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Hmmm it looks so sexy ,
My B400 review posted - https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/br...armature-earphones.22688/reviews#review-19335
Great review, thank you... I think you have just solid me on these. My budget is around the $200+/- range and these seem like a $500 item at a great price. I think these would be a worthy upgrade from my TFZ my love ii.
EDIT: Just purchased them
EDIT 2: Got my tracking number already.
EDIT 3: Don't be a fool like me.... I just noticed this "Head-Fi members use code HEADFI and receive 10% off their purchase at our direct store"
Thank you Brooko, your review was very good. Now I just have to decide between the Fidelio X2 and the Brainwavz B400!
Thank you for the in depth review, i am glad you've enjoyed our B400's.
I just want to add:
The back small gap you pointed out on the housing is due to the 3D printing, this should be less/not noticeable on retail models, but even in your case, though there is a slight gap, the earphones are still totally sealed as we use resin glue which turns to hard plastic. This type of bonding also means the chances of the B400 housing falling apart at their seam, even after many, many years is very, very slim.
The cables included with Brooko review are our premium cables.
The retail version has all the accessories shown as well as cleaning wipes and a nozzle cleaning kit.
Excellent review as usual , you almost cover everything from every aspect ,
i seriously miss a little comparison with A4 with your favourite combo ( black+pink)
It's easy Ahmad - the B400 would be my choice simply for a comparable high quality sound, but superior fit, comfort and isolation. FWIW - here is the frequency comparison. LZ-A4 is a bit more vivid / v-shaped, B400 is a little more controlled and refined. The comfort is the big one though - I can't emphasise enough how much long-term comfort makes a difference.
Ive been dying to ask you @Brooko for a comparison with these and the EN700 pro and you only went ahead and did it in your review!
Great review as always (my go to for honest, straightforward and unbiased as possible thoughts on ear gear) ... just made my final decision very difficult though....
Thanks - just one persons point of view though. Will be good to also get some other data points when the other reviews start arriving.
Whats your preference in terms of music, other headphones and overall tonality Griff? Perhaps I can try and make it easier.
Hi @Brooko Music wise i love old jazz (charles mingus, charlie parker etc..) fusion (Mahavishnu, portico quartet, lenny white and billy cobham) psychedelic rock, led zeppelin, beatles, who, terry reid. I also like things like Electro, prodigy, acid house/jazz and old school. You could also throw in soul, funk, motown and world music and indie to punk.
I like a big soundstage, and good clarity. I dont want to say im a basshead but i do love earth shattering rumbles (probably a result of raving in late 90s to early naughties).
I crave finer details but i dont think i would like a dry reference sound. Though something thicker and warmer would not be ideal either as i like clarity in the mids and treble.
I really have not had that many iems previously as i always had over/on ears (Alessandro MS1 modded, senn momentum 2.0 - took back as wasnt into the sound, px 100ii, Koss Portas, akg 551)
I have KZ ZS5 and i also have Tennmak Crazy Cello (cant find them though) these are my only iems iv owned.
I find the zs5 a little more revealing but it sounds thinner than cello's. I like the warmth and bass presence of the cellos but not the thicker sound and the mids and uppers dont have enough detail. Zs5 is the opposite, i find it a little dry and lite on bass and wamrth but it has more information in the upper registers.
Sorry its soo long and thanks for taking the time to advise
Perfect mate - shared love of Portico Quartet and Mingus, and you have a nice eclectic range there in other regions too. I'd imagine you and I share some similar tastes, although I do have a tendency toward slightly more lean and balanced monitors.
I currently have the MS Pro and AKG K553 - so I sort of know where you're coming from.
By the sound of things you'd prefer a little more of a mild V shape - and there are plenty of those around
For a lot of bass warmth, the Oriveti Basic - https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/or...dphones-matt-black.22150/reviews#review-18759
Or the EN700 Pro (and you've seen that review).
I could give you some others but they are in much higher brackets. You'd probably enjoy the B400 - but it won't give you the dynamic bass warmth you're after. Perfect for me though
Ah Great, yea sounds like we like some similar stuff, not sure about Portico's new stuff, though I haven't given it a chance to be fair yet. Check out Terry Reid!
Well Cayin N3 + EN 700 pro is something I may pull the trigger on given the great price.
I really love the look of B400 Cosmic Black though (maybe I should get both...)
I was also interested in 1more quad, Cardas A8, P1s but I have lost my interest of late for varying reasons
If you want a great album for sound stage and instrument separation then:
Dub Qawwali - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Gaudi
It takes a few listens but there is some quality stuff on there for relaxing with headphones on. Its a mix of dub/electronic and traditional Indian Qawwali music. It is an ode to Ali Khan
Thanks for your time @Brooko !
Incidently, what others in higher brackets? just throw a name or two so I know what kind of level you are talking about,
For your tastes the obvious one is the Campfire Lyra2. It was made for you.
Yes. They do sound like they would be right up my street!
If I can save enough then I may secretly try to get some further down the line.... my partner would have a baby though ...with somebody else.