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Brainwavz Hengja - The Headphone Desk Hanger

Rating:
4.35/5,
  • The Brainwavz Hengja is is a practical headphone desk hanger that is suitable for large or small headphones of almost any weight. Its all metal construction allows the Hengja to be both sturdy and stylish, with no chances of it bending when even the heaviest of headphones are placed on it.
    The Hengja can be placed either horizontally surface (i.e. table top) or can be rotated with a hex key (not included) to fit on vertical surfaces (i.e. table leg).

Recent Reviews

  1. HiFiChris
    A really good Idea that struggles a little in the finde Details
    Written by HiFiChris
    Published Sep 20, 2016
    3.5/5,
    Pros - inexpensive, can be easily removed, full metal construction, horizontal and vertical positioning possible
    Cons - clamp disc damages wood, shape or material of the hanger could be different for a more secure fit of the headphone, ugly large Allen screw
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    Preamble:

    Some people prefer to permanently store their headphones on a stand or hanger, whereas others like me place them on a stand or hanger when they need to take a short break from listening and want to continue short after.
    For this purpose, a couple of products exist, ranging from simple and inexpensive stands/hangers to more complex and expensive ones. For example, I really love my Sieveking Omega stand and also somehow find that it is worth its price (else I obviously wouldn’t have bought it), however I also admit that it is more of a design object and that there are some more practical solutions available for less money.
    One of them is the Brainwavz Hengja headphone hanger (http://www.brainwavzaudio.com/collections/accessories/products/hengja-headphone-hanger) that can be attached to a desk or bookshelf.

    So without any further ado, let’s take a look at the Hengja and see how it handles a few headphones, including heavy ones such as my Audeze LCD-X.


    Before I go on, I want to take the time to take Pandora from Brainwavz Audio for sending me a sample of the Hengja free of charge for the purpose of an unbiased, honest review.


    Technical Specifications:

    Price: $15.00
    Weight : 112g
    Clamp Depth : 40 mm
    Plate Depth : 50 mm
    Plate Width : 45 mm
    Max Clamp Size : ~40 mm
    Min Clamp Size : ~14 mm
    Material: All-Metal


    Delivery Content:

    The Hengja arrives in a plain plastic box without any instructions or manual (these can be found online as PDF files – in my opinion, it would have been nice if a link to them was printed on the package). Besides the already assembled headphone hanger itself, a multifunctional tool for installing the Hengja and adjusting its position and orientation comes included.
     

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    Looks, Feels, Build Quality:

    The Hengja is fully made of metal and consists of four basic parts – a plate to place the headphone on, an L-shaped piece that the plate is attached to and that contains an Allen screw to fine-adjust the vertical expansion and to change the orientation, another L-shaped part that contains a rotating disc and screw to get a tight installation on a desk or shelf and last but not least the counterpart of the just-named part that is L-shaped as well, padded and forms a “C” or “U” (depending on your point of view) and is the actual clamp.

     

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    The Hengja does not look cheap at all but quite solid and sturdy with its black metal and the white Brainwavz logo and lettering.

    However, I am not so happy with two/three things: First, the rotating disc on top of the screw that tightens the clamp is made of metal and unpadded. Tightening it, marks can be seen in the wood. It would have been much better it was either padded as well, partly made of plastic, or even better: padded and made of two parts with one of them stopping to rotate once a certain amount of clamping force is reached (similar to a vice).
    Then, I think the Allen screw is a bit too big and positioned too close to the plate. If it was flatter, it wouldn’t only improve the overall looks from the side but also minimise the likelihood of the headband touching it (which wouldn’t be a big deal of course, however I’d still prefer if this wouldn’t happen).
     

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    Additionally, what is more of a personal observation of mine and no official criticism, I wouldn’t mind if the plate had a rubber or foam padding that would avoid any accidental slipping of the headphone when touching it.
     

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    As almost all of these things can be resolved with very easy modifications, I think I will slightly modify the Hengja sooner or later.

