included with these headphones are 7 sets of ear tips of various sizes including double, 1 set of comply premium foam tips (which for me are the most comfortable and best ear tips of the bunch), the instruction manual/warranty card, a shirt clip, a velcro cable strap and a hard zip up storage case. With most sets of brainwavz (with the exception of the budget sets), they usually give a good selection of accessories and include a hard case, since i tend to throw my headphones around. When i examine headsets, i don’t get into the specifications of ratings and impedance and all that. I will leave that to the engineers and audio specialists among the reviewers to explain all that. I care mostly about how they sound to me and the quality and comfort of the headphones. I tried these through my i-pod classic (with a variety of music from rock to pop to hip-hop and r&b) and also through my phone using the comply earpieces. The sound of the music was very balanced, crisp and clear but doesn’t have as much bass punch that i personally prefer. The mids and highs were especially clear and distinct. This is a good sounding set overall especially if a balanced sounding set you are looking for. This headset is very comfortable and sits well into the ear without falling out.
These are a little different than the typical brainwavz design. (i’ve evaluated a number of brainwavz products, and this one was also a review sample provided by the vendor. ) to get an idea, look at the picture and notice that the back end or each earpiece is elongated piece and sticks out quite a bit. This to me indicates an ‘armature’ design, a larger winding on the end, which has performance implications. Brainwavz provides the usual large selection of tips, including a bi-flange and the heat-sensitive ‘comply’ tips. As always, you need to spend a *lot* of time evaluating which set is best for you. Acoustic isolation and performance depend heavily on tip selection. Avoid disappointment and spend the time to get it right; you’ll really appreciate the end results. These are plastic, not the usual brainwavz metal earpiece design.
First off i recieved these very quickly,kudos amazon and mp4nation. The m3s are very smooth and musical. Easy to listen to for extended periods and quite comfortable. Here are the specifications for the BRAINWAVZ M3 In-Ear Noise Isolating Earphones:
- Balanced Sound Signature.
- High quality sound reproduction.
- Silver OFC earphone cable with anti tangle features.
- Comfortable & secure fit.
- 12 Month Warranty.
2nd pair due to loss of first pair. I own an android, and as a result, remote controls on headphones are unreliable. That lets me chose buds based on sound, fit and feel. These exceed expectations on all counts, especially when you factor in price. Funny shape fits my ears perfectly and the ‘wings’ help them stay in and add to isolation. Cable resists (but does not stop) tangling. Case and extra ear cushions are high quality (although i like the original case better). I have owned several buds from this company and these are by far my favorite in terns of sound / fit / feel.
Brainwavz m3 is just fabulous. It might require a burn-in for around one week. The sound is overall well balanced and crystal clear, without over-exaggerated bass or coloring. Highly recommended for audiophiles.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Very happy for almost two years
- Love these for my Nexus 5
- Best balanced earphone, so-so durability
This earphone’s sound is fantastic, however, its construction should have been better. This is actually my second set, my first one broke, the wire just where it enters the left earpiece broke and lost its connection, they should have made the wire a bit sturdier to withstand the everyday use. With its sound quality, the build should have been as good.
I have been so impressed with the m1s from brainwavz that i knew i had to try these. I could not be more impressed. They share all the best qualities of this m series (i will re-cap these in the pros/cons below) with almost none of the weaknesses. I selected the tips i knew fit me best and placed these in-ear and was blown away.Not since my shure e2cs have i immediately loved the rendering of an iem (in-ear monitor) with no burn-in. The highs and mids are rendered with unsparing clarity, no additional coloring, and the bass is represented without being muddy or overwhelming the upper frequencies. The m2s have the bass-heads covered, that’s not my bag; these have plentiful bass for me–bass that is kept in its place not given free reign to out-stage the rest of the spectrum. The soundstage is intimate but not tight or restricted, just the scope i like with the more intimate iem experience. The highs can soar without sounding shrill or grating. Mids are well presented without crowding the high-end detail that i love to hear.
I’ve tried several different headphones from brainwavz and am always impressed. They come nicely packaged in a protective zip up case, which also includes several extra earbuds, in case you lose a pair or want a better fit. As usual, i was quite happy with the earbuds that were already on there. This pair has a slightly different housing design that accommodates the 20 ohm dynamic drivers. The cable is a silver ofc, and is designed to eliminate tangle. I wrap these up around my fingers to replace them into the case, and when i take them out again i just shake them once and they’re ready to go. They offer a passive noise cancellation: which basically means if you select the right size of earbuds for your ear from the range they offer, they’ll fill up your ear and work like earplugs, limiting the amount of external sound that will interfere with your music. If you’ve only ever used low end headphones (the sort that usually comes with a phone or mp3 player) you’ll be blown away. If you’ve used high end phones — even much more expensive than these — you are likely to be pleasantly surprised. I’ve found that brainwavz does a great job of hitting a sweet spot where you get a very high end sound at a much more affordable price than you’d expect for the quality. The bass is quite good, and there’s a good overall balance and clarity in the sound. I’ve listened to a lot of music with these and haven’t been disappointed.
