2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

Welcome Back! Today I’m handing out accolades to products that won my heart throughout 2019. These weren’t necessarily best in class in every case, but the ones that stuck around in my daily driver lineup and made the most impact long term, or as long a term as could be given they were all received and reviewing during the 2019 calendar year. Let’s get started! … Continue reading 2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

Brainwavz HEX: Bewitched

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the new HEX from Brainwavz. When I first saw this product announced, there were a few things that drew my attention. The first of course was the design. The hexagonal, honeycomb pattern adorning the face plate immediately grabbed my eye as it gave the 3D printed HEX a unique look, especially in their now familiar ‘Stay Frosty’ color scheme. Second … Continue reading Brainwavz HEX: Bewitched

Brainwavz B200 (v2): Accurate to 2000 Paces

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the B200 from Brainwavz. The B200 was originally released early 2017 alongside the B100 and B150. What set the B200 apart from it’s more budget friendly brethren was the use of two balanced armatures per side in the vein of the B2, a legacy model in the Brainwavz lineup that found quite the following. 2018 saw the B200 receiving a … Continue reading Brainwavz B200 (v2): Accurate to 2000 Paces

Brainwavz KOEL: You’d be cuckoo not to enjoy this!

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the new single armature earphone from Brainwavz, the KOEL. At the beginning of 2017, Brainwavz decided to revisit balanced armatures with their new B-Series earphones. The single driver B100 was my favourite of the the two I had heard at the time (B100 and B150), completely winning me over with a crisp, detailed signature that didn’t skimp on the low … Continue reading Brainwavz KOEL: You’d be cuckoo not to enjoy this!

Brainwavz Alara: Pull you in from afara

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new headphone from Brainwavz, the Alara. Established in 2008 and owned by GPGS, Brainwavz is no stranger to the audio market. With classics like the HM5 and B2 as well as modern gems like the Jive and B400 under their belt, it is no surprise they’ve continued to move further upscale with some of their recent releases. The Alara … Continue reading Brainwavz Alara: Pull you in from afara

Brainwavz B400: Aim High, Hit Hard

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of Brainwavz’s newest balanced armature (BA) only creation, the quad-driver B400. When I first heard last year that Brainwavz was jumping back into BA-based earphones, I was pretty excited. At that point I was lucky to have experienced and enjoyed a number of their products. Given their reputation for high quality, wallet-friendly gear and my relative inexperience with balanced … Continue reading Brainwavz B400: Aim High, Hit Hard

Brainwavz S5: Sold on Solid

Greetings! Today we are going to be checking out the S5 from Brainwavz, an earphone that really doesn’t need much of an introduction at this point. The S5 was released in 2014 to a mostly positive reception and has been heavily reviewed since, getting an average of 4 out of 5 starts over 49 reviews on Head-fi.org, and an average of 3.75 stars out of … Continue reading Brainwavz S5: Sold on Solid