- Musical and addictive signature
- Great micro-detail resolution and high end extension
- Fairly priced, Versatile across many musical genres
- Fixed cable, Carry case be better quality
- Bass may not push deep enough for some people
- Slight sharpness at time
We at earphonia.com are privileged to be will be reviewing both of them.
HifiMan have been producing earphones since 2007 with their RE1 earphone. Since then HifiMan have progressed through an interesting learning curve to now stand shoulder to shoulder with the leading audio industry brands.
Nano scale technology is implemented in the RE2000 and RE800 earphones along with a number of exciting claims as to the effect on sound signature, coherence, clarity and distortions.
The documentation supplied with each of these 2 dynamic driver earphones has further details regarding this and can be seen later in the review.
Our excitement is hard to contain, so lets get started on the review.
- Frequency Response : 5Hz-20kHz
- Impedance : 60Ω
- Sensitivity : 105dB
- Earphone Weight : 0.95oz (27g)
- Driver: 9.2mm dynamic driver
- Housing: brass 24k electroplated gold.
The packaging has an outer sleeve showing off the RE800 with a sticker proudly showing off the 24K gold finish on these in ear monitors.
The back of the sleeve shows the specifications along with the company contact information.
Inside is a strong grey hard case with model details in a black square centre print, very elegant and has a reassuring solid feel to it.
Opening the box shows the earphones and a small carry case. The case is a little disappointing and does not feel very premium/inline with the product, however it is adequate for general use.
Tip selection is adequate and really can affect signature, so it is recommended you try a number of tips both supplied and aftermarket to obtain your signature preference.
Comply tips and rubber ear guides are supplied also.
Warranty and registration cards are also supplied. A comprehensive booklet is included also.
The Ideal Dynamic Driver
The Topology diaphragm structure used by HIFIMAN greatly reduces the uncontrolled diaphragm distortions, enabling the operational performance of dynamic IEM’s to an approach to an ever superior, trend towards perfect wave control.
What is a “Topology Diaphragm”?
The “Topology Diaphragm” or “Topology Driver” refers to the diaphragm with a special Nano particle coating applied to its surface. The distribution of the coating has distinct geometric patterns. By varying the surface pattern, compound used, the thickness or geometric pattern sound wave formation can be manipulated to achieve the desired audio effect and control. The idea behind the new Topology Diaphragm was inspired by Dr Fang Bian’s Ph.D. thesis that “different Nano materials have differing structures and each of those materials have its own properties”. Therefore, by carefully controlling the diaphragm surface structure you can yield different results in acoustic performance to a degree previously unobtainable.
24k Gold Edition
While Brass made for the perfect housing material for the acoustics, it did not quite convey the fine richness of its audio output. Thus, the RE800 24k Gold Edition has been electroplated to give it a lustrous sheen that befitted the golden, rich audio inside.
Smooth flowing contours ergonomically designed to fit you and your ears perfectly.
With our unique Nanotech “Topology Driver”, the technology inside its golden exterior transitions from man’s oldest metal working to the latest technological audio advancements.
With a rich, silky smooth acoustic sound signature, our newest IEM has all the detail and subtlety you would expect from HIFIMAN. Yet delivers all the exciting dynamics that takes you front and center. The RE800 offers the perfect blend of rigidity, resonance and musicality.