Introducing The Brainwavz B100 & B150 Balanced Armature Earphones

  1. Salsera
    Brainwavz B100 & B150 Balanced Armature earphones designed with sound quality and comfort in mind.
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    Brainwavz releases its latest line of earphones, the B series, utilizing precision crafted balanced armature drivers.
     
    The Brainwavz B100 single balanced armature earphones have been tuned to produce a well-rounded sound, focusing on reproducing clear vocals with a controlled bass. The B100 is an ideal entry class balanced armature earphone that will satisfy your audio needs regardless of what genre of music plays through them.
     
    The Brainwavz B150 single balanced armature earphones have been tuned to produce a balanced sound signature, with clear and detailed treble, lush mids and a gentle bass. The B150 is ideal for those looking for a balanced sound signature that can provide detailed sound reproduction.
     
    The B100 & B150 are both over the ear design with a small form factor, allowing for a comfortable and ergonomic fit. The braided cabling houses high quality oxygen free copper that has been constructed using audiophile grade Kester solder to ensure high fidelity audio transmission.
     
    The Brainwavz B100 and the B150 both will be available on Brainwavzaudio.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other authorized Brainwavz resellers around the globe.
     
    You can jump on over to Brainwavz Audio and order one 
     
    Brainwavz B100 Balanced Armature Earphones - US$59.50
     
    Brainwavz B150 Balanced Armature Earphones - US$109.50
     
    Looking for reviews, head over to the impression thread or check the reviews here for the B100 and B150
     
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  2. B9Scrambler
    Review. B100. *Drool*
     

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    http://www.head-fi.org/products/brainwavz-b100-balanced-armature-earphone/reviews/17800​
     

     
  3. B9Scrambler
    My view of the B150!
     

     
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    http://www.head-fi.org/products/brainwavz-b150/reviews/17824​
     

     
  4. nmatheis Contributor

     
    In this video, I unbox the Brainwavz B100 and B200 IEM, show you their construction, and give an overview of how they sound to my ears.
     
    In general, they share a similar sound signature, which is on the warm/smooth side. The B100 have increased upper mid presence, while the B200 have a slight upper mid dip. This makes female vocals more prominent and gives guitars more bite with B100, whereas B200 sounds more refined and tonally correct to my ears.        
     
    I recommend both of these. The B100 are an excellent value at $60, a good entry point for people who are interested in trying out BA IEM. I'd probably give them a 4.5/5 star rating on the headfi review scale because of their excellent bang for your buck value. 
     
    The B200 have some characteristics of much higher-priced multi-BA IEM I've heard, specifically their sense of refinement. They're the IEM I've been choosing to spend more time with out of the two. They're not released yet, but I'm guessing they'll be around the $200 price point. They sound good for that price, but I'd like to see a bit of differentiation in the shell design. I'd probaby give the B200 a 4/5 star rating, maybe 4.5/5 depending on my mood. 
     
    Overall though, these are two very good releases from Brainwavz. Thanks to Pandora for giving me the chance to listen to test them out and provide my opinion on them to the community!
     
    Thanks for watching, and until next time... Happy Listening!!!
     
     
    EDIT: Here are links to posts in @crinacle's IEM measurement thread where I measured B100 (LINK) and B200 (LINK).
     
  5. crabdog
  6. B9Scrambler
    Tossed in the B100 tonight after spending a good bit of time with the FLC 8s (Gold/Grey/Red config primarily) recently. Held up pretty darn well to that $300+ hybrid juggernaut. Brainwavz did a seriously amazing job on the B100.
     