    On a side-note, it would have been quite cool if two plates came includes, with one larger (deeper) one, to get a good contact face with a little spare room for every headphone, as while even headphones with a wider headband don’t protrude, there isn’t any spare room left on the plate anymore.


    Installation:

    Installation is very easy.
    For horizontal installation, only the screw on the lower side needs to be adjusted. If the desk or shelf is a little too thick, the Allen screw can be loosened up a bit which allows for some more vertical expansion, which is pretty nice.
     

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    For vertical installation, it is basically the same process, however the Allen screw needs to be almost entirely unscrewed, then it is possible to rotate the plate and clamp.
     

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    Like I criticised earlier on, the rotating disk-type screw will leave marks in the wood without any further modification.


    Using the product:

    For the review, I choose four of my full-sized headphones – a portable one, a semi-stationary one and two stationary ones. Two of them are pretty lightweight, one is average when it comes to weight and the last one is quite heavy.

    A large benefit of a headphone hanger like the Hengja is that the ear pads and ear cups are hanging freely. As a result, potential sweat can dry and there is no clamping/tension on the ear cups, which I find quite important if one is intending to store the headphone on it for a longer period of time (of course there is stress on the headband, but for a visually pleasing and presentable solution, one of the two drawbacks needs to be taken).

    Audio Technica ATH-MSR7:
    The MSR7 is an easy task for the Hengja – it is lightweight, has got a narrow headband and is overall rather on the small side, too.
     

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    Fostex T50RP MK3:
    The Fostex is pretty lightweight too but sports a wider headband. While still a little of the plate can be seen, I wouldn’t mind a slightly larger base plate with a slip-proof material here. If you don’t accidentally firmly push the headphone, it won’t fall off though.
     

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    Sennheiser HD 800:
    The HD 800 is an average to light headphone when it comes to weight and has got a rather wide headband that is just minimally narrower than the Fostex’s. A little of the plate can be seen, however really not much and due to its headband’s surface, the Sennheiser is somewhat more prone to slipping. I think a larger and slip-proof base plate would be nice for this headphone.
     

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    Audeze LCD-X:
    The Audeze is heavy. Still, the Hengja doesn’t have any problems holding it and doesn’t even slightly give in as it is very sturdy. The LCD-X’s headband is quite wide and has got almost the same width as the Hengja’s base plate and is just barely wider but doesn’t really protrude. Due to its weight and the leather headband, it isn’t really prone to slipping, however I would welcome a somewhat larger base plate.
     

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    Résumé:

    While I personally quite like the Hengja, there are a few things where I would like to see an improvement: The screw for tightening the clamp leaves marks in the wood as its disk also rotates. Then, the Allen screw is a bit too close to the plate which could be a bit larger and probably slip-proof (either due to its shape or material).

    But of course, the Hengja has also got many positive attributes: It is very fair priced, looks really good, can be installed horizontally and vertically, is made of very sturdy metal and doesn’t have any problem holding heavy headphones.


    In my opinion, a little less than 3.5 out of 5 possible stars in stock form are a very fair rating and with some modifications, the Hengja can be easily turned into a 4+ star product and could even be a 5 star one if everything was sorted out by the manufacturer.
  2. Currawong
    The Brainwavz Hengja is a basically decent all-metal desk-clamp headphone hanger.
    Written by Currawong
    Published May 19, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Sturdy, all metal design that can be adjusted for a vertical or horizontal clamp. Doesn't take up much room.
    Cons - Hanging section could be a bit longer. Needs some form of non-slip material on top for best results.
    Like everyone else, I was sent the hanger by Brainwavz to review. 
     
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    It's a very straight-forward product: It clamps to your desk or shelf in a horizontal or vertical position, which can be changed by undoing the main screw and clamps using a common screw mechanism. 
     
    When mine arrived, I attempted to undo the main screw to change it to vertical orientation and found the screw was so tight that I had to use enough force to bend the included hex key, to the point that the plating started to fall off. That was on the only problem I had, as otherwise the hanger works as intended.
     
