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Whats the difference between Brainwavz M1's and the Brainwavs Pro Alphas?

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Also, is MP4nation reliable?

post #2 of 8
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Anyones know what the difference is?

And what Mp4nations reliability is?

 

Thanks.

post #3 of 8

Yes, they are excellent resellers, although the shipping is usually not the fastest.

 

ProAlpha = warm, low-centered

M1 = more flat, compared to ProAlpha emphasis on detail / highs

 

You want bass and a "fun" sound -> ProAlpha

You want to listen to classical music or just prefer a detailed sound -> M1

(You want ProAlpha with slightly improved build and sound -> M2; you want to have all strengths combined and even better sound -> M3)

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Do both the ProAlpha and the M1 have similar quality? Not only sound, but build quality etc.?

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I can't definitely tell you that as there are no ProAlpha reviews yet. As they are made in the same factory, the build quality is most probably the same. PA has additional strain reliefs, though, so maybe they'll last just a little longer.


But again, the main difference that should make your decision is what kind of sound you prefer.

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Hmm, I'll wait till I see some reviews then.

 

And I agree, the problem is, these are for my sister, and she doesn't have a cluie what she likes. I'm the audiophile of the family :P

post #7 of 8

The thing is, if you wait for the reviews, you're gonna have to pay 10$ more for either. And as they are nothing but rebranded ViSang R02, the reviews won't be very surprising. You could try this: let your sister try your all-around best earphones, once with a low-centered eq (60hz +8, 100hz +6, 600hz +4 etc.) and once with high-centered eq (20khz +8, 16khz +6, 12khz +4 etc.). Of course that doesn't come very close to the actual frequency response differences, but you just want to know her general sound preference. In fact, it would probably suffice to know which genres she listens to – electronica/rock -> PA; classical/jazz/etc. -> M1

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Yeah, but she'd have to wait anyways. She, unlike me, is stone broke. And she listens to a VERY broad spectrum of music. I'll try the earphone thing though.

 

Personally, I'm going for the Pro Alpha's, but that'll be next year :P My next purchase will be some over-ears, probably rx700's.

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