Brainwavz Beta Video Unboxing
Oct 6, 2011 at 8:20 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3


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Dec 12, 2010

These are the best sounding IEM for its class at under $30,
highly detailed and clear for it's price, sort of a thicker sounding RE0
sound signature.(No RE0 SQ tho).
Will do a full review after some burn in
Oct 7, 2011 at 6:29 AM Post #3 of 3
Thanks for the video.
I'm really interested in how they compare to the Sony MDR-EX082 wich I used for ears. The design and build quality seem equal, apart from the fact that the EX082 had a asymetrical cord. Also the nozzle hole seems to be way bigger then on the EX082.
ljokerl judgement about EX082 sound:
Sound (4.7/10) – Unlike the Sony XB40EX, the older and cheaper EX082 is a reasonably balanced and generally very enjoyable earphone. In stark contrast to the XB40, the bass of the EX082 does not dominate the rest of the frequency range. The low end lacks extension but is generally more controlled and textured that of the XB40. Impact, depth, and fullness trail the Meelec M9 as well but the EX082 sounds cleaner as a result - the Meelecs are definitely capable of pumping out more low-end detail but the sheer quantity of their bass can sometimes hinder the detail level.

The midrange of the EX082 is warm and slightly recessed but generally competent in comparison to most of the similarly-priced sets. Compared to the Meelec M9 the Sonys are actually less recessed in the midrange, though they also lag behind in detail level and clarity. Compared to the XB40EX, the EX082 sounds dry and grainy but doesn’t gloss over detail or get overwhelmed by the bass. The treble of the EX082 is not particularly noteworthy, appearing smooth and well-defined but ultimately a bit rolled-off and lacking sparkle. For an entry-level earphone it’s not very flawed and generally pretty competent but really nothing to brag about in the grand scheme of things. On the whole, the sound signature of the EX082 lacks a bit of refinement but I still like it better than the XB40EX by a fair margin. The presentation, too, is quite enjoyable for a budget set. The slightly warm EX082 is fairly spacious and has decent air, resulting in a pleasant overall feel. It lacks the air of the Meelec M9 and positioning is not very precise but taken as a whole it’s surprisingly convincing and about as competent as anything I’ve heard in the price range.


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