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Brainwavz B2 Dual Balanced Armature Earphones Reviews

Krisman

Bright to the point of pain

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Pros: Fantastic detailing, layered and open presentation

Cons: Extremely bright. Non existent bass even after trying 7 different tips

Summary of my experience with these: Build: Feels cheap and plasticky. In fact the box appears better made than the earphones. :) Treble: Very detailed, forward and sharp. No real sibilance BUT is very fatiguing after even after short listening sessions Mids: Again very detailed but there appears to be some forward and some recessed elements depending on the track you are listening to. The soundstage in the mids is great. Very wide and layered. Bass: Very weak. I even tried my gel custom fit earbuds to ensure the fit was perfect but it didn't really help. These fall off badly with any electronic bassy tracks. Just feels like there is a massive hole in your musical experience and...
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lin0003

Great IEM, But Not For Me.

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Pros: SQ, Detail, Pretty Good Soundstage, Cheaper Than Fischer DBA-02 MKII

Cons: Can Be A Bit Sibilant, Bass A Tiny Bit Lacking, Midrange Slightly Recessed

When I first got these, I was a bit unsure as to how to put them in my ears, but I managed to find out after a quick search. I remember when I first listened to them, I felt that they sounded atrocious. The bass was alright, but the cymbals were very harsh. Slowly, my ears accustomed to the sound and now the sound great. These are very neutral with a peak in the high mids/lower treble region, which sometimes causes both vocal and cymbal sibilance. Below is a full review.   Edit: After listening to them again, they sounded terrible. While they are technically very good, I don not like them at all. Therefore, I will reduce the rating to 3.5 stars.  Accessories: I got the...
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Sycho

Analytical, great quality,

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Pros: 360 surrounding instrumental music sounds amazing, easy to power, analytical

Cons: Not as fun/too revealing, sibilant if at high volumes with sibilant music, not perfect seal

Just got my Brainwavz B2 and find the details better than my S4i. Compared to my HD 598, obviously they are not as wide, but they are deep, a bit wider than my ATH-M50. They do sound pretty bright, perhaps even lacking in the depth of the sound, but much more tolerable than the R1s. The harshness/sibilance don't seep into my ears too hard, but after listening to a track that presents a bit of sibilance, it does get quite fatiguing. Most instrumental tracks sound fine, sibilance from vocals are controlled as long as the volume isn't too high, it's not as sibilant as the S4s which is a good thing. The bass is not booming, but with tracks that use a good amount of bass, they start to sound...
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mechgamer123

A Great Bang for your buck IEM

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Pros: Detail, tonal balance, price

Cons: Simbilant, picky about source material

Hi Head-fi, welcome to my first ever IEM review! I feel I should review these before getting my HD600s, because these probably won't get as much head time after that. I picked up these IEMs used from a fellow head-fier exactly 5 months ago. My source for the review: iPod Classic 6G<~~Fiio L9 LOD~~>Objective 2 FLAC 70% Classic Rock 20% Jpop 10% Alternative (Check my profile for specifics, or http://www.last.fm/user/mechgamer123)   Comparisons I have: AKG Q701 (Very short listening time before returning) Hifiman RE-ZERO (previously owned for a few months) Yamaha EPH-100 (Very short audition) Sennheiser HD600 (Short audition)  ...
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Sir Metal

Brief Review of the Brainwavz B2

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Pros: Amazingly detailed and sparkly highs; fluent and detailed, slightly forward mids; tight, punchy and detailed bass.

Cons: Bass doesn't extend very far; slightly sibilant when using silicone tips; cable could use an outer wrapper.

Hello and welcome to my first Head-Fi review...ever!   Having owned the Brainwavz B2 for around seven months, I have had enough time with them to write an honest, unbiased review; albeit a brief one.   Price   I bought these in the UK for £100 (about $155 USD) in December 2011, and was pleasantly surprised seeing as they originally retailed for a lot more. Are they worth the money? You'll have to read the conclusion to find out.   Highs   The Brainwavz B2 features two balanced armature drivers: one woofer, for lows and mids and one tweeter, for the highs. Whomever tuned the tweeter is a genius, as these have the best highs I've ever heard...
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pangolinman

Brainwavz B2 Dual Armature IEM review

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Pros: Percussive impact Balanced sound Soundstage (relative to the general amount in an IEM) Instrument separation Clarity Speed Value

Cons: Somewhat cheap feeling housing. Sub-bass has a fair amount of distortion. Comply tip wears out quickly, only one included.

      Hello all!   I have now had about two weeks (now five) to gather impressions on these IEMs, and they have been fully burnt in with pink noise/ normal listening. All testing will be done with FLAC files run through Foobar 2000 with the wasapi plugin, through my STX, on the Hi-Fi setting.   First off, however, an introduction to the product in question.     SPECS FROM BRAINWAVZ     Quote: Rated Impedance: 40ohms  Frequency range: 20 ~ 20000Hz  Sensitivity: 110dB at 1mW  Maximum input power: 60mW  Cable length: 1.3 meters ...
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Brooko

Well balanced, fantastic value IEMs

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Pros: Great balance, well built, good isolation, good cabling. very good SQ

Cons: Cables not detachable

I originally purchased the B2 after hearing good reports about the DBA2 - and hearing that these were a clone.  The early reviews talked about an IEM that had a very neutral well balanced sound, and did everything well.  I come from Shure SE series IEMs (425's) and was looking for something with just a little more 'sparkle' - so these seemed ideal candidates.  Especially being a dual balanced armature priced below USD 150.00.   For this review - I'm running unamped from an iPhone 4.  Normally I would use my iPod4 and E11 combo though.   Specification   Transducers/Drivers: Dual balanced armature Rated Impedance: 40ohms Frequency...
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