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Brainwavz S1

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Brainwavz S1




Transducers/Drivers: 10mm 
Rated Impedance: 16ohms 
Sensitivity: 93dB at 1mW 
Frequency range: 20Hz ~ 20KHz 
Maximum input power: 2mW 
Cable length: 1.3m, Y cord, OFC Copper, flat cable. 
Plug: 3.5mm gold plated, 45 degree. 
12 month warranty.

Included Accessories:

1 x Comply foam S-series tip 
6 x Silicone tips 
1 x Bi-Flage tip 
1 x Tri-Flange tip 
1 x Airplane adapter 
1 x Earphone carrying case 
1 x Instruction manual 


Build Quality/Appearance


The housings are full metal in a gray and Berry/purple/grape color combination.  It reminds me of the decepticons for some reason.  I wonder Why.




The accessories are quite nice and is basically the same ones that come with the R3 except that it doesn't have the 6.3mm adapter.  The carrying case is nice and solid.  It's bigger than most cases that iems come with so you can carry all the tips, airline adapter and even a small mp3 player like a sansa clip.  




Just like the decepticons the S1 is industrial strong.  The Y split it hefty and no one would ever worry about the cables breaking with the strain reliefs.  The cable is a flat type and it quite bendable.  Not a lot of memory when being wrapped at all.  


It's "meant" to be worn over the ear but I had no problems with wearing them straight down.  Usuaully an iem is more comfortable one way or the other but the S1 is just as comfortable either way. I prefer them over ear to help with the slight microphonics when worn straight down.  Even then, when worn straight down, there isn't much microphonics.  It is also of note that there is a slight driver flex in one of the iems.  Not both but just one.  It isn't as bad other iems like the MTPG or Carbo Basso but it's there nonetheless. 




It has good resolution and decent clarity while maintaining decent extension.  It won't have sparkle but what it does have it does it well.  Nothing seems veiled or muddy but good clean and crisp treble.  It's not going to wow treble heads but good for long listening sessions.  




They're different from the R3 as they are more laid back.  It isn't forward or obtrusive.  It has decent weight and thickness to the mids.  It's not really recessed but more along the lines of mellow.  When you just want to sit and listen to music.  




The bass is a tad flabby, but it does tighten up a bit after awhile.  It has good mid bass impact and sub bass rumble.  It's not over bearing or bloated.  Just not controlled as well as I would like.  




These are solid all arounders for the more popular genres of today.  Rap, Hip-hop and rock.  These aren't great in single category but it isn't last in any category either.  They are wonderful for daily use when you need long listening sessions.  


Edited by TekeRugburn - 1/2/14 at 11:56am
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Nice review there! I agree on many of your points.

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

Nice review there! I agree on many of your points.


thanks, Very solidly built all arounders.  Not the end all iem but good performance to price ratio.

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