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HiFiMAN RE-272

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HiFiMAN RE-272. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the size and mids quality. The treble quality and comfort also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price and durability. Opinions about the noise isolation and design are different.

sound, comfort, treble quality, mids quality, size

bass quality, portability, usability, durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HiFiMAN RE-272 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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The venerable RE272.


Holds a special place in my collection as it has consistently been my daily driver for several years. Sad to think if anything happens to my pair I won't be able to get another one.

Forward, resolving, rich, clear mids. Smooth, extended, clear and resolving highs. Very well balanced neutral sound

Not enough low end presence.

Mar, 2014

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Re 272


The 272 would have to be one of my favourite IEM's ever. To get the best out of them I prefer it amped. The detail these things have is nothing short of outstanding. Bass is quick well defined and refined. So if you like your bass in ya face....not for...

Great sound

Tips can be troublesome.

Feb, 2013

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Amazing sound for the price


My full review on Passion for Sound is here: In summary: A bit light on the bass - tight and clean, but lacking some oomph Sound is so clean and detailed, but not fatiguing Staging is excellent - on par or better than much more...

Magic sound, great detail, non-fatiguing, neutral sound, source-friendly

A little shy on the bass

Oct, 2012

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+ve Class leading sq(among the best of what i've heard).. I would definitely put the SQ as high as the Shure SE-535 & on par with the SRH-940 out of an HUD MX-1 Very coherent presentation - i think this is the most pleasing presentation an analytical...

clarity, micro-detail, presentation, transients, comfort, sq screams audiophile

bass, build, price

Sep, 2012

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Best I've Heard in a Non-Custom


The HiFiMAN RE-272 are the best sounding pair of non-customs I've put in my ear. Period. I wanted to try a pair after reading favorable reviews around these parts, and I'm glad I made the journey. The bass is slightly accented without overdriving. The...

Bass Done Right

Tricky Fit, A Smidge Mid-Heavy

Aug, 2012

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Very clear and detailed


I've read a lot 'bout them and I'm owner of many HifiMan (RE0, RE252, RE262); I think these babies are "RE0 improved to the bones". Highs very crisp and mids refined: so I describe them.

Open, airy and clear

No one I think

Apr, 2012

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Very Impressive IEM


I'm relatively new to the IEM scene (I bought RE0's for me and my wife two years ago and have been using them with great pleasure until they were stolen 1 year ago) I liked the sound signature of the RE0, but I have never taken them seriously as a...

Clarity, neutrality and realism

Noise isolation and split cable design

Feb, 2012

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Great analytical IEM


Review is in the review thread here: Suffice it to say, these IEMs are perfect once equalized. No ifs or buts. Nothing I've ever tried matches these. Even without the sound is great,...

Excellent clarity, soundstaging, texturing and extension all around; comfortable fit; modular cable; good materials; decent isolation with right tips

Cable hardens, brittle; Somewhat bass lean; need long tips in the other 2 ways; bad tips included (but many); no portable case; slight wind noise

Nov, 2011

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RE272 is the best IEM I tried. Very realistic, fast, neutral, accurate, clear, detailed while engaging sound.


Disclaimer: I've got my RE272 as a review sample for free. There are more pros and cons in my full review, like Quote: - RE272 bass accuracy is excellent, but I like to have it perfect. - Soundstage size is good for IEM, but I like to have more. But...

realism, speed, clarity, musicality, frequency response and extensions, tonality, details, instruments separation and positioning

bass weight

Oct, 2011

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HiFiMan RE272, RE0's Big Brother


Thanks to Nankai, aka Fang for the RE272 Loaner opportunity. Pros: Clarity, detail, packaging Cons: Bass, too analytical Equipment Used Sources: MacBook Pro, iPod Classic Amp/DACs: iBasso D-Zero Packaging Luxury. That's the first thing I thought when I...

Clarity, detail, packaging

Lack of Bass, too analytical

Sep, 2011

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