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    The hanger will clamp onto desks or shelves that are between 12mm and 28mm thick approximately, which is fine for most common desks, but those with unusually wide supports and uncommon designs may not be supported.
     
    The hanging section itself is possibly a bit short for being the most ideal, and with a smooth metal top, headphones can slip off easily, which may be a good or bad thing depending. There is enough room I found to hang the cable of my K7XX headphones loosely wound up behind them though.  To its credit, the solid metal design is more sturdy than the complex and wobbly plastic of the Audio Technica HPH300 hanger and is smaller than the Sennheiser HH-10 (which seems to be unavailable now). 
     
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    For $14 on Amazon, these seem like a reasonable deal. If they had been around a few years ago, I probably would have bought a few. 
    1. jahsavi
      Is it possible for this to damage an expensive desk surface? Does it include anything to product the desk surface like padding? Looks like metal to wood...
      jahsavi, May 20, 2016
    2. Uberclocked
      According to some people, it's best to hang suspension strap products such as the AKG K7XX in the picture by the headband itself, not the strap, to avoid placing unnecessary strain on the elastic and possibly stretching it out.
      Uberclocked, May 21, 2016
  3. JayceOoi
    Perfect companion for your headphones
    Written by JayceOoi
    Published Nov 30, 2015
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Compact and extremely durable, Support both horizontal and vertical, Free up table space, Hang on steadily, Stylish design
    Cons - Round silver screw might damage surface
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    Introduction
    Looking for a place to hang your favourite headphones? Give Brainwavz Hengja a try. It is a headphone hanger that clamps to your desk, table or shelving unit. All metal construction to provide sturdy and stylish look. Support both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Sound good? Read on to find out more…

    Features

    1. Headphone accessory
    2. Horizontal use on desks, tables and shelves
    3. Vertical use on shelving units

    Build Quality & Design
    Brainwavz Hengja is like a tank thanks to all metal design. Yup, it have rock solid build quality no doubt. You shouldn’t need any replacement even after 24 months warranty. Well design with no sharp edges. By loosening the central screw, you can make it turn into vertical mode from horizontal one. And increase the maximum clamp size too. By the way, the big plate that hold headphones is a bit curve to match headband shape. Perfect to hold both large and small headphones. Finally, there is a rubber pad under the top clamping surface to provide grip but none for the round silver colour one.

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    Specifications

    1. Weight : 112g
    2. Clamp Depth : 40 mm
    3. Plate Depth : 50 mm
    4. Plate Width : 45 mm
    5. Max Clamp Size : ~40 mm
    6. Min Clamp Size : ~14 mm
    7. Material: All-Metal

    Performance Result
    Brainwavz Hengja is compact in size. And easy to clamp it to almost any place you prefer thanks to adjustable clamping size and rotatable design. Of course, you need to fulfill its max clamp size compatibility. And no worry about the min clamp size as you can always add own padding to counter it, right? Besides, it will surely save up your table space compare to headphone stand. I put mine at desk corner horizontally. You can put yours at shelving unit vertically. Just use flat head screwdriver to tighten it and you are done. The clamping force is strong therefore no worry about the hanger and headphones will drop off.

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    Things to take note… Allen key is not bundled along. Therefore, you need to buy one if you don’t have it yet in order to rotate Hengja and further expand the clamping size. Luckily, I have mine purchased long time ago and I already forgot what device needed it last time. A seldom use tool compare to flat head screwdriver. You need to add your own padding on the round silver screw because excessive clamping force might damage the surface that you clamp to.

    Advantages

    1. Compact and extremely durable
    2. Support both horizontal and vertical
    3. Free up table space
    4. Hang on steadily
    5. Stylish design

    Limitations

    1. Round silver screw might damage surface

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    Conclusion
    Brainwavz Hengja is a compact yet sturdy headphone hanger. Support both horizontal and vertical surfaces and will surely free up some of your table space. Back with 24 months warranty, you can’t go wrong with it. More information can be found at Brainwavz Website. And get yours there.

