Brainwavz Blu-200 Headphone Reviews
||Wireless / Bluetooth
||Cable Length (cm)
|Frequency Response (Hz)
||20 - 20000
|Buy from Amazon.com
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Review by Lead Reviewer commando on 14 Mar 16 10:36
The Blu-200 are an interesting earphone, finally some innovation in the earbud space! These bluetooth earbuds pair with your phone and have a built in battery to provide great portability. They plug in to charge via USB Micro B plug, the same type that charges my Samsung S4.
I have to note here that I managed to lose the manual between first trying the earphones and sitting down to do the review. The manual isn't available on their website, but the manual for the older model got me started. Brainwavz should put the manual online.
The earphones are to long earbuds connected by a ribbon cable. The earbuds themselves are a standard thickness but are longer, presumably to hold the battery and circuitry required to make them work. I found them reasonably comfortable, but because of their weight and lack of support they kept creeping out of my ears and requiring readjustment. They include "ear hooks", which may be meant to help with this, but for the life of me I couldn't work out how they were meant to help. A longer cable and either memory wire or a way to secure the cable behind the ears would be hugely beneficial.
These are clearly sports or mobile oriented earphones, meant for use on the move rather than aimed at audiophiles. Like most BrainWavz earphones I've tried they have strong bass, with average mids and highs. The cymbals and such are rolled off, and clarity of both are average at best. However that's not the point of these earphones, so that's something that's easy to forgive. The music sounds fine when on the move, running, cycling, or at the gym. Even sitting in my office reviewing them they're quite comfortable, and the music sounds good as long as you're listening to the music for enjoyment, rather than listening to provide a critical review.
Overall I think these are a great idea, and once they manage to provide more support to keep them in your ear more reliably they'll be fantastic earphones. Until then I'll call them "good", but probably not ideal if you're moving around a lot. They're probably fine for gym and cycling, but not so much for running.
Test setup: 256kbps mp3 files, fed from Bluetooth and an Samsung S4 running Android 6.
Disclosure: free review samples were sent to HeadphoneReviews for review.