Brainwavz R1 In Ear Noise Isolating Earphones
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- Woofer and Tweeter Dual Driver.
- Deep bass and rich in detail.
- Over the ear design.
- 12 Month Warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is little to compare at this price range at this level of quality and sound reproduction. Wide sounding, CHECK!, Great bass, CHECK!, Voice quality, CHECK!, Mid quality, CHECK! Speed of drivers, CHECK!. This is sad, because to improve in all areas means to spend a whole lot more money. I'm siting here listening to the Tron Legacy sound track and it feels like I'm in the IMAX theater minus the seat vibration.
Wow, and that's coming from someone who listens regularly on ATH-M50, Atrio MG7, Beyerdynamic DT-880 pro, Sennheiser 595s, and Triple Fi-10s with headphone amplification.
These babies are going to get criticized, and compared to, but I dare you find anything under deal price of $40/shipping and tax free and can honestly say it is better.
Dual Dynamic Drivers 9mm for bass and mids, and 6mm for highs. It sounds too crazy since the body of the casing is huge, but man it awesome to hear.
I can say for sure I'm not hearing people cough, whistle or even hear a pin drop like on high end audiophile recordings, but do I give a damn about that? Nope. I give a damn about hearing my favorite music reproduced in a way I want to hear them, which is today's sound signature. BIG sound in a small form with enough detail and impact to play all of today's music styles from the Top 40 to Indie to the club. The guys at Brainwavz are really doing something right for a change, and hopefully they can continue and keep the price down the way they are. I applaud all the employees and their engineering/test team. They are Rockstars in my book. Great work and continue to push out these kinds of products.
Like many of you, I was drawn to the unique description of a headset that had not one, but TWO drivers. This was unheard of to me. TWO? That should cost a ton! And some do. These on the otherhand, are a great cheap pair of earphones for people who want to try something somewhat different.
These look nice. The shape is the first thing that people notice. They sure do look different then the bullet type headphones currently polluting the public. The build is made of sturdy plastic. it feels strong yet very VERY light. If you don't like heavy earphones, these will be fine for you.
The wire is just average and doesn't have any obvious memory effect. Likewise, they tangle like you would expect. One plus is that it is an OVER-EAR design. This means you HAVE to wear it with the wire looping over the top of your ear. This makes it harder to take off and put on BUT reduces cable noise(microphonics). It also has a nice sturdy L shape plug.
Another unique thing about the earphone that isn't shown very well, is that the wire close to the earphone itself has some kind of bendy wire over it. This makes it easy to shape that part into a c so you can easily wrap it around your ear. The problem with that is, it doesn't work very well. For me, the wire stuck up in an awkward shape and did more harm then good.
See that little hole in the earphone? Well that makes the earphone have such excellent bass. BUT in a windy situation, you will hear a LOT of noise from the wind blowing past that part. This can be avoided by simply taping that hole up but that does reduce sound quality.
So overall, Build quality is SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE for the price.Read more ›
In terms of sound quality, which is of upmost importance to me, these earphones have the V-shaped frequency range. Strong bass, soft mids, sparkling highs. Not bad, really, since this is the type of frequency range that I like. The mids are recessed to some extent. They are not completely absent, but you can tell that they take the backseat when it comes to their presence. Bass is strong and deep, without muddling the sound. The highs have a wonderful sparkle.
Because these have two dynamic drivers, the soundstage of these earphones is very wide. Guitars, drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments all have their appropriate space, without interfering with each other.
All of this for forty dollars. I still have less than a month with these, so I can't really attest to their durability. The wires aren't the thickest I've seen, so I don't know how long they'll last me. But since this is not an issue at the moment, I won't make any comments about durability... perhaps, after a year of owning these, I'll come back and report on whether these earphones are durable. For now, they get 5 stars for being 40 bucks, while sounding like 100 bucks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Probably decent earbuds for cell phone work. I returned mine because the connectors turned out to be Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve. My application required Tip-Ring-Sleeve.Published 3 months ago by Cameron Brendiar
Great sound and quality! The sound of the R1 earbuds far exceeded my expectations for the price...VERY IMPRESSED!Published 10 months ago by Mark
A wonderful gadget. Every music I have listened so far will be different in a superior way with this headset. Thank you very much for the prompt delivery as well...Published 10 months ago by Alpay Z.
I caught the cable walking past something and that 1 tug broke the flimsy wires in the connector. Yes, it was my fault. Read morePublished 11 months ago by TW
I was given this item to test and review. This is my opinion:
The sound with these earbuds has good bass and clear highs. Read more
The wire lead coming from the IEM developed a break. Normally not a big issue, but they are hard wired and non-replaceable by the factor. Customer service is mediocre. Read more
Not quite neutral but close. Just enough dynamics without being fatiguing. The best fit I've ever gotten from a headphone.Published 13 months ago by Douglas Young
I like these a lot, people complain about how its all plastic and what not but for this price i'm not surprised which frankly I don't care because I paid 33 dollars for these and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by jp
At first these seemed like great headphones that I would be able to use while drumming. The noise isolation was amazing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mitch Perez