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Head-Direct HiFiMAN RE-242 Earphones

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Frederik S, Jun 30, 2011.

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    Nice - especially the price....

    Need new ones for my HTC Desire ... think they will be the next

    Good review :)
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    Good review. I have to ask: How do they stack up against the RE-2s?
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    The RE-2s are very lean on the bass and slightly brighter with some tips. I think the RE-242s are better all around than the RE-2s, plus the new design is far superior to that of the RE-2s.
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    Sounds like I should order some up, then:)
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    How well do these stay in your ears ?

    Ive bought a few sets of in ears lately and the problem I keep having is they seem to work there way out of your ears over time very easily when doing any sort of activity.
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    Try looping the cable over the ear that helps a bit. The type of issues you are having usually comes from using tips that are slightly too large or too long.
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    RE-242 vs SoundMagic PL50, which would you choose?
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    I have not heard the PL50s.
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    Any idea as to when these will be available? They still aren't listed for sale anywhere I have checked.
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    Definitely not the one I was hoping to hear.:(
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    Try contacting Odyssey Audio in Denmark and ask them when they will have them in stock.

    I have not seen anything about the launch of the RE-242s but I suspect it is very close.

    Cheers,
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    I certainly wish these would be released as I just broke my last pair of RE2s, and they are no longer available:(

    I may settle for some PL30s until then, but I'm not optimistic about how much I will like them.
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    The RE-242s will not go on sale, the model has been scrapped by Head-Direct. So the only option is RE0s or RE-2xx series earphones from them.

    The PL30s are alright but not quite as interesting as the RE-2s in my opinion.
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    Such a travesty.

    Thanks for the info, I will consider other alternatives. The RE0s have been on my list, but are a little pricey to wear at work (carpentry) everyday. I may bite the bullet, though, as accuracy is most important to me in a set of in ears. They also double as my hearing protection:)

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