Originally Posted by Brooko
You might want to take a look at this post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/725340/brainwavz-s5-iem-headphones-review/240#post_10711723)
Tinyman392 actually measured it. Not wanting to "steal your thunder or anything" - but the frequency response (and people's impressions of it) was under hot debate a month ago.
FWIW - it correlates what many of us heard during our testing:
- boosted bass
- flatish mids, which sit a little in the background
- gentle rise in upper mids and lower treble (couple of peaks in the 4-5K region), then a drop off after that
I read your review through - good effort. Surprised by your comment "buds are made of aluminium but don't feel robust". Many of us found the build quality to be stellar, considering the machining and shape. I love the way they took the "Shure" shape and even made it better - very, comfortable. I really wish a lot more manufacturers would use this shape.
And if anything - I'd prefer a better cable. I just think it is overworked, and a little bulky.
Interesting to get contrasting views though.
Oh, not at all. It's more than welcome. Actually, I was hoping somebody might make a mention of something relevant to what I've brought up as it was perhaps discussed in the past. I mention that in the last paragraph of my first post on here actually. If you go back to it, this is a little bit about something different though. I don't want to waste people's time however by rehashing all that I've stated.
Basically, I've been wondering what has caused the difference in people's impressions (where mine initially differed significantly from yours and certain others) and I ultimately just ignored it, opting to just roll with my prejudice towards those who differed (obviously I was smart enough not to post anything then however). Unfortunately, I did get my answer regarding this mentioned disparity but in a rather embarrassing way. I'm looking to make a poll with a choice of what would more closely resembles people's initial impressions (important that it not be what they know it should by this point), giving a choice between what was my initial impression and the one which now follows which I am planning to represent with EQ charts and a venn diagram. It might be too late for that (especially now having biased people's perspective further with my present EQ and your FR measurement chart shortly after) but nevertheless, I think it would at least convey to newcomers not to make the same mistake that I did. I kind of don't want this to only be hearsay (since it would just be easily forgotten and ultimately not useful/helpful to anyone), especially since the problem which may have caused this for me, and I'd wager it also did for certain others, is in itself kind of lame. I can't specifically say what that is until I make the mentioned thread/poll; otherwise it kind of ruins it fully.
For the record, even though in this case the graph kind of matches the adjustments I've made (and therefore what I'm perceiving), I don't actually value FR charts very highly. I don't think it's ever the final nail in the coffin in a debate about the sound of certain speakers/headphones. It's barely actually a starting point for me. There's many reasons for that but I'd prefer not to get into this. I just want to say that even if my EQ was off from what this measurement is supposed to represent/indicate, there could be many reasons for that. I know we'd likely disagree on this front but I'm almost 100% sure any argument would devolve into something worse. In this case however, luckily it works out.
In regards to their design, I mentioned that I actually like it. What you're talking about is different from my comment which says they don't really feel particularly robust. I mean, otherwise, I agree with what you've said about them. But yes, we certainly do differ when it comes to the cable. I love it! :D
Originally Posted by Hungryhoss
That looks like EQ to me.
I'm honestly not sure what you want.. Yes, that's the EQ I've come up with which is representative of my impressions of these IEMs... I'm sorry but you're simply not following what this is all about and the purpose therefore of any of what I mention. Just hold off on your thoughts until what you're looking to hear is simply stated...
Edited by Typhoon859 - 8/28/14 at 4:40am