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post #361 of 792
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post

 

Directly out of a laptop? Maybe crappy source?

Perhaps a driver is lose or defective, try them from a few different sources and if still no luck you should probably return them.

post #362 of 792
So I've been using my new r1s with my HTC one s and sometimes when I plug the headset in it doesn't register on the device. Also the button won't work ever, is this because of the TRRS configuration of the headset not being compatible with android phones or is it a software issue?
post #363 of 792
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

i have ZERO driver flex on my M5

 

I wonder if I just got a bad set.  What tips are you using?  I'm using some sony hybrids, but it did it with the included tips as well.  Clicking and clacking when I stick them in my ears EVERY time.  If I go to adjust the headphone even a little bit, it clicks and creaks in my ear.  It's the same thing my Monster Turbines did.

post #364 of 792

Ok I received mine today. Shipping time was 2 business days to Canada. no tax required..

As many people already have stated, packaging is very impressive for $35 product.

Love the rectangular carrying case.

I burned in mine briefly for about 4-5 hours before taking initial impression..

It is indeed good sounding earphones as I can positively say it slightly outperforms Klipsch S4i (Paid close to $90) in almost all areas.

However compare to my other IEMs ( JVC, Aurisonic, B2 etc) quantity of bass is way too much for my taste right now..

Mids are slightly recessed. Highs not too bad. EQ -5db sub - mid bass region and I can listen to classical music,

but I am putting it back to burn in station for at least 100 more hours before I give another listen. 

I tried some house / electro music and it gives me headache somehow.. weird because I listened to exact same piece with

atrio m5 and never experienced this kind of ringing. 

post #365 of 792

I've got to say that the free fedex shipping was pretty impressive. Tracking showed that it left Hong Kong yesterday. I checked the tracking just now and it says "Delivered - Left at front door."  Huh? Maybe I should go take a look... Hey, they're here! Cool!

 

I've been home today, but I guess one tends to miss the knocks at the door when listening to that whacky and wonderful stuff called "dub step" too loudly lol!

post #366 of 792
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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post

I burned in mine briefly for about 4-5 hours before taking initial impression..

It is indeed good sounding earphones as I can positively say it slightly outperforms Klipsch S4i (Paid close to $90) in almost all areas.

However compare to my other IEMs ( JVC, Aurisonic, B2 etc) quantity of bass is way too much for my taste right now..

Mids are slightly recessed. Highs not too bad. EQ -5db sub - mid bass region and I can listen to classical music,

but I am putting it back to burn in station for at least 100 more hours before I give another listen. 

I tried some house / electro music and it gives me headache somehow.. weird because I listened to exact same piece with

atrio m5 and never experienced this kind of ringing. 

 

They are giving you tinnitus man! Just kidding (I hope - I get it now and then, and it sucks).

 

Ok, my first impressions with zero burn in... I think they're great! I had to put on the comply tips to get them to fit OK. And I had to figure out that these appear to be "over the ears" iems (yes, I'm an iem newbie).

 

I am enjoying the amount of bass - seem just about right. Maybe I'm OK with the amount of bass because my because my jvc S500's have quite a kick in the b-ass and sub-bass department (tamed nicely with ATH pleather pads) and because I was just listening to dubstep with them (which, you could say, has a bit of bass in it lol!). Actually, listening to the R1's to the same dubstep stuff, the bass seems tame in comparison with the S500's - but is still sounds very nice.

 

The mids don't seem recessed to me at all - they sound great! And the highs seem fine as well - not hearing any sibilance. Might lean towards slightly harsh at times, but I'm sure that will be tamed with burn in. Seems like plenty of detail througout. Overall, I am really enjoying the sound of the R1! And for only $35? Way cool.

 

It will be very interesting to hear how they improve with some burn in, and also how they compare with the jvc fxd70's that should be arriving one of these days :)

 

Once they have been sufficiently burned in, I will subject them to the piano guys torture test eek.gif

post #367 of 792
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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post

Ok I received mine today. Shipping time was 2 business days to Canada. no tax required..

