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Brainwavz R3 Dual Dynamic Driver Earphones Reviews

Positive Reviews


Tough Build, Gentle Sound


Pros: great balanced but slightly warm sound, wide soundstage, build

Cons: overbuilt, wide & long nozzle, large "unique" design

Quick Summary: While these earphones have a really “unique” design to them, once you get over this, you will be rewarded with a beautifully balanced sound. I would put them on a similar tier as the very popular, and head-fi favorites Hifiman re400 and the Vsonic GR07. This is very high praise, let’s find out below!   I want to thank Brainwavz for their patience and for sending a pair of these R3 for review:   Click on the link below to see the video review:   Accessories: The R3s come with a multiple ear tips of different sizes, shapes and even “bore/nozzle width” 3 pairs of Grey (medium bore) (in S,M,L) 3 pairs of black (narrower bore) (in S,M,L) 1 pair of...
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Negative Reviews


Brainwavz R3 - Unique "Industrial" Design - But How Did They Get The Cable So Wrong?


Pros: Clarity, over-all sonic signature, soundstage, build quality, accessories, value

Cons: Cable (worst I've ever come across), slight imbalance beteen upper and lower mids, fit

Introducing Brainwavz very uniquely designed dual dynamic IEM   Brainwavz R3 (Comply Tips) Brainwavz R3 Dual Dynamic IEM I've been lucky enough recently to start reviewing for a few IEM and earbud manufacturers.  Raz from MP4 Nation PM'd me a month ago, and asked if I'd be interested in listening to, and reviewing, the new Brainwavz R3 dual dynamic driver IEM. This is one I was really looking forward to for a variety of reasons:   [a] I previously owned and very much enjoyed Brainwavz B2 (dual BA) IEMs , and also their HM5 full sized headphones.   [b] Brainwavz and MP4 Nation (in my personal experience) really try to look after...
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More Reviews


Very Nice Sounding IEM But Has A Terrible Cable


Pros: Sounds Good, Relaxing, No Sibilance, Build Quality

Cons: Physical Design

First I’d like to thank Audrey from Brainwavz for sending me the R3 to review. Brainwavz was one of the very first companies I encountered when I joined Head-Fi; their legendary B3 was one of my first higher end IEMs. Since then, I have heard many other Brainwavz offerings and I have enjoyed each of them and none have struck me as off sounding. I had quite high expectations about how the R3 would sound.   The Brainwavz R3 has been an IEM that has received a lot of attention on Head-Fi lately and I have heard quite a few things about it, but I have also read a lot of criticism about its cable. When I first saw the IEM, I immediately thought that the design was very awkward and odd,...
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Interesting and Odd Design with Fairly Good, Pleasing Sound


Pros: Sound quality is pleasing, though not perfectly balanced or refined; Build quality; Accessories and tips; Fits better than expected

Cons: Odd design might not be comfortable for some, but most shouldn't have issues; Cable can be a bit unwieldy and annoying

Disclaimer: I received my R3s for free under the condition I would write a review for them. Purchase price reflects their going rate on a popular online retailer at the time of the review.   The Brainwavz R3 is certainly an interesting IEM in a few ways, but it's the overall design, shape, and style of fit that immediately stand out. I was a little unsure what to expect from a sound perspective, but I was definitely worried these would be impossible to wear comfortably, assuming I could fit them in my ears properly at all. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised in most areas.   Design, Fit, Comfort, Etc.   Admittedly, I had no clue how to wear these at first. I spent...
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Updated R3 design (no more memory wire)


Pros: build quality, included accessories, great sound separation

Cons: cable, would prefer memory wire back, fitment

This is a review of Brainwavz R3 dual driver headphones. http://www.yourbrainwavz.com/r3.html - an updated version of R3 model originally released about 8-9 months ago. Usually when I look for in-ear headphones I try to stay away from oddly shaped "objects" that will affect the fitment and create discomfort. I'm more used to a traditional cylindrical shape design with a wire down config or a fancier bean shape design with a wire up behind the ear fitment. When I was offered an opportunity to review Brainwavz dual dynamic driver R3 headphones and looked through some of the pictures, I was intrigued by their shape because I wasn't sure if it could fit my ears. Shaped like something you put...
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Balanced airy sound with a bold design


Pros: Good sound for price, memory wire, bold design that works, good build quality, Comply's

Cons: memory wire too long, driver design may not fit all ears, slightly harshness at times

Introduction: Multi driver IEM’s are the talk when it comes to linear armature driver based units. But a dynamic driver based IEM having multiple drivers? Well here we are today with Brainwavz’s new dual dynamic driver in ear monitor. Armed with an acoustic and a bass driver, the piston shaped IEM seems ready to either take on the linear armature competition, or take on the competition for the most unique looking IEM. Whatever it is, the R3 is distinctive, new and different. Let’s take a look at how it is today.   Unit Quality: The unit I received is a pre-production sample. I was notified that some things with the unit itself was being changed possibly. This review will like to...
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Brainwavz R3 Quick Review


Pros: Oh its so sumptuously and delicately beautiful. Soundstage and scale.

Cons: If you want a V shaped party beast this is not it. The stupidly long memory wire!!!!

Brainwavz R3 Quick Review   Thanks to mp4nation for the sample.   Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/701034/brainwavz-r3-review   Brief:  Brainwavz do an epically scaled dual dynamic.   Price:  £79 or US$130 or €95   Specification:  Transducers/Drivers: Dual Dynamic, 10mm, Crossover: Passive, Rated Impedance: 32ohms, Sensitivity: 95dB at 1mW, Frequency range: 20Hz ~ 20KHz,   Maximum input power:  2mW, Cable length: 1.4m, Y cord, OFC Copper, professional grade memory cable., Plug: 3.5mm gold plated, 45 degree., 24 month warranty.   Accessories:  1 x Comply foam T-series tip 6 x Silicone tips 1 x...
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