Well, i’m not sure if the brainwavz m3 iem sounds about right. I got quite a few iems and sound wise, nothing matches these. This keeps up with my over the head audio technica ath-m40x & grado sr60.I will not go into a sound comparison to any other iem, as i did not hear any that tries to match over the head qualities. I cannot find anything lacking in sound. Highs are all there and not bright or distorted. The mids are all there, retains it’s mid range sound and vocals are slightly up front. The bass is full and there only when ordered.
These headphones and i have a unique history. A few semesters ago in one of my large college lecture classes, i sat down on a mediocre tuesday afternoon. I noticed something stringy stuck between the side of my seat and the desk portion that pulls up for taking notes. A pair of these headphones had been left behind by somebody, most likely accidentally. Well, i waited around about a week with these headphones, always returning to that same seat to see if anyone was going to come back to claim them. After a week with no bites, i claimed these and started taking them for a spin–on the bus to and from campus, out for a run in golden gate park, out on the street listening to podcasts, etc. I couldn’t (and still can’t) believe how amazing these sound for the price and not being a well-known brand. About two weeks ago, my roommate’s new cat chewed through the aforementioned ‘found’ pair i owned, so i returned to amazon here and ordered up a brand new pair. I’ve been happy and musically infused again since.
I have several sets of in ear headphones, including a few brainwavz. These are in the upper price range of brainwavz. For the extra money you get the ‘twisty’ (as i call it) tangle-free cord, carry case, several different tips, and the expected brainwavz quality. The design is different – the little extension thingie that points backwards. I assume it’s a sound chamber, but it also doubles as a support for the earpiece. This makes it awkward if you like to (or need to) wrap the wires over your ear, as you have to put the left earbud in the right ear, etc. Otherwise that extension prevents the earbud from staying in your ear. *but* the extension works very well as a support. I wore the headset for a couple of hours outside while cleaning up fall leaves, in bed while reading and around the house.
I’m a big fan of the brainwavz m3 in-ear noise isolating earphones and here’s why. When i was asked to try them, i jumped at the opportunity because i know their brand for amazing quality and sound. These are perfect when space is a premium and great for heavy activity because they are designed to stay in place much better than many other in-ear headphones i have tried. The m3 headphones are ultra portable and have smart design features. First, though not a flat or braided cable, the cable is designed for anti-tangle resistance. These headphones are generally impossible to knot, i have tried. I like to watch films and podcasts on my tablet, these are perfect for that, clear and crisp voices. Music is just as good, good strong bass. Back to the fit for a second, the ear buds feature a little protrusion, this for me has helped keep them steady especially during running. The package includes lots of cool accessories and different fits.
I bought these to replace my 19. 99 sony bumpin’ buds and so that i could listen to them at school and when just walking around. I read the reviews on it at head-fi. Org and was intrigued at how good these were supposed to be, so i dropped the 80 dollars and was amazed,i can wear them all day without any discomfort after i picked out the correct size and they just sounded great. The basses were there when you wanted them and not there when you weren’t, they were just awesome, andthe highs and mids are hit just head on. I feel like i’m listening to my higher-end bose when i have them in because they really do create a huge listening area, like the music is all around me. I’ve been listening to dubstep, electronic, house, rock, pop, indie-pop and a ton of other music to try these things out and i cannot get enough of them. They came with a neat hard-case so i can carry them around and not worry about damage and the wire coils itself wherever it is hanging, so it sometimes does get in the way or catches your shirt, but other than that, tangle-free. Love this product over the sony buds i bought at target and find them more functional with the same sound as my bose around ear and bose noise-cancellation headphones (the bose of course have the added attribute of comfort).
I’m going to make this easy. I have several pair of brainwavz in-ear earphones. The problem is i can’t tell – in a blind test – the difference between an m3 and the m5 or s1s. Well, i didn’t think i could. For the past six weeks, i had settled on the m2s as my absolute favorites. Well, the m3s have slightly more bass, and they see the ‘cleanest’ or ‘purest’ of all the fine brainwavz earbuds. Of all the m series, in two days, this has become my new favorite, and i think when i’m not using studio phones, these will be my go-to earbuds when i’m working at my computer. They’re extremely comfortable, and the cables are tangle free. It doesn’t matter which of the m series you buy, you won’t be dissatisfied. But these m3s (and the m2s) will fast become your standard.
