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NEX602

REVONEXT

Rating

Price

7.1

90 €

Review published:

08/2019

Driver

4

per Side

1

Dynamic

3

Balanced

Impedance

30 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7.5

Bass

6.5

Mids

6.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

106 dB

6.8

Handling

8.5

Haptic

C

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 40000 Hz

Intro

The NEX 602 currently represents the flagship model of REVONEXT. Unfortunately, Flagship is only noticeable in the price, but not in the sound characteristics. For me the NEX 602 is the worst model of the company, which is mainly due to the bad driver implementation and the resulting unnatural sound.

Handling

The text is basically a copy of the NEX 202:
>> 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, apart from its nice size, is very comfortable to wear.
Although it seems to have a half-open design (faceplate opening is smaller than on the NEX 202), much less music gets out than expected. The isolation 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 from 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

I'm not quite sure in which direction REVONEXT wants to sound with their new models. Just because of a bright signature and raised high frequencies alone, you can't immediately say that you are now particularly high definition and audiophile.

Compared to the NEX 202, the bass decreases in quantity and I miss some pressure from below and the nice punch of the NEX 202. It feels more at home in the midrange, but has an acceptable extension without the bass of the NEX 602 being a big memory.
It is not as tight and fast as the bass of the NEX 202, although the NEX 202 has the bigger driver. I would describe it as a rock solid without attracting much attention.

The mids are a bit too bright and thin for me. Here it lacks body and also warmth, especially with male voices. Somehow they don't sound quite right for me either and certainly not homogeneous. Here the tuning of the individual drivers seems to be quite inconsistent. The first REVONEXT in-ear, where I really have a problem with the mids. The QT2 was still a great listener, just like the good RX8s, or QT5, but REVONEXT goes completely in the wrong direction for me. Maybe it's also me, who knows.

The highs pick up where the mids left off. It just doesn't sound natural to me, but artifact-like and too bright. It certainly varies from track to track and is sometimes more, sometimes less to get over, but basically it is nothing half and nothing whole. You have to give the highs credit for not being as sharp and a bit milder than the NEX 202's. They also have a nice extension and the stage created is really very good, but what the NEX 602 builds up here, it immediately tears down with its butt.

Electro still works best here, but then please without vocals. Surely you can listen to music with the NEX 602 in general quite well, but not more and especially not for almost 100 €.

Outro

I am a little disappointed with the two new in-ears of REVONEXT. I like the NEX 202 even better, but for almost 100 € the NEX 602 is not only overpriced, but also can't keep up with the technical and sonic demands in this class.
I hope that REVONEXT will think back to old strengths in their next developments and listen a bit more to the community and reviewers. Not everything is bad about the NEX 602, but not everything is right either. Positive things to mention are workmanship and wearing comfort, but that alone is not enough, but it makes the rating a bit prettier.
In the meantime, online shops seem to want to get rid of their stock, which means that the NEX 602 is available for 60 €.

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​

NEX202

NEX202

QT3

QT3

RX8

RX8

NEX602

NEX602

QT3s

QT3s

RX8s

RX8s

QT2

QT2

QT5

QT5

QT2s

QT2s

RX6

RX6

Second Opinion

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