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Head-Direct HiFiMAN RE-242 Earphones

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Head-Direct's newest entry level model is put to the test. Dubbed RE-242 these in-ears are the first earphones from Head-Direct directly aimed at the entry level market. Priced at $25 they are budget friendly and feature a smart new durable design.

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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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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.
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.

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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:)