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Brainwavz M2... What is with the hype? These are terrible

post #1 of 8
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Now I am no audio expert, but I will try and explain why I really do not like these IEM's

 

Anyway, I received my package containing these a few days ago and they have 50 hours of burn in on them. I have them hooked up to my X-Fi Titanium HD sound card.

 

I turned on some music, and the first thing I hear is the extremely overpowering bass. I listened to them for over an hour and I could not get used to the sound signature. The bass was just way, WAY too powerful. In fact, It was completely ruining the midrange and treble for me. I was unable to hear parts of guitars that I was hearing with my previous headphones, the Koss Portapro. Just to test it, I went and got my Skullcandy IEM's that I bought at Fry's for $2.99 on clearance, and all the parts of the guitar were a lot more clear. The cymbals sounded much crisper... And I could actually hear them. Yeah. A prefer the $3 skullcandy's over these.

 

I have been listening to them for hours now and they still do not sound good at all. I tried many varieties of music, and I even tried an amplifier, but they still sound horrible. I cannot even hear the midrange to be able to say if it is good or not. The treble is very faded and weak, and you can barely hear it over the extremely harsh and annoying bass.

 

So why do people recommend these headphones? I have tried 2 different IEM's all valued less than these in the past few days and they all sound so much better. These are going back to Amazon tomorrow.

post #2 of 8

Maybe a quality control issue. NOTHING should sound worse than $3 pair of Crapcandy

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Originally Posted by Vloeibaarglas View Post

Maybe a quality control issue. NOTHING should sound worse than $3 pair of Crapcandy



It's not that it sounds better, its just that with the Skullcandy at least I can hear the treble and midrange. With these it is impossible. I played some In Flames tracks and the rhythm guitar was literally non-existant. It sounded like a really muffled lead guitar playing with extremely over-exaggerated bass. I even tried the foam tips and those didn't change anything. The bass on these is really annoying and is ruining the experience for me.

 

The only reason I got these was because I was looking for some cheap IEM's under $60. I got the A151's and they were absolutely amazing but the over the ear design was really not my thing. The actual IEM's were absolutely fantastic though. I want something that sounds like those but without the over the ear design.

post #4 of 8

nevermind. i thought you meant B2 


Edited by buffalowings - 12/5/11 at 6:46pm
post #5 of 8

I think you'd like the M1 more.  Much less bass and better clarity overall.... though I prefer the bass heavy M2.

 

Is your music 320 bit or better?  That can make a big difference.


Edited by McFatterson - 12/5/11 at 6:48pm
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Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post

:o... um, brainwavz should be lacking a bit in bass (to 99% of the population even on headfi) must be a fluke pair of phones



Well I got them from Amazon via MP4Nation. And I don't think they are fake, they look genuine. The cable and everything is like the reviews say. It's just the actual IEM and driver that sounds horrible.

 

Trying a few more songs now and still unable to hear the rhythm guitar in any of the songs that I am playing. In one song it actually sounded like there was literally only one guitar.

post #7 of 8

M2's supposed to have overpowering bass. Like others have said, the M1 or Proalpha will have much more balanced sound signature. Brainwavz Beta is also very, very good. 
 

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Well I got them from Amazon via MP4Nation. And I don't think they are fake, they look genuine. The cable and everything is like the reviews say. It's just the actual IEM and driver that sounds horrible.

 

Trying a few more songs now and still unable to hear the rhythm guitar in any of the songs that I am playing. In one song it actually sounded like there was literally only one guitar.



 

post #8 of 8

The M2 have an emphasis on bass esp the mid bass. I have a 68 ohm adapter which helps it a bit.

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