Summary: Fang (Head-Direct, HiFiMan) was kind enough to donate some door prizes for our recent Bay Area meet. I was pretty happy to win, but at the time I really had no idea what exactly was in the nice little black box I had won. Turns out it was the RE-262. I had heard the buzz about the HE-x line up, but I hadn’t paid a lot of attention to the IEM offerings. I’ve been happy with my Shure 530’s for travel and portable use for years.
Summary: I was really looking forward to enjoying these. After plugging them in, I quickly realized that there was very little sound coming from the right IEM. I plugged them into my Fiio E11, and wow. These are far better in each and every respect than my B&W C5s, which were far too bass heavy for my tastes.
Pros: Great forward mids, tight, controlled base, smooth treble
Cons: Right channel does not work out of iPod Classic on these headphones ony