    Author's Note: The original review can be found at my blog - Brainwavz Hengja Headphone Hanger Review @ JayceOoi.com
  4. BloodyPenguin
    A Place to Hang Your H̶a̶t̶ Headphones
    Written by BloodyPenguin
    Published Nov 13, 2015
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Great Build, Easy Install, Wonderful Design, Nice Price
    Cons - None
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    Did you ever get something you did not know you needed, but now you can not live without?

    Cue the Brainwavz Hengja - Headphone Desk Hanger.
     
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    All photos taken by me, no stock pictures from the manufacturer were used in this review.
     
     
    *Disclamer" - I would like to thank MP4Nation and Brainwavz for providing a Hengja for review.
     
     
     
    I've only had the Brainwavz Hengja for a little over a week and now I don't know what I ever did before I had it.

    I spend countless hours at my desk working on headphone reviews.  Until now, I always threw headphones onto my desk.  A desk that is always full of items that are ready to attack, scratch or otherwise maim the poor, helpless headphones.  With this simple, yet well designed hanger, my headphones now sit out of harms way.  Why did I not have one of these earlier?
     
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    *Build*
     
    Solid, that is how the Hengja is built.  Some might even say over-built.  For the price, I am honestly blown away by the quality Brainwavz was able to provide for this product.
    Every bolt, screw and body part is made with character and precision.  A well thought overall design makes this a wonderful headphone hanger.  The tough build means that the Hengja can take whatever you throw or hang at it.  You can rest assure that this hanger is strong enough to hold even more than your desk probably can.
     
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    *Function*
     
    Simple and straight forward.  Install, place headphones on the hanger, it really could not be easier.  Brainwavz even designed the hanger to either be used horizontally or vertically with a quick flip of the clamping device.  The only thing you need to perform any of these actions is the included Hex Key (with flat tip at one end).  A quick tightening here and there and you are on your way.
     
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    *Overall Thoughts*
     
    For the price, everyone should have a Brainwavz Hengja around for a quick, safe place to hang their headphones.  It is a great product that can be used in a variety of ways.  The Hengja is also small enough that is a great travel companion and can follow you to hotels, vacation homes and many other places where a hanger will come in handy.  Brainwavz has created a great little device that is not only versatile, but also comes at a fantastic value.  The Hengja is very easy to recommend.
     
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    Now I just have to figure out somewhere safe to put the earphones I review.  Brainwavz, a little help with that please?

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  5. jasonb
    Beefy bulletproof little headphone hanger
    Written by jasonb
    Published Aug 18, 2015
    5.0/5,
    Pros - compact, simple, all metal, overbuilt, rock solid, not bad to look at, inexpensive price
    Cons - none
    I was given this little headphone hanger to review by Brainwavz. 
     
    What can I say, it's a headphone hanger that clamps to a shelf (or any surface that has a lip for it to clamp on to) that you can hang headphones off of. I'll keep this simple and throw a few pictures in.
     
    The packaging it comes in is simple but effective and displays the item well enough. To me packaging isn't important, it gets thrown out and is never seen again once the item is taken out of it.
     
    In terms of appearance and use, it's simple, a bit industrial looking(not too flashy), extremely self explanatory in terms of how to set it up and use. It's black with silver hardware. It can be used on a horizontal shelf, or it can be twisted to be used vertical as well. 
     
    In terms of build quality and construction I can't imagine anyone breaking it. I don't see how the design could be improved on or made better. It does it's job and would probably survive in a warzone. It's entirely metal with the exception of a thin rubber pad under the top clamping surface to prevent scratching the surface it is clamped to. The platform that the headphone rests on is plenty big even for the headband of my AKG Q701. 
     
    It's an inexpensive hanger/stand and if I wanted a second one I would not hesitate to order one especially for the low price of only $15. 
     
    On to some pics of it in action:
     
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  6. mark2410
    Brainwavz Hengja Headphone Hanger Review by mark2410
    Written by mark2410
    Published Aug 14, 2015
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Very solid construction. Good price.
    Cons - Construction overkill for just a pair of headphones.
    Brainwavz Hengja Headphone Hanger Review
     
    Thanks to mp4nation for the sample.
     

