UPDATE: I'm still in the process of getting the Havi B3 either replaced or exchanged with the Astrotec AX35. Just waiting for the seller's final decision... kinda delayed most likely because of Chinese New year.
Guys, I just got to insert this initial impression for the R3. It may have not have gotten much attention probably because it can be a hassle due to fit issues but to tell you the truth, all the fiddling I've gone through just to make it work for me has been worth the time and hassle.
I've been listening to Brainwavz R3 as part of the Dual Dynamic Review and Comparison with the KEF M200. I gotta say... this is surprisingly AWESOME! I can probably say that this has got to be up there with the best I've heard when it comes to PRAT! Reminds me so much of my enjoyment with the 1Plus2 original version. Yes folks, it's no typo! Pace, Rhythm, and Timing is just as enjoyable as the 1Plus2! I can't stop listening to the R3 because it's just so much fun.
So expect the Dual Dynamic Comparison write-up very soon... this is quite an interesting match up!
Finally some recognition for these excellent phones. Yes, fit and design, bla bla... we all know they're not ideal in that respect. But sound-wise they're pretty special, especially with amping - or high gain on the X3, where I add treble +2 and bass -2. They definitely need a bit of power to show their stuff.