Summary: Me: I am a 21 year old Engineering student living in a small town in India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the seductive LCD2 headphones, and realized the true components of recorded music.
Summary: Here we go again. It seems like every other review I've done lately has been on some product from this up-and-coming company that is making a name for itself. This one is however, different than all the others. It's just... better.
Test Songs (all ALAC either 16/44 or 24/96):
Whistle Past the Graveyard - Rolling Jazz Revue - rjr
What About Me - Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Prelude from Cello Suite...
Summary: I had a pair of M2s that were my beater IEMs for a while, but my years of abuse eventually took their toll and they came apart at the strain relief. I decided to try the M3s since I liked the M2 sound (smooth, warm) and heard they might be an improvement on the sound.
Starting from the bottom, there is a noticeable but not overly distracting mid-bass hump. It adds some nice punch to the bottom end of most songs. Extension is decent, rolloff starts at around 50hz.
Summary: I feel compelled to write a review having received two faulty sets of earphones from MP4 Nation. Loose connections on the ear buds causes a cracking sound during use. Terrible quality control to have the same problem twice, made worse by the fact the company would only reimburse part of my postage. I'm waiting to see if a third set of earphones will also be faulty. I would recommend choosing an alternative product.
Summary: Brainwavz made really good headphones that deliver really good sound. Their range is extensive and come in all price ranges and styles. The hardest part is matching your needs to the headphones. Over the past year I have been fortunate to receive various headphones from Brainwavz to test and review. These the Brainwavz M3 Hi-fi In-ear Earphones are the latest.
Summary: These M3 earphones were sent to me by Brainwavz for review. I have tried quite a few of their earphones now and all of them, including these, sound exceptionally good, and far better than I might expect for the price. They come with a very nice little carrying case and a good range of silicone tips for a good fit. The build quality is very good and the unusual shape works extremely well in my ears, holding the buds steady and very comfortably in just the right position.
Summary: I bought these earphones after my trusty Sennheiser's finally packed it in. I was looking for a reasonably-priced pair of in-ear earphones and these were just perfect. The sound is crystal clear, the bass deep, not tinny at all! Couldn't ask for a better pair of earphones for the price. The shape may look awkward but actually they are really comfortable and have never dislodged from my ears.
Summary: For quite a while I was looking for decent in-ears, but all that had good reviews always had a price way above what I wanted to pay. Then I found these and now I am perfectly happy. The sound is just great, the cable is durable, and the plug is angled, so in my use case one of the main problem points for a broken cable is gone. Yes, you can buy earphones with better sound, but you need a lot more money. The M3 are strongly recommended.
Summary: Bought this earphone 2 years ago, absolutely fell in love with it after 200 hours of burning in. The sound quality is very comparable to the high street earphones. The sound is crisp and I can hear the tiny background noise that I wasn't being able to, sometimes it is almost like listening in on a real concert! However, the right earpiece has failed just after two years of usage and I doubt whether it is worthwhile getting the expensive range of Brainwavz.