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Brainwavz R1
8.4 out of 10

Brainwavz R1

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Reviews and Problems with Brainwavz R1

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mgear, head-fi.org
2 June 2013
  • Summary: I don't normally write reviews so I'll be all over the place but here we go:     I listen to mostly electronic music. No specific genre in it, but it ranges from Ambient to very hard stuff (think The Bloody Beetroots).   These are able to keep up with my ears. I'm not highly picky with my audio but these please me greatly for their portable usage.   My home pair of cans are Sony XB-700's paired to an Asus Xonar DGX.
  • Pros: Crisp highs and bass that fits my music
  • Cons: Lack of mids, odd shape, and possible build quality issues.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

vaziyetu, head-fi.org
2 June 2013
  • Summary: i was purchased this 6 months ago and later, was published a review here. now i decided to buy my second pair just to remember it's sound while on a discount. after inspecting my new pair for some time, none of my opinions changed and here's my second review:   first of all, the 2khz situation is still badly here. you need to lower 2khz at least 6 desibels from your equalizer to get a natural sound (don't hesitate to lower 4khz too).
  • Pros: Full soundstage, Clear mids, Bass is not weak
  • Cons: Needs amplifier to reach high volumes, Needs equalizer correction due to 2khz hump, Build quality is not shining
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

cjs001, head-fi.org
2 June 2013
  • Summary: I'll start of by saying these are a pair of really respectable headphones and these are my subjective opinion on them. At their price point, I think you'll be hard pressed to find anything better without going higher in pricing They perform well for their price. All in all, a good pair of headphones just for casual everyday listening of music.
  • Pros: Good Soundstage (wider than deep), Great bass without bleeding off into mids, decent clarity, surprisingly 'durable', lots of earbuds, clamshell case
  • Cons: Not the most agile/articulate sounding, cheap looking build, thin cable, memory cable
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

thelostMIDrange, head-fi.org
12 February 2013
  • Summary: I just can't imagine anyone, no matter what music he/she enjoys, finding these to be a pleasant listen. FLAT, cardboard sound to my ears. Who likes flat sound? The fit is not good, as they are unbalanced and want to topple out of the ear.
  • Pros: none
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Sycho, head-fi.org
12 February 2013
  • Summary: Overall, I find these headphones eh for it's price. Comparing them to the Image S2m, they sound more expansive. On depth however, the S2m sound more full at equal volumes without an amp or EQ. The R1s lack clarity and quality when compared to the S2ms, but at higher volumes, can make up for their loss of depth, and with extra spacious sound, immediately become more deep. Bass is strong, sometimes even distorting the music, and parts of the mids sound recessed.
  • Pros: Soundstage/positioning, decent for instrumental music with a punch, deep and strong bass
  • Cons: Distorting, too much bass, sibilant, recessed mids, below average for rock and melody of different genres of music
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Audiophilester, head-fi.org
12 February 2013
  • Summary: Hello all head-fiers out there reading or seeing my review. You may ask who is this random guy writing a review? Here I am doing so anyways since this headphone isnt reviewed often and only has one review. I come from a family of sound engineers that have taught me in depth of what sound is supposed to sound really and all that basic and advanced stuff on sound. My mom and her brother are both sound engineers.
  • Pros: Sound Quality, Comfort, Case
  • Cons: Cable tangling
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Overall 2
2.0

I read truly great reviews regarding these phones

wayne, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: I read truly great reviews regarding these phones. However! They are not all good... I currently use beyerdynamic t51i's, grado rs1's, ultimate ears triplefi 10's and on the really cheap side some ttpod t1's... All of these are used either via a iPod mini (rubbish) a fiio x5 (great) or an arcam amplifier (also great) Basically, these brainwavz phones are really rather rubbish and the reason for anyone providing anything but a negative review I can only assume is down to...
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Overall 2
2.0

Have gone back to my severely battered but still functioning old set (MEElectronics DD53P-BK M) Don't waste your money on these

Amazon Customer "Joe", Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Whose ears are big enough for these, seriously??? ...I'm used to jamming all sorts of oddly shaped in-ear headphones into my (normal sized) ears, but these are just daft. Even when finally managed to get them more or less in the sound was thin and unimpressive. Have gone back to my severely battered but still functioning old set (MEElectronics DD53P-BK M) Don't waste your money on these: I'm a big fan of decent sounding budget headphones and I own a fair few - these are...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Mr Bill, Amazon
30 December 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Sensitive to choice of silicone buds and positioning

Adrian Pope, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: I found it quite fiddly to try the various ear buds, since holes were a tight fit on the plastic tip, but I finally settled on the double flange ones, which I set slightly off the end of the plastic tip. If I move them a fraction off the perfect position the sound loses quite a lot of the bass, but that will probably come with practice. I find that there is a slight discomfort in the ears after about 3 hours listening, possibly because I am jamming them too far in.
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