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NEX202

REVONEXT

Rating

Price

7.3

40 €

Review published:

08/2019

Driver

2

per Side

1

Dynamic

1

Balanced

Impedance

18 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

7

Mids

6.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

105 dB

7.2

Handling

8.5

Haptic

C

Value

-

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 40000 Hz

Intro

With the NEX series, REVONEXT returned in 2019. Currently, the series includes a dual hybrid (NEX 202) and a quad driver configuration (NEX 602). The NEX 202 has a dynamic and a BA driver and serves the overrunning 50 € range. Whether the new series can keep up with the successful QT series, or even represent an update, remains to be found out.

Handling

Packaging and its contents make a solid impression. Acceptable cable, silicone and foam tips and a fabric bag are useful accessories.

The handset itself is made of metal and is very comfortable to wear, apart from its pleasant size.
Although it apparently has a half-open construction (faceplate), considerably less music gets out than expected. The insulation to the inside is also very good.

REVONEXT proves with the NEX-series that they are able to create an independent design that has not been copied by other brands.
However, I find that the 2-pin connector is a bit too deep in the case, which makes it difficult to use third party cables.

Sound

The NEX 202 delivers the familiar REVONEXT sound. However, it can not completely convince me.

The bass is actually the highlight of the NEX 202, it is tight, punchy, deep and textured.
It's neither too thick nor shy, although it has a more than decent impact. It's just right for my taste, but the treble negative steals the show. He manages to give everything back in a controlled way and to stay clean and snappy.

The mids of REVONEXT are mostly their figurehead. They are also good on the NEX 202, but they don't manage to fight the highs. Due to the strong presence of this, the mids are unnecessarily brightened and can only reach their full potential on quieter tracks, without drums, or instruments that are heavy on treble. Sibilants are emphasized, but this is tolerable. Male voices are more pleasant to hear than female voices, which are too energetic.

The trebles cause me the most problems. They are too sharp for my taste and make it difficult for me to concentrate on the fullness of the details provided. For trebleheads and those who are not sensitive to treble, this might be just the right thing. For many however rather tiring and unpleasant. You get used to viesles in the long run, but for me the trebles are a bit over the top. That goes rather in the direction of unnatural hardness, than analytical listening pleasure.

But I like the spatiality very much. On the positive side, one can say that the trebles create a sharper demarcation with their hardness and thus clearer definition and separation, but then you have to be very sympathetic to them.

Outro

I don't want to be too unfair to NEX 202. Technically, it's got a lot going for it, only the bright signature is not quite my cup of tea. After a while you get used to it and can better concentrate on the strong bass and the midrange. For me, there is better in the price segment, even if workmanship and comfort are in the upper third of the class.

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

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NEX202

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RX8

RX8

NEX602

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QT3s

RX8s

RX8s

QT2

QT2

QT5

QT5

QT2s

QT2s

RX6

RX6

Second Opinion

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