     
     
    Okay, my normal review format is out the window for this one.  Not much use assessing the sound quality or isolation on this one!  So let’s just crack on, free wheel it and see what happens shall we?
     
    First look at the box and it’s a plain, tidy affair.  Translucent plastic box, fair bit of weight in it too.  The Hengja is metal after all.  Though that name, am I missing something there?  I don’t know if its just me but I see that name and I think Swedish furniture company.  So I had to google it and it would appear that it is old norse / current Icelandic meaning “to hang.”  Hmm.
     

     
     
     
    Anyway, open the box and out it comes.  The thing feels impressively solid.  Its waaaaaaaaaay over kill for something that is only going to carry the weight of a pair of headphones.  It’s nice though, feels nice in the hand.  Good, simple yet solid construction and it’s all nicely finished, I think it’s that powder covered then heated kinda finish to it.  Matte and slightly textured.
     

     
    Fishing out the tools, to find a little Allen key.  It appears that the central screw holding it all together can be loosened and then adjusted.  I was going to stick it on a book shelf but I’m now thinking it could go at the side of my desk.  Once you get the thing loosened up you can quite noticeably increase the opening size, you can also turn it round and have it clamping sideways (vertically) which could be handy I’d bet for some.  However I stuck to the desk, I got it and tightened it up.  Then it’s a case of screwing the main clamp bit.  It’s dead simple but I would suggest that if you don’t need to increase the opening.  Don’t untighten the central screw.  It’s not that it was hard but it was to get it perfectly straight on tightening up. 
     

     
     
    Eventually I got the thing straight, clamped on the desk edge then tightened up.  Took all of maybe 5 min?  Now I have it casually hanging off the edge of my desk.  Yey!  It freed up a little desk space for me to fill with clutter.  In use, it’s nice.  It’s a hanger that you can sit headphones on.  It’s a simple object and there is only so much you can say about it.
     

     
     
    In terms of value I’ve seen some say “ooooh its super value” and others say the inverse.  It is US$15 which is today £9.60 on MP4nation.  Well is a tenner a lot for a little bit of metal, hmm I guess.  I’m sure if these were being made in their millions the production costs would plummet quickly.  The thing is they aren’t made in the millions so headphone stands tend to cost a lot.  In some cases headphone stands are just insanely priced and therefor in comparison to them, a tenner can seem like a spectacular bargain.  As dedicated headphone stands go this is one of the best value.
     

     
     
    Conclusion:  Ooooh so should you buy it, hmm I dunno.  It’s nice and for proper headphone stands it’s really cheap, much cheaper than any other I recall seeing.  Still it’s rather more than my ghetto mug tree solution.  I think if I had one of those desks with a high shelf at its front, then a couple of these would be great, they look nice and could be really handy.  So basically, it depends but doesn’t everything always depend.  What you get here is a good, exceedingly solid, all metal headphone stand.  For just under a tenner delivered I think that seems like pretty solid value to me. 
     

     
     
    So there you have it, it’s a good solid thing and it has in my opinion a good, solid value price tag

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    2. mark2410
      i would presume because if there was a bit of padding it would get destroyed with the rotational movement when clamping
      mark2410, Aug 15, 2015
    3. getclikinagas
      Hang on. The whole clamp face rotates? So, as you tighten it into your desk the clamp is rotating while in contact with the surface?
      Hmm.. I thought it was a freely rotating plate hinged on the screw. Because, that design would not destroy padding.
       
      Maybe on Hengja v2.
       
      Great value for money though.
      getclikinagas, Aug 17, 2015
    4. mark2410
      the silver bit, the circular lower part of the clamp.  it rotates as you rotate the clamp closed.
      mark2410, Aug 17, 2015
  7. thatBeatsguy
    The Little Hook That Could've
    Written by thatBeatsguy
    Published Aug 8, 2015
    3.0/5,
    Pros - Very solid build (almost excessively so).
    Cons - Expensive for what it does. Lacks certain features that should've been there.

