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post #1 of 5
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Hello all,

After two years of good service, my Brainwavz M2 have decided to definitely give up. Not complaining, as they've been used for several hours each day of the week (office use), but the right speaker has definitely failed at the "Y" cord.

I am looking for a substitute right now, I've been taking a look at Joker's thread and keeping an eye on the deals thread, but can't decide. I really like the sound signature of the M2, I know it is very bassy but that's one thing I like from them and something I am looking for for the next pair. I am using a pair of Brainwavz M4 meanwhile and I don't like them at all. In fact, I hate them. For me, they have no bass presence at all.

My listening is almost 100% electronic music (mainly EBM), and they will be paired with a FiiO E7 amp.

Price tag I am looking would be something around the cost of the M2. I would repeat with the M2 before spending much more, as I was very satisfied with them, but like the idea of trying something else if that doesn't mean spending much more.

I need them to be straight down wear style, as I've found it to be the ones that I am more confortable with. I've been trying Brainwavz Beta too, but doesn't feel confortable with their shape.

I've been looking at the Klipsch Image S4 as an alternative, but would be pleased to hear more ideas to consider.

Could you help me please?

Thank you very much in advance.

post #2 of 5

The JVC FX3X, Sony XB60EX, Turbine and EX310 are highhly recommended and they all offers dynamic punchy bass and overall detailed soundquality.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello, thank you for your answer.

 

Seems like the JVC FX3X may suit the budget, but if I didn't mess up the others are somewhat pricey than the M2.

 

Are the JVC too bassy as I've read in reviews? Anyone could compare with the M2?

 

What about the Klispch? Any ideas on how do they do vs the M2 or the JVC?

 

Thank you again!
 

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Originally Posted by pedracca View Post

Hello all,

After two years of good service, my Brainwavz M2 have decided to definitely give up. Not complaining, as they've been used for several hours each day of the week (office use), but the right speaker has definitely failed at the "Y" cord.

I am looking for a substitute right now, I've been taking a look at Joker's thread and keeping an eye on the deals thread, but can't decide. I really like the sound signature of the M2, I know it is very bassy but that's one thing I like from them and something I am looking for for the next pair. I am using a pair of Brainwavz M4 meanwhile and I don't like them at all. In fact, I hate them. For me, they have no bass presence at all.

My listening is almost 100% electronic music (mainly EBM), and they will be paired with a FiiO E7 amp.

Price tag I am looking would be something around the cost of the M2. I would repeat with the M2 before spending much more, as I was very satisfied with them, but like the idea of trying something else if that doesn't mean spending much more.

I need them to be straight down wear style, as I've found it to be the ones that I am more confortable with. I've been trying Brainwavz Beta too, but doesn't feel confortable with their shape.

I've been looking at the Klipsch Image S4 as an alternative, but would be pleased to hear more ideas to consider.

Could you help me please?

Thank you very much in advance.

 

Even I'm travelling in the same boat. I really like Brainwavz M2, I tried different IEMs (Sony MH1C, VSonic GR06 to name a few) but nothing comes close to M2 in terms of my liking. I think the positive point in M2 is good bass without affecting its sweet mids. 

 

After a lot of research I think Westone UM2, Monster Turbine may get close but I didn't try. I don't have the chance to try

 

I'm basically looking for Musical and Forgiving IEM. Should be engaging enough that I should forget about sound quality and fall into music. M2 does the same thing

post #5 of 5

It'll be a sad day indeed when my M2s break. Good thing I never use them :P

 

Why not the GR02, always found those to be a good alternative to the Brainwavz. A bit more treble but fairly smooth overall. Definitely not S4-level peaky. 

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