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post #61 of 728
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 



Naw, it won't flog a well amped ER4S(p) in raw detail extraction, but it may show the Etymotic who's boss in soundstage, among other areas like bass impact.

 

   lets find out , hmm . let me put these in my ears .

post #62 of 728
Thread Starter 

First off, thank you H20 for adding some much needed "flair" to this thread :biggrin:

 

I do agree with both dweaver and yourself that these are better than the average IEM at this price point, but I do indeed lack the know how, and more importantly lack the review units you guys have to compare the S5's to. Thanks for adding your opinions here, it really is great to have folks like you adding to this :)

 

As for the tips, I find that to be totally subjective as everyone's ears are different. Try them all out and decide for yourself suman134.


Edited by dragon2knight - 7/7/14 at 4:27am
post #63 of 728

  this is an improvement , a huge one over the brainwavz delta that i reviewed last year . better bass , smoother highs , better mids , not grainy anymore . bass lacks some control and has an mid bass hump ? for now , so i will leave it under some noise therapy .

  and about the tips , sadly i cant get a nice seal with anything but the the large tips . and for the record , not much wind noise .

post #64 of 728
I am using the large tips as well. But I rarely am able to use dual flange tips successfully. Hopefully you notice an improvement in the bass.
post #65 of 728
Waiting some impressions against M5 & S1,very much on the latter.....tbh.popcorn.gif
post #66 of 728
Thread Starter 

Odd to hear that about the bass suman134, burn in should help with that, give it a bit of time. 

post #67 of 728

I'm going to begin a little experiment....

As we know this morning I received Brainwavs S5, then later that afternoon RE-400B, (same day two new earphones) 

Considering their price similarity also both being dynamic based... more importantly brand new signatures fresh to my ears I'm going to see which one I prefer over a period of time with the course of natural selection! Possibly two weeks, I say this because I've found time makes up ones mind for them, I'll innocently lean towards the one I want to listen too most. The RE-400B will have HM-700 running balanced (their true designed source) while the Brainwavs S5 will rely on Colourfly C3. (All FLAC files)

Let's see which one I admire more, I can tell you atm it's a fairly even toss up between both. Because both are new...

(Of course this will be separated from my S5 review)


RE-400B.

G44




Brainwavs S5.






Begin................


 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/7/14 at 7:28am
post #68 of 728
Thread Starter 

Sounds like a fun way to review the two, H2O, look forward to the results :smile:

post #69 of 728
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

I'm going to begin a little experiment....

As we know this morning I received Brainwavs S5, then later that afternoon RE-400B, (same day two new earphones) 

Considering their price similarity also both being dynamic based... more importantly brand new signatures fresh to my ears I'm going to see which one I prefer over a period of time with the course of natural selection! Possibly two weeks, I say this because I've found time makes up ones mind for them, I'll innocently lean towards the one I want to listen too most. The RE-400B will have HM-700 running balanced (their true designed source) while the Brainwavs S5 will rely on Colourfly C3. (All FLAC files)

Let's see which one I admire more, I can tell you atm it's a fairly even toss up between both. Because both are new...

(Of course this will be separated from my S5 review)


RE-400B.

G44




Brainwavs S5.






Begin................


 

 

   re-400 is more analytical , its more like a BA then dynamic still from the bass you can guess that its a dynamic . to me , re-400 tops this s5 , re-400 as i said is somewhere in the top 2 for value . lets see if s5 can get closer . this small a bit inefficient re-400 is a boss .

i will do this shoot out for sure .

 

 


Edited by suman134 - 7/7/14 at 9:17am
post #70 of 728

FedEx delivered mine early this morning before I left for work.  I've had them in my ears for the past few hours.  The flat cable is fine since it's not too thick and bulky.  Over ear fit is very good.  Can wear them down also.  Build, packaging are all great.  I didn't find anything to be lacking.  Isolation is great over ear.

 

Sound is quite excellent.  Bass sounds very good.  Not bass light and not overdone.  More of a mid-bass phone but it's not too much.  Vocals sound clean and is upfront.  No peaky treble and well rounded staging.  After a couple days of burn in, I'll compare it to the Tenore and KC06.  Very impressed with initial listening.

post #71 of 728
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

FedEx delivered mine early this morning before I left for work.  I've had them in my ears for the past few hours.  The flat cable is fine since it's not too thick and bulky.  Over ear fit is very good.  Can wear them down also.  Build, packaging are all great.  I didn't find anything to be lacking.  Isolation is great over ear.

 

Sound is quite excellent.  Bass sounds very good.  Not bass light and not overdone.  More of a mid-bass phone but it's not too much.  Vocals sound clean and is upfront.  No peaky treble and well rounded staging.  After a couple days of burn in, I'll compare it to the Tenore and KC06.  Very impressed with initial listening.

It's really great to see all the test units getting in. The more the merrier I always say :wink_face:

 

I love also that so far no one is saying that the S5's are not worth the money mp4nation's asking as well. These are definitely holding their own in the over crowded $99.00 category, and that can only be a good thing for those who like a choice and aren't rich. Look forward to hearing more from you, DannyBai :)

post #72 of 728

see , thats the mid bass hump .

post #73 of 728
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It's really great to see all the test units getting in. The more the merrier I always say :wink_face:

 

I love also that so far no one is saying that the S5's are not worth the money mp4nation's asking as well. These are definitely holding their own in the over crowded $99.00 category, and that can only be a good thing for those who like a choice and aren't rich. Look forward to hearing more from you, DannyBai :)

Thanks d2k.  I agree these hold up well in the uner $100 category.  They should be mentioned in the other threads as well so more can be aware.  I'm sure once Dsnuts gets his pair, we'll bring attention in the discovery thread as well.  Nice work Brainwavz.

post #74 of 728
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see , thats the mid bass hump .

And you both need to burn them in a bit more, it smooths out with more time....at least it did for the rest of us so far. Keep in mind we arent saying it's not there, just that it goes away. Patience, patience, good things come to those who burn :wink_face: 


Edited by dragon2knight - 7/7/14 at 9:52am
post #75 of 728

I don't find it offensive like other mid-bassy phones I've heard before but I'll burn them in and report back.

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