Pros: Sound Quality, Comfort, Case
Cons: Cable tangling
Hello all head-fiers out there reading or seeing my review. You may ask who is this random guy writing a review? Here I am doing so anyways since this headphone isnt reviewed often and only has one review. I come from a family of sound engineers that have taught me in depth of what sound is supposed to sound really and all that basic and advanced stuff on sound. My mom and her brother are both sound engineers. Just got the brainwavz r1 today and dang was I surprised of how good they sounded for $30 bucks and fresh off the box with no burn in time at all. Box It comes in looks high end and is well packaged when opening it was a breeze with no toublem but only part needed care is taking out the headphones since it is tight in the plastic package. So be carefull.
BUILD QUALITY: This seems to be flaw of the R1's since they feel a little too light almost paper light actually, which yes is very nice, but the cables in these are too thin even when they supposedly have OFC cable attached to these. Other than that they are nice.
DESIGN: These look so simple yet nice and attractive. Having said wearing these I have gotten many compliments about them out of random and was very nice to have gotten them. These are so comfortable to wear to the point as if I were to not be wearing them, and there are so many tips included that it will seem impossible to not find the right fit at all.
SOUND: Now here comes the most crucial news and part of every headphone ever made. They are of a V-shaped eq and I tend to like how they do so like the UE Triple-fi that I have.
Bass: These wow, they give that impact you want when its necessary on any genre of music.
Bass goes nice and deep without sacrificing the treble or distorting, Bass is nice and
tight but a bit boomy for some people's liking all depending in taste of sound. To me I
think bass is just right when it comes to these in music, yes more bass presence and
power than the UE triple fi 10, and thats why i got these since. By woofer Brainwavz did
a real good job making the 9mm woofer live up to the name since all brands put words to
mislead consumer to buying their product.
Mid-Range: The mids are nice and rich but tend to be recessed a bit. Still though they maintain
to the sound still being warm and rich and these have more mids that my triplefi
when listening to stock flat eq on any device or computer. Mids are present nicely
but do tend to calm down when it comes down to what song you may happen to
listen to. I like the mids provided and have no problem with it.
Treble: Here is another strength on these other than the bass, wow the tweeter sounds life like
and accurate sounding. Yes the sound is v-shaped but me personally I do tend to like
this since I have had the triple fi for 2 yrs already. treble is nice and detailed but only
flaw is that voices not always come out so well in these depending on singer. higher
pitched singer worse sounding his or her voice will sound compared to a lower end
voiced singer because tweeter tends to distort a tiny bit that i have noticed when a
voice is to high in tone. Thats the only flaw which i dont mind much.
Soundstage: Its nice and big sounding as if in the front row at a concert, or imagine this that the
soundstage is as of and similar to the triplefi whoever has them can relate best.
When listening to the song Closer To The Edge by 30 Seconds To Mars I was able
to hear a whole lot of detail thanks to the soundstage positioning. Cymbals real
present along with synth piano and the voices.
In Amazon these are real cheap at $29.50 and worth every penny! I love these. Even from never having owned,heard, and used Brainwavz at all and impressed.