I ordered synohonized and ggmm earbuds, these are superior and do a good job blocking noise.
I’m sick of earphones that won’t last you more than a year or two, and i bought these in the hopes that i might finally have found some that would last. I looked up online reviews of the best quality for the best price, and these m5 ones were pretty high on the list. They survived for about a year and two months, which isn’t terrible, but isn’t great either. Sound is good, especially for how lightweight these guys are, but, like most wired headphones, the cable is what went down first and killed them for me. Newer brainwavz are also more expensive and seem to have even less of a lifespan (the s0s lasted me just 4 months), so i’m done with this brand. Time to move on to wireless.
I purchased based on amazon reviews. Some said they need to break in. . I can tell you that right out of the package these were the best sounding ear buds i’ve ever heard. If they will sound even better after break in, well, i’m not going to complain. I am not an audiophile by any stretch, my main set were the stock apple product. Very pleased, very reasonably priced.
Key specs for Brainwavz M5 Headset In Ear Noise Isolating Earphones (Black):
- Clear and neutral sound.
- Accurate sound reproduction.
- Durable metal housing.
Comments from buyers
“Great after some Burn-in.
, Sounds great, but ear buds not so great
, Pretty average
Overall, great value for the money. I use these as day-to-day earphones. Isolation is good, and sound quality, although not exceptional, is acceptable. I tend to be rough on my gear but i’ve had no problems in the three months i’ve had them. Almost every other pair of earphones in the price range (particularly those i’ve grabbed when desperate at a retail store) have quickly disappointed me, either in sound or build quality. Fyi:i found them pretty bad for mixing audio. In comparison to my sony 7506 over-ear headphones (~$79 industry standard headphone monitors), the overall response is not nearly as clear/detailed; the bass response, in particular, is dull and vague. Mixing over the m5s gave me muddled, out-of-balance results. Of course that wasn’t why i bought them.
I was a big fan of the brainwavz beta, and the m5 here blows them away, as well as much of the competition. Long story short, these are powerful and bass heavy, but also have massively stepped up in clarity. Personally, these are my favorite earphones i’ve heard. (updated 8/1/2013): the right earphone died on these after seven months of use, in rotation with several other earbuds. Not uncommon, but not good either. Will update review on how much they support their one year warranty.
Very nice earbuds for the price.
The reduction of the environmetal noise is excellent. The lower frequences could be a little more stronger.
I am generally happy with these earbuds (sound and apparent quality). My only issue is that a key purchasing factor was their ‘noise isolating’ property, and i find that (using either of the provided styles of tips) that they do not block noise nearly as well as other brands that i have used.
I bought these to match or beat the quality of the iphone 5s earbuds but noise isolating, and i have to say it fits the bill. The sound is clear and the earbuds seal the ear completely.
Great headphones for the price. I’m a musician (drummer) and i use these headphones every time i play live. Using these with the comply tips allows for decent comfort and a secure fit. They do not distort at moderate sound levels and the sound separation is surprising at this price point.
Sound quality is decent i guess. I don’t like the ear pieces, not even the memory foam. I have ones from previous earbuds that i am using. I love the carrying case though.
These earbuds sound fantastic after a few days of usage to allow for burn-in. The in-line microphone is fine and the button works well with my iphone 5. No complaints about this product.
Balanced clear sound and the metal casing seems durable. 50 sounds like a $100 very marketed earphone and maybe better. Bought them based on detailed internet reviews and i’m at the opposite of regreting it. Everyone should change their stock earphones with this, since they don’t make your wallet bleed but pleases your ears if you’re the kind that listens to music every day. Edit: i got a faulty unit (microphone did not work), but i got a replacement even when the conditions of getting them were not easy.
I’m not a an audiophile, so with that:they seem pretty balanced. I wouldn’t consider them to be warm, but the sound is good. The vocals seem to be a little clearer than my last pair of earbuds (creative ep-630s). All in all, happy with the purchase at around $35. The sound won’t wow you, but it won’t let you down either unless you’re looking for sound you’d get from something much more expensive.
I was expecting more, based on product reviews. I like the highs, but the bass is very weak.
