Excerpt: The B2s are BrainWavz's foray into the higher caliber audiophile class of audio products. Their previous IEMs were focused on bass, bass, and a lot more bass. They enjoyed great success with their M(1, 2, 3) series, by providing exceptional detail for the price range, and subsequently, went on to create the B2s as their flagship model.
Summary: When I first got these, I was a bit unsure as to how to put them in my ears, but I managed to find out after a quick search. I remember when I first listened to them, I felt that they sounded atrocious. The bass was alright, but the cymbals were very harsh. Slowly, my ears accustomed to the sound and now the sound great. These are very neutral with a peak in the high mids/lower treble region, which sometimes causes both vocal and cymbal sibilance. Below is a full review.
Pros: SQ, Detail, Pretty Good Soundstage, Cheaper Than Fischer DBA-02 MKII
Cons: Can Be A Bit Sibilant, Bass A Tiny Bit Lacking, Midrange Slightly Recessed
Summary: I originally purchased the B2 after hearing good reports about the DBA2 - and hearing that these were a clone. The early reviews talked about an IEM that had a very neutral well balanced sound, and did everything well. I come from Shure SE series IEMs (425's) and was looking for something with just a little more 'sparkle' - so these seemed ideal candidates. Especially being a dual balanced armature priced below USD 150.00.
Pros: Great balance, well built, good isolation, good cabling. very good SQ
Summary: Hello all!
I have now had about two weeks (now five) to gather impressions on these IEMs, and they have been fully burnt in with pink noise/ normal listening. All testing will be done with FLAC files run through Foobar 2000 with the wasapi plugin, through my STX, on the Hi-Fi setting.
First off, however, an introduction to the product in question.
Pros: Percussive impact Balanced sound Soundstage (relative to the general amount in an IEM) Instrument separation Clarity Speed Value
Cons: Somewhat cheap feeling housing. Sub-bass has a fair amount of distortion. Comply tip wears out quickly, only one included.
Summary: Hi Head-fi, welcome to my first ever IEM review!
I feel I should review these before getting my HD600s, because these probably won't get as much head time after that.
I picked up these IEMs used from a fellow head-fier exactly 5 months ago.
My source for the review:
iPod Classic 6G<~~Fiio L9 LOD~~>Objective 2
70% Classic Rock
(Check my profile for specifics, or http://www.last.fm/user/mechgamer123)
Comparisons I have:
AKG Q701 (Very short...
Summary: Hello and welcome to my first Head-Fi review...ever!
Having owned the Brainwavz B2 for around seven months, I have had enough time with them to write an honest, unbiased review; albeit a brief one.
I bought these in the UK for £100 (about $155 USD) in December 2011, and was pleasantly surprised seeing as they originally retailed for a lot more. Are they worth the money? You'll have to read the conclusion to find out.
Pros: Amazingly detailed and sparkly highs; fluent and detailed, slightly forward mids; tight, punchy and detailed bass.
Cons: Bass doesn't extend very far; slightly sibilant when using silicone tips; cable could use an outer wrapper.
Summary: Summary of my experience with these:
Build: Feels cheap and plasticky. In fact the box appears better made than the earphones. :)
Treble: Very detailed, forward and sharp. No real sibilance BUT is very fatiguing after even after short listening sessions
Mids: Again very detailed but there appears to be some forward and some recessed elements depending on the track you are listening to. The soundstage in the mids is great. Very wide and layered.
Bass: Very weak.
Pros: Fantastic detailing, layered and open presentation
Cons: Extremely bright. Non existent bass even after trying 7 different tips
Summary: Just got my Brainwavz B2 and find the details better than my S4i. Compared to my HD 598, obviously they are not as wide, but they are deep, a bit wider than my ATH-M50. They do sound pretty bright, perhaps even lacking in the depth of the sound, but much more tolerable than the R1s. The harshness/sibilance don't seep into my ears too hard, but after listening to a track that presents a bit of sibilance, it does get quite fatiguing.
Pros: 360 surrounding instrumental music sounds amazing, easy to power, analytical
Cons: Not as fun/too revealing, sibilant if at high volumes with sibilant music, not perfect seal
Summary: I have:
Ultimate Ears Triple-Fi 10 (deep lows and crisp highs but somewhat recessed mids)
Shure SE535 (very well balanced and the best mids)
Shure E4c (sounds like my SE535 but with more sparkle with the highs and with punchy but not as deep bass)
Etymotic ER6i (treble focused, the best detail, bass lacking)
and some other lesser earphones
This Brainwavz B2 is the best bang for buck dual balanced armature IEM at the moment.