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Hifiman RE-272
8.7 out of 10

Hifiman RE-272

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: Disclaimer: I've got my RE272 as a review sample for free. There are more pros and cons in my full review, like Quote: - RE272 bass accuracy is excellent, but I like to have it perfect. - Soundstage size is good for IEM, but I like to have more.
  • Pros: realism, speed, clarity, musicality, frequency response and extensions, tonality, details, instruments separation and positioning
  • Cons: bass weight
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: I'm relatively new to the IEM scene (I bought RE0's for me and my wife two years ago and have been using them with great pleasure until they were stolen 1 year ago) I liked the sound signature of the RE0, but I have never taken them seriously as a replacement for my other Headphones.
  • Pros: Clarity, neutrality and realism
  • Cons: Noise isolation and split cable design
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: I've read a lot 'bout them and I'm owner of many HifiMan (RE0, RE252, RE262); I think these babies are "RE0 improved to the bones". Highs very crisp and mids refined: so I describe them.
  • Pros: Open, airy and clear
  • Cons: No one I think
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: Review is in the review thread here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/568515/hifiman-re272-review/135#post_7845383 Suffice it to say, these IEMs are perfect once equalized. No ifs or buts. Nothing I've ever tried matches these. Even without the sound is great, if a bit bass lean and slightly forward.
  • Pros: Excellent clarity, soundstaging, texturing and extension all around; comfortable fit; modular cable; good materials; decent isolation with right tips
  • Cons: Cable hardens, brittle; Somewhat bass lean; need long tips in the other 2 ways; bad tips included (but many); no portable case; slight wind noise
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: The HiFiMAN RE-272 are the best sounding pair of non-customs I've put in my ear. Period. I wanted to try a pair after reading favorable reviews around these parts, and I'm glad I made the journey. The bass is slightly accented without overdriving. The high end detail doesn't suffer at all.
  • Pros: Bass Done Right
  • Cons: Tricky Fit, A Smidge Mid-Heavy
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: My full review on Passion for Sound is here: http://wp.me/p1J5zo-70 In summary: A bit light on the bass - tight and clean, but lacking some oomph Sound is so clean and detailed, but not fatiguing Staging is excellent - on par or better than much more costly IEMs Makes music engaging and enjoyable...
  • Pros: Magic sound, great detail, non-fatiguing, neutral sound, source-friendly
  • Cons: A little shy on the bass
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: The 272 would have to be one of my favourite IEM's ever. To get the best out of them I prefer it amped. The detail these things have is nothing short of outstanding. Bass is quick well defined and refined. So if you like your bass in ya face....not for you. These are about quality not quantity.
  • Pros: Great sound
  • Cons: Tips can be troublesome.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: +ve Class leading sq(among the best of what i've heard).. I would definitely put the SQ as high as the Shure SE-535 & on par with the SRH-940 out of an HUD MX-1 Very coherent presentation - i think this is the most pleasing presentation an analytical listener can get Clinical yet musical - for this...
  • Pros: clarity, micro-detail, presentation, transients, comfort, sq screams audiophile
  • Cons: bass, build, price
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: Holds a special place in my collection as it has consistently been my daily driver for several years. Sad to think if anything happens to my pair I won't be able to get another one.
  • Pros: Forward, resolving, rich, clear mids. Smooth, extended, clear and resolving highs. Very well balanced neutral sound
  • Cons: Not enough low end presence.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 April 2012
  • Summary: Thanks to Nankai, aka Fang for the RE272 Loaner opportunity. Pros: Clarity, detail, packaging Cons: Bass, too analytical Equipment Used Sources: MacBook Pro, iPod Classic Amp/DACs: iBasso D-Zero Packaging Luxury. That's the first thing I thought when I saw the wooden box with a vinyl outside.
  • Pros: Clarity, detail, packaging
  • Cons: Lack of Bass, too analytical
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