    // Intro

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    Before I begin, I would like to thank Pandora at Brainwavz for providing the Hengja unit shown in this review. Please note that all opinions expressed in the following review are strictly my own unless otherwise specified, and all pictures are taken and owned by me. 
    Aside from their excellent earphones, Brainwavz is also known for making neat accessories such as travel cases and stands for your audio gear. And now they came out with a neat little accessory which I will be reviewing today. 
    "A headphone hook? Why bother reviewing it?" you would probably ask. I mean, if I was sane I would find no decent reason to review the Hengja. But nope, I'm quite far from sane, so here I am reviewing a $15 dollar headphone hook. In truth, the main reason why I took the chance to review the Hengja is because of curiosity. I wanted to know if this headphone hook was worth buying over, say, a pair of binder clips for a dollar or a stick-on clothes hook. So let's just get right to it, shall we?
     
     
     

    // Packaging

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    The Hengja arrives in a clear plastic box showing the Hengja set inside. Nothing fancy. Nothing included, either. The good thing about this packaging is that it does its job nicely and helps to keep the costs down. Bad thing about it is that it's doesn't keep the costs down by much if at all, and it doesn't come with anything (I'll get back to this later on). 
     
     

    // Build, Design

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    The Hengja is very solidly built, with each component crafted out of solid aluminium. The clamp can be adjusted with a hex wrench to clamp onto horizontal (e.g. desks, tables) or vertical (shelf columns, etc.) surfaces, with a maximum clamp width of about XYZABC. A flat-head screwdriver can also be used to tighten and secure the clamp in place. The plate that holds the actual headphones are curved slightly downwards to accommodate for the headband's curvature, which is a nice touch. 
     
    However, despite these features, I still found them wanting in the design department, omitting a few little details that would otherwise have made the Hengja a solid little accessory. First off, they lack padding on one of the clamping surfaces – specifically the adjusting part that secures the clamp into place. As you can see in the adjacent image, the adjusting piece has already sustained scratches on it. 
     
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    Secondly, the actual plate on which the headphones rest on doesn't really keep it in place. The plate has a very smooth surface – one which headphone headbands can slip off of quite easily. Some padding on the plate or a lip of sorts at the tip of the plate would do nicely to keep the headphones hung on the hook, so I'm a little surprised Brainwavz didn't bother to place something like this, knowing their impeccable attention to detail.
     
    Thirdly and finally, the adjustment methods. Now, I have no problem with the screws that hold the clamp together, but I found them quite hard to adjust at first as the hex screw is very tightly screwed on. And I'm a little dismayed that they didn't include one with the Hengja so you could actually adjust it straight out of the box – at least, without having to whip out your toolbox and grab a hex screw. 
     


    // Value

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    So here is the moment of truth – the main question behind what got me to review the Hengja in the first place: "Is the Hengja worth it?" To me, the answer to that is a resounding "no." Personally, I simply can't think of any reason to shell out $15 for a headphone hook when simple clothes hooks or even binder clips could serve the same purpose for much, much cheaper. For 15 dollars, I could get an MEE Audio M9 Classic and have enough cash left over for a Quarter Pounder with a drink and fries. Add a couple dollars to that amount and I could get myself a pair of Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 or 3.0. Or I could get up to 15 CDs at my local thrift store. Or I could double that amount of cash and get an actual headphone stand instead of a clamp-on hook. 
    Basically, 15 dollars goes quite a long way, even in the audiophile world. And personally, I just feel the Hengja is much too expensive to splurge that 15 dollars on. Sure, it's impeccably built, and they do feel like they're worth $15, but I don't feel like they bring enough to the table to make me buy them over, say, a clothes hook that does the same job for a fraction of the price. It seems you're paying more for the looks and the excessively solid build, both of which you don't need and probably wouldn't care about if you just want something to hang your headphones on. Of course, if you do have the cash to buy the Hengja and you want one, nobody's stopping you from doing so. Just be sure to know what you're paying for, and the myriad of much cheaper (and equally reliable) options you can go about displaying your headphones. 
     


