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Massdrop x HiFiMAN RE-00

Massdrop x HiFiMAN RE-00

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Its been exactly 2 years since i bought this. At a low cost, was expecting a good quality piece. The quality was more than i thought. Its one of the best quality i hav that i can use on a daily basis. I hav Shure 215 SE for high quality audio but sometimes im worried that i might break it and its not nice to wear on long sessions. This is the replacement and in the end, i spent more time on it than my shure. Been considering on and off to get more. Im also not a very careful guy n my piece has been through many rough situations but it still hangs on well. I recommend, Get it or more of it.
where i can buy it? pls help
i love these IEMs so much but today i had to say goodbye to them because the earpiece just disassembled and won't screw on anymore :( please let me buy these again
My favorite IEMs ever. Unfortunately the original RE0 broke down way too quickly. Would buy this in a heartbeat if you solved the durability issues.
Very clear sound, but no bass whatsoever, can be bright and even harsh sometimes - depending on the audio-source (laptop vs phone). Good for pop/rock songs, but not bass-heavy music. A big problem is that cable rubbing noise is super loud and very annoying. Currently I prefer my cheaper and warmer akg y20 (although they can be a bit muddy and boomy).
Please do another drop! Mine already broke, will order 3 this time
Mine broke apart in 4 months. The sleeve shrunk for some reason and the cable started poking through. Then the plastic cable protector thing in the earbuds slid off on both sides. Soon enough the left ear stopped working. My $10 Philips is now an official tank, lasting since 2015.
Sound great for the price, but build quality is terrible. Housing fell apart after 2 months.
Love these. Or loved. One of them is separating at the seam now, and I wish I could get it repaired. One of my favorites.
How good are those I'm currently rocking the RHA M750 an T20. how much were those.
I bought the originals for 79. Worth every dollar. Still work after 6 years.
I bought these as a backup, still worth much more than the 40 + shipping i paid. The braided cables are a joke and do not last. Fortunately the cable underneath are intact, I've trimmed away the braid cloth with a pair of scissors.
Have not encountered any of the build quality issues mentioned by the others in the thread, but I store mine in a plastic case and take really good care of my belongings, so...
I don't understand why everybody complains about build quality, these are very speacial IEM for me, so I'm extra careful with them, and after the first drop, they are still working perfect for me.. NO ISSUES at all, the cable is great, the sound is totally flat, no overpowering bass, no groggy mids and the highs are clear.. Awesome buy, you just got to be careful.
Gabriel.from.guatemala
Nothing to do with this IEM's subject but just noticed your user name. Yo también soy de Guatemala :D
Steve-Cast
Comunidad de massdrop de Guatemala presente!
Well these were great earbuds while they lasted. They broke on me last week. I've had them since November 2016. They were used everyday and now the right earbud doesn't work. I used them for mainly classic rock, but other genres as well. Disappointed they didn't last longer, but they worked well when I had them. Satisfied for my $35. Wish this drop would reopen so I can order another pair. Anyone have recommendations for iems in the same price point? I highly doubt it, but still worth asking.
Anyone out there used the double flange tips and bought comply foam tips? what size foam tips did you buy? Not sure to go medium or large.
Any recommendation for amplifiers ? I read somewhere that it sounds better with amplifier ?
My ear buds sometimes drops sound on the left ear one..no other issues but quality sure could be better..it hurts my ears after sometime. The design is not optimal. The edges are too sharp..
what comply tips go with these?
Mr.Fish-N-Ducks
400 series, the originals used the same.
http://www.complyfoam.com/products/v-variety-pack-400/
Just trying to find out if I need medium or large since I use the double flange tips
doge
thank you for the info :). try a three pack and see what works
Its been a while since these dropped. Can we please get another drop?
I lost mine, and I miss them way too much. They were a perfectly versatile iem. Accurate enough, but had a high enough impedance that lower quality sources didn't show their cheapness.
Worked beautifully with a Sansa Clip loaded with audiobooks.
Ill buy two or three pairs next time
I love and hate these IEMs.
The Good: - The sound quality is fantastic. It's good enough to occasionally trick me into thinking the sound is actually coming from my environment. After hearing these, I can't go back to anything inferior. - With a flat EQ, these are great for listening to any style of music, or for watching videos or gaming.