I bought these to replace the klipsch s4 that broke on me, so i can only compare the m5 to these. The sound is clearer and more vibrant. The high notes sound like listening live in a night club. They have less bass than any earphones that i’ve ever used. That is not a problem for me because i use them with the iphone and i put the equalizer on hip hop. Each person has a different preference and you may find that their bass is adequate. They come with numerous earbuds from big to tiny, long to short, even foam ones and one pair with double buds. However, i found none of them as good as the silicone ones of the klipsch. The problem is the wall thickness of the buds. They are too thin and flimsy, so they don’t seal tight around the ear holes.
I am going to start this review by saying that i am in no way an audiophile but i still crave for great sound quality and build quality. I just received these iems two days ago, and so far i am loving them. First impressions were great: the phones come in their case well packaged with all the information and accessories inside the case (foam ear tips, different sized rubber ear tips, shirt clip, and velcro tie to tie them together, no double flanged ear tips. ) the case is about 3 and a half inches long, 2 and three quarters inches wide, and an inch and a half tall, very sturdy, and roomy enough to pack the iems, foam ear tips, rubber ear tips, the shirt clip, and even an extra pair of earphones (i like to carry them around so i can lend them to friends instead of sharing my fancy ones, kinda like pens) and their respective extra ear tips. The case itself has pockets on the inside to help keep all this organized. The only draw back is that it is large so carrying in a pants pocket isn’t very convenient. Now for the iems themselves:they seem very well made, with the outside housing half metal and half a sturdy looking plastic. The cable is rather easy to get tangled so you definitely need to refrain from twisting them or shoving them in your pants pocket. As far as noise cancelling or isolating goes: in my experience they do not block out everything but do a good job at muffling or blocking out most sounds once you have music playing. The sounds that i can certainly still hear listening at a little more than half volume: dog barking, clacking of my membrane keyboard as i type.
I have used earphones of all styles my entire life, but use in-ear noise blocking earphones to travel, sleep in a noisy unfamiliar environment, relax in bed at night and work in the yard with power equipment. This is the first purchase of brainwavz products, and i have to say i am pleasantly surprised. I won’t list all the features and included accessories since many other reviews have already done so. I will say that i use the default tips (bi-flange) and they are as comfortable as any i have ever worn and they block more extraneous noise than any other similar earphones i have used. But i will be very quick to say that these earphones are the clearest and have the best frequency response than any i have used exclusive of $600 earphones i have used in a recording studio. At this price, i can’t imagine better quality and sound reproduction. My only modest complaint is the packaging — specifically the plastic molded display the earphones are mounted on in the box. The earpieces are imbedded in a depression with bulges that hold them in place. When you first remove them from the packaging, you have to be really careful to not pull on the wires leading to the earpieces as damage can easily occur. It’s best to gently push them from the bottom to release the ‘grip’ and then grab the thick part of the bottom of each earpiece.
Let me start off that these are awesome earphones for the price and are really quite durable. But after about a month my left earbud just stopped working. After talking to their customer service for awhile they’re going to replace them absolutely free. I am excited to get to use these again because i had just begun to use these everywhere. I do recommend this product and if anything is wrong with them do talk to their customer service.
Pros:-comfort-accessories (case, shirt clip, velcro strap)-l shaped plugnitpicks:-tend to be bass-heavy-cables somewhat thin-.
Edit: one of the earphones broken after a few months usage. However, i believe that this product will satisfy most of the users.
I love these headphones, they come with a variety of air bud sizes and a very convenient case but the only reason why is because the headphone chords are loud while running, i hear them over my music which is at top volume. Good for walking or low impact activities.
Incredibly clear, powerful, and comfortable. I have yet to be happier with a pair of earbuds.
This is my first pair of brainwavz anything. I purchased them under the assumption, based on credible reviewers, they would outperform my previous iems/earbuds the klipsch s4. To say they did would be an understatement. Brainwavz m5 is a warm earbud that offers up a more natural bass than that of other recognized brands in the sub $50 range. The overall quality could easily compete with more expensive models even reaching the sub $100 range. If it sounds too good to be true, it does not end there just yet. These earbuds are housed in metal, they do not look cheap. The oxygen free cables and gold plated 3. 5 mm l shaped tip only further the value. Speaking of value brainwavz has outdone themselves.