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HiFiMAN RE-400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of HiFiMAN RE-400. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and comfort. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the soundstage, and there are mixed opinions on the reliability and bass quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HiFiMAN RE-400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HiFiMAN RE-400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HiFiMAN RE-400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability. The soundstage and comfort get critical opinions.

sound, portability, price, usability, design

comfort, soundstage

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HiFiMAN RE-400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HiFiMAN RE-400 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the durability, and some have doubts about the reliability and soundstage.

sound, portability, price, usability, design

comfort, soundstage, reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

HiFiMan RE-400 review

 

First, an admission: I've never really liked any of HiFiMan's in-ear headphone models. For whatever reason, they just didn't sound all that great and never measured up to the Chinese company's HE family of full-size headphones, which employ proprietary...

The affordable HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ear Monitor earphones have an attractive, understated design with machined-aluminum earpieces. They're lightweight and comfortable to wear and offer exceptionally pure and refined sound.

No inline remote/microphone for cell phone calls; no protective carrying case included.

While they're light on extras, the well-priced HiFiMan RE-400s offer excellent, accurate sound that's aimed at audiophiles on a budget.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Hornbrook (hometheaterhifi.com)

HiFiMAN RE-400 Waterline In-Ear Monitors (Earphones)

 

HiFiMAN RE-400 Waterline In-Ear Monitors

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (techpowerup.com)

HiFiMAN RE-400 In-ears

 

These in-ears are, simply put, amazing. They are, all things considered, extremely hard to fault. They are not designed with bass heads in mind, which is probably a good thing because it makes them sound wonderful all around. These new HiFiMAN...

Utterly amazing midrange, Super bang for the buck performance, Durable design, Well thought out cable, Good bundle, Good tips, Superb all around package

No carrying case in bundle, Tips are not the best, Not for bass heads

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

HiFiMan RE-400: Audiophile earphones for less than $100

 

If the $99 RE-400 earphones' design and performance were designed to please the audiophile cognoscenti, it looks like HiFiMan hit a bull's-eye.

The affordable ; earphones have an attractive, understated design with machined-aluminum earpieces. They're lightweight and comfortable to wear and offer exceptionally pure and refined sound.

No inline remote/microphone for cell phone calls; no protective carrying case included.

While they're light on extras, the well-priced HiFiMan RE-400s offer excellent, accurate sound that's aimed at audiophiles on a budget.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

HiFiMan RE-400: Audiophile earphones for less than $100

 

If the $99 RE-400 earphones' design and performance were designed to please the audiophile cognoscenti, it looks like HiFiMan hit a bull's-eye.

The affordable ; earphones have an attractive, understated design with machined-aluminum earpieces. They're lightweight and comfortable to wear and offer exceptionally pure and refined sound.

No inline remote/microphone for cell phone calls; no protective carrying case included.

While they're light on extras, the well-priced HiFiMan RE-400s offer excellent, accurate sound that's aimed at audiophiles on a budget.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

HiFiMan RE-400 Review: Tiny, Unassuming, and Acoustically Clean

 

Neutral, pure sound; capable across the frequency range Excellent refinement and imaging Comfortable, both physically and sonically Understated, sophisticated looks Lots of optional ear tips

A bit light on bass thump and excitement Soundstaging is a bit weak No in-line controls or microphone

Like many other small, lesser-known Chinese brands, HiFiMan has managed to spring a surprise with the RE-400 'Waterline' in-ears. They provide a subtle, refined and neutral sound that may not appeal to bass-heads, but will certainly be of interest to...

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Smooth and well balanced IEM's

 

I am only listening to acoustic music, So I had no issue with the amount of bass (only plugged to my FIIO X5II, Flac, APE, Highres and DSD files). Even though they are not as tight as on my Shure's Se425 they are well balanced with the rest of the...

Delicate and trully musical, timbres, fatigueless

Very slightly warm sounding, not as spacious as other's

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

These sound better than $500 IEMs

 

Where do I start? These honestly sound like the HD600/650 in IEM form. My previous go to IEM was the Klipsch X10 ($100), followed by the Klipsch X20i ($539). What is amazing, is that the RE-400 sound smoother, are more realistic, have better treble...

Smooth neutral sound, amazing soundstage, very detailed yet not fatiguing at all.

Supplied ear tips may not get a comfortable seal.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Easy to recommend

 

Source: Macbook 12 with Audioquest DragonFly v1.2 Comfort and Construction: Overall the comfort level was good to me for an in-ear monitor. The key is to correctly size the inserts. Cord length is good for this type of ear monitor. Ended into a 1/4”...

Good balanced sound, Solid build, Comfortable

No in-line controls

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Excellent at any price

 

A bit of background: [[SPOILER]] Now to my review:I think my demo of the HifiMan RE-400 was one of the fastest purchasing decisions I have made. Compared to the other in ears I was testing, they just sounded so "right" with a flat midrange and such...

flat frequency response, excellent timbre, quick, very clean decay, inexpensive, comfortable, discrete fit, impact, not BA, responds well to EQ

benefits from EQ, not much high treble extension

Feb, 2016

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