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post #31 of 1355

Hi all,new here,but I am a regular over on mp4nation.net :) I'm on the loaner program for these as well,and put up a non technical review(not everyone understands the tech jargon used on here,I feel its needed to balance it out a bit for the average joe/jane). I found the B2's to be fine monitors(I own a home studio), and agree with |joker| on just about every point he has made, except I dont find the treble end to be harsh at all, just a matter of using the right tips to balance it out ;). I doubt it from what I'm reading on here,but if anyone is interested in my non technical review,heres the link :

http://www.mp4nation.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21493

post #32 of 1355

Welcome to Head-fi!

 

Not everyone one on here needs a technical review, that one leaves you in no doubt that they're good though it does pose the question, what exactly are you comparing them to? Your last paragraph is a bold claim considering the quality of other headphones/IEM's out there.

post #33 of 1355

For comparisons,I only compared them to the other iem's in the Brainwavz series,as I assume that is the audience that these are trying to reach on mp4nation.I stand by the last paragraph,as I had/still have quite a few good pairs of iem's to compare them to(my profile list isnt even the tip of the iceburg,as my store sells and gets access to many of the top names in headphones). I was pleasantly surprised by the B2's,as they will possibly compare to much more expensive iem's out there,as seems to be the trend with the Brainwavz series,hopefully continued with these.I look forward to the other views on these,as I'm certainly no pro with reviewing headphones,and I'm learning from each well written one I read :)

post #34 of 1355

I enjoyed the review. Not all reviews have to include technical jargon which although I don't like myself I still use it since it is difficult to describe things without the use of those terms.

 

After reading the mp4nation review as well as some of the following posts I suspect I am next to get the B2 in your possession as I am fairly close to the Bronx.

post #35 of 1355

Actually,mine are going to a gentleman in Fresh Meadows,NY when I get back from my business trip :) Thanks for the reply,as I'm not to heavy into the jargon either,but have to agree that it is necessary sometimes to explain what some headphones sound like,just as long as it dosent get over done.
 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I enjoyed the review. Not all reviews have to include technical jargon which although I don't like myself I still use it since it is difficult to describe things without the use of those terms.

 

After reading the mp4nation review as well as some of the following posts I suspect I am next to get the B2 in your possession as I am fairly close to the Bronx.

post #36 of 1355

My last comment stands :P I was told I would be next and assumed it was the other head-fi member until I saw that you had them and from New York as well.

post #37 of 1355

Excellent! I will be sure to get them to you in short order :P I will send them out by next monday when I get back.

post #38 of 1355

Rawrster will be the next to get the B2 for the head-fi portion of the loaner program. I shall list on the loaner thread the order in which people will get the units. If you have not asked to be part of the loaner program but are interested then please head over to this thread to express your interest: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/537062/brainwavz-dual-balanced-armature-loaner-audition-program-reviewers-wanted

post #39 of 1355
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Originally Posted by razzer001 View Post

Rawrster will be the next to get the B2 for the head-fi portion of the loaner program. I shall list on the loaner thread the order in which people will get the units. If you have not asked to be part of the loaner program but are interested then please head over to this thread to express your interest: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/537062/brainwavz-dual-balanced-armature-loaner-audition-program-reviewers-wanted

Would it be possible for you to do the same thing for the M3 program? I'm still unsure whether I was picked for the review program or not.
post #40 of 1355

I've been a longtime member of the forums at mp4nation.net, and head-fi for the last couple of years - and I just completed a review of the Brainwavz B2's.  In short, they're great.  Here's my review, just scroll down to this same screenname:

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21493&start=30 

post #41 of 1355
Thread Starter 

Thanks, added a link to your post (and dragon2knight's) in the OP. Hopefully the permalink works.
 

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Originally Posted by PolloLoco View Post

I've been a longtime member of the forums at mp4nation.net, and head-fi for the last couple of years - and I just completed a review of the Brainwavz B2's.  In short, they're great.  Here's my review, just scroll down to this same screenname:

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21493&start=30 

post #42 of 1355

So I picked up my review unit of the B2 earlier today after meeting up with dragon2knight. Impressions to come later today or so.

 

Isolation with the Monster triple flanges are quite good and should be one of the better isolating earphones. Also it's the typical cable that comes with the other Brainwavz series such as the M2 and M3 but there is no chin slider which is quite annoying like in the other series.

post #43 of 1355

So I met up with dragon2knight today and have a bit of a chat as well as him trying out my CK10. It was definitely a pleasure since I didn't have to deal with shipping.

 

For those of you who believe in burn in the previous user told me he put on at least 150 hours so no worries here. I suspect that I will not hear a difference from now and when I have to send them off.

 

The B2 (is that the official name?) exhibits some similarities to the CK10 however it is very much different like how the DBA-02 is different than the CK10 although using the same drivers. Bass extension on the CK10 is a bit better but I have not tried any test tones. I'd say the bass on the B2 has a bit more quantity than the CK10 but I'll need to do some direct comparisons with the same tips. Texture and detail is pretty good so far but I'll need a bit more time to adjust to the signature.

 

Midrange is fairly nicely detailed so far. I don't hear anything from the bass creeping in the midrange so none of that here. Clarity is pretty good here similar to what I expected. There is a bit of a midrange forwardness but it is not excessive like how the CK100 was. It's a small step and not too large.

 

I have some issues with the treble here. There is definitely a spike in the treble but I am not sure how much yet but it is around the same range as the CK10 however I feel that the B2 is a bit more bright than the CK10. The good thing is that the range I am talking about is past the typical area where a peak would cause sibilance. That area is usually the upper midrange so I don't get anything out of the normal. Sibilant tracks are still sibilant and tracks without sibilance still do not have it.

 

More to come..

post #44 of 1355

If it's brighter than the CK10, then it should be brighter than the DBA from my reference.

post #45 of 1355


It was nice to have met rawrster as well :) The CK-10's were alot nicer than I expected them to be,and I appreciated the chance to try them out. B2 will be the official name for them as well. :)

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

So I met up with dragon2knight today and have a bit of a chat as well as him trying out my CK10. It was definitely a pleasure since I didn't have to deal with shipping.

 

For those of you who believe in burn in the previous user told me he put on at least 150 hours so no worries here. I suspect that I will not hear a difference from now and when I have to send them off.

 

The B2 (is that the official name?) exhibits some similarities to the CK10 however it is very much different like how the DBA-02 is different than the CK10 although using the same drivers. Bass extension on the CK10 is a bit better but I have not tried any test tones. I'd say the bass on the B2 has a bit more quantity than the CK10 but I'll need to do some direct comparisons with the same tips. Texture and detail is pretty good so far but I'll need a bit more time to adjust to the signature.

 

Midrange is fairly nicely detailed so far. I don't hear anything from the bass creeping in the midrange so none of that here. Clarity is pretty good here similar to what I expected. There is a bit of a midrange forwardness but it is not excessive like how the CK100 was. It's a small step and not too large.

 

I have some issues with the treble here. There is definitely a spike in the treble but I am not sure how much yet but it is around the same range as the CK10 however I feel that the B2 is a bit more bright than the CK10. The good thing is that the range I am talking about is past the typical area where a peak would cause sibilance. That area is usually the upper midrange so I don't get anything out of the normal. Sibilant tracks are still sibilant and tracks without sibilance still do not have it.

 

More to come..

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