I got my new Brookstone earphones in the mail today. A joint venture with Joker since Brookstone had free shipping for $99+. We each bought a pair at $59.95 each and I just received mine from him today.
Brookstone, as you may know, sells most everything including electronics items. They sell a few sets of headphones and earphones. Most of their collection seems to be Japan made models or models also sold by Japanese companies such as Pioneer and Audio-Technica. What they choose to release under the Brookstone name are usually quality products that will be familiar to many Head-fi members.
The Brookstone Clear Dual Drive Earbuds are another model that looks quite familiar...
The specs: 15mm and 7mm drivers in each side
24 Ohm impedance
10 - 20kHz F.R.
105dB +/-3 Sensitivity
46" cable with mic/controls(5" down from right earphone) and straight plug
Brookstone provides a one year warranty. They also offer optional Protection Plus at an additional cost($5.99/ $8.99) for 1 or 2 year additional replacement.
The Brookstone resemble their Radius counterpart quite closely outside of chrome accents instead of gold, a slightly different sound tube cap piece(with white fiber screens instead of metal mesh screens), and a different cable with the mic/controls.
I am burning them in and will post impressions some time later. IIRC, I was second to last with the DDM 2 before Esanthosh(who still has them, I believe) on their recent tour. I must say that the sound is very, very much like I remember the Radius to be. Only 3 pairs of tips and a simple velour style pouch but seemingly a very nice deal for the SQ level even right out of the box pre-burn. A quick test vs. the EX600 confirms that these are a good value and probably close to the real deal with minor changes.
More to follow...
Edited by jant71 - 8/1/11 at 3:02pm