Head-Direct RE2 inner earphone in Review – Almost perfect at 39$
11 July 2009
Conclusion: I will say it: Wow! This now-39$ product wipes the floor with the sound of previous low-cost benchmarks, but considering its introductory price of 99$, a little rev under the bonnet should be expected. If it were not for the truly sub-par cable microphonics and overall construction, these would be the easiest Kiss among many suitors.
Pros: Great protective case, Best-in-class sound quality, Great Fit Kit, Well-constructed (other than cable)
Cons: No stress relief and highly energetic and microphonic cable.
Summary: When I first got these earphones I did not think that highly of them. They look cheaper than the other in-ears in my inventory, but oh my was I in for a big surprise. These earphones deliver high end in-ear sound quality at an entry level price!I think that most people will find the Head-Direct RE2s almost perfect for rock because of their sound signature. The ample bass and superb mids makes them my favorite can on the move for rock.
Pros: Price / performance ratio, Durable, Overall sound quality, Superb midrange, Good bass, Versatile, Come with an extender cable, Price, Shallow insertion, iPhone compatible mini jack design
Cons: Fit can be an issue, Noise attenuation sub par to that of deeper inserted in-ears, Design may not appeal to all