At first i was a little skeptical about the design of the headphones but after wearing it for a couple of weeks it does not detract from the overall feel of it. The sound of it is wonderful, good mids, crisp highs, and deep bass. I am very satisfied with the quality of sound overall for the price i had payed for it. It comes with a hard case and many different buds as well as a shirt clip; i found this very appealing. Overall i think these are a great pair of earphones, great sound, good feel, and fairly good isolation.
I don’t consider myself an audiophile, but i do like my music loud, with force and clarity. These headphones provide me everything i need, including a very nice case. The case i received wasn’t as pictured, but i actually like it better. I can’t repeat enough how good, clean, and perfect these sound. Would buy again if needed another pair of headphones.
I was given these earphones in exchange for this review. I have reviewed many of the brainwavz earphones here on amazon. So i compare different brainwavz models to each other for the sound i like to hear. My favorite brainwavz earphones (and my overall favorite as well) is the brainwavz s1 in ear noise isolating headphones, followed closely by the brainwavz s5 in ear noise isolating headphones. These two models have clean, crisp sound with no equalization needed. The bass, mids and treble seem to be balanced and vocals are clear and ‘present. ‘now, comparing that with these m3’s, i found the m3 to have a more muted vocal quality. I tried to make them sound like the s1s by adjusting the equalizer on my mp3 player. I had to almost completely turn off around the 1000hz range and boost the low end around 400hz and the high end around 8000-10000hz. Then, it came close to the s1, but still fell short to my ears.
It’s only recently that the left phone has started periodically going out, then back in. Usually this is accompanied by some smallish amount of movement either of my head or of the wire hooked around my ear, and it’s almost always momentary but increasingly frequent. I’ve never had a problem with them until now and otherwise sing their praises. Maybe someone has a suggestion. Something having nothing to do with soldering and such?(edit): i’ve recently discovered that if you twist that cable gently a bit before putting it in, you’ll get back to the consistent great sound. Sure, it may wonk slightly later, but maybe it wants for another hand-tweak, if you’re up to it. There are times when it’s still easy sailing. These things are so trustworthy that i may order them again instead of the r3, for instance. The design must’ve been abandoned b/c some were afraid it wouldn’t work, but it’s actually ‘handy’ having that outflanking stem to work with for getting them into a perfect seal.
I’ve used a variety of brainwavz earphones and they rarely disappoint. These are no exception – the m3’s provide the same level of comfort as other brainwavz earphones plus provide a richer audio quality than their lower-level models. The build quality appears to be good, with solidly-anchored cables and plugs. The cables are on the thin side which is a mixed blessing. Great for keeping them out of the way when i wear these while exercising, but they probably won’t stand up to being stressed or yanked on. In-ear comfort is excellent. As with other brainwavz earphones these come with a selection of tips in both silicone and comply foam. I prefer the latter since it gives me excellent sound isolation and feels custom-molded to my ear. However, since the audio quality (especially the bass response) is directly impacted by the ear fit, it’s worth the time to try out all the various tips to see which one(s) give you the best blend of comfort and sound quality. It also comes with a shirt clip and an excellent carry case.
I was sold on these when one reviewer said he used them alone as earplugs against his wife’s snoring. To get the full benefit of the sound isolation you need to use the memory foam tips. They are excellent for blocking sound. I have missed phone calls and storms while using them. My only complaint is the wires are stiff and hard to roll up. You cannot wrap them around your ipod nor do you want to bundle them. They hang like a large spring or slinky.
The first time i listened to a quality earphone, beyond the cheap $10 earbuds i had used all my life, was with the brainwavz m2’s. I was simply blown away by the quality of the deep, but tight, punchy bass and insanely good instrument separation. I never heard anything beyond the muddy clustered sound of cheap earphones until then. At that moment, i knew i had unleashed my dormant inner audiophile. Since the time i listened to the m2’s, which was around 3 years ago, i got to play with many other headphones that i had the joy of experiencing, but i never owned a good pair for myself. So then i figured it was time for me to buy my own pair of iem’s. After much debate between brands, i felt obligated to go with a pair of brainwavz since they were the first good audio brand that i had listened to. I thought, ‘since the m2’s were so good, i think i should get the m3’s’2 days later the m3’s landed on my doorstep. In a rush i tore the package open and slid on the comply foam tips, then gave them a solid listen without any burn-in. To say the least, i was disappointed.