  7. crabdog
  8. Luigi Milazzo
    Ehi guys, my Brainwavz b100 is here. Initially disappointed for a little distortion in the mids whenn the bass kicks hard, i discovered that this in ear need a lower volume to really shine. In fact the initial volume was really insane. These guy has a single ba that extends very well in both ends, and due to their high sensitivity, they need a very low amount of juice to really shine. 3/4 of volume from my ipad is enough to have a good volume without any distortion. Spacious sound, good bass without any mid bass bloat (more in quantity than re-400 which i define anemic in this range), balanced mids, very smooth but plenty of detail and, mos importantly, tonally correct from bass-baritone voices to violins. The highs are full but the cymbals sound a little bit "generic". I can hear the difference between a china plate and a crash, but in both case i have a a silky sensation. It is not a veil, just the upper midrange have a little more presence than the highs in their whole articulation. Coming from the excellent srh940 (slightly bright) this is more evident, but in a positive way: sometimes you want to relax and have less detail banged in your face. This signature avoids any risk of sibilance too. They create a very well defined image, with a precise and focused centre and a clearly decentrated instruments you can focus at cause of the non-invasive midrange. I really like this kind of signature when i am around the world. And since i falled in love with AKG N40 in 2 somptuous hours of immersive listening in a hong kong shop, and decided i can't spend the 400 euro for it, i bought this very little brother of Akg's. I think they are worth the 50 euros i spent and it can compete very well with The iems in the 100-150 dollars range.
     
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  9. apaar123
    has anyone compared them to meze 11 neo or meze 12 classics?
     
  10. Luigi Milazzo
    Unfortunately, after 20 day of intense use, the left side started to rattling a lot...
     
  11. nwake
    Can someone help me here? I already own the Brainwavz M2 and am disappointed with them, I bought them in ignorance, now I have a better understanding of what I want from IEMs. I prefer more balanced detail as I listen to instrumental music and jazz vocals and found the M2s were not good with these types of music they are too bass focused.

    However being simply balanced headphones is not the end of the story. I like ones with an engaging stereo imaging too. I've had some balanced IEM that has good detail but are boring and not engaging enough and I'm guessing that's to do with the quality of stereo imaging?

    So anyways does anybody think these headphones are much better for my tastes compared to M2?
     
  12. Luigi Milazzo
    yes for sure. but i have some doubts about the reliability of this product. i would say that the re-400 from hifiman is another choice, but it suffers from the same problem. it seems that we must spend double the cost if ee want a good sound in a good construction. take a look on fidelio s1. the following list will clarify my tastes:

    Shure E2c 3/5

    Sony Mdr-ep50 2/5

    Sony Mdr-ex700 2,5/5

    Sennheiser cx300 II 2/5

    Sennheiser Ie7 4,5/5

    Sennheiser Ie8 3,5/5

    Yamaha Eph100 4/5

    Apple Earpods 2,5/5

    Shure Se215 3/5

    Rha Ma450i 2,5/5

    Rha Ma750i 4/5

    Creative Cal! 3,5/5

    Akg K271 mkii 3/5

    Audio Technica Ath-m50s 3,5/5

    Akg k167 tiesto 4/5

    Rha Ca-200 2/5

    Meliconi 1,5/5

    Beats Pro 2/5

    Akg k550 4/5

    Sony mdr-1r 3,5/5

    Pioneer Se-a1000 3/5

    Ultimate Ears Ue6000 3,5/5

    Shure Srh940 4,5/5

    Sennheiser Hd25 alu 4/5

    Akg K81dj 3/5

    Akg K518dj 3,5/5

    Akg K545 4/5

    Sennheiser cx3.00 2,5/5

    Sony Mdr-ex650ap 2/5

    Tdk St-750 2,5/5

    Shure se425 4,5/5

    Sony Mdr-100aap 4/5

    Sony Xba-c10 2,5/5

    Hifiman Re-400 4/5

    Skullcandy Crusher 3/5

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 oe 2/5

    Philips Fidelio M1MKII 4/5

    VE Monk plus 4/5

    Sennheiser Hd598SE 4,5/5

    Audio Technica ATH-CKS550i 3/5

    Akg Y50 3/5

    Marshall Mid Bluetooth 4/5

    Philips Fidelio S2 4/5

    Brainwavz B100 4,5/5

    Marshall mode 4/5

    Audio Technica Ath-E40 4/5

    AKG K712 Pro 4,5/5

    Koss KSC75 4/5

    Sony Mdr-ex110 3/5

    Akg K518le 3,5/5
     
  13. peter123
    What problems did you have with your Brainwavz build quality? I've got most of their releases and I haven't had a single problem with them and would say that they're very reliable. The RE-400 on the other hand is notorious for having very poor quality control......
     

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