As many people already have stated, packaging is very impressive for $35 product.

Love the rectangular carrying case.

I burned in mine briefly for about 4-5 hours before taking initial impression..

It is indeed good sounding earphones as I can positively say it slightly outperforms Klipsch S4i (Paid close to $90) in almost all areas.

However compare to my other IEMs ( JVC, Aurisonic, B2 etc) quantity of bass is way too much for my taste right now..

Mids are slightly recessed. Highs not too bad. EQ -5db sub - mid bass region and I can listen to classical music,

but I am putting it back to burn in station for at least 100 more hours before I give another listen. 

I tried some house / electro music and it gives me headache somehow.. weird because I listened to exact same piece with

atrio m5 and never experienced this kind of ringing. 

 

I have at least 60 hours by now and the bass has subdued a lot. It's still really strong, a bit much depending on the songs but I love listening to jazz with these. 

Nice fun, yet, not so fatiguing iem.

post #368 of 792
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

i have ZERO driver flex on my M5

 

+1

 

Yep my M5 gives me zero driver flex too, maybe you have a faulty M5 mate?

post #369 of 792
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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post

 

...

However compare to my other IEMs ( JVC, Aurisonic, B2 etc) quantity of bass is way too much for my taste right now..

Mids are slightly recessed. Highs not too bad. EQ -5db sub - mid bass region and I can listen to classical music,

but I am putting it back to burn in station for at least 100 more hours before I give another listen. 

I tried some house / electro music and it gives me headache somehow.. weird because I listened to exact same piece with

atrio m5 and never experienced this kind of ringing. 

 

The bass will get better, after a while it will settle down and become less harsh.

 

I personally prefer R1's bass compared to Atrio M5, and the mids are veiled rather than recessed I think

post #370 of 792
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Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post

Well, I have had the new dual dynamic driver Brainwavz R1 IEM's since 7am today....and I haven't been able to put them down since! These are some of the best low cost IEM's I've ever heard right out of the box. I usually have to do a full burn in to hear what I'm hearing with the R1's. The separate dynamic drivers(9mm for the woofer, 6.8mm for the tweeter)have been tuned seemingly "just right". To start with, the nice box came with a ton of extras, including three pairs of normal silicone tips(S/M/L), two sets of bi flange tips(S/L), and a set of Comply "T" foam tips. I used them all and actually found the bi flange tips to fit me best. It also has the great black and red carry case being sold elsewhere on the mp4nation site for $6.00US for FREE...and its a great case, with tons of room and above average construction. The R1's themselves are also very well made, with good quality black and red plastic and solid cords, with a nice sliding piece to help cinch them up nicely. These do sit over your ears, but they are very comfortable for long periods(six hours plus and counting so far).


The sound stage is amazing, almost on par with my Brainwavz HM5's(no joke!!), very open sounding with great stereo separation and almost pinpoint instrument placing. So far I've haven't heard any driver flex, something I was worried about with the two separate drivers and no protection from it like you get from dual armatures. If it's there, I can't hear/feel it. The very first bit of music I chose to listen to, a flac version of YES's 90125, hit me right between the eyes, with awesome sound reproduction. Listening to Jon Anderson at the high end and the great percussion of Alan White at the low end, and everything that Trevor Rabin and Chris Squire added in between, was simply superb. Nothing sounded off in the least, as a matter of fact, it sounded just the way it was supposed to. To say the R1's are balanced is an understatement. I have some pretty sophisticated equipment at my disposal in my studio, and the sound signature is almost on par with my HM5's in terms of the way sound is played back. I would never use IEM's for my music editing, but these would work great in a pinch, and that's high praise for such an inexpensive set of in ears. 

