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Item # 818RE272 | MFR # RE-272
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Our take on the HiFiMAN RE-272 by Crutchfield's David Brown
HiFi performance from a unique, efficient design
Though relatively new to the headphone industry, HiFiMAN has quickly garnered a reputation for putting sound quality above everything else. While known initially for their planar driver over-ear 'phones, they are now producing audiophile in-ears, making it easier than ever to take their neutral, wide-open sound wherever you go. The RE-272, HiFiMAN's flagship in-ear headphone, delivers exquisite detail and low, expansive bass in a lightweight, durable design that can be easily driven by most portable music players.
HiFiMAN always goes the extra mile for great sound quality with the RE-272, they are breaking new ground. These versatile earbuds come with a wide range of listening options. The stock cable comes with a balanced miniplug connection for devices or amplifiers that can accommodate this sonically advanced feature. Don't have a balanced headphone amp? Not to worry: just pop on the unbalanced adapter and plug these headphones into any conventional unbalanced jack.
Customize your fit without sacrificing the integrity of the recording
As if the inclusion of balanced and unbalanced connectors wasn't enough, HiFiMAN also takes into account varying styles of wearing earbuds. While most people wear them in the correct ears with the cables hanging straight down from the earpieces, some listeners prefer to wear them backwards, switching ears and wrapping the cables up and around their ears for a more secure fit. So, HiFiMan includes two adapters (one balanced, one unbalanced) that reverse the channels, so you can wear these earbuds in either ear yet still enjoy the proper left/right mix impressive versatility from a forward-thinking headphone trailblazer.
However you choose to listen, the RE-272 can be enjoyed at home, on the go, or at the office. Not only do the included adapters give you options, but the included ear tip assortment ensures you can find just the right fit to block out distractions and seal in crystal-clear, warm sound. While efficient enough for portable players, these earbuds will really sparkle with a quality headphone amplifier paired with your stereo, iPod® or computer.Looking for a great-sounding portable music player? Check out the HiFiMAN Express HM-601 Slim.
- durable cable terminates in balanced miniplug connector for use with balanced input amplifiers
- includes adapter for standard unbalanced connection
- 2 channel-reversing adapters (balanced and unbalanced) for wearing earbuds backwards and wrapping cables behind ears
- 5 pairs of ear tips for comfortable fit and noise isolation
- hard shell case
- clothing clip
- frequency response: 15-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 103 dB
- impedance: 20 ohms
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Gun-metal gray in-ear headphones with attached 28" cord (3.5mm miniplug)
- 28" Extension cord (balanced) with female 3.5mm minijack on one end and a male 3.5mm miniplug on other end)
- 28" Extension cord (unbalanced) with female 3.5mm minijack on one end and a male 3.5mm miniplug on other end)
- 28" Extension cord (unbalanced/polarity reversed) with female 3.5mm minijack on one end and a male 3.5mm miniplug on other end)
- Pair of large dual-flange ear tips (installed)
- Pair of medium dual-flange ear tips
- Pair of large mono-flange ear tips
- Pair of medium mono-flange ear tips
- Pair of small mono-flange ear tips
- Clothing clip
- Card of 10 ear tip filters
Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||0.706" x 0.484"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||15-22k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The HiFiMAN RE-272 in-ear headphones feature powerful 9mm drivers with Neodymium magnets. Attached is a 28" cord with a balanced 4-pin 3.5mm miniplug. There are three 28" extension cords: balanced (TRRS), unbalanced (TRS), and unbalanced with reversed polarity. The adjustable yoke slides up and down the cord to give you the best fit. The included hinged hard case can store the headphones, ear tip assortment, and the extension cables.
Balanced Input: The RE-272 are balanced headphones with a 4-conductor (Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve) 3.5mm plug for excellent sonic performance. With balanced headphones, you can take advantage of the higher performance when used with devices with balanced outputs. If not connecting to a balanced output device, you will need to use one of the supplied unbalanced extension cords.
Invertible Earbuds: The versatile earbuds on the RE-272 can be worn in two ways. You can wear them with the cord pointing downward, or flip them over and wear them with the cord pointing upward and around the top of the ear. When the earbuds are inverted, you will need to use the extension cord that reverses the polarity, so the left channel will still be played into the left ear (even though the right earbud is worn in the left ear), and vice versa.
Ear Tips: The HiFiMAN RE-272 comes with 5 pairs of ear tips: 3 pairs of mono-flange black ear tips (S, M, L), and 2 pairs of dual-flange clear ear tips (M, L).
- Frequency Response: 15 Hz to 22k Hz
- Impedance: 20 ohms
- Sensitivity: 103dB/1 mW
- Input Voltage: 10mW rated; 30mW maximum
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