMs deliver louder bass, though not necessarily with the clarity or range. Truth is, the range on these is superb for this price range. You just may not like the sound if you are too worried about booming bass (or too used to how emphasized it is in other, lower quality IEMs). I really don't mind, and totally would recommend them based on sound quality so long as you are looking for that particular signature (or lack thereof).

Having said that, I did run into a problem with with these phones: after six months, the left side stopped working. I'm not sure how prevalent this is, but an alarming number of other buyers here have had the problem, and a quick internet search shows even more. The product could still be worth it, but not from this seller: DBRoth, in an effort to keep their prices so low, will only replace a product within 7 days. HeadDirect's warranty does not extend to items bought through this seller. The price is the *exact* same on HeadDirect's site, so if you want to purchase these then I advise you to go through there instead.

The sound quality IS excellent, and had I found somebody willing to fix these I would still be able to recommend them, at least to those who like more a more analytical sound. However, there is no reason to buy them through this seller- they are no cheaper than the MSRP and price at HeadDirect's website, and are not covered by any warranty. Since there appears to be a very real possibility that these can fail, you should NOT buy them without the warranty.
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Introduction

I've already written a great deal on the RE0s but I don't consider any of it a formal review in the traditional sense. If you've read my previous writing about the RE0s, you should know that I am positively enamored by them. In the few weeks since I received them, they have quickly become my preferred listening devices when I sit down with my laptop or iPod and listen to music. After putting them through their paces for 200+ hours and listening to the sound signature evolve and mature in that time, I finally feel that I'm ready to give the RE0s the review they deserve. So, without further ado, read on for my full review of the HiFiMan RE0 in ear monitors.

Technical Specifications

Driver: 9mm dynamic driver
Frequency Response: 15Hz - 22KHz
Impedance: 64 '
Sensitivity: 100db/1mw
Cable Length: 1.28m/4.2ft

Packaging and Accessories

The RE0s come packaged in a small, clear plastic clamshell box. The design is unobtrusive and eye catching, showing off the IEMs flanked by the three pairs of silicone single flange tips. Included accessories range from the aforementioned three pairs of single flange silicone tips, two pairs of small and large bi-flanges, five pairs of replacement filters and a shirt clip. Overall, this is a decent accessory package but I would've been happier if a soft or hard carrying case had been included with the package. I guess you could argue that the case the RE0s came in could be used to carry them around in a pinch but it's just slightly too big and bulky to fit very comfortably in a pocket.

Design and Build Quality

Right off the bat, the similarity to the V-Moda Vibes is immediately apparent.
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Almost anyone researching IEM's knows about the RE0 and with good reason: for the price, the sound quality is hard to beat and rivals IEM's more than double its price. Everything has been said here already but I'll reiterate what I find best about these little guys: The clarity, the high frequency reproduction, the neutral, balanced sound signature and the tough steel housings. I use these in combination with a Cowon S9 and FLAC files. On "Normal" setting on my S9, the RE0 sounded barely better than $20 IEM's, earbuds or headphones - but after a bit of EQ and BBE adjustments, I was able to bring out the best of the RE0 and I can't imagine listening to portable music any other way now. I found the large biflanged clear tip to be the best at isolation, bass response and refusing to slip while walking, for my ears at least. With correct EQ settings and the right tips for your ears, these IEMs really do have fantastic bass - never overpowering, always clean, accurate and warm. I couldn't imagine my ears being comfortable with higher bass than what I get with the RE0 and my S9 settings, so take the common "there's not enough bass!" complaint with a grain of salt.

With praise comes some criticism, though. The cable has awful microphonics. Any little movement of your head results in very distinct mid frequency noise. I walk about a mile to and from work every day, and am considering buying another pair of IEM's for this purpose because the RE0 microphonics are really that bad. I find wearing them over the ear awkward because of how thin the cable is and how there is really no strong kink to take hold around your ear. Over the ear is even worse if you wear glasses (as I do most of the time, sunglasses or eyeglasses).
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