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Kind of off topic but definitely Brainwavz related. If you want check out some of thier awesome new colour variations in HM5 pads (leather / velour) pop into the thread below.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/741698/new-brainwavz-hm5-pads-different-colours-velour-leather#post_11033960


(more pictures there!)

 

  thats a shure right ? looks good !!

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My review is up. http://www.head-fi.org/products/brainwavz-s0-in-ear-headphones/reviews/11913

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here's my review of the Brainwavz S0 IEM:

 

A Pocket Friend, great for mobile devices with friendly sound of a good car radio system..

 

Thanks to Audrey at Brainwavz for this opportunity to review the new Brainwavz S0.  I am not affiliated

in any way to Brainwavz, although i did review the S5 recently with a review sample from them.

 

The S0 is the so called "baby brother" to the recently released S5 from Brainwavz and is a welcome

addition to the Brainwavz family of inexpensive IEMs.  It is smaller than its bigger brother and actually

had a better fit for me with its on board tips, with a good seal and is remarkably comfortable.  Still made

of metal at 50$ it is well built and has a good selection of alternate tips and supplies with it and a case.

 

Brainwavz advertises the S0s as having a "clear balanced sound" and after burn in they pretty much do

although there is still a mid bass hump to them but its pleasant for most music. The cable has good strain

relief and was pretty tangle proof. The design is straightforward and fairly simple, with neodymium magnets

and aluminum housing, and they seem well made and fell good in your hands and ears.

 

The out of the box sound changed a fair amount with 100 or so hours of burn in, which tamed the

initial bloated bass and sibilence and rounded the sound to a fairly balanced presentation.  the bass

is still humped, but less so than the S5, and after burn in the S0 is pleasant for a variety of music from

blues to EDM  through rock.  More lyrical wavy or ambient music sounds more digital than one might like

but the phone does nice things to streaming audio and makes it pleasant to listen to in a good way.

 

Overall the sound quality is that of a decent car radio--pleasant for background non critical listening

good to do work or chores to, or while watching sports or news you don't want to hear the sound to

and prefer music to.  I don't say this as a criticism:  a good car stereo is a major achievement!  i once

had a contest with a doctor friend who won the contest after putting 14 speakers, six amps and

four subwoofers in his old cadillac...and thousands of dollars. his car was a rolling boom box!

Well this S0 is not THAT kind of car stereo, but it is pleasant

light weight IEM that is fund to "cruise around " with while one is doing other things.  It sounds very

good out of my HTC one M8 without an amp, and stays put in my ears while i do other things with

good sound isolation.

 

This phone is a welcome addition to the Brainwavz lineup.  Some folks, indeed,  might prefer its smoother rounded

sound to the S5.  Its not pretending to be anything its not or trying to out muscle more expensive

IEMs and is worth the 50 dollars I believe.  At the same time there are more exotic earphones

like the Zero Audio Tenore which have a smoother midrange and vocal presentation that is magical

at the same price range. (not up to the bass of the S0 however, so as Mark Twain says "you pays your

money and you takes your choice"  And for forty nine  dollars more you can upgrade to the new Fidue A71 which

has three drivers and sounds super LIVE, not like a car radio.

 

But for an entry level IEM that transcends the basic Phillips,Sony, and assorted Chinese cheap phones available,

and such it outperforms the 20-30$ mass market phones by quite a bit! And so it becomes

a very good pocket companion to me, stashed in my jacket in case i want to tune in and out

of the default realities with streaming audio like JohnnyBlue on Soundcloud, or such, or

relax with my amazon cloud library on the go...it works just fine and is quite listenable for these.

 

I think this phone would make a great holiday present for newbies into portable audio and everyday companion

for those with good smartphone sound on the go

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Certainly a good idea there drblue, about them making a good Christmas gift.

 

Agree the Tenore peformed better when I had it but the S0 was more enjoyable than the reference Tenore and I would grab it more.

 

Is anyone buying the S0?? Almost starting to seem like Audrey is having so many sent out to people that there won't be anyone left to purchase them :ksc75smile:

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Certainly a good idea there drblue, about them making a good Christmas gift.

 

Agree the Tenore peformed better when I had it but the S0 was more enjoyable than the reference Tenore and I would grab it more.

 

Is anyone buying the S0?? Almost starting to seem like Audrey is having so many sent out to people that there won't be anyone left to purchase them :ksc75smile:

Well, obviously when a company makes a new product it doesn't rely on 10-20 sales even if it's expensive TOTL gear. So sending out 20 pairs is nothing if a company believes it has a winner coz if it does and 20 positive reviews from seasoned head-fiers confirm it then you've got a hype train.

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Certainly a good idea there drblue, about them making a good Christmas gift.

 

Agree the Tenore peformed better when I had it but the S0 was more enjoyable than the reference Tenore and I would grab it more.

 

Is anyone buying the S0?? Almost starting to seem like Audrey is having so many sent out to people that there won't be anyone left to purchase them :ksc75smile:

 

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

Well, obviously when a company makes a new product it doesn't rely on 10-20 sales even if it's expensive TOTL gear. So sending out 20 pairs is nothing if a company believes it has a winner coz if it does and 20 positive reviews from seasoned head-fiers confirm it then you've got a hype train.

 

Nothing to add to Kova's comment. Couldn't have said it better myself ;)

Brainwavz has a simple mission, to produce innovative, high quality audio products with a dedicated focus on high-end sound at a realistic price. 
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@drbluenewmexico small correction.....A71 is a dual dynamic....
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http://www.head-fi.org/products/brainwavz-s0-in-ear-headphones/reviews/11988

 

my review up , it feels like i am late by years , if you forgive some grammar , let me know what you think about it .

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as usual i have taken a while to get my review up and dusted but here is for the perusal of all. :bigsmile_face:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/743834/brainwavz-s0-review-by-mark2410

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I will be posting my S0 review by the end of this week. Overall, I like it. It's a bit bassy and dry but I would probably rate it above vsd1/s.

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Just placed an order for S0 from MP4nation (at Cyber Monday offer price of $25) :)

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Just placed an order for S0 from MP4nation (at Cyber Monday offer price of $25) smily_headphones1.gif
you wldve bought for a total of $50 to get a beta free......
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Nevertheless,I think still if you buy for another $25 and send in a request,they can work it out.....IF you still want to claim that deal tho....
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@Shawn71 - Saving some money for buying a full sized can(s) (BTW, torn between open and closed back), hence just 1 order :(


Edited by mebaali - 12/1/14 at 6:30am
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@Shawn71 - Saving some money for buying a full sized can(s) (BTW, torn between open and closed back), hence just 1 order frown.gif

Absolutely acceptable......but these kind of deals happen once/twice a year.....and these are better than unknown chinese earphones to try for these price offerings and SQ.....
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