Summary: This is my first review on Head-Fi, so forgive me for my trip ups and lack of jargon, as I simply do not have the knowledge or experience to accurately describe everything I hear and feel.
That being said, I deliberated over my purchase of these IEM's for quite a while.
Pros: Soundstage, detailing, clean bass, separation, comfort once you get used to it, accessories, build quality, customer support.
Cons: Bad recordings don't sound great, comfort in the beginning, some QC in regards to package cleanliness.
Summary: First off, I would like to thank RHA for providing @C.C.S.. and I with review sets. I would also like to thank C.C.S. for nominating me for the review sample.
Gear used for review:
PC → Project H (Custom Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC and O2 with OPA2134 opamps)
iPod Classic → Silver LOD → Fiio E07k
Summary: I bought these on the recommendation of the many reviews on this site and amazon. I purchased it in the apple store and have owned them now for almost 2 years.And frankly am disappointed.
Myhouse growing up was an audiophile's dream. MAny rooms with very high end systems.
Pros: Solid Build Quality. amazing choice of tips. long cable.
Summary: So everything with this IEM is just perfect except the low highs. For me, it is so harsh, like a very cheap IEM. I'm very sensitive about this.
I listen classical, jazz, chill out, breakbeat, progressive house. It is pretty hard to find IEMs which satisfying my needs.
Pros: Build quality, comfort with sony tips, bass clarity, rich sound, great soundstage
Cons: low highs are harsh - makes a lot of music unplesant
Summary: I had to finally put my Shure E4Cs to rest and have been on the search for months to find a replacement.
I like sub bass and a balanced sound and value build quality. My Shures were built tough but they lacked top end and a little weak on bass. They also had no player control or mic.
Pros: Build quality.Attention to detail.Aesthetics.Accessories.Sound balance.Price.
Cons: Deeper tip insertion required.Audio control buttons need to be more responsive.Case should be rigid.
Summary: Recently went about trying to find myself an IEM that I liked the sound of and tested out both the Shure SE215 & sennheiser momentum in ear before getting the RHA's. IMO the momentum was too bass heavy, the shure sounded quite good but doesnt look as nice, is more difficult to put on, less...
Pros: Bass is just right, great clarity, comfortable fit, media buttons work well, attractive design, excellent build quality, good tip selection,
Cons: Comply foam tips not included, upper mids a bit lacking,
Summary: Gosh, I love these headphones. I bought them after my Xiaomi Piston 2.0 broke, and I have to say, these are a considerable improvement in every department. Now let's get to the review :D
Build Quality - The feeling you get when you hold these and gaze upon their majesty is something to behold.
Pros: Build quality is astonishing. Tons of accessories. Great warm sound. Overall clarity. Bass Extension.
Cons: Mid-bass\low-mid detail. Cable may be cumbersome.
Summary: Full review here:
The overall signature is of a very, very wide U-shaped form, with equal and excellent extension on both ends.