    // Conclusion

    I'll say this: I have never been underwhelmed or disappointed in a Brainwavz product. They've always made products that just do everything right. Sadly, this happens to be the very first product that I feel doesn't seem to follow up with I'm not a hard person to please. To me, as long as something does its job and does that job well at a reasonable price, I'm often sold. The Brainwavz Hengja also does its job well. However, for some reason Brainwavz gave the Hengja a feature set that in the end doesn't make them any better than a clothes hook. 
    So, should you buy the Brainwavz Hengja? Unless you can't be bothered to try out cheaper and equally reliable options, then NO.
     


    // Suggestions for Improvement

    Secure the headphones on the hook better, like the Zirconia headphone stand. 
    Include a hex wrench and a flathead screwdriver for out-of-the-box adjustment.
    More padding.
     


    // Shout-Outs, Gallery

    I would like to again thank Pandora at Brainwavz for providing the sample unit of the Hengja in this review. The Hengja does a few notable things right, but I feel it just doesn't reach the Brainwavz balance of value for money that every other Brainwavz product has. Sorry, guys.
    As always, this has been thatBeatsguy of DB Headphones; thanks for reading!
     


    // About the Company

    “At Brainwavz we have a simple mission, to produce innovative, high quality audio products with a dedicated focus on high-end sound at a realistic price. Our strength, success and product range is built on our unique relationship with our customers and users, a relationship that has produced a simple and obvious result. We give real-users real sound quality. 2014 will see Brainwavz pushing forward with an expanded product line, continuing with unique and innovative products, from earphones to headphones to audio accessories.”
     
    Company website: www.yourbrainwavz.com
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  8. dragon2knight
    See my review link below
    Written by dragon2knight
    Published Aug 6, 2015
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Solid design, All metal constrution, It just WORKS, Dirt cheap!
    Cons - None for the price.
  9. avitron142
    An affordable place to put your headphones - Finally!
    Written by avitron142
    Published Aug 6, 2015
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Metal build, Solid finish, Small (i.e. doesn't take up much space), Sturdy, PRICE.
    Cons - None
    I was actually going to do a quick summary on a thread about this, but now that I see it has its own section, I'll do a quick review.
     
    *Please forgive the quality of the pictures. I did not have my regular camera at the time, and these were the best I could get of the substitute camera. Also, the Hengja under review was provided to me by Pandora of Brainwavz. I would like to thank her for the sample, and congratulate the engineers behind this. The Hengja is truly a job well done.*
     
    Packaging:
     
    The Hengja came in a small package, and didn't waste any space making it look bigger than it actually is. Despite that, I actually like the plastic packaging, and think it's fitting for the Hengja to come in that. It definitely looks more expensive that a $15 accessory, and looks nicer than packages I've received 3 times the price. Well done.
     
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    Build Quality & Design:
     
    The build is all metal. Like ALL metal. For such a price, I was not expecting this level of workmanship. Each of the pieces fit well with one another, and completely avoids the problem of parts being loose, as is the case with many cheap accessories. I could literally play catch with this, and throw it on the ground a couple of times (although why you would want to do that, I don't know), and it would remain as intact as it was originally.
     
    To tighten the Hengja on the bookshelf, you need a screwdriver or knife of sorts, but this is to be expected. I do think a tightening clasp on the bottom would be an easier option, but I'm fine the way it is too. Once in place, the Hengja barely moves, if at all, and could more than certainly support the weight of your headphone, despite its small size. The plate on which your headphone rests on is angled, to adjust to the headband shape of most cans. Out of the 4-5 headphones I've tried, all 4-5 fit well on the resting plate, and did not seem to be strained in any way.
     
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    Value & Conclusion:
     
    I've searched all over the internet for a reliable (and non-generic) headphone stand of sorts, and many of them were very expensive. I just want something to rest my headphones on. And then comes the Hengja - at $15, it is as affordable as it can get, ergonomic, small enough to be portable, completely smooth and brushed metal finish, and works to a "T". It also can be placed on any reasonable sized bookshelf - a huge plus that saves a large amount of space.
     
