Brainwavz M100 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Brainwavz Model M100
Headphone Type Canal Headband Type None
Weight (g) 50 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Aluminium Isolation (dB) 20
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 130
Frequency Response (Hz) 12 - 22000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$90
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 5.0 Bass Impact 6.0
Bass Quality 2.0 Mids Quality 3.0
Highs Quality 1.0 Soundstage 5.0
Detail 1.0 Portability 8.0
Isolation 7.0 Comfort 5.0
Durability 5.0 Improvement With Amplification 1.0
Value for Money 2.0    
Overall Score 3.2 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Lead Reviewer commando on 03 Jan 17  03:44
Individual review
Bass Extension5
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality2
Mids Quality3
Highs Quality1

The M100 is a medium sized metal in-ear headphone, mine came in black, and seems to be one of the higher end Brainwavz in-ear headphones. It has a textured black cable that would produce quite a lot of cord noise if it wasn't for the included clip. They come in the standard Brainwavz dark hard fabric pouch along with a range of tips, a clip to reduce the cord nose, and a strap that keeps the cable tied. The clip is quite effective to reduce the noise of the cord banging around while you move. This is a well presented bundle, up to Brainwavz usual standards.

The headphones went into my ears just fine and are comfortable with the tips that come by default, which is normal for me as I'm pretty used to in-ear headphones. I ran the headphones for a couple of hours before the review, in case they needed break-in time.

Michael Buble's All I Do, live, was my first track. My first impression was that the mids and highs are really very recessed, with the typical Brainwavz emphasized bass. I moved onto "Heartache Tonight" to double check them and found the same thing. Honestly this is not a pleasant sound.

Eminem Cinderella Man is one of my standard test tracks, as it really tests the bass of the headphones. The bass is quite loud and goes reasonably low, but is quite boomy. The mids are recessed the the highs are basically absent.

GT vs Project C, Voices of Trance volume 102, is up next. The highs are really badly rolled off, the bass is too strong, and the mids are recessed.

At this point I cut the test short. I would normally go on to try a few more tracks in different genres, but I'm really not enjoying these headphones. Their sound can be summarized as strong boomy bass, recessed mids, and poor highs. Nothing sounded good through them. They unfortunately receive a "do not buy" rating from Headphone Reviews.

Test setup: 256kbps mp3 files, played with a Huawei P9 smartphone using the Stellio music player.

Disclosure: free review samples were sent to HeadphoneReviews for review.