Brainwavz XL Gel Microsuede


Previously known as FireLion
Pros: Tried and tested design with updated materials.
*Exceptional Value
*Thick hard hitting sound
*Innovative use of materials
*Large Range of materials to choose from if different sound signature is required
Cons: *Not angled
Brainwavz XL Microsuede Gel


Here is a description taken from Brainwavz’s website on the material, technology and idea behind the new version. These are also available in the oval HM5 style which would go great with a T50RP.

Brainwavz XL Gel earpads use our latest Cooling Gel Technology, coupled with a super soft Micro Suede material to bring you the most advanced and comfortable earpads to date. These extra-comfy pads are not only an indulgence, but almost a necessity, with their innovative cooling gel layer helping to combat “sweaty ears” syndrome and make wearing headphones as comfortable and sweat-free as possible.

The main feature of these is the layer of gel inside the section that regulates temperature of the contact area which should keep your head cool for long gaming or music listening sessions. The gel is certainly cool to the touch and it has a dense feel to it. The suede was denser or finer looking than the standard suede

The material is a good bit more rigid than the standard microsuede pads so it might appear like they won’t be as comfortable but don’t let that put you off as it seems to contour to the shape of your head after a few minutes or so. This also creates a better seal than the standard suede pads so it does sounds different to all the other pads.

The first thoughts that came to mind was these are darker and deeper sounding than all the other pads. They share some of the standard microsuede’s sound signature but It almost has an encapsulated feel about it. Highs and upper mids are dialed back in comparison to lambskin but it’s nice with tracks that have lots of squealing guitars. It is almost somewhere between the microsuede and lambskin. You end up with a very thick hard hitting sound and I love it.

Brainwavz decided to use materials in way we have not seen before and kudos to them for the innovation as it certainly works and the result is perhaps the most interesting sound signature of the entire range of XL pads.I actually find that the sound of these to be my favorite of all the XL pads but you mileage may vary depending on which headphone you use.
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