• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but need time to "break in"

    I was kind of hesitant to buy these, because of the mixed online reviews.

    I came to the Apple Store thinking about buying the B&O's BeoPlay H3, but since there weren't any available there, I decided to give the RHA a try.

    Boy, I'm glad I did! The reviews for BeoPlay H3 have all said the bass was lacking. The RHA's got it in droves! And not just the bass - the whole range is very good! There's a slight dip in the upper highs, but other than that - I'd say it's very close to perfection.

    Having said that, initially I wasn't that impressed. The problem is, right out of the box they sound pretty average. But after a while they break in and the sound gets A LOT better! I have to agree with the HeadFi's assessment: these earphones DO sound amazing, but it might take up to a full week of constant use for them to reach their full potential. Once they're there - you'll find yourself re-listening to your entire music library, discovering something new in every track you have - sonething you haven't heard before.

    Some reviews say that the low-quality tracks sound pretty bad. Yes, they do. There's a reason for that: these earphones don't add anything to the sound, so you hear it exactly the way it's supposed to sound! And that's a good thing!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've Auditioned In This Price Class

    Got these to replace RHA's 600i buds - which I *hated*. Fortunately these share none of the junior model's shortcomings. They have strong, deep, accurate bass, a flat, pleasant midrange and reasonable treble extension, although at noticeably reduced levels. The result is a warm, natural soundstage with just enough of the extreme high-end to provide some necessary detail and sense of space.

    The fit is good, although not perfect. I find the buds do pop out after awhile, even after trying many different size ear pieces. I miss the old Klipsch buds I had in that regard - they were lighter and their oval-shaped silicone tips were better at staying in-place and sealed. The build quality of the 750i seems exceptional, though - time will tell.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Crystal clear sound, bad comfort

    Before the RHA, I was using the Klipsch S4i. I used to love the Klipsch, however one channel went out. So I picked up the RHA. The sound quality is amazing, even compared to the Klipsch, which isn't a bad headphones. The Bass could be a bit more, but it's Ok. Lows are amazing, highs and kids are swell. Plus, you can lay on your side with these. However every headphone needs a weakness. For me it's the comfort. After the Klipsch's oval ear tips, these are horrible. Even the foam, and the back of the earbud hearts my ear. That means after 1 hour of usage I've to take out.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just don't plan to run and expect them to stay in your ears

    I bought these headphones with the hopes they would be great everyday headphones AND be able to run with them after reading a review from someone that said they stayed in his ear while exercising in every which way. I know they are not classified as workout headphones, but just don't expect them to say in your ear while running. The wire flops all over the place, eventually tugging it out of your ear. Annoying, otherwise great headphones.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A flatter response

    Compared to the 600i that I also have the 750i has a flatter sound but still kicks in the bass department and doesn't get harsh with the treble. The ear loop is also soft quite comfortable compared to other earbuds that use a memory wire to keep the loop. This set is a little heavier than the 600i but nothing too drastic and it stays in place quite well, even during movement. I do find the cable a tiny bit unwieldy but it's still very manageable and seems quite durable. It would have been nice if they made one with a slightly thicker 600i cable.

    Overall I'm quite pleased with this set. As usual with dynamic drivers you have to give these some time to break in before they work to their full potential.

    71 of 79 people found this useful