Head Gear Reviews by shockdoc
  1. Brainwavz B150

    4.50 star(s)
    Disclaimer: Brainwavz sent me this pair for my review and honest feedback.   Caveat: I am a big fan of the Brainwavz house sound so bear that in mind when reading my review.   Starting my HeadFi journey a little late I wasn't privy to the Brainwavz B2 years and thus was extremely interested (based on everything I'd read about the B2) in hearing that Brainwavz was again venturing into new balanced armature waters. I've owned more than a couple of BA IEM's over the years but when dynamic drivers really started to come into their own I dumped most...
  2. Brainwavz Krudul Duo Earphone Storage Management System Hanger

    4.00 star(s)
    Brainwavz supplied me with these nifty little widgets in exchange for my honest opinion and review.     So, yeah, these are pretty nifty little IEM hangers that, since there are two of them, and each are slightly different as far as design and angle, should pretty much cover about any type of application needed for a sleek way to organize your gear. I got sick and tired of all my IEM's being sort of a tangled mess about 6 months ago and carefully coiled them up and put them in various cases and bags I've collected over the years when they were...
  3. Brainwavz XFIT XF-200 In-Ear Sport Monitors

    3.50 star(s)
    Let me start by saying that I'm sort of a Brainwavz fanboy and I typically love their 'house sound'. I was especially excited to review this particular offering because I use my IEM's predominately to exercise whether it be running, weight lifting or participating in active sports like snow skiing and cycling.   Thanks to Brainwavz for the demo pair. I have no affiliation with their company or any other company or entity in the industry.   Also, I will not be adding any photos (there are plenty in other reviews) since my camera is currently being...
  4. Brainwavz HM2

    4.00 star(s)
      I was quite curious to hear this headphone since other than a blu tooth 'phone designed for kids I hadn't really had the opportunity to listen to a full size Brainwavz offering. Unpacking the box I was pleased to find a removable single sided cable (and an extra, with mic/controls) as well as Brainwavz' very nice memory foam earpads. A nice, sturdy zippered case was also included. I'm not a super style conscious person but I see a lot of Beats and other popular street headphones worn by the younger people at my gym and, to my eye at least, think...
  5. Brainwavz Kidwavz KV100 Childrens Bluetooth Volume Limited Headphones

    3.50 star(s)
        Being a proud yet protective grandpa I was very interested when Brainwavz offered to let me review a pair of sound level attenuated headphones for kids. I would love to pass on my appreciation of fine recorded music to another generation and protect their young ears for what I am sure will be an all out assault on their hearing by the time they reach their teens. LOL   This will be a somewhat brief review since I realized soon after unboxing that these would not fit my head well enough to get a good read on sound quality. So I boxed them up...
  6. Brainwavz S3

    4.50 star(s)
    Disclaimer. I was provided a pair of S3's by Brainwavz for my honest and unbiased review. Second disclaimer, I'm a big fan of the Brainwavz house sound, especially the latest offerings. It amazes me the quality of sound they are able to extract from a single dynamic driver.   This, like my other reviews, will be a little different. I won't go into as much detail as some reviewers as the the esoteric minutia of sound science and will instead concentrate on how these sound compared to REAL instruments and live music played in venues from concert...
  7. Brainwavz Jive

    4.50 star(s)
          Disclaimer: Brainwavz offered to let me review a pair of their new Jives for my honest opinion. I'm a middle aged professional and music has been a big part of my life since I was very young. Everyone in my family plays multiple instruments and sings. I play piano, guitar, trumpet and have sung semi-professionally in the past.    Okay, let me just get this out of the way. I just think the name "Jive" is super lame. I'm sorry but it makes them sound like a cheap bargain basement IEM that one might expect to see at a discount store. I'd...
  8. Brainwavz BLU-100 Bluetooth IEMs

    3.50 star(s)
    This is a review of the Brainwavz BLU-100 blu tooth IEM headset.   Thanks to Audrey for the opportunity to review theses headphones. I’m in no way affiliated with Brainwavz or any other audio company or entity.   A little background. I’m a 58 year old audio enthusiast and audiophile (or wannabe) since I was a kid and first heard a really great system at a friend’s house. I was enthralled as it seemed like the performer was standing right in front of me singing directly to me. I’ve been actively seeking that same level of performance in the...
  9. Brainwavz HM5 Velor Memory Foam Replacements Earpads - Suitable For Many Other Branded Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fos

    4.50 star(s)
    Thanks to Brainwavz for this review set of pleather and velour replacement pads. I bought a pair of the pleather models a year or so ago in an effort to make my wife's JVC S400's more comfortable and improve the soundstage. They did that but weren't a perfect fit for her 'phones. Still she uses the pads and wouldn't ever go back to the stock pads.   The newer version is thicker. seems a little better constructed and seem to stay on her JVC's better (still not perfect but a definite improvement).  Sound is quite similar and MAYBE being thicker...
  10. Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    Rather than go into the esoteric aspects of the sound signature (not really sure if all the nomenclature actually means the same thing to everyone) I'm going to approach this review from a little more practical (everyday use and listening) aspect. Also I won't add any photos as they are in almost all the other S5 reviews and it would be redundant. This will be rather brief and to the point.   First things first. The usual great packaging and accessories selection that Brainwavz is known for. Decided to do most of the review with the installed tips...
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