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Reviews by: Duncan

Brainwavz S5 - An unpolished diamond.


Pros: Great build, packaging, carry case, ear-tip selection, and lack of cable noise, a modest taste of high-end sound at a low cost.

Cons: Ear-tip changing (rolling) is quite fiddly with the silicon ear-tips, bass can sound boxy, can sound spitty at high volume, slightly lacking isolation

This is my second attempt at a review of the Brainwavz S5, my first attempt ended up in the bin yesterday, as I was looking at it from the wrong angle (some forum members wanted a comparison to much more costly IEMs, which – I did, but – felt that this ended up being unduly harsh on the S5), so – this is considered by me as version 2.0 of my review of the IEMs in question... First of all let me say a big Thank You to Audrey from Brainwavz for putting me down as one of the reviewer panel – being based in the UK, it is relatively fair to say that we come up a little short when it comes to electronics manufacturers (especially for Head-Fi’ers, notable exception being Chord), so it was with a...
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