Keep in mind that these haven't even been broken in yet....after a full burn in I will report back with the results. I honestly don't think it will make much of a difference, but it's worth doing so nonetheless. I think that many on here would like to see these compared to the B2's, which I own, simply because they have a dual armature design... and to be honest, it's the first thing I did when opening the box for fun. For starters, the B2's cost almost three times plus what you'll pay for the R1's....but the B2's, IMHO, don't have the same openness or all around clarity the R1's have. The B2's can get a little harsh in the upper end, the R1's simply don't do this. The bass response and feel is also slightly better as well. The mids, on the other hand, are better on the B2's. The R1's do a decent job here, but they aren't as focused as the B2's are. Even if your not on a budget, I would choose the R1's personally over the B2's...they are just a better value all around. Dual dynamic drivers are a great idea, much cheaper to produce than dual armature IEM's, while providing a great, balanced sound signature (if done right) that the dual armatures are always praised for. I applaud Razzer from mp4nation.net for including one in the Brainwavz lineup, great job on this dude!!

Summing up, I honestly LOVE the R1's! I have been looking for a long time for a set of IEM's that I could travel with(read: cheap) that had true, honest balanced sound. My look is finally over. I love my B2's, I really do, but they are just too expensive to be thrown in a bag and knocked around daily. They are well made, but I would scream if they got destroyed...not so the R1's. I plan on buying a few pairs to have on hand if needed...it's just the smart thing to do. If your on the fence about going for these at the great pre order price Razzer has up at the time of this post, don't think about it, JUST DO IT. It will be one of the smartest things you do today, guaranteed  As always, if you have any questions, just ask and I'll do my best to answer 

 

Here's a link to the product page over on mp4nation.net: http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-r1-dual-dynamic-speaker-in-ear-earphones

 

Here's some IEM porn for ya ;) 

 

 

Too bad you got run off dragon2knight. I only received my R1's today, but I am so impressed with them, that I thought that I would re-read your initial post (and throw on some Yes 90125 :) 

I gotta say, I agree with what you said, and I am very happy with the R1's (without hardly any burn-in). So kudos to you! beerchug.gif

post #371 of 792
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

 

I wonder if I just got a bad set.  What tips are you using?  I'm using some sony hybrids, but it did it with the included tips as well.  Clicking and clacking when I stick them in my ears EVERY time.  If I go to adjust the headphone even a little bit, it clicks and creaks in my ear.  It's the same thing my Monster Turbines did.

stock M size, wire bore

post #372 of 792

Wow - do the tips used ever make a difference. Pretty much right away I slapped the comply foam tips on and have been really enjoying the sound. I read often about how different tips can make a huge difference, so I tried some of the other tips out. To my ears, they all seem to make the soundstage smaller, and the overall sound quite a bit flatter. I put the comply tips back on and BOOM - back to big 3D-like soundstage. Loving it!

post #373 of 792
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

Wow - do the tips used ever make a difference. Pretty much right away I slapped the comply foam tips on and have been really enjoying the sound. I read often about how different tips can make a huge difference, so I tried some of the other tips out. To my ears, they all seem to make the soundstage smaller, and the overall sound quite a bit flatter. I put the comply tips back on and BOOM - back to big 3D-like soundstage. Loving it!

 

It's all about the seal. Too small, too big, nothing will sound good.  You just weren't getting a good enough seal with the other tips.  It happens...which is why there is a significant market for tips (sony hybrids are huge sellers).

post #374 of 792
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

stock M size, wire bore

 

Crud.  Tried those and have the same issue.  Maybe I'll return these M5s to amazon and get a replacement.  Unless I decide in the next couple days that the R1s are superior...which I'm kinda leaning that way anyway.  Hmmm...what to do.

 

Thanks for the reply.

post #375 of 792
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

 

It's all about the seal. Too small, too big, nothing will sound good.  You just weren't getting a good enough seal with the other tips.  It happens...which is why there is a significant market for tips (sony hybrids are huge sellers).

 

Thanks! I'll have to get more educated about tips. And, I'll have to look into those sony hybrids.

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