    At last, after years of waiting, we now have an accessory that properly mounts our headphones, at an extremely reasonable price, with many added bonuses as well. Should you get it? There is no question about it - YES.
     
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    1. View previous replies...
    2. dragon2knight
      I agree 100% on the drilled in wall hangers, I live in an apartment, they, while dirt cheap, aren't even an option for me. I am a musician and can't even hang my guitars up that way, free moving stands are it. Different strokes for different folks :wink:
      dragon2knight, Aug 6, 2015
    3. BucketInABucket
      The less parts the better as there are less points of failure. Just my 2c.
      BucketInABucket, Aug 7, 2015
    4. hitead
      I purchased the same exact model for 400i.  Problem I'm facing is that the plate is the long enough to properly hold the rather large headbands.  I would be weary placing it up so high as my headphones already had a couple of drops...
      hitead, Nov 30, 2015
  10. YoYo JoKeR
    Brainwavz Hengja: Creative Headphone Hanger
    Written by YoYo JoKeR
    Published Aug 6, 2015
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Creative Design, Well Built, Minimal Cost
    Cons - Requires Shelf within 14-41mm Thickness


    Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen to full sized open back headphones and my favorite headphone is AKG K812, which I run from solid state amplifier. I prefer & admire transparent solid state headphone amplifiers simply because they provide best possible accuracy, transparency & reliability.
     
    I am an average consumer & a humble enthusiast, I like to pen down my thoughts, & I love to express my feelings. I do not receive for any sort financial benefits through this review. My articles are a purely honest writeup aimed for fellow enthusiasts here at Head-Fi community. My profound thanks to  Brainwavz for arranging a sample unit of Hengja  for my evaluation.


     Intro:  Brainwavz, established in 2008, is a  renowned audio brand across the world. It is owned by the house of Mp4nation. Speciality of Brainwavz is that, they always deliver quality products in an affordable price. Their newest product, the Hengja headphone stand, is a portable one, small enough & is to used to hand off the ledges of the tables, shelves etc. It is priced at 15$. Hengja means “Hang it” so this my second headphone stand, apart from Sieveking omega. Generally I just keep my headphones on surface or table for the sake of simplicity. But Hengja caught my attention with its unique & creative design, utilizing the shelves and table edges to hang a headphone.
     
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    Technical specifications of Hengja:
     
    Weight: 112g
     
    Clamp Depth: 40mm
     
    Plate Depth: 50mm
     
    Plate Width: 45mm
     
    Max Clamp Size: 41mm
     
    Min Clamp Size:  14mm


     
    Function and Build:   What I like about Hengja is: It is creative. It differs from conventional headphone stands, It is small, can be carried along with headphone. It can be mounted on shelves or ledges around wherever convenient. Conventional headphone stands tend to be large, heavy and non portable. But Hengja changes it all.
     
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    Build is solid, all metal construction. Very well built, Paint quality is nice matt black, well wade overall. Snug fitting & good finishing.   Function wise, it behaves well according shelves. Hengja needs a general screw drive to tighten the base on the shelf. It oesnt leave any scratch mark on the shelf, as Hengja has a layer of cushion there.  Headphone resting plate is long enough to hold almost all sized headphones. The plate is angled well, so the headband of headphone rests well on Hengja. Almost all headphones fit good on the plate.  I tested K812, K702, LCD-2, HD600 & HD800, all fit good on Hengja.
     
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    Only thing to remember, Hengja has a shelf thickness range of 14-41 mm , means: If your shelf is thicker or thinner than the given specification, then Hengja will not be compatible. So measure your shelf size before buying Hengja. Generally Im a simple music enthusiast & dont use headphone stands a lot, but I find myself liking the Hengja, and using it quite sometimes to hang headphones.


     
    Conclusion:  For those would like an accessory headphone stand to hang headphones, but want to avoid expensive and bulky conventional stands, Hengja is the way to go! Hengja is really a good value for money, at 15$ shipped. Well built & designed.
     
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