The Bad: - Sometimes, one of the ear buds will randomly stop getting any sound. I usually put them down and then they'll work again the next day. - Sometimes, one of the ear buds will produce significantly less volume. This is very annoying, as the sound is now offset. I usually put them down and then they'll work again the next day. - The left and right ear buds are physically identical, ie: you cannot easily tell them apart unless you bring it right up near your face to stare at the tiny 'R' or 'L' inscribed on them. - The braided cable got really kinky after reasonable use. - The left ear bud started falling apart recently. The metal shell literally falls off into two pieces. - The flat EQ is great for pretty much every music genre, except really bassy music. The low range is a tad disappointing at times.
The Conclusion: I love the sound quality of these ear buds, though I really wish they were designed better and had a decent build quality. Unfortunately they are unreliable and literally falling apart. I will have to crazy glue one of the ear buds to keep it together. Note that I am very careful with my stuff, and I haven't dropped these or abused them. My last set of inexpensive earbuds from JVC lasted ~4-5 years... Yet I've had these HiFiMAN ear buds less than a year... I will try to avoid this brand in the future based on the surprisingly awful build quality, though I will need a replacement that can match the sound quality.
It was clear after receiving them that the cable wasn't the best quality. It has the issue that's common in poor quality sleeved cables where the cable and the sleeving start twisting and separate from each other. I kept it to a minimum since I never wind the cable when storing them, but there's still signs of it.
That didn't end up being my major issue though, since just today I've started noticing that the left channel drops significantly in volume if I wiggle the cable relief at the bud. I do like the sound of these a lot but the build quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Anyone done a cable mod on these? I'm hoping it's just an issue of a bad solder job or the cable being bad inside the bud, since manufacturers tend to tie a knot inside to to prevent it from being pulled out.
Hi, are you guys satisfying with the build and sound quality of this hifiman iem?
qu11355
I just posted this, but I'll repost it here to directly answer your question:
TLDR: Very good sound. Very bad build quality.
The Good: - The sound quality is fantastic. It's good enough to occasionally trick me into thinking the sound is actually coming from my environment. After hearing these, I can't go back to anything inferior. - With a flat EQ, these are great for listening to any style of music, or for watching videos or gaming.
The Bad: - Sometimes, one of the ear buds will randomly stop getting any sound. I usually put them down and then they'll work again the next day. - Sometimes, one of the ear buds will produce significantly less volume. This is very annoying, as the sound is now offset. I usually put them down and then they'll work again the next day. - The left and right ear buds are physically identical, ie: you cannot easily tell them apart unless you bring it right up near your face to stare at the tiny 'R' or 'L' inscribed on them. - The braided cable got really kinky after reasonable use. - The left ear bud started falling apart recently. The metal shell literally falls off into two pieces. - The flat EQ is great for pretty much every music genre, except really bassy music. The low range is a tad disappointing at times.
The Conclusion: I love the sound quality of these ear buds, though I really wish they were designed better and had a decent build quality. Unfortunately they are unreliable and literally falling apart. I will have to crazy glue one of the ear buds to keep it together. Note that I am very careful with my stuff, and I haven't dropped these or abused them. My last set of inexpensive earbuds from JVC lasted ~4-5 years... Yet I've had these HiFiMAN ear buds less than a year... I will try to avoid this brand in the future based on the surprisingly awful build quality, though I will need a replacement that can match the sound quality.
I am dissapointed. Bought them a few months ago. The bend protection broke, because it was more like plastic than rubber. The cables also popped out of the textile cable protection. Sound quality was good.
I started using the RE-00's again (I was on 1st drop) the last couple of weeks after my dog chewed my Zero Audio Bassos (the RE-00 are my emergency pair) and i have really enjoyed using them again.
To me they are a bit more enjoyable than the RE-400's although the included tips take getting used to.
They are a sold deal for under $70. I use them with a Galaxy S7 and Dragonfly Black
Had mine for a while and one day as I put them in walking to the gym the left side was probably at like 30% of the volume of the right side:( too bad because they were very good while working well (I'd say worth the 35$ tho for the use)
The sound is pretty dull and the ridge is too sharp it's hurting the inside of my ears whenever I wear it while walking. It's unusable for me at this point.
Would one of you who finds yourself disappointed with the performance of the HiFiMAN RE-00 be willing to let me get the tips that came with them? I've lost one of mine and don't want to use others...
I have to say I was disappointed. I had no experience with IEMs and thought this might be a cheap way to find out how they differed from standard ear buds. I guess my expectations were too high, based on my own positive experience with hifiman and the buzz around IEMs. Frankly these were indistinguishable from standard cheap ear buds.
I listened to hi-def audio through a top quality player and tube headphone amp. The difference between these and good headphones was startling. I didn't expect them to be as good, but I thought they might at least be uncolored, even if the bass were missing. But these sounded tinny and nasal. Almost unlistenable.
Wick
These need an amp, did you use one?
FrostyP
As mentioned above, I used a Little Dot Mk. III amplifier.
Just got my replacement after one side kinda fell apart. Took about 3 1/2 weeks, 5 bucks in shipping but at least they're finally here. I have to say after nearly 4 weeks of not listening they seam kinda "dull". Maybe I have to burn in, and I also recently switched the dac/amp.
Hopefully they stay longer intact this time ;)
You will need a powerfull amp and a good source to let these shine.
Sifting through the good, bad and what colour is the grass on your planet? comments I have still been unable to find what size Comply tips to try.
I'm not going to be convinced that they are the right choice for these great monitors but they are my cheap and cheerful set (despite odd driver noise) and Comply are the comfiest tips going.
Elcs
I just bought the Complys that the website recommended for the RE-0 (400), figuring they'd also fit the RE-00.
They're in my ears now, so, seems like that was a safe bet.